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Geological Wonders Near Parrsboro

General Information................................... 7 Internet Access..................................... 7 Smoke-free Places................................ 7 Visitor Information Centres .................... 8 Important Numbers.............................. 8 Canada’s Natural Wonder..........................10 Map ................................................12–13 Approximate Touring Distances Along Scenic Route .........................12 Information for Drivers..........................12 Bay of Fundy Low Tide Times.................14–15 Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore Times................16–17 Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia......................18–19 Explore Our Four Seasons....................20–23 Spring........................................... 20 Summer .........................................21 Fall ............................................... 22 Winter .......................................... 23 10 Don’t-Miss Attractions ....................24–27 Scenic Seacliffs and Geological Wonders (Amherst to Masstown).....28–35 Top 5 Photo Opportunities ................. 29 Top Outdoor Activities ....................... 30 Top 5 Locals’ Picks ..............................31 Top 5 Festivals and Events................... 32 Top One-of-a-Kind Shopping............... 33 Top 5 Heritage and Cultural Attractions..................................34–35

Tidally Awesome (Truro to Avondale).....36–43 Recommended Scenic Drive................ 36 Top 5 Photo Opportunities.................. 37 Top 5 Outdoor Activities................38–39 Top 5 Locals’ Picks.............................. 40 Top 5 Festivals and Events....................41 Top 5 One-of-a-Kind Shopping............ 42 Top 5 Heritage and Cultural Attractions....................................... 43 Outstanding Orchards, Valleys and Vineyards: Annapolis Valley (Windsor to Middleton) ...............44–55 Top 5 Photo Opportunities.............45–46 Recommended Scenic Drive ..........47–48 Top 5 Outdoor Activities..................... 49 Top 5 Locals’ Picks ............................. 50 Top 5 Festivals and Events.............. 51–52 Top 5 One-of-a-Kind Shopping............ 53 Top 5 Heritage and Cultural Attractions................................54–55 Map ...............................................56–57 Wonderful Whales and Historic Tales (Bridgetown to Brier Island).............58–67 Top 5 Photo Opportunities.................. 59 Recommended Scenic Hike ................ 60 Top 5 Outdoor Activities......................61 Top 5 Locals’ Picks.........................62–63 Top 5 Festivals and Events..............64–65


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Top 5 One-of-a-Kind Shopping............ 66 Top 5 Heritage and Cultural Attractions..................................... 67 Explore Our Great Outdoors................68–77 Local Beaches ....................................68–70 Provincial Parks .............................70–72 Golf Courses ................................72–73 Tours and Guided Experiences.......73–75 Trails (Multi-use).............................75–77 Partner Directory................................78–110 Accommodations..........................78–86 Attractions ...................................86–94 Dining .........................................94–96 U-picks and Farmers’ Markets..........96–97

Wineries and Vineyards..................97–98 Shopping and Services ................ 98–100 Festivals and Events....................100–108 Support Partners..............................108–109 Yarmouth and Acadian Shores .................109

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Most Visitor Information Centres are open from mid-May to mid-October (subject to change). Call the numbers on the following page or 800-565-0000, or visit novascotia.com.

Parrsboro after high tide

Internet Access

Smoke-free Places

Public Internet access is available at most Visitor Information Centres and public libraries throughout the region. Look for the @ and C@P Internet access symbols on highway signs.

Regulations require all public places in Nova Scotia to be smoke-free. Smoking is forbidden in outdoor licensed areas and patios of restaurants, lounges, beverage rooms, casinos, and cabarets.

Whale watching off Brier Island

General Information

Parrsboro before high tide


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Visitor Information Centres Amherst/ N.S.-N.B. Border

Hantsport

Stewiacke

2 Willow Street 902-684-9302

87 Main Street 902-639-1248

Annapolis Royal

Kentville & Kings County

Tiverton

236 Prince Albert Road 902-532-5454

66 Cornwallis Street 902-678-4634

Bear River 1913 Clementsvale Road

Kingston/ Greenwood

Oakdene Centre

510 Main Street 902-765-6678

90 Cumberland Loop 902-667-8429

902-467-1211

Berwick 173 Commercial Street 902-538-9229

Bridgetown 232 Granville Street West 902-665-5150

Caledonia 9874 Highway 8 902-682-2470

Digby 110 Montague Row 902-245-5714 888-463-4429

Route 217 902-839-2853

Truro Tidal Bore Visitor Centre Tidal Bore Road 902-897-6255

Middleton

Truro Welcome Centre

8 Bridge Street 902-825-4100

Victoria Square 902-893-2922

Parrsboro

Weymouth

162 Two Islands Road 902-254-3266

4575 Highway 1 902-837-4715

South Maitland

Windsor

9865 Highway 236 902-261-2250

31 Colonial Road 902-798-2690

Springhill

Wolfville

36 Main Street 902-597-8614

11 Willow Avenue 902-542-7000 877-999-7117

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Important Numbers Calling long distance in Nova Scotia requires dialing 1- before the numbers listed in this guide. If you are calling locally, dial the number as presented. Emergency / 911 Police, fire, and medical emergencies. Non-emergency Medical Information / 811 Environment Canada Weather Information: 902-426-9090 / weatheroffice.gc.ca Nova Scotia Visitor Information: 902-425-5781 or 800-565-0000 / novascotia.com


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Canada’s Natural Wonder

Tidal bore rafting

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Fundy Facts • Some 160 billion tonnes of water (more than the combined total of all the freshwater rivers and streams in the world) flows in and out of the bay in one 12.5-hour tide cycle each day. • The bay’s marine ecology is comparable to that of the Amazon rainforest. • The bay is home to many worldrenowned fossil discoveries, including the earliest known reptile on the fossil record found at UNESCO World Heritage Site Joggins Fossil Cliffs. • The bay is home to more than 12 species of rare and endangered whales. • The bay’s Minas Channel is the best site on the planet for green tidal energy. • The bay’s incoming tide is so extreme it temporarily reverses the flow of several

rivers that empty into the bay. When the tide and rivers collide (twice a day) a notable wave called a “tidal bore” can be viewed moving upriver. If you time it right, you can see this natural phenomenon at several locations (times vary by location): – Maccan (Tidal River Park) – River Hebert (Tidal Viewing Park) – Truro (Tidal Bore Road, see page 16 for times) – South Maitland (Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre, see page 17 for times) – Maitland (Dawson Dowell Park, see page 17 for times) – Hantsport (Fundy Centennial Park) – Avondale (Tidal View Farm) • The Shubenacadie River is the only place in the world where visitors can experience the thrill of tidal-bore river rafting.


VISIT EAST HANTS

HOME OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST TIDES Ride the Tides Ride the rapids on the world famous tidal bore on the Shubenacadie River, or discover how the tides work from the observation deck at the Fundy Tidal Interpretative Centre.

Fundy Fun Explore the ocean floor from Burntcoat Head Park either on your own or as part of a guided tour. Climb to the top of the 150 year old Walton lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the Minas Basin.

Explore our Heritage and Culture Spend the night in a B&B or cottage and wander through a local art gallery or craft shop. Enjoy an ice cream from Canada’s oldest general store while you explore the Maitland Heritage Conservation District. Be transported back in time at one of our local museums.

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Approximate touring distances along scenic route Digby to Brier Island (includes two ferry rides): 69 km (43 miles) / 90 mins Digby to Annapolis Royal: 39 km (24 miles) Annapolis Royal to Wolfville: 117 km (73 miles)

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Information for drivers Speed limits and distances are in Metric (1 kilometre = 0.62 miles). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit within urban and residential areas is 50 km/h (31 mph) and 100 km/h (60 mph) on the highway. Unless otherwise posted, it’s legal to turn right on a red light after making a full stop. The use of seat belts and daytime running lights is compulsory. Driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law. Nova Scotian law prohibits using a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle,

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Miners’ Museum Anne Murray Centre

Waterfall Port Fundy Geological Williamsdale Greville Museum Parrsboro Cape d’Or Lighthouse Cape Ottawa House Cobequid Lookoff Split 4 Interpretation 104 Museum Halls Cape Centre Harbourville Harbour Blomidon Blomidon Five Islands Bass Park Minas Basin Park Economy 2 River Prescott House Aylesford Berwick Museum Burncoat Head Park Grand 101 Masstown 1 Selma Harness Wolfville Pré Kentville Cambridge Walton Noel Racing 104 Oaklawn Cheverie Maitland Lighthouse Acadia Tidal Bore Randall Farm Zoo Truro Summerville University Area House Lawrence Victoria Park Museum Hantsport House 102 Glooscap Avondale Museum Heritage Tidal View Farms Centre Fort Edward National Historic Site Windsor Upper 2 Stewiacke Rawdon 12 14 Mastodon Ridge 1 Shand Gold Mines House Shubenacadie Uniacke Estate Museum Shubenacadie Provincial Museum Park New Haliburton 101 Wildlife Park Ross 14 Mount Uniacke House Museum Harbour

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Inside scoop A great way to appreciate Fundy’s tidal range is to experience the bay at low tide. Compare the signs of the high-water mark found along cliff-sides and beaches for the horizontal change or on fishing wharves for the vertical change. Caution: although it takes approximately 6.5 hours for the tides to change direction, visitors should always be wary of the incoming tide when exploring the coastline. Allow plenty of time for safe return; the tide comes in quicker than people expect.

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Hall’s Harbour Add (or subtract) approximately six hours for high tide times. Add approximately 30 minutes for Cape Blomidon. May

AM

July

August

PM

AM

PM

12:13

12:16

12:43

AM

PM 11:03

2

11:35

12:42

1:12

1:14

1:40

2:36

2:57

3:48

4:08

3:59

4:21

3

12:02

12:35

1:44

2:13

2:14

2:38

3:33

3:52

4:38

4:56

4:47

5:09

4

1:05

1:38

2:46

3:12

3:12

3:34

4:25

4:42

5:23

5:40

5:32

5:53

5

2:10

2:42

3:44

4:08

4:08

4:27

5:13

5:28

6:04

6:22

6:15

6:37

6

3:13

3:42

4:38

4:59

4:58

5:15

5:55

6:10

6:45

7:03

6:57

7:20

7

4:12

4:37

5:27

5:45

5:44

5:58

6:35

6:50

7:25

7:45

7:41

8:04

8

5:05

5:28

6:12

6:28

6:25

6:39

7:14

7:29

8:06

8:27

8:25

8:50

9

5:54

6:14

6:53

7:07

7:04

7:17

7:52

8:09

8:48

9:12

9:11

9:38

10

6:38

6:56

7:32

7:45

7:42

7:56

8:32

8:51

9:33

9:59

9:59

10:29

11

7:20

7:36

8:09

8:23

8:20

8:35

9:14

9:35

10:21

10:49

10:53

11:24

12

7:59

8:14

8:47

9:01

8:59

9:16

9:58

10:22

11:13

11:44

11:50

13

8:37

8:51

9:25

9:42

9:40

9:59

10:45

11:13

14

9:15

9:29

10:07

10:26

10:24

10:47

11:37

15

9:54

10:10

10:51

11:14

11:12

11:39

12:08

16

10:35

10:54

11:41

12:04

1:08

1:34

2:55

3:24

3:37

4:06

17

11:21

11:43

12:07

12:34

12:35

1:00

2:12

2:39

3:58

4:26

4:35

5:03

12:12

1:05

1:31

1:35

2:00

3:16

3:42

4:57

5:22

5:28

5:54

19

12:38

1:08

2:05

2:30

2:37

3:02

4:18

4:43

5:51

6:15

6:17

6:42

20

1:37

2:06

3:05

3:29

3:38

4:03

5:16

5:40

6:40

7:03

7:03

7:26

21

2:37

3:04

4:03

4:26

4:38

5:01

6:10

6:32

7:27

7:49

7:46

8:09

22

3:35

3:59

4:59

5:20

5:34

5:56

7:00

7:22

8:11

8:33

8:27

8:51

23

4:30

4:52

5:52

6:13

6:27

6:48

7:48

8:10

8:54

9:17

9:08

9:31

24

5:22

5:43

6:43

7:04

7:17

7:39

8:34

8:56

9:36

9:59

9:48

10:13

25

6:12

6:32

7:33

7:54

8:06

8:28

9:19

9:42

10:19

10:44

10:29

10:55

26

7:01

7:21

8:23

8:44

8:55

9:17

10:04

10:28

11:02

11:30

11:13

11:42

27

7:49

8:10

9:12

9:35

9:42

10:06

10:50

11:15

11:49

28

8:49

9:00

10:03

10:27

10:31

10:55

11:37

12:19

12:40

12:32

12:56

29

9:29

9:52

10:54

11:20

11:20

11:47

12:05

12:27

1:13

1:36

1:27

1:53

30

10:21

10:46

11:48

12:11

12:59

1:20

2:10

2:34

2:23

2:51

31

11:15

11:42

1:05

1:55

2:14

3:18

3:46

1:38

PM 2:01

12:33

AM 2:53

PM

October

10:38

12:41

AM

September

1

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June

3:14

AM 3:07

PM 3:30

12:10

12:24

12:45

1:12

1:28

12:53 1:59

1:49

2:18

2:33

3:04

12:02

Tide times may vary along the coast. Check with a local Visitor Information Centre or call 877-775-0790.


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Burntcoat Head Add (or subtract) approximately six hours for high tide times. Times for Five Islands and Parrsboro are similar to below. Subtract approximately 55 minutes for Joggins.

AM 1

11:43

2

12:06

3

1:03

4

June PM

AM

PM

July AM

August PM

AM

PM

September AM

PM

October AM

PM

12:44

1:14

1:14

1:41

2:28

2:51

3:36

3:58

3:48

4:11

12:37

1:42

2:12

2:10

2:37

3:25

3:47

4:33

4:54

4:45

5:08

1:36

2:42

3:12

3:08

3:33

4:21

4:43

5:26

5:46

5:39

6:01

2:05

2:39

3:43

4:10

4:06

4:29

5:15

5:35

6:16

6:35

6:29

6:52

5

3:09

3:42

4:41

5:06

5:02

3:22

6:05

6:23

7:02

7:21

7:17

7:39

6

4:12

4:42

5:36

5:57

5:53

6:12

6:51

7:08

7:47

8:05

8:03

8:26

7

5:12

5:38

6:26

6:45

6:40

6:58

7:34

7:50

8:30

8:49

8:48

9:11

8

6:06

6:29

7:12

7:29

7:24

7:39

8:16

8:31

9:12

9:32

9:32

9:57

9

6:55

7:15

7:54

8:09

8:04

8:18

8:56

9:12

9:54

10:16

10:17

10:43

10

7:40

7:58

8:32

8:46

8:43

8:56

9:36

9:53

10:37

11:01

11:04

11:32

11

8:22

8:37

9:09

9:22

9:21

9:34

10:16

10:35

11:22

11:48

11:54

12

8:59

9:14

9:45

9:58

9:59

10:13

10:58

11:20

12:11

12:25

13

9:36

9:49

10:22

10:35

10:38

10:55

11:43

12:41

1:06

1:24

1:52

14

10:11

10:23

11:01

11:16

11:20

11:40

12:07

12:32

1:40

2:08

2:28

2:58

15

10:46

10:59

11:43

1:00

1:27

2:46

3:15

3:35

4:05

16

11:25

11:40

12:02

12:30

12:29

12:56

1:59

2:28

3:54

4:23

4:38

5:08

12:08

12:53

1:22

1:23

1:52

3:05

3:34

4:59

5:27

5:37

6:05

17

12:05

12:49

18

12:27

12:57

1:49

2:20

2:23

2:53

4:13

4:41

5:59

6:26

6:31

6:58

19

1:20

1:52

2:50

3:22

3:27

3:57

5:19

5:45

6:55

7:19

7:21

7:46

20

2:18

2:52

3:54

4:24

4:34

5:01

6:19

6:44

7:44

8:08

8:06

8:30

21

3:20

3:53

4:57

5:24

5:37

6:02

7:15

7:38

8:31

8:53

8:48

9:11

22

4:23

4:54

5:58

6:23

6:37

7:00

8:06

8:28

9:14

9:36

9:28

9:50

23

5:24

5:52

6:55

7:18

7:32

7:54

8:53

9:15

9:54

10:17

10:05

10:28

24

6:21

6:46

7:50

8:11

8:24

8:45

9:38

9:59

10:34

10:56

10:41

11:04

25

7:16

7:39

8:41

9:01

9:13

9:34

10:20

10:43

11:12

11:35

11:18

11:42

26

8:08

8:29

9:30

9:51

9:59

10:21

11:02

11:25

11:52

27

8:58

9:18

10:19

10:40

10:45

11:07

11:44

12:16

12:34

12:24

12:42

28

9:47

10:07

11:07

11:29

11:30

11:54

12:09

1:01

1:22

1:12

1:33

29

10:36

10:57

11:56

12:17

12:54

1:15

1:52

2:15

2:06

2:30

30

11:26

11:49

12:20

12:47

12:42

1:05

1:44

2:06

2:49

15:12

3:04

3:30

1:33

1:57

2:38

3:01

4:04

4:30

31

12:18

12:28

11:58

Tide times may vary along the coast. Check with a local Visitor Information Centre or call 877-775-0790.

Low Tide Times

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Truro Tidal Bore The following times are predictions. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the times indicated to avoid disappointment. May AM

PM

AM

PM

July AM

August PM

AM

PM

September AM

PM

October AM

PM

1

4:29

5:13

6:24

7:05

7:00

7:33

8:29

8:53

9:47

10:04

9:54

10:12

2

5:36

6:21

7:31

8:08

8:04

8:32

9:29

9:49

10:37

10:52

10:39

10:56

3

6:44

7:30

8:37

9:08

9:05

9:29

10:24

10:40

11:21

11:33

11:18

11:35

4

7:56

8:36

9:37

10:02

10:03

10:21

11:13

11:25

11:59

5

9:02

9:36

10:33

10:51

10:55

11:10

11:57

12:11

12:34

12:12

12:30

6

10:03

10:30

11:22

11:36

11:42

11:54

12:06

12:34

12:46

1:08

12:50

1:06

7

10:56

11:18

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June

Tide times may vary along the coast. Check with a local Visitor Information Centre or call 877-775-0790. Please Note: On rare occasions, during weaker tides, the tidal bore may be hard to detect (or may not occur) during posted times.


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Maitland (M) & South Maitland (SM) Tidal Bore daylight times The following times are predictions. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the times indicated to avoid disappointment. June

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Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia

Five Islands Provincial Park

Every day, 160 billion tonnes of water move through the Bay of Fundy. That’s more water than the combined flow of all the world’s freshwater rivers and it has carved out of the coast four distinct eco-zones, with a world of adventure waiting for you in each one.

