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. Seafoam Lavender Company & Gardens

    Wander among the rows of fragrant lavender at this gorgeous farm, then stop at their farm store to pick up all manner of lavender-infused items...Read More

  • 2. Seafoam Lavender Gardens and Farm Store

    Wander the acres of fragrant lavender at this beautiful farm and pick up a range of homemade lavender products including tasty oatcakes, skin care products,...Read More

  • 3. Victoria Park

    At 3,000 acres, this park on the edge of downtown has wooded hiking trails, a viewpoint, a winding stream, two waterfalls, public tennis courts, and...Read More

  • 4. 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...Read More

  • 5. Age of Sail Heritage Museum

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

  • 6. 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 her roots—and her...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Bauer Theatre

    During the school year, the Bauer is home to Theatre Antigonish, a nonprofit community company that presents classic and contemporary works. Its Green Room Lounge...Read More

  • 9. Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

    Miles of untouched coastline, more than 10,000 acres of old-growth forest harboring deer, moose, and eagles, and a variety of unique geological features are preserved...Read More

  • 10. Cape d'Or

    The explorer Samuel de Champlain poetically, but inaccurately, named Cape d'Or—there's copper in these hills, not gold. The region was actively mined a century ago,...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Five Islands Provincial Park

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

  • 13. 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 specimens alongside other...Read More

  • 14. Hector Heritage Quay

    A 110-foot fully rigged replica of the Hector is moored here, and (although under renovations until 2023) you can go aboard to see how early...Read More

  • 15. 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...Read More

  • 16. 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 grapes left...Read More

  • 17. 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 straddle...Read More

  • 18. Minas Basin

    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...Read More

  • 19. Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show

    The combination of fossils and semiprecious stones makes Parrsboro a natural place to hold this long-established show (the first was in 1966) during the third...Read More

  • 20. 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

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