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Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

The Town of Parrsboro

Located along the coast of the Bay of Fundy, the Town of Parrsboro is the perfect place to stay and experience the world’s highest tides and enjoy authentic Nova Scotia hospitality.

The lighthouse view overlooking the harbour is one of the best in the province and showcases both the horizontal and vertical extremes of the impressive Fundy tides. In addition to the view, the Parrsboro area is the most significant place on earth for harnessing tidal energy. Visitors can learn more about research underway at the nearby Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).

The Fundy tides are not the only big deal in town. Parrsboro is where Canada’s oldest dinosaurs once roamed! The Fundy Geological Museum shares the area’s rich 350 million year history of fossils, stones and dinosaur bones with exhibits, guided beach tours and the annual Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show.

More stories of Parrsboro’s past are revealed at the beautifully-located Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum and further along the shore in Port Greville at the Age of Sail Heritage Centre.

Where to Stay in Parrsboro

Live Theatre in Parrsboro

Parrsboro has a flair for the arts as well! The Ship’s Company Theatre features professional live theatre and a concert series all summer long. This compliments the town’s vibrant street-side art displays, galleries, and numerous workshops and events.

Things to See & Do in and around Parrsboro

Parrsboro’s stunning coastline is also the ideal backdrop for incredible outdoor activities including golf, horseback riding, kayaking, zodiac boat tours as well as hiking at Partridge Island, Ward’s Falls, Five Islands Provincial Park, Thomas' Cove Coastal Reserve and Cape Chignecto Provincial Park.

Parrsboro Outdoor Activities