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To help you better navigate your visit through the Bay of Fundy, the information in this guide has been divided to reflect these four distinct eco-zone regions. Our first eco-zone encompasses Scenic Seacliffs and Geological Wonders. From Amherst to Masstown, you’ll experience some of the world’s most dramatic coastal seascapes and prehistoric geology. Visit the Three Sisters sea stacks at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, experience a dinosaur discovery in Parrsboro, or walk the fossilized footprints of Coal Age creatures left in the cliffs at Joggins 300 million years ago. Next, our Tidally Awesome eco-zone from Truro to Avondale offers the experience for which the Bay of Fundy is probably best known: the extraordinary tidal variations in its upper basins. Marvel at the dramatic tidal range from high to low at Burntcoat Head or strap on a lifejacket and raft the rollercoaster waves created by the natural


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Grand-Pré National Historic Site

World-class attractions

phenomenon known as the tidal bore. Here too, you can immerse yourself in the legends of our first people, the Mi’kmaq. The lush Annapolis Valley is Nova Scotia’s agricultural heartland. From Windsor to Middleton, meander through a patchwork of rolling green farms and you’ll discover a land of outstanding orchards, valleys, and vineyards. Juicy apples, robust pumpkins, and awardwinning wines inspire local chefs. Indulge and enjoy a true taste of Nova Scotia. Our final eco-zone is where the deep Atlantic Ocean first enters the Bay of Fundy, fostering a unique environment

that’s as popular with marine life as it is with people. Here, from Bridgetown to Brier Island, you’ll discover whales and historic tales in abundance. Fifteen different whale species, along with porpoises, dolphins, seals, and seabirds, dwell in these sheltered waters. Explore Gulliver’s Cove with Fundy Adventures: clam digging, finding edible sea delicacies, and more. Embark on a whale-watching adventure to explore this incredible ecosystem up close, or stay on dry land and ramble among historic fortifications dating back 400 years.

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Nova Scotia boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, unique attractions of cultural, and/or natural significance. In the Annapolis Valley, the Landscape of Grand Pré comprises 1,300 hectares of fecund agricultural landscape, claimed from the sea by early Acadian settlers. Also on site is a memorial to the Acadian way of life and their deportation in 1755. Further along the Fundy shore, Joggins Fossil Cliffs offer a window back 300 million years, as the world’s highest tides expose rare fossil discoveries.


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Explore Our Four Seasons Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy region boasts four distinct and spectacular seasons to enjoy, all offering unique experiences and reasons to return again and again. Here are some of our favourites. Our weather is moderate, neither extremely cold nor extremely hot. The daily temperatures can fluctuate according to proximity to the ocean. A pullover, knit sweater or light jacket for layering will ensure you’re comfortable.

Apple Blossoms

Spring

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Expect temperatures to range from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit). Nova Scotia’s spring thaw produces some of the world’s best maple syrup. Celebrate this sweet treat during the harvest in late March and early April, when you’ll find maple syrup on the menu at local restaurants and community suppers. Welcome the darling buds of May by strolling along the winding pathways of the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, through seven hectares of delicate spring blooms and green shoots.

Let the luscious aroma of apple blossoms surround you as you celebrate spring at the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival. Running in communities from Windsor to Digby, the festival features one of Canada’s most revered annual street parades. In Bible Hill, the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus’ expansive rock garden springs to life. With nearly 1,000 plant species, varieties, and cultivars (all labelled), it’s a gardener’s dream. With the spring showers and run-off from melting snow, local waterfalls are at their prime. Take your camera and capture the rushing water at Victoria Park in Truro, Economy Falls in Economy or Ward’s Falls just minutes from Parrsboro.


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Tidal bore rafting

Expect temperatures from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit). The best way to experience the world’s highest tides is to ride the wave. Tidalbore rafting, offered at various locations along the Shubenacadie River, is an exhilarating adventure for all ages. The Fundy Coast is a unique marine environment that’s as popular with whales as it is with people. Book a whale-watching tour for a thrilling encounter with the minke, humpback, fin, and right whales that spend their summers off Digby Neck and its coastal islands (fundyfun.com). The Bay of Fundy’s extreme tides have carved a coastal masterpiece. At low tide, explore the ocean floor amid sea stacks and “flower pots,” and join fascinating beach tours with the Fundy Geological Museum (902-254-3814 / fundygeological.novascotia.ca) or the Joggins Fossil Centre (jogginsfossilcliffs. net / 888-932-9766).

Plan a day of family fun. Kids of all ages will love talking with and feeding the animals at Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Aylesford or Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, or zooming down the zipline, roller coaster, and waterslide at Upper Clements Parks just outside Annapolis Royal. Be at one with nature and sleep under the stars. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, in the heart of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, and Cape Chignecto Provincial Park both offer backcountry wilderness camping sites, surrounded by old-growth forests, quiet trails, and serene waterways.

Adventures in Taste Enjoy a delectable showcase of unique-to-the-land-and-sea cuisine and a world-class wine region experience. Explore the flavours of Nova Scotia throughout our regions. World famous scallops and fresh lobster served daily. Share in the artistry of our chefs, winemakers, farmers, and producers. Learn more at tasteofnovascotia.com.

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Fall harvest

Fall Expect temperatures of 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Discover fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, sweet treats, and lively entertainment at one of our region’s many farmers’ markets or navigate your way through a giant corn maze. Check out Noggins Corner Farm Market in Greenwich (902-542-5515 / nogginsfarm.ca), Masstown Market (902-662-2816 / masstownmarket.com) or the River Breeze Corn Maze near Truro (902-895-6541 / riverbreeze.info). Burntcoat Head Park in Noel is the site of the world’s highest recorded tide shift. During the fall’s lunar cycle, the high-water mark is even more impressive as the tides are pulled to their apex by the harvest moon. Mother Nature puts on quite a show during autumn. Have a Thanksgiving weekend treat as you enjoy the gorgeous golden and red fall foliage reflected in the Mersey River’s waters

during a leisurely canoe paddle in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. You’ll be seeing orange during October. Be sure to have your photo taken with some of Kentville’s famous Pumpkin People or with the giant pumpkins at the Dill farm in Windsor. And if you dare, take in the spook-tacular events during Ghost Town in Annapolis Royal (exploreghosttown.com). Add a little fibre to your creative diet at the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst. Enjoy a celebration of knitting, quilting, rug-hooking, and more from October 10 to 14 (fibreartsfestival.com).

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Winter Expect temperatures of 0 to -15 degrees Celsius (32 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit).

activities from sledding to skating. While in Truro enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on Victoria Park’s 12 kilometres of groomed trails.

Sheffield Mills is home to the largest winter population of bald eagles in North America. Visit during the annual Eagle Watch in January and February, and you can photograph these majestic birds nesting in bare-limbed trees.

Alpine skiers can challenge themselves at Ski Martock near Windsor or Ski Wentworth near Truro. Learn to ride a snowboard, take to the cross-country trails, or kick back with a treat at the lodge.

Strap on your ice skates and glide over the frozen surface of Long Pond in Windsor. This is the birthplace of hockey and folks have been playing pickup games here since the early 1800s. Join us in mid-February for the Long Pond Heritage Classic, a historic hockey showdown on the pond where many historians believe hockey was born.

A winter getaway is the perfect way to escape the cold. Curl up by a cozy fireplace at one of the unique country inns and chalets found throughout the region. See the accommodations listings on pages 79 to 85.

Stanfield’s long underwear was made famous during the Yukon Gold Rush. Visit the company’s hometown for the annual Long John Festival in Truro, featuring a variety of family fun winter Eagle Watch

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10 Don’t-Miss Attractions

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park 1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour Discover some of Canada’s most spectacular coastal hiking and sea kayaking. Trek along the tops of sea cliffs that rise from the Bay of Fundy. Spend the day or camp overnight. Take a guided kayaking tour with NovaShores Adventures (902-392-2222 / novashores.com) and you’ll be amazed by the up-close views of towering rock spires, waterfalls, and sea caves.

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Geological gems Tidal erosion has uncovered a trove of unique geological treasures on the Fundy shore. Explore the mineralrich cliffs at Joggins. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the world’s most complete fossil record of the Coal Age. Tour the beach and the adjacent fossil institute (902-251-2727 / jogginsfossilcliffs.net) for evidence of the first reptiles to walk the earth 300 million years ago. Nearby in Parrsboro,

Burntcoat Head Park

the Fundy Geological Museum (902-254-3814 / fundygeological. novascotia.ca) shares further discoveries, including some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada.

Burntcoat Head Park Burntcoat Road, Noel burntcoatheadpark.ca In 1975, The Guinness Book of World Records declared Burntcoat Head as the site of the highest recorded tides in the world. A visit to the beach here at low tide will reveal the incredible range of the Fundy tide. Return for high tide and the change in scenery will amaze you.


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Fort Anne National Historic Site

902-542-3631 / 866-542-3631 parkscanada.gc.ca/grandpre Off Highway 101, between Windsor and New Minas, is the sweeping Landscape of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, a rich agricultural area steeped in history of Mi’kmaw, Acadian, and Planter cultures. At its centre, with a memorial church marking the site of the 17th-century Acadian village, Grand-Pré National Historic Site tells the story of the deportation of the Acadian settlers immortalized in H.W. Longfellow’s poem Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. View a dramatic new sculpture based on the theme of reconciliation and created by Acadian sculptor Monette Léger, Mi’kmaw artist Gerald Gloade, and Doug Morse, a descendent of a Planter family from the Grand Pré area.

1600s and walk some of the most contested land in the history of our nations. At Port-Royal National Historic Site (902-532-2898 / parkscanada. gc.ca/portroyal) you can marvel at the hardiness and determination of Samuel de Champlain, Sieur de Mons, and their crew, who built the original Port-Royal Habitation on the site in 1605. Nearby in Annapolis Royal, roam the well-preserved earthworks at Fort Anne National Historic Site (902-532-2397 /parkscanada. gc.ca/fortanne) and take advantage of the Fort’s 100th anniversary celebratory events. Enjoy a behind the scenes “White Glove” tour, explore an early 18th-century gunpowder magazine and visit the new exhibits in the Officer’s Quarters.

Historic Fortifications at Port-Royal and Fort Anne Explore the grounds where the French first settled the new World in the early

Fundy geological tour

10 Don’t-Miss Attractions

Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site and Grand-Pré National Historic Site


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Luckett’s Vineyard

Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park

2017 Bay of Fundy—Nova Scotia

Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park 149 Creighton Road, Stewiacke 902-758-2040 wildlifepark.novascotia.ca Shaded pathways through natural habitat provide easy and accessible viewing of the 26 species of mammals and 65 species of birds that call this park home, making it a popular excursion for the entire family.

Tidal river-rafting Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie River is the only place in the world where you can experience this white-water thrill. The force of the incoming Fundy tide battles against the outflow of the river, forming roller-coaster waves four metres high. This wet and wild adventure is an

Tidal river-rafting

absolute must for any visit to Nova Scotia. Guided tours are available at several locations along the river. See pages 73 to 75 for tour operators or visit fundyfun.com

Upper Clements Parks 2931 Highway 1 902-532-7557 / 888-248-4567 upperclements.com Featuring a theme park with a roller coaster, flume ride, waterslide, laser tag, and many more rides and attractions, as well as live entertainment and great food. The adventure park with ziplines, challenge courses, and elevated bridges is in a beautiful forest area. This park is a must-see and a great destination for all ages.


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The Annapolis Valley is rapidly becoming Canada’s stellar wine destination with its award-winning wines. Spend a leisurely weekend touring one boutique winery after another from Avondale through to Bear River. Chat with passionate winemakers and sample signature Nova Scotia varietals such as L’Acadie Blanc, Marechal Foch, Pinot Gris, and Tidal Bay. Tours of most wineries are available from May through October and many offer special events such as wineand-cheese tastings and winemakers’ dinners. See pages 97 to 98 for listings or visit winesofnovascotia.ca

Whale watching and birding

Upper Clements Park

It’s a singular thrill to see a spout of water shoot out of the ocean beside your Zodiac, just as a mighty whale breaches the waves. Hop on a Fundy tour boat for an exhilarating game of I Spy—five whale species are common in the waters just off Digby Neck and Islands, along with porpoises, white-sided dolphins, seals, and an abundance of seabirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl.

Whale watching

Tidal energy demonstration site + visitor centre. Exhibits, interactive displays, small theatre. Overlooks ocean test site. 1156 West Bay Road, Parrsboro, NS Open daily 10AM-5PM July + Aug Check hours spring + fall 902.254.2510 visitor.centre@fundyforce.ca fundyforce.ca/visit

10 Don’t-Miss Attractions

Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy


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Scenic Seacliffs and Geological Wonders Amherst to Masstown

Joggins Fossil Tour

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Five Islands Provincial Park

Fundy geological adventures, Parrsboro

The Bay of Fundy area, extending from Amherst at the New Brunswick border to Masstown on the eastern edge of the Minas Basin, offers some of the most dramatic panoramas in Nova Scotia. The relentless Fundy tides have carved an amazing landscape here to reveal an incredible natural history. Travel down the stunning coastline to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk the ocean floor at low tide among the spectacular geological formations or look for fossils in the oceanside cliffs. This is where dinosaurs and the first reptiles roamed over 300 million years ago. Follow in their footsteps and see what you can discover.


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(Amherst to Masstown)

Cape d’Or Lighthouse

Route 209. Cape d’Or was named by the explorer Samuel de Champlain, who mistook the copper glinting in the cliff face for gold. Perched above a glorious ocean vista just six kilometres from Advocate Harbour, this is one of Nova Scotia’s most photogenic lighthouses.

Five Islands Highway 2. Mi’kmaw legend claims the Five Islands were created when Glooscap flung a handful of mud into the Minas Basin. This magnificent seascape is accented by an unusual “pepper pot” wooden lighthouse and the unique Jurassic-era rocks of the cliff face.

through mixed woods, rising 61 metres to natural viewing platforms that offer striking panoramas of the sea below.

Spencer’s Island Lighthouse Off Route 209. Spencer’s Island Beach Road leads to a picturesque lighthouse and an expansive beach where a cairn commemorates the Mary Celeste, a brigantine built here that was found off the Azores in 1872 with not a soul left aboard. Her abandonment is one of the enduring mysteries of the sea and has been the subject of plays, novels, and the Hollywood movie Ghost Ship.

FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy) Visitor Centre

Partridge Island Off Highway 2, Parrsboro. Partridge Island is really a small isthmus linked to the mainland by a beach that dries at low tide. Trails lead from the coast

Spencer’s Island Lighthouse

Photo: Creative Commons

1156 West Bay Road, Parrsboro. The most significant test site in the world for harnessing tidal energy offers dramatic views of the Minas Channel and its tidal rips.

Amherst to Masstown Scenic Seacliffs and Geological Wonders

Cape d’Or Lighthouse


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Top Outdoor Activities (Amherst to Masstown) For more outdoor activities, see pages 68 to 77.

Dinosaur Discovery

Sea kayak and Zodiac boat tours

Visit the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro (902-254-3814 / fundygeological.novascotia.ca) and join a geological beach tour to learn about the area’s world-renowned dinosaur discoveries.

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, near Advocate Harbour, is one of the most dramatic outdoor adventure destinations in Nova Scotia. Explore its sheltered coves and towering 185-metre cliffs from the water. Book a guided sea kayaking tour with NovaShores Adventures (novashores.com) or a Zodiac boat tour with Advocate Boat Tours (advocateboattours.com) for an unparalleled view of the park’s pristine 29-kilometre coastline.

Fossil walk at UNESCO World Heritage Site 902-251-2727 / jogginsfossilcliffs.net Discover prehistoric Nova Scotia at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, stretching 15 kilometres along the Bay of Fundy shoreline. Take a tour of the beach and see wonderfully preserved fossilized plants and the footprints of early reptiles and amphibians. Charles Darwin wrote about the cliffs of Joggins in his book The Origin of Species.

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Economy’s coastal and woodland hiking trails provide spectacular views of the Minas Basin. See the rising and falling tides off the Thomas’ Cove Coastal Reserve trail (8 km). Or hike inland on the Economy Falls Trail (7.5 km) to a deep gorge and a gushing 20-metre waterfall. Stop at the Cobequid Interpretive Centre for trail maps (colchester.ca/trails).

Zodiac boat tour

Seaside golf You’ll have to fight the distraction of the spectacular Bay of Fundy view at the Parrsboro Golf Club (902-254-2733 / parrsborogolf.ca). This challenging ninehole, par-33 course on the shore of the Minas Basin borders a 30-metre cliff to the beach below.

Horseback Riding Visit Spirit Reins Ranch (902-254-3138 / spiritreinsranch.com) in Parrsboro for an extraordinary scenic trail ride. New and experienced riders welcome. Reservations recommended.

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Black Rock Bistro

151 Main Street, Parrsboro 902-728-3006 / blackrockbistro.ca Located in beautiful downtown Parrsboro, this little bistro offers great food in an intimate setting with an adjacent wine bar.

Harbour View Restaurant 476 Pier Road, Parrsboro 902-254-3507 This diner-style restaurant is a favourite of locals who count on its great home-style food and fantastic location by the bay.

Masstown Market Highway 104, Exit 12, Masstown 902-662-2816 / 866-273-0614 masstownmarket.com If the bakery doesn’t do it for you, the selection of local farm-fresh produce, deli meats and cheeses, gifts, grocery items, local wines, or a meal from the restaurant should suit your fancy. The

incredible on-site lighthouse features a fish market, great fish and chips, information on local attractions, and an incredible panoramic view.

Diane’s Restaurant 874 Highway 2, Five Islands 902-254-3190 A popular stop for delicious fried clams and local seafood.

Wild Caraway Restaurant 3721 Highway 209 Advocate Harbour 902-392-2889 / wildcaraway.com This relaxed spot overlooking the bay is a must-visit when you’re exploring the rugged coastline. Soak up the view and the colourful atmosphere at this award-winning restaurant as you enjoy a delicious meal made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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Top 5 Festivals and Events (Amherst to Masstown) For more festivals and events, see pages 100 to 106. Dates are subject to change, so please confirm with the local Visitor Information Centre before finalizing your plans.

Not Since Moses

Classics by the Bay June 23 to 25, Parrsboro classicsbythebay.com Enjoy classical music along the Bay of Fundy in historic Parrsboro.

jewellers’ tools, beads, fossils, tumbled stones, and more at one of Canada’s largest mineral shows. This year’s show will have an emphasis on gold in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Bordertown Biker Bash

Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival

July 21 to 23, Amherst bordertownbikerbash.ca Stunt shows, guided rides, Friday night dance featuring Matt Minglewood, and Saturday night featuring Donnie and the Monarchs, poker ride, and guided tours.

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Not Since Moses

August 18 to September 2, various communities along the shore wildblueberryfest.com A variety of community events celebrating Nova Scotia’s provincial berry and with participating restaurants featuring specialty wild blueberry menu items.

August 12, Five Islands notsincemoses.com Explore the ocean floor in this extraordinary 5k and 10k running event for all ages.

Nova Scotia Gem & Mineral Show August 18 to 20, Parrsboro 902-254-3814 / fundygeological. novascotia.ca You can peruse a variety of fine minerals and precious gems, jewellery and

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That Dutchman’s Farm

Antiques and Hidden Treasures

Joy Laking painting

Joy Laking Studio Gallery

10182 Highway 209, Diligent River 902-254-2857 facebook.com/arlenecollinsgallery Inspired by her love of animals and birds, Arlene Collins is one of Nova Scotia’s most talented wildlife and nature artists.

6730 Highway 2, Bass River 902 890 8450 / 902 890 8730 joylakinggallery.com For years, Joy Laking has been painting Nova Scotia’s charming village-scapes in vivid watercolours. Visit the gallery to see her lyrical portraits, paintings in progress, and the artist making serigraphs.

Art Lab Studio & Gallery

That Dutchman’s Farm

Arlene Collins Gallery

121 Main Street, Parrsboro 902-254-2972 facebook.com/ArtLabParrsboro A cooperative studio and gallery where the public can watch artists at work, purchase original pieces or take a workshop.

112 Brown Road, Upper Economy 902-647-2751 thatdutchmansfarm.com Visit the van den Hoek’s farm to see how their award-winning farmstead cheese is made, pick up a wedge or wheel of delicious gouda for the road, or explore the on-site animal and nature park.

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Pickers will love the antique shops and unique general stores along this shore. Check out the Onslow Trading Company and Great Village Antiques in Great Village, Portaupique Church Antiques, Bass River General Store, and Port Greville Country Market.


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Ottawa House By The Sea Museum

Anne Murray

Age of Sail Heritage Centre

Anne Murray Centre

Route 209, Port Greville 902-348-2030 / ageofsailmuseum.ca The main pavilion of this family oriented interpretive centre is in a restored 1857 Methodist church. Shipbuilding exhibits (including photos, videos, models, and other artifacts) are on display inside the church and at several other locations on-site.

36 Main Street, Springhill 902-597-8614 / annemurraycentre.com From humble Nova Scotia origins, Anne Murray has amassed more musical awards and accolades than almost any female singer in history. The centre’s audio-visuals pay tribute to Springhill’s internationally acclaimed superstar with 3D displays of her awards, memorabilia, and career highlights. Create your own “duet” in Anne’s mini recording studio and take home this signature memento to mark your visit.


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Age of Sail Heritage Centre

1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro ottawahousemuseum.ca This summer home of Father of Confederation and former Prime Minister Sir Charles Tupper now interprets the area’s Aboriginal and Acadian heritage and its seafaring, lumbering, and shipbuilding industries. Ottawa House is one of the oldest structures along the Minas Basin, dating back to 1775.

Ship’s Company Theatre 18 Lower Main Street, Parrsboro 902-254-3000 / 800-565-SHOW shipscompanytheatre.com Take your seat for dynamic and engaging performances from this innovative

professional theatre company, which stages several new Canadian plays each season from a unique performance venue that incorporates MV Kipawo, the last of the Minas Basin ferries. Performances run from July through September.

Springhill Miners’ Museum 145 Black River Road, Springhill 902-597-3449 Tour the depths of a Springhill coal mine, famous in song and legend. Learn of the town’s disasters and triumphs, and see unique artifacts depicting its remarkable industrial heritage.

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Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

Tidally Awesome Truro to Avondale The coastline stretching from Truro to Avondale is an incredible place to experience the magnitude of the powerful Bay of Fundy tides. Burntcoat Head is home to the highest tidal shift ever recorded on the planet. With tides that reach up to 16.5 metres, it’s a spectacular sight that occurs nowhere else on earth. (See tide and tidal bore times on pages 14 to 17.)

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The town of Truro, known as the hub of Nova Scotia, is a prime location from which to view the rare natural phenomenon called the tidal bore. Twice a day, the immense incoming Fundy tide temporarily reverses the flow of several rivers that empty into the bay. The result is a rushing crest of water (known as a tidal bore) that moves upriver. In addition to Truro’s Salmon River, the bore can also be viewed on the Shubenacadie River from the observation deck at the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre in South Maitland. Or get up close and personal and take a guided tidal-bore river rafting adventure offered at three locations along the Shubenacadie in Urbania, South Maitland, and Maitland. The area is also rich with history, maintaining the vibrant culture of Nova Scotia’s indigenous Mi’kmaq population. You’ll see their language and lore reflected in many of the place names here: Cobequid, Shubenacadie, and Stewiacke among them. Visit the community of Millbrook during its annual powwow and let the beat of the drums stir your soul.

Recommended Scenic Drive Coastal Route 215 and inland Route 236 are scenic alternatives to the 100-series highway from Truro to Windsor. The community of Kennetcook is a halfway point along Route 236 offering a convenient stop for groceries and gas.


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Downtown Truro

Millbrook Heritage and Cultural Centre

Anthony Provincial Park 6889 Highway 215, Lower Selma On the edge of the bay, stand on the Park’s wharf for an expansive view of the rippling red sand of the Minas Basin exposed at low tide.

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Walton Lighthouse

Shutterbugs will discover fine architecture and old churches throughout the designated heritage district, painted murals, and several tree sculptures depicting the town’s history.

Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre 9865 Highway 236, South Maitland 902-261-2250 Offering views of the red cliffs and the historical cantilevered Gosse Bridge, the observation deck over the Shubenacadie River also provides a panoramic view of the roiling tidal bore as the Fundy tides push against the out-flowing river. Eagles soar, fishing the incoming tide. Check tidal bore times on page 17. Highway 102, Stewiacke 902-639-2345 / mastodonridge.com Halfway between the North Pole and the Equator, you’ll see a large mastodon beckoning from the hill just above Exit 11. Especially popular with the kids, he’s a replica of a creature whose remains were found in 1991 not far from here.

Mastodon Ridge

Walton Lighthouse Pier Road, Route 215, Walton Hants County’s last remaining shingled wooden lighthouse was built in 1873. Climb to the top and enjoy a panoramic view of the cliffs and the Fundy tides. A walking trail leads visitors through the woods to a shady look-off.

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For more outdoor activities, see pages 68 to 77.

Victoria Park, Truro

Birding and Wildlife in Shubenacadie

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902-758-2040 wildlifepark.novascotia.ca Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park is home to bald eagles, snowy owls, peregrine falcons, and other birds that have been rehabilitated from injuries that prevent them from returning to the wild. Twenty-six species of native mammals are also on display, making this park a popular excursion for the entire family.

Coastal Exploring at Burntcoat Head Park 611 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel burntcoatheadpark.com Walk on the ocean floor during low tide at the site of the world’s highestever recorded tide shift. Walking trails and a staircase down the rocky cliff offers safe passage to the beach floor where you can observe the sea

life at low tide. Climb to the top of the lighthouse tower for a great view of the surrounding shoreline.

Cycling the Cobequid Trail In the Mi’kmaw language, Cobequid means “place of rushing waters.” This 14-kilometre trail network starts in Truro and takes cyclists along a former railway bed through Acadian dykelands and deep green forests, past babbling brooks and the tidal Salmon River. Bicycle rentals are available at Bike Monkey (902-843-7111 / bikemonkey.ca) or Hub Cycle (902-897-2482 / hubcycle.ca). See trail listings on pages 75 to 77.

Fundy From the Sky with Debert Flight Centre 44 Spitfire Road, Debert 902-662-2228 / flytfc.ca Get a bird’s-eye view of the incredible Bay of Fundy landscape with a flight tour over Five Islands.


Hike, bike, or segway in Victoria Park Off Brunswick Street, Truro 902-893-4588 / 902-305-8758 cobequidsegway.ca This stunning 405-hectare natural woodland park offers several brook-side trails that lead to two magnificent waterfalls. Hike or bike the trails, or join a guided segway adventure with Cobequid Segway.

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Tidal-bore rafting or viewing

Fligh tour over the Bay of Fundy

A thrilling, one-of-a-kind adventure. The white-water rapids here are generated by the immense tides of the Bay of Fundy. Navigated by motors rather than paddles, it’s a safe ride for most ages. Book a tour (see listings on pages 73 to 75) and enjoy an exhilarating ride. Opportunities to view the tidal bore phenomenon can be found at several locations around the bay, including Truro, South Maitland, and Maitland (see predicted times on pages 16 to 17)

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Dining on the Ocean Floor

The Flying Apron Cookery 3 Summerville Wharf Road Highway 215, Summerville 902-633-2300 / 844-633-2300 flyingaproncookery.com Honest, local, and seasonal fare is what you’ll find on this award-winning restaurant’s ever-changing menu. The Flying Apron also hosts an incredible “dining on the ocean floor” experience at Burntcoat Head Park several times a year.

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Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus Gardens College Road, Bible Hill Stroll the paths of the peaceful Alumni Garden, discover the secrets of the Butterfly Meadow, or admire native species and materials in the Maritime’s largest rock garden. Download the “Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Tour” app for information on plant species and more.

Frieze & Roy General Store 8787 Highway 215 902-261-2860

Located in Nova Scotia’s first heritage conservation district, the Frieze & Roy is Canada’s oldest general store and is a gathering spot for food, drink, history, and local gossip.

Free Concerts in the Parks Victoria Park and Riverfront Park, Truro truro.ca The town hosts a popular two-hour concert in Victoria Park every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (late June until early September) and a free one-hour concert at Riverfront Park every Friday in July starting at 7 p.m.

Truro Farmers’ Market trurofarmersmarket.org Rain or shine, farmers, artisans, and shoppers gather on the corner of Prince and Young streets in downtown Truro for this Saturday morning tradition. Munch on a hot crêpe or crisp samosa as you browse the stalls of flowers, organic produce, eggs, meat, artisanal cheeses, fresh-baked goods, and local handcrafts. Open every Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from April to December 20.


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Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival

Truro Raceway

Annual Acoustic Maritime Music Festival

Truro Raceway and N.S. Provincial Exhibition

July 13 to 16, 5701 Highway 215 Kempt Shore 902-633-2229 kemptshorefestivals.com From an amazing outdoor venue with incredible bay views, this festival is something the whole family can enjoy, with music workshops, a songwriter’s circle, and headline concerts featuring some of Canada’s best acoustic artists. Also enjoy the new Kempt Shore Music Gala Camp-out and Dance at the same location, August 18 and 19.

73 Ryland Avenue, Bible Hill truroraceway.ca / nspe.ca Spend an exciting afternoon at Canada’s fastest half-mile harness racing track at one of the regularly scheduled racing events. Mark your calendar for Atlantic Grand Circuit Week July 17 to 23 and the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition August 23 to 27.

July 28 to 30, Truro Exhibition Grounds, Bible Hill nsbluegrass.com Canada’s longest-running old-time music festival features some of the best bluegrass around, with lively pickin’ and singin’ happening virtually around the clock on Truro’s exhibition grounds.

September 2 and 3 Enjoy this annual celebration of Mi’kmaw culture in the community of Millbrook with traditional drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts.

Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival August 18 to September 2 Communities from Amherst to Truro wildblueberryfest.com Celebrate Nova Scotia’s provincial berry. Region-wide farm markets, community suppers, pancake breakfasts, cooking competitions, pie-eating contests, and more will have you singin’ the blues.

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Gallery 215

Thrown Together Pottery & Art

8247 Highway 215, Selma 902-261-2151 / artgallery215.com The old Selma School House houses a gallery displaying the works of more than 40 talented local artists in a variety of media, such as pen and paper, paint on canvas, wood, stone, and wool.

37 King Street, Truro 902-895-9309 throwntogetherpottery.com Along with a wonderful selection of creative handmade pottery, this great little shop features the work of more than 20 local artists. All products here are unique.

Inglis Place Inglis Place, Truro Here you’ll find a pleasant pedestrian atmosphere and an eclectic blend of boutique shops featuring men’s and women’s apparel, unique gifts, and coffee shops in the heart of historic downtown Truro.

Coldstream Clear Distillery 87 Main Street West, Stewiacke coldstreamclear.com Experience the “spirit” of Nova Scotia and enjoy a variety of unique flavours produced by this popular local distillery.

880 Prince Street, Truro 902-893-8285 Take in the excellent array of giftware, collectibles, and fine Nova Scotian products in this wonderful heritage building and downtown landmark (circa 1890).

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Inglis Place Truro

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Lawrence House Museum

29 Young Street, Truro 902-895-6284 colchesterhistoreum.ca This museum offers a variety of intriguing exhibits on the local history of Truro and Colchester County, including genealogical resources and family histories.

Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre 65 Treaty Trail, Exit 13A off Highway 102, Millbrook 902-843-3493 millbrookheritagecentre.ca Discover the Aboriginal legends of Glooscap and the heritage and culture of Nova Scotia’s first people, the Mi’kmaq. Take a guided tour, participate in a workshop, stand at the foot of the statue of Glooscap, or immerse yourself in the centre’s innovative multimedia theatre presentation.

Lawrence House Provincial Museum 8660 Route 215, Maitland 902-261-2628 lawrencehouse.novascotia.ca The largest full-rigged wooden sailing

ship ever built in Canada was launched here in 1874 and named for its builder, William D. Lawrence. Lawrence’s home has been preserved and dedicated to his legacy; the original shipyard is just across the road.

Marigold Cultural Centre 605 Prince Street, Truro 902-897-4004 / marigoldcentre.ca This 206-seat performing arts centre features a small art gallery, a sports heritage hall, and an intimate setting for a variety of live theatre and musical entertainment offered year-round.

Debert Military Museum 35 Acadia Avenue, Debert 902-662-2860 This former barracks hut houses a huge collection of Second World War and Cold War-era militaria and peacekeeping artifacts. Open May until August, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; September, Friday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Outstanding Orchards, Valleys, and Vineyards: Annapolis Valley Windsor to Middleton Discover the breadbasket of Nova Scotia. The sheltered Annapolis Valley is nestled between the Bay of Fundy on one side and the North and South Mountain ridges on the other. Threaded with gently winding rivers, the valley extends 160 kilometres from Windsor to Middleton, but its rich band of red soil is only eight kilometres wide. The sunny orchards and vineyards of this verdant land roll across acre after pictureperfect acre to the shores of the Minas Basin, inspiring the poets of the past along with some of today’s finest chefs and vintners. You’ll understand the lure as you tour graceful Victorian towns and charming villages, explore overflowing farm markets, and bask in the incomparable scenery.

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Fall harvest

The view from above With East Coast Balloon adventurers, travellers can explore from on high. Flying at sunrise and sunset, the balloon drifts over the Annapolis Valley and surrounding countryside with breathtaking views of forests, lakes and vineyards. Typically flying around 330 metres, the balloon descends to touch the tree tops or skim across the corn fields. Relying on prevailing winds, the balloon’s flight patterns and landing sites vary due to the changing wind directions (eastcoastballoonadventures.com).


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The Look-Off

Windsor Salt Marsh

Blomidon Inn Gardens 195 Main Street, Wolfville Lush blooms punctuate every turn in the garden path on this 1.6-hectare property. Serpentine rhododendrons, a hillside of lupins, cacti, and natural stones, a cascading brook, and a gazebo entwined with roses make this a postcard-perfect scene.

The Look-off Highway 358, Arlington Just north of Canning, stop along the roadside to see a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapolis Valley stretching out below you in a patchwork of green to the red-hued Minas Basin beyond.

Cape Split

Cape Split A headland of the North Mountain range, Cape Split juts into the Minas Basin and separates it from the Bay of Fundy. It’s a challenging hike (16 km return; 4 to 5 hours) through mixed forest to the tip of the peninsula, but you’ll be rewarded by a wildflower-filled meadow and a fantastic view of the eroding 70-metre cliffs, basalt sea stacks, and the blue tides in the channel far below.

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Stop at the Visitor Information Centre on Colonial Road (Exit 6 off Highway 101) to take in the 180-degree view of the saltmarsh, the wide red mudflats, and the many migrating shorebirds that feed here during their journeys.


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Dempsey Corner Orchards U-Pick and Farm Fun

Halls Harbour Wharf at Low Tide

Hall’s Harbour Wharf

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Highway 359 In picturesque Hall’s Harbour, lobster boats bob at the wharf’s high-tide mark. A mere six hours later, when the tide recedes, the colourful fleet of vessels lies grounded on the harbour floor. This is one of the best places to see the dramatic tide changes and witness one of Canada’s natural wonders in action. It’s also a great place for a fresh lobster dinner.

Just north of exit 16 in Aylesford and follow the signs.

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The Annapolis Valley is Canada’s hottest emerging wine destination. If your dream vacation includes road-tripping from one perfect boutique winery to another and chatting with passionate vintners about their art, Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley is a must.

Begin at Avondale Sky Winery in Newport Landing where you can sample its goldmedal winning Tidal Bay, the special Nova Scotian appellation blend that is getting rave reviews. Then continue to Sainte-Famille Wines in Falmouth, known for its Marechal Foch and L’Acadie Blanc.

Gaspereau Vineyards

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Domainede Grand Pré Winery

Tours are offered here from June 1 to September 30. Next stop is Domaine de Grand Pré, just outside Wolfville. Known for its Vintner’s Reserve label and on-site restaurant, Le Caveau, the winery offers tours and tastings.

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Head to the Blomidon Estate Winery near Canning. This winery has won national awards for its Chardonnay and L’Acadie Blanc and its wine shop is open year-round by chance or by appointment. Tours are offered from July 1 to October 12. A short drive brings you to Gaspereau Vineyards, best known for outstanding Rieslings, but gaining notice for its impressive reds, such as Lucie Kuhlmann. It’s open from early May to mid-December with complimentary guided tours. L’Acadie Vineyards, also in Gaspereau, specializes in traditional method sparkling wines and is Nova Scotia’s first certified organic winery. Luckett’s Vineyard bears the stamp of Pete’s Frootique grocery store founder Pete Luckett and offers a unique food and wine experience from May to October.

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Further afield on the Bay of Fundy, you’ll find Bear River Vineyards. Steep, south-facing terraces form a bowl of heat to create a Mosel terroir, perfect for producing Baco Noir and Pinot Noir. Annapolis Highland Vineyards, in Bear River East, is noted for its international award-winning Pinot Gris and is open from June until the end of October.


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Pumpkin Regatta

Pack your pannier bags with plenty of water and snacks, and head out onto the Kentville Trail System. This easy seven-kilometre route extends along the old railway bed from Coldbrook to New Minas. The eastern boundary of the trail connects directly to the 28-kilometre Cambridge to Kentville ATV Trail, which is surfaced with gravel and maintained year-round.

Hiking At lovely Blomidon Provincial Park, a 14-kilometre system of interconnected trails provides access to a variety of habitats and numerous scenic look-offs. Climb from the red sand beach to the top of Cape Blomidon and enjoy a picnic lunch and the spectacular view.

Ice skating Pack your skates and head to Long Pond on College Road near Windsor’s Kings-Edgehill School. Many historians believe that back in 1800, ice hockey

was born on these hallowed grounds when students began playing “hurley” with sticks on the frozen pond. gameofhockey.com

Pumpkin racing Windsor is pumpkin country. Not only do they grow giant pumpkins, they paddle giant pumpkins. Every fall after the weigh-off, contestants get dressed up, hollow out a giant gourd, and attempt to paddle it across the pond without sinking. Windsor’s internationally recognized Pumpkin Regatta takes place on the second Sunday in October. worldsbiggestpumpkins.com

Zoo exploring Have you ever seen a zonkey? Spend a day at Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Aylesford and you can meet Zena, a half-striped cross between a donkey and a zebra. You’ll also see the largest display of big cats and primates in Atlantic Canada, plus the clownish gibbons are always popular. oaklawnfarmzoo.ca

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Top 5 Locals’ Picks (Windsor to Middleton) Grand Pré 2017 grandpre2017.ca From August 10 to 13, celebrate the legacy of the 400-year-old Mi’kmaq - Acadian bond in Grand Pré with a variety of activities and entertainment showcasing these two distinct cultures.

