Top 5 Locals’ Picks
1) deCoste Entertainment Centre – www.decostecentre.ca
The Northumberland Shore’s finest performing arts venue hosts touring musical and theatre acts as well as weekly Scottish ceilidhs during the summer months!
2) Hector Heritage Quay – www.shiphector.ca
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 – www.northumberlandfisheriesmuseum.com
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 - www.jostwine.com
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.
5) Nova Scotia Museum of Industry - www.industry.museum.gov.ns.ca
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.