Traveling outside the capital region? We’ve got information and important links for Nova Scotia’s other regions: South Shore, Yarmouth & Acadian Shores, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley, Northumberland Shore, Eastern Shore, and Cape Breton Island.

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From the Visit South Shore website: “We’re that special stretch along Canada’s Ocean Playground where every turn in the road leads to a new adventure.

“Where rugged Atlantic shores lead to serene seas. Where history abounds and whispers your name. Where days of forested hikes give way to campfire nights. Where the doors in quaint village shops open to world class artisans, and local food & drink perfectly pair with the memories you make.

“Where discovery and rediscovery will lead you back again and again.”

DISTANCE FROM HALIFAX: 99.6 km (Lunenburg); 101 km (Bridgewater); 146 km (Liverpool); 208 km (Shelburne); 238 km (Barrington)

What to do in the South Shore Region:

Where to eat in the South Shore Region:

  • Beach Pea Kitchen & Bar
  • Bonny Lea Farm
  • Boulangerie la Vendéenne
  • Boxing Rock Brewing Company
  • BULWARK Cider Muwin Estate Wines Ltd.
  • Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack
  • Cedar Bay Grilling Company
  • Dory Mates’ Seafood Shop
  • Grand Banker Bar & Grill
  • Helen B’s Preserves
  • Ironworks Distillery
  • Kiwi Café
  • Lane’s Privateer Inn
  • Laughing Whale Coffee Roasters
  • Lincoln Street Food
  • Lunenburg County Winery at Hackmatack Farm
  • Lunenburg Rum Cakes
  • Mateus Bistro
  • Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
  • Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Shipwright Brewing Company Wharfside
  • Peasant’s Pantry
  • Petite Rivière Vineyards
  • Rebecca’s Restaurant
  • Rhubarb Restaurant
  • Salt Shaker Deli
  • Saltbox Brewery
  • Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet
  • Shipwright Brewing Company
  • Shore Club Lobster Suppers
  • Sou’Wester Gift Shop & Restaurant
  • Sunday Silence Coffee Co.
  • The Barn Coffee & Social House
  • The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books
  • The Quarterdeck Resort
  • The South Shore Fish Shack & Half Shell Oyster Bar
  • The Tea Brewery
  • Tipping Point Distillers
  • Trellis Café
  • Van Dyk’s By Nature
  • White Point Beach Resort, Elliot’s Dining Room

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From Yarmouth & Acadian Shores website: “Picture this. A remote land tucked away on the tip of Nova Scotia, surrounded by vast expanses of green and the deep blue sea. It’s a charming gem of a place that’s definitely off the beaten path. Where Main Street is still, well, the main street. And where the folks are friendly, the fish are plentiful, and having a good time is always on the menu. You’ll find all of this, and so much more, in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores.”

DISTANCE FROM HALIFAX: 301 km (via Highway 103 along South Shore); 326 km (via Highway 101 through Annapolis Valley)

What to do in the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Region:

Where to eat in the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Region:

  • Argyler Lodge and Restaurant
  • Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited
  • Dennis Point CafeDEon Oyster Company
  • IMO Foods Ltd.
  • J. Willy Krauch & Sons
  • La Cuisine Robicheau
  • Red Cap Restaurant & Motel
  • Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

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From the Valley Tourism website: “Head out for some sight-seeing, enjoy a fine meal, go camping or take in one of the many festivals. Witness the highest tides in the world, stroll our lush orchards or beachcomb along our shores. The Annapolis Valley is also gaining recognition in Canada and around the world for high quality wines. Because the success of a vineyard is closely linked to location, and because climate plays such an important role in grape production, the Annapolis Valley is a perfect location.”

DISTANCE FROM HALIFAX: 64.4 km (West Hants County); 120 km (Kings County); 159 km (Annapolis County); 228 km (Digby County)

What to do in the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Region:

Where to eat in the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Region:

