South Shore Family Fun with

South Shore Family Fun

South Shore Family Fun

South Shore Family Fun with

Nova Scotia is full of so many wonderful places to visit! Start by visiting the South Shore with your family! Here are some of our favourite places to visit starting from East to West. 

Tancook Island

Tancook Island can only be reached by a walk-on ferry in Chester. Go and spend the day exploring this great place. Bring your bicycle or rent one while you are there.


The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is one of our favourite places to visit. It has lots of hands-on activities for kids, lobster demonstrations, an aquarium and a touch tank! 

The Ovens Natural Park is a great place to go discover sea caves outside Lunenburg. Admission charged. Camping available. 


Discover the Wile Carding Museum, where this water-powered mill lightened the workload for Nova Scotian farm families by carding a week’s worth of wool in one hour!



Cosby’s Garden Centre, right outside of Liverpoool, has the most amazing trail of magical concrete statues to explore. Admission by donation. Open year round. 

Walking the trails behind Cosby's Garden Centre in Liverpool NS with the Concrete Creations with

Rossignol Cultural Centre

Rossignol Cultural Centre is a great eclectic museum downtown Liverpool. We went in search of the outhouse collection inside, and found so much more to explore! 

A Family Visit to the Rossignol Cultural Centre in Liverpool Nova Scotia with

Fort Point Lighthouse

Down on the waterfront stands the Fort Point Lighthouse and Park. Wander for free inside the lighthouse, read panels of its history, and try cranking the fog horn! There are picnic tables and paths along the waterfront. 


Right outside Shelburne in Birchtown is a must-see museum, the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. Learn about the first free black community in North America in a great interactive way! 

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown NS with

Roseway Beach

We discovered Roseway Beach, a hidden gem, near Birchtown and Shelburne through Trip Advisor! Sandy beach and a great place to explore! 


Sheleburne Waterfront

We definitely want to come back again to Shelburne and spend more time exploring the waterfront. They have really developed this historic waterfront and park area with information panels, museums, plaques and more! 

What are your favourite places along the South Shore to visit? 

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