The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia

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 or do during your stay.

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  • 1. 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 was actively...Read More

  • 2. 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 restored...Read More

  • 3. Advocate Harbour


    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 here follows...Read More

  • 4. Age of Sail Heritage Museum


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

  • 5. Anne Murray Centre


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

  • 6. Balmoral Grist Mill


    Built in 1874, this is one of the few water-powered mills still operating in Nova Scotia, now serving as the centerpiece of a small museum....Read More

  • 7. 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 works. ...Read More

  • 8. 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 geological...Read More

  • 9. Cobequid Interpretation Centre


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

  • 10. Five Islands Provincial Park


    On the shore of Minas Basin, the park has a beach for combing, trails for hiking, and mudflats for clam digging. Interpretive displays reveal...Read More

  • 11. Fundy Geological Museum


    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...Read More

  • 12. Hector Heritage Quay


    A 110-foot fully rigged replica of the Hector is moored here, and you can sometimes see maintenance work in progress. The handsome post-and...Read More

  • 13. Joggins Fossil Centre


    On the Glooscap Trail, 35 km (22 miles) southwest of Amherst and 70 km (43 miles) northeast of Cape Chignecto, Joggins is famous for Coal Age...Read More

  • 14. Jost Vineyards


    The Jost winery produces wines from an astonishing number of varietals, consistently winning awards for its ice wine, a sweet affair made from...Read More

  • 15. Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre


    Creamery Square is the hub of activity in Tatamagouche, and this waterfront heritage center on the square has gathered together several museums...Read More

  • 16. Melmerby Beach Provincial Park


    One of Nova Scotia's most popular beaches, Melmerby has a boardwalk, picnic tables, and some of the warmest water north of the Carolinas. Beaches...Read More

  • 17. Minas Basin

    Nature Sight

    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...Read More

  • 18. Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show


    The combination of fossils and semiprecious stones makes Parrsboro a natural place to hold this long-established show (it celebrated 50 years...Read More

  • 19. Nova Scotia Museum of Industry


    Your own job may be the last thing you want to think about while vacationing, but if you're curious about those the industrious locals have...Read More

  • 20. Ottawa House-by-the-Sea Museum

    Historic Home

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

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