  • Agri-Growers Ltd.
  • Annapolis Cider Company
  • Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant
  • Barrelling Tide Distillery
  • Benjamin Bridge
  • Bistro 22Blomidon Estate Winery
  • Blomidon Inn
  • Casa Nova Fine Beverages
  • Church Brewing Company
  • Church Brewing Company
  • Cochrane Family Farm
  • Coldstream Clear Distillery
  • Country Magic/Nova-Agri
  • Crystany’s Brasserie
  • Cumin Kitchen & Drink
  • den Haan Greenhouses
  • Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
  • Dr. Kombu Brewing Company
  • Founders House Dining & Drinks
  • Fox Hill Cheese House
  • Gaspereau Vineyards & Vine Side Patio
  • Gidney Fisheries Ltd.
  • Grand Pré Wines
  • Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound and Restaurant
  • Hamilton’s Fish Farm
  • Haskap Highland Orchards Ltd.
  • Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op
  • Kellock’s Restaurant
  • Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pré Winery
  • Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
  • Luckett Vineyards
  • Luckett Vineyards Crush Pad Bistro
  • L’Acadie Vineyards
  • Maritime Express Cider Co.
  • Masstown Butcher
  • Masstown Creamery
  • Masstown Market
  • Meadowbrook Farm & Markets
  • Meander River Farm & Brewery
  • Mercator Vineyards
  • Millen Farms
  • Noggins Corner Farm Market
  • Nook and Cranny Brew Pub
  • Nova Coffee
  • Paddy’s Irish Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant
  • Petite Patrie Chocolate
  • Planters Ridge Winery
  • Raging Crow Distillery
  • Sable Shortbread Company
  • Sainte-Famille Wines
  • Schoolhouse Brewery
  • Scotian Gold
  • Sea Level Brewing
  • Shivani’s Kitchen
  • Spa Springs Mineral Water Company Ltd.
  • Still Fired Distilleries
  • Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd.
  • Stokdijk Greenhouses
  • Tangled Garden
  • That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm
  • The Acadian Dining Room Restaurant at the Old Orchard Inn & Spa
  • The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd.
  • The Union Street
  • The Whiskey Teller
  • Valley Flaxflour Ltd.
  • Wayfarers’ Ale
  • Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café
  • WINEGRUNT Wine Bar

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From the Tourism Nova Scotia website: “With more warm-water ocean beaches than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada, this shore is Beach Country. This climate also lends itself well to the local wine industry, which is anchored by Jost Vineyards, the province’s oldest and largest winery. Not surprisingly, fresh local lobster is a favourite food here and found at restaurants throughout.”

DISTANCE FROM HALIFAX: 149 km (Tatamagouche); 158 km (New Glasgow); 164 km (Pictou); 168 km (Pugwash) 197 km (Amherst) 212 km (Antigonish)

What to do in the Northumberland Shore Region:

Where to eat in the Northumberland Shore Region:

  • Amherst Shore Country Inn
  • Bay Enterprises Limited
  • Big Cove Foods
  • Bonnymans’ Wild Blueberries
  • Caldera Distilling Inc.
  • Chapel Cove Chocolate
  • Fox Harb’r Resort
  • Gabrieau’s Bistro
  • Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café
  • Knoydart Cheese House & Farm
  • Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads
  • Oxford Frozen Foods
  • Pictou Lodge Beach Resort
  • Snow Queen
  • Steinhart Distillery
  • Sugar Moon Farm
  • Tatamagouche Brewing Co.
  • Tatamagouche Ice Creamery
  • Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car
  • The Pork Shop
  • The Townhouse
  • Tidal Salt
  • “The Original” Mr. Donair Tony’s Meats

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From the Tourism Nova Scotia website: “Pristine wilderness, historically-themed attractions, authentic fishing communities, and beaches stretching as far as the eye can see offer explorers an array of off-the-beaten-path adventures on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore.”

DISTANCE FROM HALIFAX: 196 km (Sherbrooke); 241 km (Guysborough)

What to do in the Eastern Shore Region:

Where to eat in the Eastern Shore Region:

  • Authentic Seacoast Company
  • Cornect Family Farm
  • Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre
  • Lupin Dining & Pantry
  • Rose & Rooster Café
  • Sober Island Brewing Company

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From the Cape Breton Island Tourism website: “Kilometres of coastline, exceptional scenery, rich culture—there’s a reason Cape Breton Island is one of the world’s top island destinations. Located on the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia on Canada’s East Coast, discover a place joined to the mainland by a causeway but separated by a uniqueness all its own.”

DISTANCE FROM HALIFAX: 263 km (to Canso Causeway connecting mainland Nova Scotia with Cape Breton Island)

What to do in the Cape Breton Island Region:

Where to eat in the Cape Breton Island Region:

  • Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro
  • Galloping Cows Fine Foods
  • Glenora Inn & Distillery
  • Governors Pub & Eatery
  • Inverary Resort
  • Kiju’s Restaurant, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
  • Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse
  • Restaurant 100KM, Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages
  • Restaurant Avalon at Castle Rock Country Inn
  • The Chowder House
  • The Dancing Goat Café & Bakery
  • Victoria Co-operative Fisheries Ltd.

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