The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop and Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The world's smallest dinosaur footprints, along with rare minerals, rocks, and fossils, are displayed at Eldon George's shop and museum.

Partridge Island

  • Geological Site

Semiprecious stones such as amethyst, quartz, and stilbite can be found at Partridge Island, 1 km (½ mile) offshore and connected to...

Port Bickerton Lighthouse Beach Park

  • Beach–Sight

Hiking trails and a boardwalk lead to a sandy beach here, but the park's main attraction is its two lighthouses, which share the lofty...

River Breeze Farm

  • Farm/Ranch

For up-close appreciation of local produce, this farm has pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry fields in summer and Atlantic Canada's...

Sherbrooke Village

  • Museum Village

Most visitors come to Sherbrooke to see this living-history museum, set within the contemporary town. It contains more than two dozen...

Springhill Miners Museum

  • Mine

The site of several tragedies, the Springhill coalfield gained international attention in 1958 when an earthquake created a "bump" that...

StFX Art Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

St. Francis Xavier University's campus art gallery mounts a dozen exhibits of mostly contemporary works each year and hosts talks with...

Tantramar Marshes

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Spanning the Nova Scotia–New Brunswick border and covering more than 20,000 acres, the Tantramar Marshes stretch from Amherst up to...

The Sutherland Steam Mill Museum

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Dating from 1894, this mill participated in the transition from water to steam power. Steam engines allowed greater flexibility about...

Victoria Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

At 400 acres, this park on the edge of downtown is Truro's biggest asset, with wooded hiking trails, a winding stream, two waterfalls,...


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