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South Shore and Annapolis Valley Sights

Big and Little Tancook islands

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Updated 11/15/2013

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Out in Mahone Bay, 8 km (5 miles) out from Chester, these scenic islands have trails for hiking and biking, and provide great bird-watching and photography opportunities. There are sandy beaches, too, one of which is great for fossil hunting. Reflecting its part-German heritage, Big Tancook claims to have the best sauerkraut in Nova Scotia. The boat from Chester runs four times daily from Monday through Thursday, six times on Friday, and twice daily on weekends. The 50-minute

ride costs C$5.50 per adult or C$21.75 for 10 tickets (cash only).

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Sight Information


Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada


902-228–2927-Rec Centre, summer only; 902-275–7885-ferry information

Updated 11/15/2013


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