Category: Fundy Shores and Annapolis Valley

Kejimkujik Park – Camping Under the Stars

Kejimkujik National Park, located in the south centre of Nova Scotia, is a natural preserve and recreational park as well as a national historic site. The park, affectionately called Keji by its enthusiasts, is 174 km (106 mi.) from Halifax and 86 km (53 mi.) from Digby. Visiting a park of the magnitude of Keji without staying overnight is to miss a lot of the outdoor experience. The camping facilities in the park are excellent. At Jeremys Bay Campground there are three beaches, an internet station, interpretive programs, a playground and a walking trail joining the campsites to the shores […]

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Tides, Fossils and Mining – In the Parrsboro Region

Tourists to Nova Scotia should definitely not miss visiting the town of Parrsboro located at the head of the Bay of Fundy not far from Amherst and Truro. I recommend that you swing into Parrsboro before you leave the province for New Brunswick or just after you enter the land of “Bluenosers”. Before you get upset at the use of this epithet, let me explain. It’s fine to call Nova Scotians “Bluenoses” or “Bluenosers”. They are proud of the nickname which some say comes from the Irish Bluenose Potato, once a major product of the province. Others say it comes […]

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Heritage and High Tides at Annapolis Royal

Situated at the south end of the Annapolis Valley is the town of Annapolis Royal. The picturesque town has some of the most beautiful heritage buildings in Nova Scotia. Take a leisurely walk through the town past the stately Victorian homes and explore the many shops that offer some of the highest quality Nova Scotia crafts to be had anywhere in the province. Right in the centre of Annapolis Royal are the extensive Historic Gardens that are sure to inspire enthusiasts of horticulture as well as photographers and children who will enjoy the Rose Maze. This garden, one of the […]

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Top 5 Activities for Fox River Nova Scotia

Fox River Nova Scotia, which enjoys access to the Bay of Fundy and its massive tides received this top Top 5 Activities list from Liz at Beach House on Hatfield Road: Watch the highest tides in the world come in & go out Explore the salt water marsh & the amazing dike left behind by the Acadians Dig for clams Look at all the stars & constellations in the clean air Treasure hunt on the beach – shells, driftwood and, if you’re lucky, a fossil Travel (20 minutes drive) to Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café in Advocate Harbour (www.wildcaraway.com)

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Top 5 Grand Pre Nova Scotia Activities

John is with Stewart House in Grand-Pré near the Bay of Fundy and has these five local activities to suggest. have a glass of wine or bubbly at any of half-dozen wineries in the area (Lucketts has a wonderful view and Acadie has excellent bubbly, but you can’t really go wrong having your own personal taste test on a lazy afternoon in Grand-Pré. Rent a tube, line up some friends for the shuttle and go tubing on the Gaspereau River Check out a tide table and try to have a swim two hours either side of high tide in the […]

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Annapolis Vallery North – Acadians, Wine & Swifts

The Annapolis Valley is one of the most scenic regions of Nova Scotia. It is well known for its agriculture, in particular vineyards, and orchards. From the highway and the villages in the valley there are dramatic views of the steep headlands on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. A drive through the valley takes you through several peaceful and quaint maritime towns and villages scattered among the gently rolling hills. If more drama is to your taste you will surely wonder at the surging tides of the Bay of Fundy, one of the natural wonders of the world. […]

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Five Must-See and Must-Do Items near Granville Ferry Nova Scotia

Dunromin Campsite and Cabins has a few must-see-and-do items. Action Jax – Go kart track, driving range, mini-putt and other games (right next door to us) Upper Clements Parks – Roller coaster, flume ride, rides for kids and adults (just a 7 minute drive from us) Annapolis Royal – the town itself is a must, has the historic Fort Anne as well as many different restaurants and sights to see, the Historic Gardens being one of them Whale Watching – We offer a 10 percent discount to any of our campers that take a tour with Mariner Cruises located on […]

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Charm and adventure!

The town of Wolfville offers tourists and residents its picturesque views and small town charm. It is nestled in the fertile Annapolis Valley, about 100 kms northwest of Halifax. Here the high tides of the Bay of Fundy rush in and out of what is described as one of the smallest bays in the world. Wolfville was originally settled by the Acadians and was named Mud Creek. Today it has a population of approximately 3800 full time residents though this number doubles during the school year when students arrive to attend Acadia University. This influx of energetic youth gives way […]

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Grand Pre and Nova Scotia History

My wife inherited the Stewart House, which has been in her family since it was built, so we like to get the local Grand Pre history correct. The story of the Acadians has, over the years, been as much about myth as history.  It was popularized by an American writer who never actually came to Nova Scotia.  The basic story line is:  the French settled Nova Scotia through land grants to Seigner d’Aulnay de Charnisay and Charles de la Tour.  A fortress village was constructed at Port Royal, near the town of Annapolis Royal.  Despite the harsh winters, the peasants […]

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A Quick Stop for Anne Murray fans!

I’ve always loved Anne Murray’s voice and sang along to her songs! She’s been a famous part of Canadian music for decades. (Remember Snowbird?) If you’re an Anne Murray fan and touring north-western Nova Scotia, her hometown of Springhill is worth a stop. In between Amherst (about 32 km away) and Truro (about 89 km away), Springhill is situated in the Cobequid Mountain Range. Originally Springhill was a flourishing mining town until too many accidents finally led to mine closures. It’s remembered especially for its “big bump” accident in 1958 that claimed 75 lives. If you want to learn more […]

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