Northumberland Strait Boating Itineraries

For boaters enroute to the Gulf of St. Lawrence or Prince Edward Island, discover Nova Scotia’s Northumberland Shore with its stunning beaches, warm ocean water and breathtaking sunsets. Come ashore and discover the picturesque villages with rich heritage by bike, or kick up your heels to some great local music.

Northumberland Shore Beaches

Anchor off Melmerby Beach Provincial Park or find one of the many secluded island beaches, such as Pictou Island’s unspoiled beauty.

Destination Descriptions

Canso, Eastern Shore

For music fans the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, held late June/early July each summer in the small fishing village of Canso, is a musical smorgasbord featuring an eclectic menu of celtic, country, folk, blues, rock, and bluegrass music that attracts over 12,000 music fans each year.

Guysborough, Eastern Shore

Stop in this quiet picturesque town for fish and chips and craft brew while taking in the weekly ceilidh (live music and dancing) at the Rare Bird Pub. Enjoy nearby golf at the Osprey Shores Golf Resort and visit the new Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company on the resort grounds. Protected anchorage with a marina.

Pictou, Northumberland Shore

If transiting the locks at the Canso Causeway, visit the town of Pictou for the day and learn about the area where the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in “New Scotland” in 1773. A replica of their ship Hector is open for visits at the Hector Heritage Quay. Guests can fly in to Trenton airport (pre-arrange customs).

Fox Harbour, Northumberland Shore

Anchor overnight in the vicinity of Port Wallace (well protected) and take the boat over to the marina to spend the day at Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa, one of Atlantic Canada’s premier resorts with golf, spa, skeet shooting, fine dining and more.