Cape John

Cape John, a Provincial Park Reserve, sits between the Northumberland Strait and John Bay, an estuary of the River John.  Visitors can enjoy access to a warm, saltwater beach and ample opportunity to beachcomb and birdwatch.


Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park

Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park is a mile-long sandy beach with a campground. Hiking trails, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking and warm saltwater swimming can all be enjoyed along the shore to Munroes Island.  Time your visit right and you can wave to the ferries that run between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

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Melmerby Beach Provincial Park

Melmerby Beach Provincial Park is a popular 2 km (1.25 mi) long beach, complete with boardwalks, boat launch, canteen, and park facilities. Enjoy the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait at this popular sandy beach that is lifeguard supervised in the months of July and August.

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Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

Looking for a great beachside getaway on the Northumberland Shore?  With so many beautiful sandy beaches, you've got plenty of choices.  At Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort in Braeshore near the town of Pictou, outdoor activities such as ocean swimming, beachcombing, birdwatching, and more are available to visitors.

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Pomquet Beach Provincial Park

Pomquet Beach Provincial Park, located east of the town of Antigonish, is a 3-km long supervised (July & August) sandy beach.  Stroll the boardwalks and learn about the plant life (including wild blueberries) and the sand dunes on the posted interpretive panels.

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Waterside Beach Provincial Park

Waterside Beach Provincial Park provides visitors with a long sandy beach, boardwalks, salt marsh and open farmland with picnic tables. The beach is seldom crowded, and the water waters of the Northumberland rarely disappoint!

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Prost! Oktoberfest in Nova Scotia

By , on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

With fall being a beautiful time of year in Nova Scotia, it’s not hard to find a reason to get out and enjoy yourself. Nova Scotia has played host to various Oktoberfest celebrations across the province for decades. The Craft Beer industry in Nova Scotia has been doing some pretty great things, resulting in celebrations better than ever! 

Beaches, Bridges & Wildlife - Camping Northumberland Shore

By BayOfFundy, on Mon, 23 Sep 2013 | 0 Comments

AmherstShoreParkTrail.jpg Being a man, I am not sure I am allowed to say this, but I figure camping can be a lot like child birth. You sometimes have to go through a lot of pain for great reward. As time passes you forget about the pain, only to do it all over again.

Pictou County Pizza

By , on Wed, 21 Aug 2013 | 0 Comments


Guest Post by Gillian Wesley and Drew Moore, The Local Traveler

I am fully aware of the fact that people everywhere, and I mean around the world everywhere, make bold claims that the pizza from their hometown is the best pizza you could possibly find. This is not something that's unique to people from Pictou County. What IS unique to people from Pictou County, is that when they say it, they're telling the truth.

Farmers' Markets and Giant Pants

By BayOfFundy, on Tue, 23 Jul 2013 | 0 Comments

TruroFarmersMarketInt.jpg It started out a busy Saturday morning dropping my wife Sara and daughter Lienna off to her dance recital rehearsal. Next, it was off to the "Truro Farmers' Market ": where Jaden's school choir had been asked to sing. Our Saturday morning routine typically involved cartoons and a trip to town to get groceries before noon, so we were destined to try something different!