Halls Harbour Lobster Pound 1157 West Halls Harbour Road 902-679-5299 hallsharbourlobster.com Fishermen of the Bay of Fundy believe the flavour of lobster improves immeasurably if you eat it outdoors on the coast, where the delicious aroma from your plate can mingle with the scents of pine and sea wrack at low tide. Local seafood lovers concur, flocking like seagulls to this restaurant overlooking the picturesque wharf.

Pumpkin People Festival

Memory Lane Railway Museum 61 School Street, Middleton 902-825-6062 memorylanerailwaymuseum.com novascotiarailwayheritage.com Family-oriented displays include model trains, antique station paraphernalia, miniature tools, and an outdoor railway trolley that the kids will love.

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Pumpkin People Festival Kentville kentville.ca Every fall, pumpkins leave their pumpkin patches, get dressed up and head for Kentville. Explore the town with camera in hand, and you’ll see more than 300 hilarious pumpkin people: gathering for a picnic, skiing off rooftops, or lounging on front lawns. Pack your camera and beware of fastbraking motorists.

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Wolfville Farmers’ Market 902-697-3344 wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca An experience to remember, with live music and more than 60 vendors (farmers, chefs, and artisans) selling fresh local produce and meats, specialty foods, and unique artwork in a renovated turn-of-the-century apple warehouse. Open Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (May to December) and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (year-round).


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85th-annual Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival May 24 to 29 Kentville 902-678-8322 / appleblossom.com Let the aroma of apple blossoms waft over you as you celebrate the bloom of springtime at the Queen Annapolisa pageant and one of Canada’s largest and most revered annual street parades.

58th-annual Kingston Steer BBQ and Village Fair July 7 and 8 Kingston, Western Kings Area 902-765-2800 / kingstonnovascotia.ca Start the fun on Friday evening with musical entertainment, burgers and fries, and fireworks at dusk. On Saturday morning, begin the day with a pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall. Watch the

parade along Main Street at 10:45 a.m. and then enjoy a delicious beef dinner or burger bits and fries with sweet treats and cotton candy. Activities include musical entertainment, dessert contest, craft fair, bingo, bounce kingdom, dance, and more.

Tastes of the Valley July 22 Wolfville 902-697-3344 wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca Make sure you come hungry to this culinary celebration of fresh local food held at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market in the DeWolfe apple warehouse behind the Festival Theatre. Some of the province’s top chefs will create tasting plates using fresh Valleyfarmed ingredients.

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Apple blossoms

Devour! The Food Film Fest, Wolfville

Berwick Gala Days

Valley Pumpkin Festival

August 30 to September 4, Berwick 902-538-8068 / town.berwick.ns.ca Since 1945, the citizens of “Apple Town” have been gathering to celebrate the waning days of summer. Join in the fun. There are musical showcases, parades, barbecues, apple pie-eating contests, road races, and a fantastic firework display. Make sure to visit the Apple Capital Museum on Commercial Street.

October 1 to 31, region-wide Sharpen your artistic skills in a pumpkincarving contest, meet the famous Kentville Pumpkin People, or cheer on your favourite paddler at the Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Regatta. You can also join the Valley Pumpkin Hunt or get lost in a corn maze. Vineyard tours, winemakers’ dinners, community teas, and special harvest menus at local restaurants round out the month-long festivities.


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(Windsor to Middleton) For more shopping options, see pages 98 to 100.

Flora by Cora

Casa Bella Gifts

Casa Bella Gifts

deWeevers Wovens 3486 Highway 1, Aylesford 902-847-9270 deweeverswovens.com Browse a selection of clothing for women and men made from hand-loomed wool. Elegantly designed coats, jackets, ponchos, vests, cardigans, pullover sweaters, and accessories come in an array of vibrant colours.

Flora by Cora 2088 Grand Pré Road, Grand Pré 902-542-2924 / florabycora.com Bold sunflowers, daisies, wild roses, and pansies adorn the backs of these

Tangled Garden

Adirondack-style cedar lawn chairs. Relaxing in the sunshine never looked so good. Tables, planters, settees, and window boxes are also available.

Fox Hill Cheese House 1678 Church Street, Port Williams 902-542-3599 foxhillcheesehouse.com Sample specialty cheddar, havarti, gouda, feta, and natural yogurt, all made of fresh milk from grass-fed cows. Take a tour of the facility and then enjoy a creamy gelato on the timber-frame deck.

Tangled Garden 11827 Highway 1, Grand Pré 902-542-9811 / tangledgardenherbs.ca Tantalizing liquors, vinegars, and jellies infused with flavours from the onehectare herb and sculpture garden.

Windsor to Middleton Outstanding Orchards, Valleys, and Vineyards

464 Main Street, Wolfville 902-542-4400 Casa Bella Gifts is a high-end, independent fashion, gift, and home décor store situated on the pedestrianfriendly Main Street of Wolfville. Casa Bella Gifts offers elegance and sophistication and will delight and inspire the self-indulgent or gift-giving customer.


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Top 5 Heritage and Cultural Attractions (Windsor to Middleton) For more heritage and cultural attractions, see pages 73 to 75.

Prescott House Museum

CentreStage Theatre 61 River Street, Kentville 902-678-8040 / centrestagetheatre.ca This acclaimed community theatre company stages several lively productions year-round.

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Uniacke Estate Museum Park Mt. Uniacke 902-866-0032 / uniacke.novascotia.ca The house and grounds are part of what was once the expansive country estate of Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke. Built between 1813 and 1815, the grand country house is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Canada. The estate offers visitors a vivid glimpse of life in the early 1800s among Nova Scotia’s gentry.

Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Ward Road, Greenwood 902-765-1494 ext. 5955 / gmam.ca It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s—yup, it’s a plane. Spend some time with the Argus, Lancaster, Neptune, and T33 aircraft at 14 Wing Greenwood. Learn about the squadron’s military history from its beginnings as an air-force station in 1942 to its present-day status as the largest air base in Atlantic Canada.


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Haliburton House Museum 414 Clifton Avenue, Windsor 902-798-2915 haliburtonhouse.novascotia.ca Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton’s elegant villa is furnished with some of his own Victorian-era possessions, including the desk where he may have written his famous Sam Slick stories. The property is the site of the new Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum.

DISCOVER

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY AVIATION HERITAGE Visit the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

Walking trail, Uniacke Estate Museum Park

Prescott House Museum 1633 Starr’s Point Road, Starr’s Point 902-542-3984 prescotthouse.novascotia.ca Learn about the advent of commercial agriculture in the Valley at this gracious Georgian house that belonged to Charles Prescott, a horticulturalist who helped establish the Fruit Growers Association.

Destination

Village of Kingston “Home of the Steer BBQ”

FREE ADMISSION

Operating Hours

June to August: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. September to May: 10 a.m – 4 p.m

Contact Us:

Tel: (902) 765-1494 (Ext. 5955) www.gmam.ca

7 Days a Week Tuesday - Saturday Located on, Ward Road Just Outside

RCAF Station Greenwood

Nestled between the north and south mountains, surrounded by farmland, orchards and vineyards, Kingston is next door to 14 Wing Air Force Base with all amenities available for great community living. · Kingston Steer BBQ - 2nd Saturday in July · Picnic, feed the ducks or try the fitness trail at Stronach Park · Golf the 18-hole, par 72 Paragon Golf course · Experience nature/history at McMaster Mill Historic Park · View high/low tides at nearby Bay of Fundy · For great suggestions stop by the Visitor Information Centre 671 Main Street, Kingston, NS Tel: (902) 765-2800 info@kingstonnovascotia.ca www.kingstonnovascotia.ca

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Springhill Miners’ 2 Age of Sail Centre Cape Museum Chignecto Anne Murray Centre Waterfall Advocate Port Fundy Geological Williamsdale Harbour Greville Museum Cape d’Or Lighthouse Cape Parrsboro Cobequid Lookoff Split 4 Interpretation 104 Halls Cape Centre Harbourville Harbour Waterfall Blomidon Blomidon Five Islands Bass 2 Blomidon Estate Winery Park Minas Basin Park River Economy Prescott House Aylesford Berwick Museum Burncoat Head Park PEI Ferry Grand Domaine de Grand Pré 101 Masstown 1 Selma Harness Wolfville Pré Kentville Cambridge Walton Noel Racing 104 Oaklawn Cheverie Maitland Lighthouse Acadia Tidal Bore Randall Farm Zoo Truro University Summerville Area House Lawrence Victoria Park Avondale Sky Winery Museum Hantsport House 102 Glooscap Avondale Gaspereau Vineyards, Museum Heritage l’Acadie Vineyards, Tidal View Farms Centre Fort Edward National Historic Site Benjamin Bridge Vineyards Luckett Vineyards Windsor Upper 2 Planters Ridge Winery Stewiacke Rawdon 12 14 Mastodon Ridge 1 Shand Sainte-Famille Gold Mines House Shubenacadie WInes Uniacke Estate Museum Shubenacadie Provincial Museum Park New Haliburton 101 Wildlife Park Ross 14 Mount Uniacke House Museum To Halifax

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Whale watching

Wonderful Whales and Historic Tales Bridgetown to Brier Island The western-most edge of the Bay of Fundy stretches from Bridgetown to Weymouth, and all the way along the narrow finger of land known as Digby Neck to Long Island and Brier Island at its tip.

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These shores provide a study in contrasts: blue waves lap against striking basalt sea stacks. The brightly painted hulls of fishing boats and scallop draggers bump against rough-hewn wharves in Digby. Skies overhead fill with the chatter of seabirds as whales and white-sided dolphins glide serenely in the deep, sheltered waters of Digby Gut. Home to the first permanent European settlement north of Florida, the area is also rich in Canadian history. Some 400 years ago, early settlers established their forts, farms, and fishing villages along this picturesque coast. Following in centuries-old farming traditions, this unique micro-climate today supports two outstanding wineries in Bear River where vines flourish producing distinctive, award-winning wines. Come experience the lure of this beautiful area.


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Balancing Rock, Long Island

Take the five-minute ferry ride from Digby Neck and you’ll be rewarded with an upclose view of Long Island’s striking basalt rock formations. The most photographed is a climb down 235 gradual steps to the water’s edge, where a narrow column of basalt perches straight up in the air, balanced only on its tiny tip.

Fort Anne National Historic Site Route 1, Annapolis Royal 902-532-2397 Explore the officers’ quarters, then climb the earthworks to have a seat in the Parks Canada red chairs. Look west over the ramparts down the river towards Goat Island, a landscape and waterway steeped in history.

Kejimkujik Lake and the morning mist rising off the water. Here you’ll find untouched wilderness and a peace we sometimes forget still exists.

Gulliver’s Cove, Digby Neck Hike to the summit of Gulliver’s Head and you’re likely to spot seals and whales in the cove below. In the cliff face, watch for indigenous minerals including a rare vein of semi-precious agate, set by nature into the rocks underfoot.

Point Prim Lighthouse The Digby Gut, flanked on one side by the Point Prim Lighthouse, is a glacially carved breach in the North Mountain, which allows the rich seawater of the Bay of Fundy to fill the Annapolis Basin.

Kejimkujik Lake In autumn, Mother Nature paints Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (Maitland Bridge / 902-682-2772) in swaths of crimson and gold. Climb the roadside viewing tower for a stunning view of the Mersey River emptying into

Fort Anne National Historic Site

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Recommended Scenic Hike: Explore Brier Island and Digby Neck At the very end of the finger of land known as Digby Neck you will find Brier Island. Just 6.5 kilometres long and 2.5 kilometres wide, Brier Island is renowned as a sensitive and significant ecological treasure. A paradise for nature lovers, hikers, and walkers, the island has several easy to moderate trails that lead along the shore to the island’s two lighthouses or to Seal Cove, where you can sit and watch a seal colony at play. The island is located on the Atlantic Flyway, a major migration route for seabirds and shorebirds. Birdwatchers from all over the world come here just for the spring and fall spectacle. Visit Pond Cove and Northern Point to see large groups of migrating hawks, called kettles, depart for more southerly climes from August to October. At other times, you can observe semipalmated sandpipers, endangered piping plovers, and majestic great blue herons. You may even glimpse pelagic species—like shearwaters, razorbills, red phalaropes, kittiwakes, and mures—that are rarely seen this close to shore.

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If you prefer, seek your wildlife encounters out on the open sea. Brier Island is an iconic whale-watching destination and many cruise options are available with knowledgeable guides on board to help you make the most of your sightseeing trip. Several whale species, including the elusive right whale, make their summer home in the sheltered waters of Digby Gut. Keep your eyes peeled for the mighty fins of these giants of the deep, as they roll languidly in the rich waters. You may even see puffins bobbing on the water, lunching on the silvery herring that always seem to be dangling from their colourful bills.

Boar’s Head Lighthouse, Long Island


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(Bridgetown to Brier Island) For more outdoor activities, see pages 68 to 77.

Annapolis Royal graveyard tour

Beach days

Kejimkujik Lake

Slather on the sunscreen, pack your sunglasses, a paperback, and your fluffiest towel, and then head for Raven Haven Beach in West Springhill just minutes from Annapolis Royal. Summer’s made for swimming and lounging, and this family park on Sandy Bottom Lake is an ideal spot for both. Rent a kayak or canoe, get an ice cream at the canteen and the day is complete. Take Exit 22 off Highway 101. Recognized as the top bird-watching location in Nova Scotia, Brier Island is a popular stopover for hundreds of migrating shorebirds and raptors. Take your camera, binoculars, and field guide to Pond Cove, the Nature Conservancy site on the island. You’ll experience unparalleled opportunities to study shorebirds up close.

Come for a paddle, stay for the stars The inter-connected lakes and gently flowing rivers make canoeing the best way to explore Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. The Mi’kmaq forged ancient canoe routes and portages still in use today. At night take in the stars and the constellations in Nova Scotia’s Dark Sky Preserve, one of the best night sky views in North America.

Family fun at Fort Anne National Historic Site Canada’s first national historic site turns 100 years old in 2017. Begin your family visit by picking up an Xplorer booklet in the officers’ quarters and use it to add adventure to your visit. Try a game of croquet, explore the powder magazines, and stroll in the historic graveyard.

Whale watching There’s no thrill quite as exhilarating as seeing a spout of water suddenly spray out of the ocean, as sunlight flashes on a mighty fin and a humpback, fin, or minke whale breaches the waves. There’s no shortage of opportunities to have the experience. Turn to pages 73 to 75 or visit novascotia.com for a list of local tour operators.

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Camping in oTENTik

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Annapolis Royal Farmers’ & Traders’ Market 178 Saint George Street Annapolis Royal 902-245-4824 annapolisroyalfarmersmarket.com There’s no sleeping in on Saturday mornings around here. Head to the market between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and you’ll have your pick of fresh fruit, veggies, and baked goods. You’re sure to leave with more than memories; local artisans offer an amazing array of treasures. In July and August, the market is also open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From October to May, it moves to its winter location in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Annapolis Royal Farmers & Traders Market

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September 8 to 10, Bridgetown bridgetownciderfest.com Celebrate the fall harvest of beautiful, juicy Annapolis Valley apples. This annual four-day festival is in its 34th year. Featured events include the Grand Street Parade, the Rubber Duck Race, the Car Rally, and the Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Churchill’s Restaurant & Lounge, Digby Pines Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa, Digby 902-245-7712 The succulent new menu at Churchill’s Restaurant and Lounge presents new twists on old favourites, featuring local ingredients and prepared to order.

World-famous Digby scallops are a resort specialty and a must-try on the new menu. A complete selection of domestic and imported wines is also available. So, dress up a little and treat yourself to fresh, locally sourced seafood.

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Historic Digby Waterfront digby.ca This waterfront is lined with shops, cafés, and restaurants, and in summer there are outdoor concerts at the marina. Check the local Visitor Information Centre for performance dates. Stroll past the fishing boats tied at the wharf, wander through the marina, observe an active boatyard, or explore the harbour in a kayak.

Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal— TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor gives top ranking to the beautiful Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal. Here, paths wind through 17 acres of formal and informal gardens. This glorious setting with its lush plantings uniquely portrays the history of Nova Scotian settlement. 441 Street George Street, Annapolis Royal / 902-532-7018 / historicgardens.com

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Top 5 Festivals and Events (Bridgetown to Brier Island) For more festivals and events see pages 100 to 108 or consult novascotia.com. Dates are subject to change, so confirm with the local Visitor Information Centre before finalizing your plans.

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Special Canada 150 Signature Event, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site 902-682-2772 parkscanada.gc.ca/keji Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by teaming up with scientists and experts on July 15-16 to find as much wildlife as possible in a short period of time and record your observations. Share in scientific research with others across Canada and learn about animals that help make Canada great. Saturday’s

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Heritage in Annapolis Royal

Wharf Rat Rally

annapolisroyal.com/visitor-information Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1 with birthday cake, music, and family fun. Travel back in time during Encampment Days August 4 (evening) to August 6 (noon) at Fort Anne.

August 30 to September 3, Digby 902-245-5924 / wharfratrally.com Atlantic Canada’s largest motorcycle rally brings tens of thousands of bikers to town for driving, burnout, stunt and strongmen competitions, show-andshines, and lots of family entertainment.

Digby Scallop Days August 10 to 13, Digby 902-308-9445 / digbyscallopdays.com Celebrate the catch of the world-famous scallop fleet with entertainment, including a street parade, music, raft races, competitions, and lots of delicious scallops.

Ghost Town October 20 to 31, Annapolis Royal ExploreGhostTown.com Annapolis Royal will become a ghost town. A series of events and a ghostly atmosphere will combine to create a magical time in Annapolis Royal. Be sure to visit... if you dare!

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Top 5 One-of-a-Kind Shopping (Bridgetown to Brier Island) For more shopping options, see pages 98 to 100.

Bainton’s Tannery Outlet

Flight of Fancy

213 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal 902-532-2070 / 800-565-2070 baintons.ca Outfit yourself in style at Bainton’s, an Annapolis Royal institution, with high-quality leather and shearling garments and accessories for men and women, including jackets, gloves, hats, moccasins, backpacks, and handbags.

1869 Clementsvale Road, Bear River 902-467-4171 / 866-467-4171 theflight.ca This internationally acclaimed art gallery and craft studio offers unique shopping from the work of more than 200 Nova Scotian and Canadian artists. Wood, pottery, glass, metalwork, clothing, fibre arts—just pick your favourite medium.

Lucky Rabbit Pottery

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15 Church Street, Annapolis Royal 902-532-0928 facebook.com/LuckyRabbitPottery Recipients of the 2011 Best Body of Work Award by the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, Deb Kuzyk and Ray Mackie create porcelain art using both ancient and modern techniques. Mackie hand-turns or moulds each piece creating functional forms. After firing, Kuzyk hand-paints each item using brilliantly coloured glazes in intricate and distinct designs.

Lucky Rabbit Pottery

Great Expectations Books, Antiques & Café 165 Lower St. George Street, Annapolis Royal 902-532-0120 This charming bookstore and café also offers antiques, Nova Scotia-made gemstone jewelry, and luscious Belgian chocolates, truffles, and confections made on-site.

