The South Shore stretches from the capital of Halifax down through the province’s southern fishing villages and towns. The idyllic setting of this area consists of spectacular bays dotted with islands, 18th-century sea captains’ mansions and brightly painted fishing fleets. Explore warm and welcoming communities like Chester with its artisan studios, boutiques and galleries, and the picturesque Three Churches of Mahone Bay. After a day of touring, relax in a luxurious resort, historic inn or bed and breakfast.
Festivals & Events
Shelburne County Lobster Festival
June 6-9, Shelburne County
June 21-23, Liverpool
Mahone Bay Pirate Festival & Regatta
August 3-5, Mahone Bay
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
August 8-11, Lunenburg
Whirligig & Weathervane Festival
September 21-22, Shelburne
Visit the quaint fishing village and see the famous Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, one of the most photographed in Canada.
Old Town Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit this living museum from the 18th century, and view the famous schooner Bluenose II in her home port.
Ross Farm Museum
Experience rural life in the 1800s on this 60-acre working farm.
Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
Explore Nova Scotia’s natural heritage, see a wide range of wildlife or simply sit back and soak it all in.
Lunenbourg County Winery
Sample delicious fruit wines made with the finest quality, fresh fruits grown locally. Pick your own luscious blueberries for an afternoon treat.
White Point Golf Club
Bluenose Golf Club
Osprey Ridge Golf Club
Sherwood Golf & Country Club
Indian Lake Golf Course
Granite Springs Golf Club