Bluenose Coast

The lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove, starts Bluenose Coast, a land of proud traditions, adventure and sea stories. The original Bluenose schooner was never defeated, treasure hunters, seek hidden bounty on Oak Island, and tall ships still leave from Lunenburg to sail the high seas. Today, yachtsmen host international races around the many islands in Mahone Bay and St. Margaret’s Bay.

This is where you can feel the rhythm of the ocean,smell the salt air, climb aboard a lobster boat in Lunenburg, sea-kayak in Terence Bay, or cycle the Aspotogan Peninsula. Fresh seafood can be savored and local wines sampled in everything from a traditional dance hall in Hubbards, local pubs to award winning restaurants. Artists and musicians fill studios, galleries, and Chester’s Playhouse. Visitors can lose themselves on a secluded beach, hike unspoiled trails, visit Ross Farm Museum and golf on courses surrounded by the sea. This destination is only an hour away from Halifax but weeks’ worth of activity.

Attraction categories

  • Art galleries
  • Breweries/distilleries/wineries
  • Gardens
  • History/heritage sites
  • Interpretive centres
  • Lighthouses
  • Memorials/monuments
  • Museums/science centres
  • Theatres

Entertainment categories

  • Bars/pubs
  • Breweries/distilleries/wineries
  • Clubs/dancing
  • Dance/performing arts
  • Exhibitions
  • Family fun
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Live music
  • Theatre

Event categories

  • Concerts
  • Exhibitions
  • Family events
  • Festivals
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Seasonal events
  • Sporting events

Activities

  • Beaches
  • Bicycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Parks/playgrounds
  • Photography & landscape painting
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Skating
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching

Outdoor features

  • Art gallery (non-profit)
  • Beach (supervised)
  • Beach (unsupervised)
  • Brewery/Distillery
  • Driving range
  • Economuseum
  • Equipment rentals
  • Fun park
  • Garden
  • Golf Course
  • Lessons
  • History/Heritage site
  • Interpretive centre
  • Lighthouse
  • Marina/Yacht club
  • Memorial/Monument
  • Museum/Collection
  • Sailing charter
  • Sailing instruction
  • Specialty food shop
  • Theatre venue
  • Trail
  • UNESCO site
  • Waterfall
  • Winery
  • Zoo/Wildlife/Farm

Retail products

  • Accessories
  • Antiques
  • Art galleries
  • Beer/wine
  • Craft/hobby
  • Electronics
  • Florists
  • Food/drink
  • Gifts/accessories
  • Gourmet
  • Jewelry
  • Liquor
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Retail
  • Specialty foods
  • Sporting goods
  • Toys

Retail type

  • Breweries/distilleries/wineries
  • Convenience
  • Department stores
  • Discount outlets
  • Grocery
  • Shopping malls
  • Specialty stores

Touring services

  • Charter boats
  • Day trips
  • Nature/outdoors
  • Parks

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