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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Advocate Harbour

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This little fishing community is set on a Bay of Fundy natural harbor that loses all its water at low tide. A delightful coastal walk...

Age of Sail Heritage Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Exhibits spread out over six buildings trace the history of the Fundy region's shipbuilding and lumbering industries, and the museum...

Anne Murray Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

The likable Springhill-born, part-Acadian pop singer spread her tiny wings and flew away to worldwide fame and fortune, but she still...

Bauer Theatre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

During the school year, the Bauer is home to Theatre Antigonish, a nonprofit community company that presents classic and contemporary...

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Miles of untouched coastline, more than 10,000 acres of old-growth forest harboring deer, moose, and eagles, and a variety of unique...

Cape d'Or

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

The explorer Samuel de Champlain poetically, but inaccurately, named Cape d'Or—there's copper in these hills, not gold. The region...

Cobequid Interpretation Centre

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The geology, history, and culture of the Five Islands area are interpreted here with pictures, videos, and panels, and you can get a...

Five Islands Provincial Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

On the shore of Minas Basin, the park has a beach for combing, trails for hiking, and mud flats for clam digging. Interpretive displays...

Fundy Geological Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Not far from the Minas Basin, where some of the oldest dinosaur fossils in Canada have been found, this museum showcases 200-million-year-old...

Hector Heritage Quay

  • Museum/Gallery

A 34-meter (110-foot) fully rigged replica of the Hector is moored here, and you can sometimes see maintenance work in progress. The...

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