Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Region
It’s discovery from top to bottom in the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley region. Climb 300 foot cliffs overlooking waters where 15 species of whales come to mate, play and feast on plankton. Then walk on the bottom of the ocean when the tide drops the height of a four-storey building. And with a taste of the ocean still fresh in your memories, here’s a reminder that lobster, scallops, mussels and smoked salmon complement the offerings of the area’s 11 wineries.
- Coastal Hiking at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Advocate Harbour
- Whale Watching off Digby Neck and Brier Island
- Tidal Bore rafting on the Shubenacadie River, Maitland to Urbania
- Sea Kayaking at Advocate Harbour with NovaShores Adventures
- Bird-watching on Brier Island
- Climbing tracks, zip lines and high rope courses at OnTree Park, Martock
- Ride the Bay of Fundy tides with Advocate Boat Tours
Get to know the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Region:
Framed by two parallel mountain ranges, the Valley is one of Canada’s best fruit-growing regions. Home of the legendary Glooscap of the Mi’kmaq people, early European settlers would also farm this soil and fish these waters.
Step across the threshold of history at Port Royal National Historic Site, featuring a reconstruction of an early 17th century French settlement. Costumed interpreters and period demonstrations recreate one of the first settlements in the New World.
Search for the ocean’s agile giants on a whale-watching cruise, and raft the boisterous waves of a tidal bore. Bike across historic Acadian dykelands in Grand Pré, our latest UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, and discover fossilized footprints of Coal Age creatures at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, yet another World Heritage Site.
Take a journey that rewards the traveller with the power of nature, and the pull of history.
Don’t Miss Experiences
- Hop-on, Hop-off Wine Tour aboard The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus
- Experience Mi’kmaw petroglyph’s at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site, Maitland Bridge
- Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, one of the 5 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For, Annapolis Royal
- Family fun at Upper Clements Theme and Adventure Parks, Upper Clements
- Lions, Tigers and Bears! At Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Aylesford
- Walk on the ocean floor at Burntcoat Head Park, Noel
- Visit Sable Island Ponies at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife park, Stewiacke
- Discover Mi’kmaw heritage and legends at Glooscap Heritage Centre, Millbrook/Truro
- 300 foot sea cliffs overlooking the world’s highest tides, Five Islands Provincial Park, Lower Five Islands
- Walk where the dinosaurs roamed, Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
- Record a Duet with Anne Murray, Anne Murray Centre, Springhill
- Visit the world’s most complete “Coal Age” fossil record, Joggins Fossil Cliffs and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Joggins
Best Photo Spots
- Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal
- Springhill Miners’ Museum, Springhill
- Age of Sail Heritage Centre, Port Greville
- Debert Military Museum, Debert
- Colchester Historeum, Truro
- Mastodon Ridge, Stewiacke
- Watson Smith & Sons Tinsmith Shop and Hardware Store Museum, Shubenacadie
- Lawrence House Museum, Maitland
- Haliburton House Museum, Windsor
- Shand house Museum, Windsor
- Prescott House Museum, Starr’s point
- North Hills Museum, Granville Ferry
- Greenwood Military Aviation Museum, Greenwood
- Admiral Digby Museum, Digby
Follow Nova Scotia’s Fundy seacoast through time, from early Acadian settlements to present-day fishing fleets.
Walk where Mi’kmaq cultural legend Glooscap is said to have controlled the tides with his magic, and hike where the dinosaurs once roamed.
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Communities