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Must-See Attractions & Things to Do in Southwest Nova Scotia

A selection of unforgettable experiences are waiting for you in Nova Scotia's backyard.

At every twist and turn, you'll discover places and events that guarantee good times throughout the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley, the South Shore and Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. These three unique Nova Scotia regions offer a little something for everyone. The outdoor adventurist with the natural phenomenon of the Bay of Fundy with the world's highest tides; the foodie and wine aficionado with celebrated chefs creating mouthwatering menus presenting the local harvests accompanied by award-winning wines from area vineyards and the historian at heart with historical and cultural sites that have shaped and continue to influence each of our communities.


  • Family Fun & Outdoor Adventures

    From beaches and trails along the lakes to wildlife parks and zoos, discover many fun-filled experiences for you and your family in Southwest Nova Scotia. Learn More

  • Food & Wine

    Southwest Nova Scotia is a growing wine region and our wineries are steadily gaining accolades. Savour our famous seafood and traditional local cuisine. Learn More

  • culture

    Our Culture

    There is a deep wealth of culture and heritage to explore. Experience the traditional Acadian way of life and learn traditional Mi'kmaq crafts. Learn More

  • Communities & Towns

    Learn about privateer folklore and uncover mariners' treasures. Wherever you go, you'll be quick to learn each community and town has a story to share. Learn More

  • History

    One of the best ways to learn about an area, its culture and its history, is to visit its museums and heritage centres. Get a glimpse into our past. Learn More

  • Seacoast Adventures

    From remarkable, historical lighthouses, to vast expenses of beaches, to the tides of the Bay of Fundy, experience timeless settings along our shores. Learn More

  • Touring Adventures

    Touring Adventures

    With over 7000 kilometres of seacoast, the open roads are beckoning all wheels. Wide open stretches of perfect views, easy winding roads, and sweet and salty breezes, the southwest coast of Nova Scotia will thrill you. Learn More

  • Travel Ideas & Itineraries

    Experience the strength of the tides at the Bay of Fundy or get lost in the rough, natural beauty at Kejimkujik National Park. We have a few good ideas. Learn More

  • Tour Operators & Meeting Planners

    Whether you're planning a group tour, a business meeting or special event, we can assist you in planning or help you customize your tour. Learn More