Visit us on the Bluenose Coast

Bluenose Coast Communities
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When visiting Nova Scotia, make sure you plan on visities all the communities which are located along the Bluenose Coast :

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Peggy’s Cove
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Climb rocks sculpted by the ice age 20,000 years ago, to the famous lighthouse, mail a letter and take a keepsake photo. Cautiously hike along granite outcrops marveling at the powerful surf, relax with some homemade chowder and gingerbread. Have a yarn with our resident fishermen and artists who call this natural masterpiece home. While traveling along Highway 333, be sure not to miss the villages of Terence Bay, West Dover, Prospect, Peggy’s Cove, and Indian Harbour.

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New Ross
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Local lore mysteriously connects the Oak Island treasure hunt to New Ross. Seek your own adventure inland along Route 12 to the home of Nova Scotia’s living museum of agriculture, Ross Farm Museum, a real treasure. Known as the Christmas Tree Capital of the World, New Ross becomes a bustle of activity at the first snowfall with local Christmas tree producers readying shipments to go as far away as Europe and California.

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Mahone Bay
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Drop your anchor in Mahone Bay, “a treasure since 1745” and named one of Canada’s best small-town downtowns by Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine. Described by the New York Times as “pretty as a picture” the town bustles with activity during its popular festivals. Art galleries, specialty shops, living museums, romantic restaurants and comfortable small inns are all within an easy stroll. Nearby golfing and a full service spa complement the serenity and natural beauty.

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Lunenburg
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As fishermen before you, follow your compass to Lunenburg. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, look for the “Lunenburg Bump” on buildings in Old Town. Reeking of a “salty”, seafaring history and old world charm, traditions and customs have been handed down through generations. Climb aboard the ships alongside the dock at the museum and imagine your own sea adventure. Discover treasures as you “plunder” the shops and walk the hilly streets. Accommodations range from charming heritage bed and breakfasts to restored modern inns.

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Lunenburg Region
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“Take the Time”…Here, nature’s canvas is particularly vibrant. The beauty of the area is fresh – the crispness of the air, the fragrance of the forests, the crash of the waves. Appreciate the serenity of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. French, English, German and Dutch heritage influences everything from home grown food and local wines to art, artisans and architecture, not to mention the individuality of the people. Forest trails and pristine beaches beckon. Challenge yourself hiking, canoeing or sailing. Take a deep breath and stay awhile.

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Hubbards & Aspotogan
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Locals say, “The sun always shines in Hubbards”. The salt air is energizing and the ten fabulous beaches are a great escape in any weather. Bunk down in an inn, cottage or campground and stay awhile. Treat yourself to lobster suppers, fish cakes, live entertainment and a vibrant Saturday Farmers’ Market. Be charmed by coastal fishing communities on the Aspotogan, the Yacht Club and Nova Scotia’s smallest provincial park. Shopping, hiking, biking and kayaking make this the “Playground of St. Margaret’s Bay”.

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Gold River & Western Shore
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Snuggled along the Bluenose Coast, the towns of Gold River and Western Shore provide an oceanfront sanctuary for those looking to explore. Discover the mysteries of the Oak Island Treasure, or rent a kayak and escape to one of the hundreds of islands situated just off the coast. Enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the Bluenose Coast or indulge in the local cuisine while taking in a spectacular view of Oak Island. Catch the wind with a unique whirlygig or take in dramatic ocean views while you cool down with an ice cream. Unwind with a relaxing therapy session at the spa before you watch the sun set on an oceanfront patio.

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Chester
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Early summer settlers traveled for many miles by sea to this captivating seaside hamlet, and their descendants still thrill to sail pristine waters to unspoiled islands. Chester Race Week hosts the largest keelboat regatta in Eastern Canada and the ocean wraps itself around the 18-hole golf course. Charming restaurants, shops, art galleries, an art fair, free Sunday night concerts in the bandstand and a full line up of professional theatre make this a great place to drop anchor and find your magic.

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