Oddacity Designs Bear River 902-467-0268 / oddacitydesigns.com Get ready for a burst of colour and creativity. You’ll be captivated by the wearable art offered by renowned artist Zoë Onysko in her studio shop. Her whimsical hand-painted silk jackets and one-of-a-kind jewellery collages are full of personality.

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Admiral Digby Museum 95 Montague Row, Digby 902-245-6322 / admuseum.ns.ca Step into the past as you enter a mid1800s Georgian home. Attend one of the many special events or explore your personal history with Digby County’s genealogical resources.

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens 441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal 902-532-7018 / historicgardens.com Overlooking a tidal river valley, this lush landscape offers seven hectares of horticultural displays, including a formal Victorian garden, an expansive collection of roses, and an Acadian cottage and garden. Follow the winding paths and learn about gardening methods, designs, and heirloom plants representing 400 years of local history. Take a break during your tour and enjoy some delicious refreshments in the Elm Tree Café.

North Hills Museum 5065 Granville Road, Granville Ferry 902-532-2168 / northhills.novascotia.ca This mid-18th century wood-framed farmhouse is filled with a fine collection of antique English furnishings, ceramics, silver, paintings, and Georgian décor.

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Route 8, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji Kejimkujik is the only National Park that’s also a National Historic Site, celebrating the presence of the Mi’kmaq since time immemorial. Home to the largest collection of petroglyphs in North America, these rock carvings tell age-old stories of the land and its people. Petroglyph tours take place six times a week during July and August and periodically during the spring and fall.

Port-Royal National Historic Site Lower Granville Road, off Route 1 Port Royal 902-532-2898 parkscanada.gc.ca/portroyal This year marks the 75th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Habitation, so come celebrate with us. This national historic site features a reconstruction of early 17thcentury buildings representing the former colony of the French who settled for a time along the Nova Scotia coast. Costumed interpreters and period demonstrations help re-create the look and feel of PortRoyal, one of the earliest settlements in North America. Visitors can also relax in the red chairs and take in the panoramic view of the Annapolis River and Basin.

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Port-Royal National Historic Site

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Explore Our Great Outdoors The Bay of Fundy region offers some of the most remarkable outdoor experiences in the country: one-of-a-kind tidal-bore river rafting, worldrenowned fossil and rockhounding, stunning sea kayaking, bird and wildlife viewing, and extraordinary walking and hiking. The following resources will help you enjoy all this region’s great outdoors offers.

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site

Local Beaches Also see pages 70 to 72 for Provincial Park listings or visit novascotiaparks.ca for a complete list of provincial day-use parks, campgrounds and additional beach parks.

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Beaches in Amherst to Masstown

Fox Point Beach Fox Point Road, off Route 209, Port Greville Glooscap Park Beach Two Islands Road, Parrsboro

Advocate Beach Highway 209, Advocate Harbour

Jacob’s Lane, Off Highway 2, Economy

Driftwood Park Retreat Beach Old Wharf Road, off Route 209, West Advocate

Lower Debert Beach Debert Beach Road, off Highway 4, Lower Debert

Carr’s Brook Wharf Beach Site of the old wharf, Highway 2, Carr’s Brook

Partridge Island Beach White Hall Road, Parrsboro

Economy Cove Cove Road (Highway 2), Upper Economy

Port Greville Beach Merriam Road, off Route 209, Port Greville

First Beach Pier Road, Parrsboro

Saints’ Rest Beach Wharf Road, off Highway 2, Bass River


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Three Sisters, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Sand Point Beach Wharf Road, off Highway 2, Five Islands

Ocean Beach Ocean Beach Road, off Highway 215, Bramber

Spencer’s Island / Old Shipyard Beach Beach Road, Route 209, Spencer’s Island

Rainey Cove Beach Highway 215, Pembroke

Thomas’ Cove Coastal Reserve Economy Point Road, Economy

Shipyard Beach Shipyard Road, off Highway 215, Cheverie

Ward’s Brook Beach Ward’s Brook Road, Route 209, Ward’s Brook

Summerville Beach Summerville Wharf Road, off Highway 215, Summerville

Burntcoat Head Park Beach 611 Burntcoat Road, Noel

Walton Beach Highway 215, Walton

Cheverie Beach Highway 215, Cheverie

Beaches in Windsor to Middleton

Dawson Dowell Park Highway 215, Maitland Hobart’s Beach Hobart’s Beach Road, off Highway 215, Summerville Kempt Shore Beach Highway 215, Kempt Shore Lower Burlington Beach Highway 215, Burlington

Avonport Beach Off Highway 1, Avonport Aylesford Lake Beach From Highway 101 take Exit 13, turn left then right at the Irving Station, then turn left and go 22 kilometres. Blue Beach Blue Beach Road, Hantsport Evangeline Beach Beach Row, off Highway 1, North Grand Pré

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Gael Tours, Smith’s Cove

Hall’s Harbour Beach Off West Halls Harbour Road Harbourville Beach Highway 360, Harbourville Kingsport Beach Off Route 221, Kingsport Margaretsville Beach Highway 362, Margaretsville Beaches in Bridgetown to Brier Island Culloden Beach Culloden Road, off Route 217, near Digby Gilbert’s Cove Beach Highway 101, Gilbert’s Cove

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Hampton Beach Off St. Croix River Road, Hampton Lake Midway Highway 217, Digby Neck Port George Beach Off Shore Road East, Port George Raven Haven Beachside Family Park 2239 Virginia Road, off Route 8, West Springhill Sandy Cove Beach Highway 217, Digby Neck

Provincial Parks Visit novascotiaparks.ca for a complete list of provincial day-use parks, campgrounds, and additional beach parks.

Amherst to Masstown Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Route 209, West Advocate A wilderness park with more than 51 kilometres of trails and walk-in campsites, featuring pristine coastline, deep valleys, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. Five Islands Provincial Park 618 Bentley Road, off Route 2, Lower Five Islands Sea cliffs overlook the world’s highest tides, a spectacular setting for camping, hiking, clam digging, and ocean kayaking. Londonderry Provincial Park Off Highway 4 A wayside memorial park with interpretive display. Newville Lake Provincial Park Highway 2, Halfway River Small picnic site under softwood trees, along the shore of Newville Lake.


Anthony Provincial Park Highway 215, Lower Selma An open picnic park at the edge of the Bay of Fundy. Exposed red sand at low tide offers a great opportunity for wading in the warm water. Caddell Rapids Lookoff Provincial Park 1609 Riverside Road, Stewiacke Small picnic area overlooking the Shubenacadie River’s incoming tides. Bald eagles can often be seen patrolling the coast for food.

Lake George Provincial Park 125 North River Road, Lake George Freshwater sandy beach with a small picnic area. Lumsden Pond Provincial Park 2530 Corkum Burns Road, Lumsden Pond A small roadside picnic park with water access and change houses. Scots Bay Provincial Park 16 Wharf Road, Scots Bay Small picnic park with beach access.

MacElmons Pond Provincial Park 219 MacElmon Road, Onslow Small picnic park and short walking trail adjacent to a pond and wildlife sanctuary.

Bridgetown to Brier Island Annapolis Basin Lookoff Provincial Park 260 Shore Road, Bay View Small area with interpretive display.

Smiley’s Provincial Park 109 Clayton McKay Road, off Route 14, Brooklyn Wooden and open picnic area and 86-site campground on the Meander River, offering playground and walking trails.

Central Grove Provincial Park 1731 Highway 217, Long Island A small picnic area with a trail to the rocky shore of the Bay of Fundy. Ideal for photography.

Windsor to Middleton Blomidon Provincial Park 3138 Pereau Road, north of Canning Blomidon’s 759 hectares include striking natural features and abundant wildlife, a 70-site campground, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach, and hiking trails. Clairmont Provincial Park 1405 Highway 1, Clairmont A small picnic area provides a cool oasis beneath a stand of red pine. Coldbrook Provincial Park 7073 Highway 1, Coldbrook A pleasant picnic area under a canopy of pine offers an excellent lunch stop. Cottage Cove Provincial Park 11935 Shore Road, Port George A picnic park overlooking the Bay of Fundy offering an interesting walk along the rocky shore. Falls Lake Provincial Park 1541 Highway 14, Vaughan A small picnic park on Falls Lake with beach access and a boat launch.

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Lake Midway Provincial Park 7600 Highway 217, Lake Midway A small roadside picnic park with lake access and good trout fishing in season.

Since 1971, residents of Cottage Country have enjoyed peace, quiet and a quality lifestyle. We set out to provide our customers with the finest, most affordable wooded and lakefront properties in Nova Scotia. In the last 46 years, Cottage Country has developed 53 communities, sold over 5,500 properties and built more than 1,500 quality homes and cottages.

Try before you buy Cottage Country also offer the finest vacation rentals on tranquil wooded lake access, lakeside and lakefront properties in Nova Scotia. Experience the lovely nature trails. Swim and fish in our sparkling clean lakes. Relax and watch the sunset from your own covered porch. All rentals come with BBQ, coffee maker, canoes, paddles & life jackets, toasters and linens. All you need is food. Applicable taxes extra. Cottage Country means convenience too. Our properties are within an hour’s drive to downtown Halifax, to the ocean on the South Shore or to wine country in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. All major Canadian flight destinations are less than an hours drive from Stanfield International Airport.

For pricing and availability call us today! Toll Free: 1 800 565 LAND (5263) or Email: rentals@cottagecountry.ca

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Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness Trails Exit 22 from Highway 101, 5 km south on Route 8 Day use park trail and swimming area. Consists of three hiking trails: Picnic Trail (10 min.), Beach Trail (20 min.), and Ski Trail (2 hrs.). Savary Provincial Park 7409 Highway 1, Plympton A small picturesque picnic area overlooking St. Mary’s Bay. At low tide, you can beachcomb along the rocky shoreline. Valleyview Provincial Park 960 Hampton Mountain Road, Bridgetown A 30-site woodland campground and picnic area offering breathtaking vistas overlooking Bridgetown and the Annapolis Valley.

Golf Courses 14 Wing Greenwood Golf Club 877-765-5800 / greenwoodgolfclub.ca 18-hole, par 72. Driving range, drive carts, bar and grill. Above Par Golf Course 9725 Highway 201, South Farmington 902-824-0363 9-hole, par 3. Amherst Golf Club 487 John Black Road, Amherst 902-667-1911 / amherstgolfclub.com 18-hole, Par 71. Combine natural beauty with a challenging open course. Fast greens and very lush fairways in immaculate condition.

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Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club 902-532-2064 / annapolisroyalgolf.com 18-hole, par 70. Overlooking the Annapolis River and Fort Anne. Restaurant and pool on-site. Guests welcome. Avon Valley Golf & Country Club 595 Falmouth Back Road, Falmouth 902-798-2673 / avonvalleygolf.com 18-hole, par 71.

Berwick Heights Golf Course 3060 Highway 211, Berwick 902-847-9000 / berwickheightsgolf.com 18-hole, par 72. Beautiful views, rolling hills, and wooded areas. Guests welcome. Brookfield Golf Club 785 Highway 2, Brookfield 902-673-3352 / brookfieldgolf.com 18-hole, par 70. Green fee players welcome. Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa 103 Shore Road, Digby 902-245-7709 / 800-667-4637 digbypines.ca/activities/golf 18-hole, par 71. Designed by Stanley Thompson. Accommodation and golf packages available. Eagle Crest Golf Course 2075 Lakewood Road, Centreville 902-679-3033 / eaglecrestgolfcourse.com 18-hole, par 72. Green fee players welcome. Eden Golf & Country Club Paradise 902-665-4257 / 800-782-8814 edengolf.ca 18-hole, par 72. Country setting. Green fee players welcome. Fox Hollow Golf Club Stewiacke 902-639-2535 / foxhollowgolfclub.ca 18-hole, par 72. Island Green Golf Club 7005 Highway 12, Kentville 902-678-7577 / islandgreengolf.ca 9-hole, par 32. Executive golf course and driving range. Ken-Wo Golf Club 9514 Commercial Street, New Minas 902-681-5388 / 902-681-0678 ken-wo.com 18-hole, par 70. Located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Ken-Wo is a traditional treelined layout that measures more than 6,300 yards. Guests are welcome and encouraged to play this classic semi-private layout. Full-service facility with instruction.


Mountain Golf & Country Club 1195 Pictou Road, Truro 902-893-2841 / mountaingolf.ca 18-hole, par 71. Rentals available. Green fee players welcome. Practice green. Paragon Golf & Country Club 380 Brookside Drive, Kingston 902-765-2554 / 877-414-2554 paragongolf.ca 18-hole, par 72. A lush mix of open holes and tree-lined fairways. Driving range, canteen, and bar. Parrsboro Golf Club Two Island Road, Parrsboro 902-254-2733 / parrsborogolf.ca 9-hole, par 33. New clubhouse overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Visitors welcome. Renfrew Camping & Golf 824 Renfrew Road, Nine Mile River 902-883-9886 / campingandgolf.com 9-hole, par 3. Ridgewood Golf Club 53 Ravine Drive, Truro Heights 902-893-6200 / ridgewoodgolfcourse.ca 9-hole, par 33. Riverrun Golf Club North River 902-893-8400 / riverrungolf.ca 9-hole, par 34. Practice facility, power carts, rentals; soft spikes required. Rosevale Par 3 Family Golf Course Redden Road, Windsor 902-880-8048 Springhill Centennial Golf Club River Philip 902-686-3870 / springhillgolfclub.ca 9-hole, par 36. Green fee players welcome.

The Links at Penn Hills Shubenacadie 902-758-1406 / linksatpennhills.com 18-hole, par 72. Championship golf course with mixture of wooded and open links along the Shubenacadie River.

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Truro Golf Club 86 Golf Street, Truro 902-893-4650 / trurogolfclub.com 18-hole, par 71. One of the oldest golf clubs in Nova Scotia (established 1903), this semi-private course provides a well-manicured, traditional challenge for all levels. Full services available. Uniacke Pines Golf Club 83 Alder Lane, Mount Uniacke 902-866-2440 / uniackepines.com 9-hole. The course winds through 80 acres, offering fabulous vistas and a clubhouse complete with food and beverage service.

Tours and Guided Experiences Båra Whitewater Rafting 3764 Riversdale Road, Princeport 902-305-1434 / barawhitewater.com Get in, hold on, have a blast! With optional tour lengths and mud sliding, there’s something for everyone. Digital photo album provided. Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruises 223 Water Street, Westport 902-839-2995 / 800-656-3660 brierislandwhalewatch.com Daily boat cruises and Zodiac tours of an area teeming with marine life and seabirds. Diamond Tours 866-414-6883 BlueDiamondTours.com HalifaxShoreExcursions.com Tidal bore-rafting, awe-inspiring views, whale watching, travel to remote islands, kayaking, walking on the seabeds soon to be covered by the tides, and more.

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Minas View Golf Links Cambridge 902-528-2360 / minasviewgolflinks.com 9-hole, par 31. Spectacular views of the Minas Basin.


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Fundy Adventures Gulliver’s Cove on Digby Neck 902-245-4388 / fundyadventures.com Explore secluded beaches and Fundy cliffs and reap the bounty of the bay. Go clam digging or learn from local rockhounds, lobster fishermen, and dulse harvesters. Freeport Whale & Seabird Tours RR #1, Freeport 902-839-2177 / whalewatchersnovascotia.ca Three-hour tours aboard a fully enclosed 12metre Cape Islander with washroom facilities on board. Gael Tours 33 Wilson Lane, Smith’s Cove 902-245-4689 / gaeltours.ca Stones, steeples, ships and seafood. Experience Digby’s historic streetscapes and the culture of an active fishing community. Plankton, periwinkles and predators. Explore the Bay of Fundy’s spectacular rocky shore for a close-up view of the intertidal zone.

Go North Tours/Uncork Nova Scotia Falmouth 902-352-2552 / 877-365-2552 gonorthtours.com winetoursns.com Go North Tours has been showcasing Nova Scotia to visitors since 2009 with a variety of guided tours for small groups from May to November. We are proud to offer unique ways to experience Peggy’s Cove and Halifax, and our Uncork Nova Scotia division offers a variety of guided wine tours to the wineries of Nova Scotia that include wine tastings and fabulous cuisine. Proud Member of the Wine Association of Nova Scotia, Taste of Nova Scotia, and Destination Halifax. The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal 902-532-3035 / tourannapolisroyal.com Stroll through the centuries on a walking tour of Annapolis Royal’s historic district, explore Canada’s oldest English graveyard by candlelight, or discover the Acadian heritage experience with music and dance. Mariner Cruises Whale & Seabird Tours 325 Water Street, Westport, Brier Island 902-839-2346 / 800-239-2189 novascotiawhalewatching.ca Offering Nova Scotia whale-watching and birding tours for over a decade, from the whale-watching capital of Nova Scotia. Fin and minke whales arrive in early June, followed by humpbacks.

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Complimentary full breakfast each morning. Whale watch for two with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises on the Mega Nova HARBOURVIEW INN Celebrating 118 years in business • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 • Rated with 4 stars by Canada Select BRIER ISLAND WHALE WATCH Celebrating 31 years in business, dedicated to research and education • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Ocean Explorations (Zodiac) Whale Cruises Tiverton 902-839-2417 / 877-654-2341 oceanexplorations.ca Exhilarating up-close Zodiac tours of the rich feeding areas off Brier Island and Digby Neck conducted by a marine biologist.

Valley Ghost Walks 902-692-8546 / valleyghostwalks.com Historical, family-friendly walking productions about the region’s fascinating past. Join Jerome the Grave Keeper and his ghostly friends on two-hour tours of Hall’s Harbour, Kentville, Windsor, Wolfville, and Grand Pré Winery.

Petit Passage Whale Watch 3450 Highway 217, East Ferry 902-834-2226 / ppww.ca Just 30 minutes from Digby, twice-daily private charters will take guests on an amazing Bay of Fundy adventure, viewing whales, porpoises, and seabirds. Family and group rates available. Bus tours are welcome.

Shubenacadie River Adventure Tours 10061 Hwy 215, South Maitland 902-261-2222 or 1-888-878-8687 shubie.com Rafters get ready... for the thrill of a lifetime! Experience the awesome force of the Bay of Fundy tides in the rapids of the Shubenacadie River. Try mudsliding or our NEW zipline tours too!

Shubenacadie River Runners 8681 Route 215, Maitland 800-856-5061 / riverrunnersns.com Open your eyes to the Bay of Fundy’s history and incredible natural forces with tidal bore river rafting.

Trails

Tidal Bore Rafting Resort 12215 Highway 215, Urbania 902-758-8433 / raftingcanada.ca Raft and relax in a fully equipped cottage or log chalet in a natural Nova Scotia setting. Full kitchens, televisions, WiFi, fireplace, deck, barbecues. Licensed lodge/pool area. Centrally located.

