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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Fundy Geological Museum

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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...

Minas Basin

  • Geological Site

The cliffs that rim the Minas Basin are washed by the world's highest tides twice daily: the result is a wealth of plant and animal fossils...

Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show

  • Festival–Sight

The combination of fossils and semiprecious stones makes Parrsboro a natural place to hold this show during the third weekend of August.

Ottawa House-by-the-Sea Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Although fossils have become Parrsboro's claim to fame, this harbor town was also a major shipping and shipbuilding port, and its history...

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...

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