South Shore

A trip to the South Shore is a journey of discovery, both the expected and unexpected. From the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town Lunenburg to the inspiring views of the coast and its 40 plus lighthouses, this area of Nova Scotia is home to some of our most recognizable and acclaimed icons – does the Bluenose II and Peggy’s Cove ring a bell?

Some say its best explored from the sea where you can navigate through island studded bays and past sweeps of silver sand. The South Shore holds many mysteries and myths just waiting to be revealed, none the least of which is Oak Island. Legalized pirates called privateers once plied these waters and many communities pay homage to this infamous heritage. Join the parade and walk in their footsteps… there are many different treasures waiting to be found.

Not To Be Missed Experiences

  • Stunning stargazing in the Dark Sky Preserve or help protect endangered shorebirds and other local species at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site
  • A day on an 1880’s family farm at Ross Farm Museum
  • Discover the sea life located in the delicate environment of the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area
  • Try your hand at rowing a traditional Nova Scotian dory (with instructions!)
  • Have a lobster like a local with a visit to the Shore Club; Nova Scotia’s last great dance hall

Additional information, itineraries and a passion to serve is just a key stroke away:
www.novascotia.com/about-nova-scotia/regions/south-shore