Tag: Museums

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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Stay in Baddeck for a Relaxing Visit around Cape Breton

Normally we come to Baddek to visit my wife’s father in the fall when the tourist season is finishing (October 31st) and the airfare is cheaper. This time it was to be a bit of a working holiday, so we came in June. We landed in Halifax late but managed to get to our favourite hotel, Inn on the Lake in Fall River near the airport, in time for a nightcap in the lounge. We highly recommend this place for its ambiance, warm service, comfortable rooms, excellent cuisine and pleasant views of Lake Waverly. The only drawback is there seems […]

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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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Where to Walk in St. Peter’s Nova Scotia

Beate of Canal House Bed and Breakfast reports that from its location in St. Peter’s, guests are within walking distance to: The historic Nicolas Deny Museum (commemorates the life of 17th century French explorer, trader and colonizer, Nicolas Denys of Tours) The St. Peter’s Canal (with its tidal lock system specially designed to link the Atlantic Ocean with the Bras d’Or Lakes) The MacAskill House Museum The St. Peter’s Marina that is linked to a walking trail which will take guests for an easy stroll along St. Peter’s Bay.   Day trips to famous Cape Breton attractions, such as the […]

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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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A Dozen Distractions in Antigonish

Angela from Green Way Claymore Inn and Antigonish Conference Centre suggests the following things to do in Antigonish. St. Francis Xavier University The 18 Hole, Antigonish Golf and Country Club International Riverside Speedway Snow Queen Leisure World Columbus Field Play Ground Provincial Beaches at Pomquet, Bayfield and Arisaig Piping plover at Pomquet Beach Hiking parks at Fairmount, Cape George and Beaver Mountain Geological Arisaig Provincial Park Antigonish Heritage Museum Frasers Mill Fish Hatchery Wright’s River and the West River Fishing

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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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