• Cape Chignecto Provincial Park trails, West Advocate (45 km total) • Cape d’Or Lighthouse Interpretive Trail, Cape d’Or • Five Islands Provincial Park trails (11 km total) • Fox Point Look-off and Walking Trail, Route 209, Port Greville • Kenomee Hiking Trails, Economy (4 trails, 28.5 km total)

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For detailed trail descriptions, directions and maps, visit trails.gov.ns.ca. For snowmobile trails visit: snowmobilersns.com

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• MacElmon’s Pond Provincial Park, Masstown (1.5 km) • Mi’kmaway Debert Interpretive Trail, Debert (4.4 km) •N  az MacDonald Fitness Trail, Springhill (1.6 km) • Partridge Island Look-off and Hiking Trail, Parrsboro (2.7 km) • Thomas’ Cove Coastal Reserve Trails, Economy (2 looped trails, 8 km total) • Ward’s Falls Hiking Trail, Parrsboro (6 km)

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• Burntcoat Head Park, Noel • Cobequid Trail Network, Truro/Bible Hill/Old Barns (4 trails, 16 km total) • Earltown Lake and Portage Trail, Earltown (5.5 km) • Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Trails, Stewiacke (1 km) • Gully Lake Trail System, Earltown (4 trails, 22 km total) • Rogart Mountain Hiking Trail, Earltown (6 km) • St. Andrews Marsh Trail, Stewiacke, behind Wildlife Park (3 km) • Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Stewiacke (2 km)

• South Maitland Tidal Interpretive Centre Trail and observation deck (1 km) • Stewiacke River Park (1.5 km) • Victoria Park, Truro (20 km network)

Windsor to Middleton Trails • Annapolis Valley Multi-use Trail System (200 km following abandoned rail lines through the Valley from Wolfville through to Digby). Nonmotorized section in Annapolis Royal • Black Rock Community Trails (4 looped trails, 20 km total) • Blomidon Provincial Park (12.8 km) • Bell Park, off Highway 101, Mount Uniacke (1.7 km) • Eldridge Settlement Road Trail, Falmouth (11.5 km) • Gaspereau Canal Trail, Route 12 from Kentville (5 km) • Kentville Ravine Trail, Kentville Agricultural Centre (4.3 km) • Lockhart & Ryan Memorial Park Trails, New Minas (2.6 km) • Martock Cross Country Ski Trails, Highway 14, Martock (5 km, winter only) • Miner’s Marsh Trail, Kentville (1.5 km)


Bridgetown to Brier Island Trails • Acacia Trail, Acaciaville (2.5 km) • Annapolis Valley Multi-use Trail System (200 km following abandoned rail lines through the Valley from Wolfville through to Digby). Nonmotorized section in Annapolis Royal • Balancing Rock Trail, Tiverton, Digby Neck (1 km) • Central Grove Provincial Park, Long Island, Digby Neck (1.6 km) • Delaps Cove Wilderness Trails (3 linked trails, 9 km total)

• Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Trail System, off Route 8; 16 front trails,18 trails through mixed habitat, ranging from an easy 0.2-km stroll that’s wheelchair accessible (Mersey Meadows Trail) to a challenging 60km, multi-day hike (Liberty Lake Trail) in the backcountry. Five trails offer mixed hiking/ bicycling opportunities. • Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness Trail, Route 8 (3 short trails, 5.6 km total) • Mountain Top Cottages Trail, Granville Ferry (1.4 km) • Old Winchester Road, Granville Ferry (5.4 km, private road) • Port Royal Farm & Country Museum Trail (4.2 km) • Roxbury Road, West Lawrencetown (8 km) • Sentier de Clare/Clare Trail, Weymouth (88 km return) • Valleyview Provincial Park Trail, Bridgetown (short trails in picnic park) • Walk Annapolis Royal: approximately 15 km of trails and walkable streets. Brochure available.

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• Rawding Ravine Trail, Wolfville (0.7 km) • Smileys Provincial Park, off Route 14, Brooklyn (0.8 km) • Uniacke Estate Trails, Mount Uniacke (7 trails, 15 km total) • Woodville Community Hiking Trails (6 interconnected loops, 10 km total)


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Accommodations Find the perfect home away from home on the Bay of Fundy and in the Annapolis Valley. Accommodations in this region range from full-service hotels and clean, comfortable motels, to luxury resorts, seaside cottages, charming country inns, cozy B&Bs, and hostels. Find the Nova Scotia getaway that best suits you. For detailed information, pricing and help with reservations, please call 800-565-000 or visit novascotia.com. Wheelchair accessible: W

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Amherst to Masstown Amherst Comfort Inn Amherst 143 South Albion Street, Amherst 902-667-0404 / choicehotels.ca/cn247 Sixty-unit motel offers WiFi and light breakfast. W Super 8 Amherst 40 Lord Amherst Drive, Amherst 902-660-8888 / 877-503-7666 super8amherst.com Fifty air-conditioned rooms equipped with television, WiFi, microwave, and free newspaper. Enjoy the pool, hot tub, and water slide. W Advocate Harbour Cape Chignecto Provincial Park 1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour 888-544-3434 novascotiaparks.ca/parks/cape-chignecto.asp Fifty-nine wilderness sites, 31 walk-in sites, bunk house, and three cabins (no drive-up sites).

Driftwood Park Retreat 47 Driftwood Lane, Advocate Harbour 902-392-2008 / 866-392-2008 driftwoodparkretreat.com Five fully-equipped beachfront 2-bedroom chalets. Walking distance to hiking trails at Cape Chignecto Park. Close to NovaShores Kayak Adventures and Advocate Boat Tours, Cape d’Or Lighthouse, and Wild Caraway Restaurant.

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Parrsboro Gillespie House Inn 358 Main Street, Parrsboro 902-254-3196 / 877-901-3196 gillespiehouseinn.com Seven spacious guest rooms with private baths, antiques, fireplaces, and lots of ambience. A hearty breakfast is served daily. W Glooscap Campground & RV 1380 Two Islands Road, Parrsboro 902-254-2529 Open and wooded campground with 47 overnight sites and 30 seasonal; playground, beach, near golf course.

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The Sunshine Inn 4487 Highway 2, Parrsboro 902-254-3135 / 877-706-6835 thesunshineinn.net 11 motel units, 4 cottages, free WiFi, cable TV, hot breakfast included. All nestled in a lush green valley on the outskirts of Parrsboro. Five Islands Five Islands Provincial Park 618 Bentley Branch Road, Highway 2 Five Islands 888-544-3434 novascotiaparks.ca/parks/fiveislands.asp The park offers an 87-site campground. W

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Truro Best Western Plus Glengarry Truro Trade and Convention Center 150 Willow Street, Truro 902-893-4311 / 800-567-4276 bwglengarry.com Full-service, 3.5-star hotel offers 107 guest rooms, lounge, dining room, outdoor pool, free WiFi, daily noon buffets, and evening specials. W

Comfort Inn Truro 12 Meadow Drive, Truro 902-893-0330 / trurocomfortinn.com Eighty-one spacious guest rooms provide comfort for the business or leisure traveller. Newly renovated. Free hot breakfast included. Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton 35 Legends Drive, Truro 902-843-4343 / 877-894-7666 hamptoninn3.hilton.com The new Hampton Inn & Suites offers 94 tastefully appointed rooms and studio suites, with King or Queen beds. Traditional amenities, including microwave and minifridge. Complimentary hot breakfast included. Electric car charging station on site. This property is 100 per cent non-smoking. Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre Truro 437 Prince Street, Truro 902-895-1651 / 800-465-4329 hitrurohotel.com An ideal place to relax, work, or play; 114 guest rooms, licensed dining room, lounge, indoor heated pool, hot tub, and fitness centre. W


Super 8 Truro 85 Treaty Trail, Millbrook 902-895-8884 / 800-800-8000 super8truro.com Fifty air-conditioned rooms with flat screen LCD television, complimentary WiFi, and Superstart breakfast. Pool, hot tub, 80 ft. waterslide, and meeting facilities. Suncatcher Bed & Breakfast 25 Wile Crest Avenue, North River 902-893-7169 / 877-203-6032 suncatcherbnb.com A warm welcome awaits you at Suncatcher B&B, located in North River, a suburban area of Truro only a five-minute drive from downtown. Two large airy rooms each with a spacious four-piece enSuite. Easy access from Highways 102 and 104. Onsite parking.

Stewiacke The Nelson House B&B 138 Main Street East, Stewiacke 902-639-1380 / 866-331-1380 thenelsonhousebb.com Four star, stately century home, offers modern accommodation comforts surrounded by the charm of yesteryear. Three comfortable rooms with private bath, free WiFi and walking distance to downtown amenities. Gourmet breakfast using local produce.

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Urbania Tidal Bore Rafting Resort 12215 Highway 215, Urbania 902-758-8433 / raftingcanada.ca Raft and relax in a fully equipped cottage or log chalet in a natural Nova Scotia setting. Full kitchens, televisions, WiFi, fireplace, deck, barbecues. Licensed lodge/pool area. Centrally located.

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Irwin Lake Chalets 680 Loch Haven Lane, Old Barns 902-895-2663 / 866-554-7946 irwinlakechalets.com This year-round woodland retreat offers six lakeside log chalets with kitchen, bath, and wood stove.


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Maitland Cresthaven by the Sea Bed & Breakfast 19 Ferry Lane, Maitland 902-261-2001 / 866-870-2001 cresthavenbythesea.com Overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Three suites with enSuite baths, fireplace, water view, and amenities. Noel Shangri-La Cottages 619 Burntcoat Road, Noel 902-369-2050 / 866-977-3977 shangri-lacottages.com Three luxury, fully-equipped cottages overlooking the Bay of Fundy and adjoining Burntcoat Head Park. Located at the home of the world’s highest recorded tides. Kempt Shore Kempt Shore Ocean View Campground 5701 Highway 215, Kempt Shore 902-633-2510 / 902-633-2229 kemptshorefestivals.com Eight-hectare campground on the shore of the Minas Basin offers field sites as well as 26 sites serviced with water and electric. Flush toilets and free hot showers. Site of two famous music festivals. W

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Summerville The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery 3 Summerville Wharf Road and Highway 215,

Summerville 902-633-2300 / flyingaproncookery.ca Charming accommodations, locally-sourced honest food & culinary education.

Windsor to Middleton Grand Pré Evangeline Inn & Motel and Café Highway 101, Exit 10 –11668 Highway 1, Grand Pré 902-542-2703 / 888-542-2703 evangeline.ns.ca Comfortable rooms in a quiet country setting. Attractions nearby. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in our café. The Inn is the historic boyhood home of the late Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada, 1911 to 1920. Five cozy inn rooms, indoor pool, on-site café, and 18 spacious and comfortable motel units, with four-piece bath, AC, phone, cable, and WiFi. Rayski Guest House 211 Old Post Road, Grand Pre 902-300-3123 / 855-900-3123 Located in Grand Pre in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just one hour from Halifax and moments from Wolfville.


Wolfville Garden House Bed and Breakfast 220 Main Street, Wolfville 902-542-1703 / gardenhouse.ca A heritage home (c. 1830) with a sunny cottage garden and sweeping views over fields of hay to Cape Blomidon and the Bay of Fundy. Gingerbread House Inn 8 Robie Tufts Drive, Wolfville 902-542-1458 / 888-542-1458 gingerbreadhouse.ca Located in Nova Scotia’s scenic Annapolis Valley, with three rooms and four suites. A place like no other, come for rest, relaxation, and romance. Old Orchard Inn & Spa 153 Greenwich Road South, Wolfville 902-542-5751 / 800-561-8090 oldorchardinn.com A landmark of hospitality nestled in the midst of orchards, vineyards, golf courses, the world’s highest tides, and historic attractions.

Roselawn Lodging 32 Main Street, Wolfville 902-542-3420 / 866-710-5900 roselawnlodging.ca A unique accommodation experience, the property includes cottages and efficiency units with full kitchen, full bath, and living room areas, ranging from bachelor to three bedrooms. Also motel units with queen-size bed, mini fridge, coffee station, and WiFi.

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New Minas Slumber Inn 5534 Prospect Road, New Minas 902-681-5000 / 800-914-5005 slumberinn.ca Commercial travellers and vacationers alike will find a warm welcome with Slumber Inn. An outstanding lodging choice with 80 wellappointed guest rooms.

Bridgetown to Brier Island Bridgetown Carleton Motel & Cabins 4101 Highway 201, Bridgetown 902-665-4716 / 866-665-4716 carletonmotel.ca Offering excellent service in a relaxing location. Just a short drive to town to dine and shop. Country hospitality with a gazebo and gas barbecues available, fire pit, play area for children, horseshoes, and picnic tables.

Holiday Inn Truro Indoor pool Fitness Centre Full service restaurant and lounge                        Seasonal patio Complimentary parking  IHG Rewards Program

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Sandpiper Lane Cottage 25 Sandpiper Lane, Grand Pré 902-542-4610 / canadaselect.com Charming cottage on Evangeline Beach in historic Grand Pré. Beachfront location with a panoramic view of Cape Blomidon and the Fundy tides just 7.2 kilometres from Wolfville. Two-bedroom housekeeping cottage includes a four-piece bath, satellite TV/VCR/DVD, phone, cathedral ceilings with sky lights, outdoor patios, gas barbecue, picnic table, outdoor fire chimney, stairs to beach. Smoking on patios only. No pets please. Open year-round.


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Annapolis Royal Raven Haven Beachside Family Park Sandy Bottom Lake, Annapolis Royal 902-532-7320 / annapoliscounty.ca Rest your feathers at the campground, featuring 15 campsites, all with water access. Two cabins. Caledonia Mersey River Chalets and Nature Retreat RR #2, Caledonia 902-682-2443 / 877-667-2583 merseyriverchalets.ns.ca A four-season wilderness resort located five kilometres north of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. The quiet, peaceful, and natural setting offers accommodation in seven chalets, four lodge rooms, and three teepees. Complimentary on-site facilities include canoeing, kayaking, tennis, basketball, boardwalk, trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Digby Admiral Digby Inn 441 Shore Road, Digby 902-245-2531 / 800-465-6262 digbyhotels.com

Forty-four drive-up air-conditioned rooms and three cottages, all with mini-fridges and water view. Guest laundromat and heated indoor pool. Licensed restaurant and lounge. Coastal Inn Digby 111 Warwick Street, Digby 902-245-4747 / 800 401-1155 coastalinns.com/coastal-inn-digby-ns.php Centrally located, close to all you want to do: dining, whale watching, golf, beachcombing, hiking, theme parks, and historic touring. Five minutes from Saint John ferry. Thirty-six rooms with cable, WiFi, discounted phone rates, and a complimentary “continental plus” breakfast. Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa 103 Shore Road, Digby 902-245-2511 / 800-667-4637 digbypines.ca Casual elegance in a Norman-style chateau and cottages overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Experience luxurious accommodations, locally inspired cuisine, classic golf course, and Aveda spa.

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Brier Island Brier Island Lodge Westport 902-839-2300 / 800-662-8355 brierisland.com One of the richest marine habitats in the world, Brier Island is a top eco-tourism destination, with whale watching, bird watching, and coastal hiking. Explore the trails that crisscross the island, see a coastal marine ecosystem in action at Pond Cove Beach, or watch seals sunning themselves at Seal Cove. Brier Island Lodge, perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean,

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Smith’s Cove Harbourview Inn 25 Harbourview Road, Smith’s Cove 902-245-5686 / 877-449-0705 theharbourviewinn.com A beautiful century-old inn situated in a tranquil country setting. Great water view and beautiful flower gardens. Also located on the property is Captain Jacob Winchester House, a 154-year-old sea captain’s house which offers three gardenview suites with the same amenities as the inn. A delicious full breakfast is included. Other amenities include laundry service and bar. Other features include a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site 902-682-2772 / 877-RESERVE parkscanada.gc.ca/keji Kejimkujik offers a variety of comfortable and convenient roofed accommodations including 2 backcountry cabins, 2 front country cabins, 1 yurt and 15 oTENTiks.

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Gulliver’s Cove Oceanview Cottage 679 Gulliver’s Cove Road, Digby 902-245-4388 / 902-245-8139 gulliversretreat.com A fully furnished retreat with four-piece bath, two bedrooms with with queen and twin beds, and pull-out sofa bed, washer and dryer, full kitchen with all the appliances you will need. Dining room, living room including television, VCR, phone, games, clocks, and barbecue, Wi-Fi. Smoking on decks only. View of the Bay of Fundy and cliffs with spectacular sunsets. Short walk to the beach. Great bird watching.


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Weymouth Mullen’s Bayside Farm & Cottages 580 Fort Point Road, Weymouth North 902-837-5353 / 866-940-6700 baysidefarm.com Year after year, visitors from across Canada, North America, and Europe travel to this well-known Digby County vacation spot to experience rural Atlantic Canada.

Attractions

Also see shopping listings on pages 98 to 100 for details on artisans, galleries, and studio tours.

Amherst to Masstown Joggins Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site 100 Main Street, Joggins 902-251-2727 / 888-932-9766 jogginsfossilcliffs.net The coastal cliffs at Joggins reveal the world’s best example of life during the Coal Age, a time millions of years before the dinosaurs. Join a guided tour and find fossils that have been newly revealed in the cliffs by the Bay of Fundy tides. Enjoy exhibits and have a bite to eat at the award-winning Joggins Fossil Centre. Open April to October.

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Advocate Harbour Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Off Highway 104, West Advocate Harbour 902-392-2085 novascotiaparks.ca/parks/capechignecto.asp The park maintains more than 40 kilometres of trails, both for day-use hikers and overnight backpackers. An interpretation centre, picnic area, washrooms, and gift shop are based at the trailhead at Red Rocks near the community of Advocate Harbour. Port Greville Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum 8334 Highway 209, Port Greville 902-348-2030 / ageofsailmuseum.ca Museum, housed in 1854 church with five additional buildings, preserves the local lumbering and shipbuilding history. Café and giftshop. Open Victoria Day to Thanksgiving. Parrsboro Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) Visitor Centre 1156 West Bay Road, Parrsboro 902-254-2510 / fundyforce.ca The centre overlooks the technology test site for harnessing tidal energy in the Minas Passage of the Bay of Fundy and houses interpretive exhibits, interactive displays, and a small theatre.

halfway between the equator & North Pole!

Winding River Art Gallery

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Fundy Geological Museum 162 Two Islands Road, Parrsboro 902-254-3814 / fundygeological.novascotia.ca 350 million years of history. Unearth Nova Scotia’s rich geological past and discover the Triassic and Jurassic landscapes where Canada’s oldest dinosaurs once roamed.

Ship’s Company Theatre 18 Lower Main Street, Parrsboro 902-254-3000 / 800-565-7469 shipscompanytheatre.com An acclaimed professional theatre company, presenting new Atlantic Canadian works in a spectacular waterside venue. W

Ottawa House By the Sea Museum 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro 902-254-2376 / ottawahousemuseum.ca Built circa 1775, this Georgian-style dwelling overlooking Partridge Island and the Minas Basin was once the summer home of Sir Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister and Father of Confederation. Museum exhibits and interprets Tupper’s life, also seafaring, lumbering, and social history of the Parrsboro Shore. Genealogy and archives on-site. Enjoy an ice cream or cup of tea on the veranda while you watch the tide come in. Open May to October.

