Top 5 Locals’ Picks

deCoste Centre

1)  deCoste Entertainment

The Northumberland Shore’s finest performing arts venue hosts touring musical and theatre acts as well as weekly Scottish ceilidhs during the summer months!

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2)  Hector Heritage

Explore traditional Scottish rigger, blacksmith, and carpentry shops, and then head outside to the dock where you can tour a full size replica of the ship Hector – one of Nova Scotia’s most important heritage attractions.


3)  Northumberland Fisheries Museum Lobster Hatchery and Lighthouse –

Learn about the history and culture of fishing along the Northumberland Strait at three waterfront sites where you’ll find a rich array of shipwreck artifacts, a replica 1805 lighthouse and an operating lobster hatchery – one of only a few in Canada accessible to the public!


4) Jost Vineyards -

The idyllic grounds of this picturesque winery overlook the Northumberland Strait.  Browse the gift shop and then sample some of Nova Scotia’s signature award-winning varietals while relaxing on the sunny terrace.

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5) Nova Scotia Museum of Industry -

Explore the world of those who mined, cooked, invented, and engineered in times gone by.  Interactive exhibits, including a printing press, steam locomotives, and a working machine shop, tell the story of Nova Scotia’s early thriving industries.