When it comes to exploring Nova Scotia’s Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley, we let nature run its course. Along the Fundy shoreline and over the fields of the Valley, the beauty and strength of nature is virtually everywhere you look. It’s a billion tons of water moving in and out of the Bay of Fundy. It’s 300-million-year-old fossils at Joggins Fossil Cliffs. It’s in the shared tales of Nova Scotia’s first people, the Mi’kmaq. In the Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley, nature knows no boundaries.
Recommended Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley Experiences
Annapolis Valley Wine Tours
Walk among the vineyards in the Valley, and explore the wineries that deliver internationally, award-winning wines. Be sure to check out some of the many wine festivals such as the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival.
Ride roller coaster waves as the tide rushes up the Shubenacadie River. Spot incredible marine life on a whale watching tour in Digby Neck. Go one-on-one with Mother Nature as you hike the trails of Cape Chignecto Provincial Park.
Digging in the Past
From the scenic setting that inspired Longfellow’s timeless poem to the 300-million-year-old-fossils at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, the natural wonders are also key to unlocking the region’s history.
Arts & Culture Abound
The Glooscap Heritage Centre offers a culturally-enriching experience, filled with tales of Nova Scotia’s first people, the Mi’kmaq. See local talents shine in brilliant performances at the Marigold Centre in Truro and the Tantrama Theatre in Amherst.
A Royal Experience
Be sure to include the Town of Annapolis Royal in your travel plans. The small sea-side town offers over 400 years of history and tradition including well-preserved heritage sites, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and two National Historic Sites (Fort Anne in town and Port-Royal nearby).
You’ll find many artisan studios, intimate one-of-a-kind shops and farmer’s markets sprinkled throughout the region including Studio Glass in Hants County, offering an impressive line of fused glass products and the Lucky Rabbit Pottery in Annapolis Royal.
How to Get to the Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley Region
There are eleven scenic routes that will lead you to each of Nova Scotia’s distinct tourism regions. Each route highlights many of the region’s culture, history and natural attractions. The following trails will take you to and around the Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley region.
- Glooscap Trail
- Evangeline Trail