Springhill Anne Murray Centre 36 Main Street, Springhill 902-597-8614 / annemurraycentre.com A tribute to the legendary singer’s amazing career, featuring rows of gold and platinum albums. Open mid-May to mid-October. W

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Five Islands Five Islands Lighthouse Park 140 Broderick Lane, Lower Five Islands 902-897-3180 / colchester.ca/parks Park features a pepper pot-style lighthouse, picnic area, playground, beach access, walking paths, and an incredible view of the Five Islands. Open May 7 to mid-October.


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Five Islands Provincial Park 618 Bentley Road, off Route 2, Lower Five Islands 902-662-3030 / novascotiaparks.ca Sea cliffs overlook the world’s highest tides, offering a spectacular setting for camping, hiking, clam digging, and ocean kayaking. Economy Cobequid Interpretive Centre 3246 Highway 2, Economy 902-647-2600 /cobequidinterpretivecentre.com Descriptive panels, pictures, and literature on the culture, history and geology of the region. A preserved Second World War tower offers scenic views. Tourist and hiking trail information. That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm 132 Brown Road, Upper Economy 902-647-2751 / thatdutchmansfarm.com A local family favourite, offering a rustic, easygoing atmosphere to learn about and sample award-winning cheeses. Browse Dutch gifts and treats or search for treasures in the attic antiques shop.

That Dutchman’s Farm, Animal, and Nature Park 4595 Highway 2, Upper Economy 902-647-2751 / thatdutchmansfarm.com A family-friendly park for young and old. Follow sheltered paths through wood trails, meadows and hidden animal enclosures. Take time to stretch your legs and enjoy nature with naturalized gardens, ponds, flowers and heritage animals. Bass River Bass River Heritage Museum & Interpretive Park Highway 2, Bass River 902-647-2648 / bassrivermuseum.ca The museum and park share the dynamic heritage of Bass River, including the story of the community’s world-famous chairs.

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Truro to Avondale Truro Cobequid Arts Council – Marigold Cultural Centre 605 Prince Street, Truro 902-897-4004 / marigoldcentre.ca Houses a 208-seat theatre, reception lobby, art gallery, sports heritage museum, boardroom, and office rental space. Offers arts and culture educational programs.

Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre 65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook 902-843-3493 / millbrookheritagecentre.ca Sharing Mi’kmaw legends, heritage and culture through artifacts, exhibits, displays, and guided interpretation. W Tidal Bore Visitor Centre Tidal Bore Road, Truro The tidal bore surges up the Salmon River twice daily. See pages 14 to 17 for times. Truro Farmers’ Market 15 Young Street, Truro 902-843-4004 / trurofarmersmarket.org Facebook.com/TruroFarmersMarket Operates Saturdays from April to December, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the historic Fire Hall building. Features fresh produce, home baking, unique crafts and art, food products, meats, seafood, flowers, plants, and more. Music, children’s activities, garden space, and one-stop shopping in an energetic, friendly market.

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Joy Laking Gallery 6730 Highway 2, Bass River 902-890-8450 / 902-890-8730 joy@joylakinggallery.com joylakinggallery.com Joy is one of Nova Scotia’s best known realist painters. She has had national solo exhibitions and is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from June 1 until September 30. Evenings and offseason by chance or by appointment.


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Victoria Park 29 Park Road, Truro truro.ca/vic-park.html A natural woodland park of roughly 400 acres located in the centre of town. Waterfalls, several trails, picnic areas, large pool, playground, and tennis courts.

Princeport Bára Whitewater Rafting 3764 Riversdale Road, Princeport 902-305-1434 / barawhitewater.com Get in, hold on, have a blast. With optional tour lengths and mud sliding, there’s something for everyone. Digital photo album provided.

Stewiacke Mastodon Ridge Highway 102, Stewiacke 902-639-2345 / mastodonridge.com Life-sized mastodon replica located in beautiful playground. Mini-golf, ice cream, Tim Hortons and KFC, gift and art gallery, visitor information.

Shubenacadie Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park 149 Creighton Road, Shubenacadie 902-758-2040 / wildlifepark.novascotia.ca Native and exotic species are the pride of Nova Scotia’s premier wildlife destination. Open May 15 to October 15, daily from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open October 16 to May 14 on weekends only, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Stewiacke River Park 902-897-3180 / colchester.ca/parks Quiet riverside park shaded by mature pine, hemlock, and spruce trees. Picnic areas, playground, walking trail, river access.

Urbania Tidal Bore Rafting Resort 12215 Highway 215, Urbania 902-758-8433 / raftingcanada.ca Raft and relax in a fully equipped cottage or log chalet in a natural Nova Scotia setting. Full kitchens, TVs, Wi-Fi, fireplace, deck, barbecues. Licensed lodge/pool area. Centrally located.


South Maitland Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre 9865 Route 236, South Maitland 902-261-2250 Visitor information, tidal interpretation, and observation deck overlooking the tidal Shubenacadie River. Maitland Lawrence House Provincial Museum 8660 Highway 215, Maitland, Hants Co. 902-261-2628 / lawrencehouse.novascotia.ca In 1874, William D. Lawrence constructed the largest wooden full-rigged ship ever built in Canada. Tour his Victorian home and learn about the golden age of sail along the Fundy Shore. Open June 1 to October 5. W

Shubenacadie River Runners 8681 Highway 215, Maitland 902-261-2770 / 800-856-5061 riverrunnersns.com Info@riverrunnersns.com Ride the tidal bore and shoot the rapids in Zodiacs as the tide rushes up the Shubenacadie River.

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Noel Burntcoat Head Park 611 Burntcoat Road, Noel 902-883-7098 / burncoathead.com Enjoy the lighthouse and three-acre park, the world’s highest recorded tides, walking trails, beach access, fossil hunting, and the scenic view of the Bay of Fundy. Newport Landing Avondale Sky Winery 80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing 902-253-2047 / avondalesky.com Avondale Sky Winery, where wine, food, and service align for an unforgettable experience. Guests of the winery can taste the awardwinning wine portfolio, tour the vineyard, and enjoy lunch at D’Vine Morsels winery restaurant.

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Urbania Shubenacadie River Adventure Tours 10061 Highway 215, South Maitland 902-261-2222 / 1-888-878-8687 shubie.com Rafters get ready... for the thrill of a lifetime! Experience the awesome force of the Bay of Fundy tides in the rapids of the Shubenacadie River. Try mudsliding or the new zipline tours.


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Windsor to Middleton Windsor Fort Edward National Historic Site 67 Fort Edward Street, Windsor 902-798-4706 See the sole remains of the fort, the blockhouse, the oldest structure if its kind in Canada. Open June 25 to Labour Day, Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Haliburton House Museum Windsor See details page 55.

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Hantsport Blue Beach Fossil Museum 127 Blue Beach Road, Hantsport 902-790-9541 / bluebeachfossilmuseum.com The 350-million-year old fossils found on the shoreline of Blue Beach show evidence of the very first animals to ever walk on land. The fossils of these creatures are adding a piece to the missing-link of evolution. Blue Beach is a one-ofa-kind fossil site.

Port Williams Prescott House Museum Starr’s Point See details page 55. Kentville CentreStage Theatre, Kentville See details page 54. Aylesford Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Aylesford See details page 49. Greenwood Greenwood Military Aviation Museum 14 Wing, Greenwood 902-765-1494 ext. 5955 / gmam.ca Displaying artifacts that illustrate the roles performed by military aviation in Atlantic Canada, particularly those originating from Greenwood.


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Memory Lane Railway Museum, Middleton See details page 50.

Bridgetown to Brier Island Granville Ferry North Hills Museum, Granville Ferry See details page 67. Annapolis Royal Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club 902-532-2064 / annapolisroyalgolf.com 18-hole, par 70. Overlooking the Annapolis River and Fort Anne. Restaurant and pool on-site. Guests welcome.

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Middleton Annapolis Valley MacDonald Museum 21 School Street, Middleton 902-825-6116 / macdonaldmuseum.ca Operated by the Annapolis Valley Historical Society, in the first consolidated school in Canada, this community museum features antique clocks and other exhibits.


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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, 441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal 902-532-7018 / historicgardens.com Seven hectares of horticultural displays, including a formal Victorian garden, an expansive collection of roses, and an Acadian cottage and garden. See details page 67. Fort Anne and Port-Royal National Historic Sites, Annapolis Royal and area Fort Anne: 902-532-2397 parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne Port-Royal: 902-532-2898 parkscanada.gc.ca/portroyal Discover drama and intrigue at the National Historic Sites in southwest Nova Scotia. See details pages 59, 67. Upper Clements Parks 2931 Highway 1 902-532-7557 / 888-248-4567 upperclements.com Featuring a theme park with a roller coaster, flume ride, waterslide, laser tag, and many more rides and attractions. An adventure park with ziplines and challenge courses and elevated bridges located in a beautiful forest area. See details page XX. Maitland Bridge Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / 877-RESERVE parkscanada.gc.ca/keji Spanning almost 400 square kilometres of gentle wilderness, visitors will also discover natural diversity and a rich Mi’kmaw heritage. See details page 67.

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Digby Admiral Digby Museum, Digby See details page 67. Brier Island Hooking By The Sea Retreats 33 Church Street, Westport Brier Island 902-308-2107 / hookingbythesearetreats.com Experience a getaway on Brier Island and try some traditional rug hooking, whale watching, bird watching, hiking, and more.

Dining Boasting abundant fresh seafood, a bounty of fresh, locally grown produce, and the most acclaimed boutique wineries in eastern Canada, the Bay of Fundy region offers a wonderful selection of dining experiences to suit all tastes. Choose from the following selection of dining options that await your visit. Wheelchair accessible: W

Amherst to Masstown Advocate Harbour Advocate Harbour Rite Stop 3554 Highway 209, Advocate Harbour 902-392-2222 Gas and diesel, groceries including an NSLC store along with fresh produce, eat-in/take-out services, meal specials for each day of the week, breakfast services all week long, Advocate Harbour Gift Shop, and free WiFi. Open to 9 p.m. daily. Wheelchair accessible: W Wild Caraway Café & Restaurant 3721 Highway 209, Advocate Harbour 902-392-2889 / wildcaraway.com Affordable, delicious, locally sourced meals served in a uniquely colourful setting overlooking the world-famous tides of the Bay of Fundy. Parrsboro BlackRock Bistro & Resto Bar 151 Main Street, Parrsboro 902-728-3006 / bistro@blackrockbistro.ca blackrockbistro.ca BlackRock Bistro offers a casual dining experience featuring fresh locally sourced produce, seafood and meats complimented by a selection of Nova Scotian and international craft beers and fine wines. Five Islands Diane’s Restaurant 874 Highway 2, Five Islands 902-254-3190 Specializing in fried clams and local seafood, Diane’s is a fantastic stop when travelling the Fundy Shore. Masstown Masstown Market Highway 104, Exit 12, Masstown 902-662-2816 / 866-273-0614 masstownmarket.com See details on page 31.


Truro Best Western Plus Glengarry 150 Willow Street, Truro 902-893-4311 / bwglengarry.com Dine in the light and friendly coffee shop or in the main atrium-style dining room. Bistro on Prince Holiday Inn, 437 Prince Street, Truro 902-897-8008 / bistroonprince.com From kids’ meals to fine dining. W The Nova Scotia Emporium & Fireside Tearoom 880 Prince Street, Truro 902-893-8285 Enjoy lunch or dessert then take in the giftware, collectibles, and fine Nova Scotian products in the gift shop. Maitland Frieze & Roy General Store and Mudslide Cafe 8787 Highway 215, Maitland 902-261-2860 Visit Canada’s oldest general store in Nova Scotia’s first Heritage Conservation District.

Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Frieze & Roy is a local hotspot for groceries, laundromat, cold beer, wine and more. Check out the new Mudslide Cafe for great food, pizza and ice-cream.

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Summerville The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery 3 Summerville Wharf Road and Highway 215, Summerville 902-633-2300 / flyingaproncookery.ca Charming accommodations, locally-sourced honest food & culinary education.

Windsor to Middleton Grand Pré Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery 11611 Highway 1, Grand Pré 902-542-7177 / 866-GP-WINES grandprewines.ns.ca/restaurant Chef Jason Lynch emphasizes seasonal Nova Scotia product with a global flair. Named one of 20 world’s best winery restaurants by Wine Access 2011. Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards 2012 and 2015 Restaurant of the Year for chef-inspired fine dining.

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Fish & Chips on the Wharf Gift Shop & Garden Center Captain Cob’s Corn Maze NSCL Grapes & Grains Fresh Seafood Market Dairy Bar • Cafe • Deli Home Style Bakery Petro Canada Gas Bar With Tim Hortons & Greco Express

Exit 12, TCH #104, West of Truro www.masstownmarket.com

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Wolfville The Library Pub and Merchant Wine Tavern 472 Main Street, Wolfville 902-542-4315 / thelibrarypub.ca Local, farm-fresh products, a fine selection of premium import and domestic beers and local wines, amid an inviting atmosphere. Kentville Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant 42 Aberdeen Street, Kentville 902-678-3199 / paddyspub.ca With a second location in Wolfville, this traditional Irish country pub and family restaurant has lots of character and plenty of charm. Hall’s Harbour Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant 1157 West Hall’s Harbour Road 902-679-5299 / cameronseafoods.ca Fishermen of the Fundy Shore believe the flavour of lobster improves immeasurably if you eat it outdoors on the coast, where the delicious aroma from your plate can mingle with the scents of pine and sea wrack at low tide. Local seafood lovers concur, flocking like seagulls to this restaurant overlooking the picturesque wharf.

Greenwood GoWingNutz 678 Central Avenue, Greenwood 902-242-5225 GoWingNutz is a full service diner. We have a large menu selection of both appetizers and entrees and yes we also have wings and lots of new sauces! Come try us out!.

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Annapolis Royal The Garrison House Inn 350 Street George Street, Annapolis Royal 902-532-5750 / 866-532-5750 garrisonhouse.ca Three intimate fine-dining rooms and a charming 22-seat screened verandah facing the sunset over Fort Anne National Historic Site. Digby Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa Churchill’s Restaurant & Lounge and 19th Hole Clubhouse & Eatery 103 Shore Road, Digby 800-667-4637 / digbypines.ca The succulent new menu at Churchill’s Restaurant and Lounge presents twists on old favourites, featuring local ingredients and prepared to order. The world-famous Digby scallops are a resort specialty and a must-try on the new menu. A complete selection of domestic and imported wines is also available.

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Fundy Restaurant (Fundy Dockside Restaurant & Bar) 34 Water Street, Digby 902-445-4950 / fundyrestaurant.com Specializing in fresh Digby scallops, live lobster, seafood, pasta, and steak. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a great children’s menu.

U-picks and Farmers’ Markets Annapolis Royal Farmers’ & Traders’ Market Town Centre, Annapolis Royal 902-245-4824 annapolisroyalfarmersmarket.com May to October, then located at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens from mid-October to mid-May. Blueberry Acres U-Pick 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Centreville 902-582-1482


Dempsey Corner Orchard RR #3 Aylesford 888-675-8282 / dempseycorner.com June to October. Elderkin’s Farm Market & Cider Company 10362 Highway 1, Wolfville 902-542-7198 Open year-round.

Truro Farmers’ Market Corner of Prince and Young streets, Truro 902-843-4004 / trurofarmersmarket.org Open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April to December. Windsor Farmers’ Market Waterside Coach House, 6 King Road Extension farmersmarketsnovascotia.ca/windsor-farmersmarket Open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June to December.

Hennigar’s Farm Market 10272 Highway 1, Wolfville 902-542-3503 / hennigars.com

Withrow’s Farm Centre 206 Highway 1, Mount Uniacke 902-866-1113 / withrowsfarmmarket.ca Open April to December with a garden centre open May to July.

Kentville Farmers’ Market Kentville Centre Square, May to October Kentville Lions Club, 78 River Street, from October to April 30 902-679-2514 / kentvillefarmersmarket.ca Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round.

Wolfville Farmers’ Market 902-697-3344 wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca Saturdays year-round. See details page 50.

Masstown Market 10622 Highway 2, Masstown 902-662-2816 / 866-273-0614 masstownmarket.com See details on page 31. Noggins Corner Farm 10009 Highway 1, Greenwich 902-542-5515 / nogginsfarm.ca

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Wineries and Vineyards l’Acadie Vineyards 310 Slayter Road, Gaspereau 902-542-8463 / lacadievineyards.ca Annapolis Highland Vineyards 2635 Clementsvale Road, Bear River East 902-467-0363 annapolishighlandvineyards.com

Explore this 17 km walking and cycling trail through Old Barns, Truro and Bible Hill. Experience the Salmon River, Cobequid Bay, forests, farmland and salt marsh.

www.colchester.ca/cobequid-trail

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Avondale Sky Winery 80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing 902-253-2047 / avondalesky.com Bear River Vineyards 133 Chute Road, Bear River 902-467-4156 / wine.travel Benjamin Bridge Vineyards 1842 White Rock Road, Gaspereau Valley 902-542-1560 / benjaminbridge.com Blomidon Estate Winery 10318 Highway 221, Canning 902-582-7565 / blomidonwine.ca Domaine de Grand Pré 11611 Highway 1, Grand Pré 902-542-1753 / 866-GPWINES grandprewines.com Gaspereau Vineyards 2239 White Rock Road, Gaspereau 902-542-1455 / gaspereauwine.com Luckett Vineyards 1293 Grand Pré Road, Wolfville 902-542-2600 / luckettvineyards.com Planters Ridge 1441 Church Street, Port Williams 902-542-2711 / plantersridge.ca Sainte-Famille Wines Ltd. Dyke Road and Dudley Park Lane, Falmouth 902-798-8311 / 800-565-0993 st-famille.com

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Amherst to Masstown Economy That Dutchman’s Farm, Upper Economy 4595 Highway 2, Upper Economy 902-647-2751 / thatdutchmansfarm.com Nova Scotia’s original artisan cheesemakers. Shop surrounded by farm animals and nature park with naturalized gardens. Great place to spend time with family. Cheese available year-round.

Masstown Masstown Market 10622 Highway 2, Masstown 902-662-2816 / masstownmarket.com Quality produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods; garden and gift centre; restaurant.

Truro to Avondale Truro Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre Store 65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook 902-843-3339 Showcasing stunning Mi’kmaw artisans, offset with a collection of Nova Scotian products. Leisure Days RV Centre 45 Treaty Trail, Truro 902-893-2619 / 877-855-4678 leisuredays.ca/en/truro Full service and parts department with a selection of new and used products. Open daily. Nova Scotia Emporium & Fireside Tearoom 880 Prince Street, Truro 902-893-8285 While enjoying lunch or dessert, take in the excellent array of giftware, collectibles, and fine Nova Scotia crafts. Stanfield’s Factory Outlet 1 Logan Street, Truro 902-895-5406 / stanfields.com Known as “the underwear company,” offering underwear, winter thermal wear, socks, and athletic wear. Truro Farmers’ Market 15 Young Street, Truro trurofarmersmarket.org Facebook.com/TruroFarmersMarket Operates Saturdays from April to December, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the historic Fire Hall building. Features fresh produce, home baking, unique crafts and art, food products, meats, seafood, flowers, plants, and more. Music, children’s activities, garden space, and one-stop shopping in an energetic, friendly market.


