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Ranked #1 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #2 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #3 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160... more » Owner description: The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the most of any other province in Canada, they have become a shared symbol of our culture! We offer a Museum, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Leif Erikson Park with walking trails and Interpretative panels, guided walking tours by reservation, picnic tables, courtesy cart, public washrooms, parking for all types of vehicles. Bring your camera! Open daily 12-7, mid-May to mid-October, weather permitting. « less
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Ranked #4 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse... more » