The heart of Nova Scotia’s fishing industry; the South Shore region delivers incredible seaside experiences that dare to be challenged. What if we told you there’s a fishing village that will ultimately take your breath away and make time stand still? What if we told you that the South Shore region is packed with white sandy beaches, island-studded bays and famous lighthouses and has been named among the Top 10 Coastal Destinations by National Geographic Traveler? There’s more to the South Shore than meets the eye…
Recommended South Shore Experiences
Village of Peggy’s Cove
Time seems to stand still as you stand upon the granite stones, listening to the roar of the crashing waves.
Old Town Lunenburg
Have you often wondered about the story of the tall ship on our Canadian nickel? Visit the UNESCO Heritage Town of Lunenburg and explore the history and legend of the Bluenose and Bluenose II.
Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
Sink deep into the region’s cultural and natural heritage as you explore the trails of coastal forest, discover rare petroglyphs or canoe along the quiet lakes and gently-flowing rivers.
Festivals & Events
You won’t be surprised to find a calendar full of unique and interesting festivals and events like the annual Great Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair in Mahone Bay and the Lockeport Sea Derby – the longest running Shark Derby of its kind in Nova Scotia.
From sea kayaking in Peggy’s Cove, bird watching in Cape Sable Island to exploring sea caves at Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia’s South Shore region gives the outdoor adventurist plenty to choose from.
How to Get to the South Shore 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 South Shore region.
- Lighthouse Route