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Gallery 215 8247 Highway 215, Selma 902-261-2151 / info@artgallery215.com artgallery215.com Bring home original Nova Scotian artwork from Gallery 215 in celebration of Canada’s 150. Community owned gallery showcasing contemporary fine art, representing over 40 emerging and established artists. Located along the scenic Highway 215, in the 1865-era Selma Schoolhouse, near the historic town of Maitland. Consult the website’s Events Calendar for in-gallery art and cultural experiences.

Windsor to Middleton Grand Pré Flora by Cora Grand Pré See details page 53. Tangled Garden Grand Pré See details page 53. Wolfville Casa Bella Gifts 464 Main Street, Wolfville 902-542-4400 Casa Bella Gifts is a high-end, independent fashion, gift, and home décor store situated on the pedestrian-friendly Main Street of Wolfville. Offers elegance and sophistication and will delight and inspire the self-indulgent or giftgiving customer. Port Williams Fox Hill Cheese House, Port Williams See details page 53. Aylesford deWeevers Wovens Aylesford See details page 53.

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Maitland Frieze & Roy General Store and Mudslide Cafe 8787 Highway 215, Maitland 902-261-2860 Visit Canada’s oldest general store in Nova Scotia’s first Heritage Conservation District. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Frieze & Roy is a local hotspot for groceries, laundromat, cold beer, wine, and more. Check out the new Mudslide Cafe for great food, pizza and ice-cream.


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Bridgetown to Brier Island Annapolis Royal Bainton’s Tannery Outlet, Annapolis Royal See details page 66. Great Expectations Etcetera Annapolis Royal See details page 66. Bear River Flight of Fancy, Bear River See details page 66. Oddacity Designs Bear River See details page 66. Freeport Arts ‘n Adventures in the Cove 323 Overcove Road, Freeport 902-839-2144 / artsnadventuresinthecove.com Hands-on activities and experiences for visitors seeking to learn about Long Island and Brier Island.

Festivals and Events Great festivals can be experienced all along the Fundy Shore and in the Annapolis Valley. Note: The event dates listed are subject to change, so confirm with the local Visitor Information Centre before finalizing your plans. For a full list of festivals and events, visit novascotia.com. May 19 Travis Tritt at the RECC Truro May 19 to 22 Festival of Free Flight Parrsboro May 24 to 29 85th Annual Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival See details page 51. May 27 and 28 Family Connects Expo, Truro May 27 and 28 Tour de Keji Omnium Maitland Bridge Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site parkscanada.gc.ca/keji Road cyclists from all over Atlantic Canada will meet at Kejimkujik to compete for two days in a time trial, criterium and road-race. Visit keji. bnsroad.cafor race details.

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May 28 15th Annual Scotian Gold Family Fun Day 2600 Lovett Road, Coldbrook 902-679-6795 June 2 to September 1 First Friday Community Celebrations at Fort Anne Annapolis Royal June 4 Wine & Dash 2205 Grand Pré Road, Grand Pré 902-422-3387 / wineanddash.ca June 9 to 10 Port Williams Days 902-542-3933 / portwilliams.com


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June 9 to 18 Canada’s Garden Days Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal historicgardens.com June 10 FIZZ at the Wolfville Farmers Market Wolfville wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca June 11 Salute to our Armed Forces ageofsailmuseum.ca Age of Sail Centre & Museum, Port Greville June 16 to 18 Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival June 16 to 17 Annual Mount Uniacke Firefighters’ Fair Mount Uniacke 902-866-2828 June 17 Avondale Art Fair and Ginger Fest Avondale Sky Winery, Newport Landing 902-757-3138 / avondaleartfair.com

June 23 to 25 Full Circle Music Festival Avon River Heritage Society Museum Newport Landing 902-475-1058 / fullcirclefestival.ca June 18 Low Tide Yoga Parrsboro town.parrsboro.ns.ca June 18 to September 3 Sunday in the Park Concerts Victoria Park, Truro from 2 to 4 p.m. June 21 National Aboriginal Day at Kejimkujik Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji June 23 to 25 Classics by the Bay Parrsboro June 24 Nova Strong 6 and 10 km Ultimate Obstacle Adventure 2050 Highway 202, East Gore mudcraft.ca Six km and 10 km adventure race featuring more than 20 obstacles designed for all skill levels.

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June 9 to 11 Ravenous for Rhubarb Festival Stewiacke stewiacke.net


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June 24 Rug hooking workshop Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road Parrsboro 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch included, limited seats, $75 each. Call to confirm or for more info 902254-2376. June 29 to July 2 18th-annual Fox Mountain Bluegrass Festival Berwick 902-847-3747 / foxmountaincampingpark.com June 30 to July 2 Lobster Bash Digby 902-247-1313 / lobsterbash.ca

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July to September Ships Company Theatre Summer Festival Parrsboro 800-565-SHOW / shipscompanytheatre.com Professional live theatre and summer concert series. July 1 Canada Day Celebrations province-wide July 1 Old Fashioned Saturday Night Parrsboro July 1 to 9 Annapolis Royal Rose Festival Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal historicgardens.com

July 4 to August 19 Two Planks and a Passion: Theatre Off the Grid Canning artscentre.ca July 7, 14, 21, 28 Riverfront Park Concert Series Truro 7 to 8 p.m. at Riverfront Park July 7 UNESCO Inscription Anniversary at Joggins Fossil Cliffs Celebrating its ninth anniversary of being inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. jogginsfossilcliffs.net July 7 to 8 Kingston Steer BBQ and Village Fair See details page 51. July 7 to 9 House and Garden Tour Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens 902-532-7018 / historicgardens.com July 8 and 9 Strawberry Dessert Days Ottawa House Museum 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro Served with tea and coffee all day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 each. July 8 Mud Hero Obstacle Race Mount Martock / mudhero.com


July 12 to 15 Old Home Week Parrsboro July 13 to 16 13th Annual Acoustic Maritime Music Festival 5701 Highway 215, Kempt Shore 902-633-2229 / kemptshorefestivals.com July 13 to August 10 Traditional Music at Port-Royal Port-Royal National Historic Site 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 to 16 Canadian Superbike Championship Series, Round 4 Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubenacadie atlanticmotorsportpark.com July 14 to 16 British Motoring Festival Windsor britishmotoringfestival.com July 15 Bear River Cherry Carnival 1277 River Road, Bear River 902-467-3633 / brfd.ca July 15 and 16 Parks Canada Bioblitz at Kejimkujik Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji July 15 to 16 Parks Day at Fort Anne National Historic Site Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal 902-532-2397 / parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne July 15 CARP’S Annual Annapolis River Festival 232 Granville Street, Bridgetown 902-532-7533

July 15 Victoria Park (VP) Challenge and Canada’s Parks Day at Victoria Park Victoria Park, Truro vpchallenge.ca Scenic 5K obstacle race and family entertainment at Victoria Park.

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July 15 and 16 Masstown Market Seafood Festival 10622 Highway 2, Masstown 902-662-2816 / masstownmarket.com July 17 to 23 Atlantic Grand Circuit Week Truro Harness Racing July 20 Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus, Community Day & Open House Truro July 21 Movie Night at the Market Truro 9 p.m. at the Truro Farmers’ Market. July 21 to 23 Learn-To-Camp at Kejimkujik Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji July 22 and 23 Lobster dinner and theatre production: The Floundering Fathers of Confederation Maitland Dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and theatre starting at 7 p.m. Find “CHArt Society” on Facebook. July 22 Hantsport Homecoming Music Festival Hantsport 902-790-0030 / hhmf.ca July 22 Family Fun Day Car Show n’ Shine 3 Ardoise School Road, Ardoise ardoisehall.ca

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Canada’s Garden Days July 9 Mi’kmaw Culture Day Port-Royal National Historic Site 902-532-2898 / parkscanada.gc.ca/portroyal


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July 22 Tastes of the Valley Wolfville Farmers’ Market, Wolfville wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca July 22 and 23 Sea to Shore Sea Glass Festival 3586 Highway 359, Hall’s Harbour 902-790-6901 July 23 Massed Band Concert at Fort Anne National Historic Site Annapolis Royal 902-532-2397 / parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne July 28 and 29 Smokin’ Blues Fest 6 Hants County Exhibition Grounds, Windsor 613-661-0662 / smokinbluesfest.ca July 28 to 30 46th-annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival Exhibition Grounds, Truro/Bible Hill 902-662-2896 / nsbluegrass.com July 28, August 4, 11, 18 Movie Nights in the Park Truro 9 p.m. at Victoria Park

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July 29 East Hants Tidal Mud Run Burntcoat Head Park, Noel easthants.ca/recreation July 29 Sailing ships canvas bucket workshop Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro 902-254-2376 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., limited seats. Lunch supplied with $100 registration. Call to confirm or for more info. July 29 Anne Murray Day Springhill annemurraycentre.com July 29 and 30 Show and Shine Parrsboro

July 29 and 30 Heritage Cricket at Fort Anne National Historic Site Annapolis Royal 902-532-2397 / parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne July 30 Port Royal National Historic Site Construction Traditions 902-532-2898 / parkscanada.gc.ca/portroyal July 30 Band Day Parrsboro July 30 Age of Sail Museum Anniversary Day Port Greville Free Admission August 1 to 15 Explore the Cradle of Acadie Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal historicgardens.com August 4 to 6 Avon River Days Windsor 902-798-9773 / town.windsor.ns.ca August 4 to 6 Stewiacke Town Days 902-639-2231 / stewiacke.net August 4 (evening) to August 6 (noon) Encampment Days on Natal Day weekend Fort Anne National Historic Site parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne August 4 to 7 Annapolis Royal Natal Days 902-532-2043 / annapolisroyal.com August 5 Keji’s 48th Birthday Celebration Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji August 5 Maritime Mega 4 Geocaching Event Truro maritimemega.com


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Food Truck Rally, Devour! The Food Film Fest, Wolfville

August 5 Hands around the Fort! Fort Anne National Historic Site parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - rain or shine! August 7 Civic Holiday Concert in the Park Truro 2 to 4 p.m. Victoria Park August 10 to 13 Digby Scallop Days See details page 64. August 10 to 13 Grand Pré 2017 Grand Pré National Historic Site grandpre2017.ca August 11 to 13 Keji Dark Sky Weekend Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji

August 12 Not Since Moses Five Islands notsincemoses.com August 12 Shredfest Street Party Inglis Place, Truro August 12 Photography workshop Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro 902-254-2376 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch included, limited seats. $75 each. Call to confirm or for more info. August 12 and 13 Lobster Dinner & Theatre Production: The Floundering Fathers of Confederation Maitland Dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and theatre starting at 7 p.m. Find “CHArt Society” on Facebook. August 14 to 19 Annapolis Valley Exhibition Lawrencetown, Annapolis County 902-584-3339 / annapolisvalleyexhibition.com August 15 to 16 Celebrating the Tall Ships Annapolis Royal

Section Head Festivals and Events

August 5 Lady Tupper Garden Party Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro Open to all 2 to 4 p.m.


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August 16 Lady Tupper Tea Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro 2 to 4 p.m. Great assortment of sandwiches, sweets, tea. Come in costume if you can. August 18 Truro’s Wild Blueberry Jam Truro wildblueberryfest.com August 18 and 19 Kempt Shore Music Gala Camp-out and Dance 5701 Highway 215, Kempt Shore 902-633-2229 / kemptshorefestivals.com

August 26 to 27 Kejimkujik Learn to Paddle Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji August 27 Cobequid Trail Run 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, Truro 902-897-3155 / colchester.ca

August 18 to 20 Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show Parrsboro 902-254-3814

August 27 IncrEDIBLE Picnic for Harvest for Hunger NS Captain Cob’s Corn Maze and Fun Farm Masstown 902-662-2816 / masstownmarket.com

August 18 to September 2 Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival Central Nova Scotia wildblueberryfest.com

August 30 to September 3 Wharf Rat Rally Digby See details page 65.

August 19 Prospectors Day Parrsboro

August 31 to September 4 Berwick Gala Days See details page 52.

August 19 and 20 Annapolis Royal Paint the Town Annapolis Region Community Arts Council 902-532-7069 / arcac.ca

September to October 11th-annual Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival winesofnovascotia.ca

August 19 to 27 A Celebration of Art Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal historicgardens.com

2017 Bay of Fundy—Nova Scotia

August 25 Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival Concert Truro 7 to 8 p.m. at Riverfront Park

August 20 Sharing Cultural Alliances and Traditions Metis–Siroquois Day Port-Royal National Historic Site parkscanada.gc.ca/portroyal August 23 to 27 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Ryland Avenue, Truro/Bible Hill nspe.ca

September 22 to 24 Fall for the Stars Dark Sky Weekend at Kejimkujik Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji September 2 and 3 Big Keji Picnic Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site parkscanada.gc.ca/keji September 2 and 3 Millbrook Powwow millbrookfirstnation.net


September 2 and 3 Annual Labor Day Events at the Age of Sail Museum Port Greville Saturday Supper, Sunday Outdoor Church Service, Breakfast, Special Displays, Free admission. September 4 Labour Day Concert in the Park Victoria Park, Truro truro.ca 12 to 5 p.m. September 8 and 11 Bridgetown Ciderfest Bridgetown See details page 63. September 9 Colchester Highland Games and Gathering Truro colchesterhighlandgames.com September 10 Parrsboro Poker Run September 12 to 17 2017 Annapolis Valley International Town Criers Competition Windsor, Grand Pré and Annapolis Royal September 15 and 16 EMBRACE Festival Truro Marigold Cultural Centre & Civic Square truro.ca September 15 to 17 and, 22 to 24 Hants County Exhibition Windsor 902-798-0000 / hantscountyex.com September 16 to 21 Avondale Garlic Fest Avondale Sky Winery, Newport Landing 902-757-3138 / avondalegarlicfest.com

September 18 Open Farm Day, Nova Scotia meetyourfarmer.ca

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September 23 and 24 Lobster Dinner & Theatre Production: The Floundering Fathers of Confederation Maitland Dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and theatre starting at 7 p.m. Find “CHArt Society” on Facebook. September 23 to October 6 International Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards Exhibit Parrsboro September 23 to 24 8th Annual Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers Weigh Off Waterville September 22 to 24 Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival Wolfville 902-542-7668 / deeprootsmusic.ca September 23 Deep Roots at the Market Wolfville Annual Christmas Tea and Bake Sale Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro 2 to 4 p.m. Beautifully decorated for the season of Christmas. September 29 to October 1 Fundy Great Outdoors Show Parrsboro September 29 to 30 Showcase Truro Film Festival Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro September 30 Savour the Trail in Kejimkujik - A Feast for the Senses Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji October Pumpkin People Festival Kentville kentville.ca

Section Head Festivals and Events

September 2 and 3 Wild Blueberry Dessert Days Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Blueberry desserts with blueberry ice cream, tea coffee served all day. $5 each.


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October 1 to 10 10 Days in October 121 Main Street, Parrsboro 902-254-2972 October 6 to 8 Thanksgiving Weekend Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge 902-682-2772 / parkscanada.gc.ca/keji October 10 to 14 10th-annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival Amherst fibreartsfestival.com October 14 Pumpkin Palooza Wolfville 902-678-8568 / wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca October 14 North American Conker championship Historic Gardens (courtyard) 902-532-7018 / historicgardens.com

October 21 Launch Day Maitland facebook.com/maitlandlaunchfestival Parade (2:30 p.m.), launch of the replica W.D. Lawrence ship (3 p.m.), church supper (4 to 6 p.m.) at Anglican Church Hall and concert (7 p.m.). October 20 to 31 Ghost Town Annapolis Royal and area 902-532-7018 / ExploreGhostTown.com October 25 to 29 Devour! The Food Film Fest Wolfville devourfest.com October 27 to 29 Parrsboro Film Festival November 2 to 5 Nova Scotia Music Week Truro nsmw.ca December 2 Get Un-Scrooged at the Market Wolfville Farmers Market December 10 to 16 World Jr. A Hockey Challenge Truro December 31 New Year’s Eve on the Town Truro truro.ca Starting at 11:30 a.m.

2017 Bay of Fundy—Nova Scotia

Support Partners Digby Area Tourism Association 147 First Avenue, Digby tourism@digbyarea.ca / digbyarea.com Experience the Digby area and the phenomenal Fundy, home of the world-famous scallops. Motorcycle Tour Guide 866-250-7777 / motorcycletourguidens.com Experience some of the best riding in North America. Order your guide today.


Fundy Rose, Bay Ferries Ferry Terminal, Digby 877-762-7245 / acadiaferry.com Take the Fundy Rose ferry across the Bay of Fundy, Canada’s natural wonder, on daily threehour crossings between Saint John, N.B. and Digby, N.S. New in 2016, Bay Ferries launched a new seasonal ferry service between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Consult the website for details.

Town of Digby 147 First Avenue, Digby 902-245-4769 / digby.ca Digby, the scallop capital of the world, offers a wide variety of interesting activities, dramatic natural attractions, and some of the best whale watching in North America. Town of Windsor 100 King Street, Windsor 902-798-2275 / town.windsor.ns.ca A dynamic community, where hospitality knows no bounds; where visitors can indulge in unique shopping and dining experiences; where a slow walk along the waterfront will relax you before nestling in for the night. Village of Kingston 671 Main Street, Kingston 902-765-2800 / kingstonnovascotia.ca An ideal location from which to take day trips, Kingston is located approximately halfway between Halifax and Yarmouth and just 20 minutes from the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Visit the community and see for yourself why those who come for a short time often stay a lifetime. Municipality of Colchester 1 Church Street, Truro 902-897-3160 / colchester.ca Municipality of Cumberland 1395 Blair Lake Road, Upper Nappan 902-667-2313 / cumberlandcounty.ns.ca

Municipality of East Hants 15 Commerce Court, Elmsdale 902-883-2299 / easthants.ca Town of Stewiacke 295 George Street, Stewiacke 902-639-2231 / stewiacke.net Town of Truro 695 Prince Street, Truro 902-895-4484 / Truro.ca Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce 605 Prince Street, Truro trurocolchesterchamber.com

Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Cape Forchu Light Station 902-742-4522 capeforchulight.com novascotiawebcams.com Located at the tip of scenic Cape Forchu, approximately 10 minutes from the town of Yarmouth, the Cape Forchu Light Station with its 75 feet of statuesque beauty, houses a museum, gift shop, The Mug Up Restaurant, and 19 acres of well-groomed grounds to explore. Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub 96 Water Street, Yarmouth 902-742-7311 / ruddersbrewpub.com Good times, great food, and hand-crafted ales are served up daily at Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub. Live entertainment. Open year-round.

Section Head Festivals and Events and Support Partners

Town of Kentville 354 Main Street, Kentville 902-679-2500 / kentville.ca The Town of Kentville boasts beautiful walking trails groomed for use year-round, a protected wildlife site, and bird sanctuaries perfect for getting back to nature.

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Brier Island Lodge and Restaurant

Whale Watching Packages are Available Whale Watching, Oceanview Dining and Accommodations

www.brierisland.com | 1-800-662-8355 Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrierIslandLodge/

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