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Experience South Shore Nova Scotia

A destination shaped by seafaring and adventure.

South Shore traditions are shaped by the sea. Starting at Peggy's Cove with its world-famous lighthouse and ocean vistas, the coastline continues dotted with over 25 lighthouses, secluded coves and inviting beaches that offer countless outdoor adventures including sea kayaking, sailing, surfing and diving. Then move inland to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site for outstanding hiking, biking and camping.

Fishing and shipbuilding were the industries that created many of the scenic towns and villages along the South Shore. Lunenburg's distinctive historic waterfront with its bright red buildings beckons visitors to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famous schooner Bluenose II. Shelburne honours its boat building past by crafting dorys and building boats at the Muir-Cox Shipyard just as they have since 1820. Privateer Days in Liverpool pay tribute to maritime history with a vivid re-enactment of a battle between townspeople and privateers from the American Revolution who were infesting Nova Scotia's waters.

For centuries, the beauty of the South Shore has inspired artists, writers and musicians. Numerous festivals and theatres bring to life colourful characters, stories and music that capture the spirit of this dynamic coastal region. Pair these artists with masterly chefs who prepare some of the province's finest culinary offers for a truly memorable South Shore experience.

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