Towns


Bridgewater is a thriving town nestled in the heart of the LaHave River Valley.  Known as the “Main Street of the South Shore”, Bridgewater offers numerous amenities including restaurants, accommodations, a traditional mainstreet as well as a bustling mall, banks, regional hospital, parks, museums and recreational facilities.  The population of Bridgewater is approximately 8,500.

Situated on the LaHave River, Bridgewater is 15 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and strategically located only 1 hour (100 km) south west of Nova Scotia’s capital city, Halifax and only 1 1/2 hours from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

www.bridgewater.ca

MAHONE BAY

“Mahone Bay is both a postcard-perfect maritime town and an ideal base for exploring the stretch of coastline known as the South Shore.” (Fodor’s Travel Wire). Named one of Canada’s best small-town downtowns by Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine, Mahone Bay is also considered by many as one of the most beautiful towns in Canada.

Situated on a bay of more than 100 islands, our Nova Scotian town, which the New York Times calls “pretty as a picture”, is a treasury of history, culture and 19th century architecture. The charming main street hosts an assortment of art galleries, specialty shops and living museums – all within an easy stroll.

www.mahonebay.com

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool is in the heart of the Region of Queens and is a mere 1.5 hour drive from Halifax and can be reached by travelling the main highway #103 or for a much more leisurely drive along the coastline on the #3 Highway, better know as the Lighthouse Route.  The Town of Liverpool offers a variety of historical landmarks and old world architecture, and is home to the new  Queens Place Emera Centre, a facility that houses a NHL sized arena, indoor track & fitness centre.  Liverpool is also where you will find the Astor Theatre which is the oldest performing arts venue & the only one of two independent movie theatres in NS.

www.queens.ca

 LUNENBURG

The Town of Lunenburg, in Nova Scotia, Canada, was formally established in 1753 as the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. These early settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France. They followed in the footsteps of earlier Mikmaq and Acadian inhabitants in the area. A vibrant and stable economy was built on farming, fishing, ship building and ocean-based commerce, particularly in the West Indies trade. More than 200 years in fishing, ship-building and marine related industries has provided Lunenburg with a strong economic base.

www.explorelunenburg.ca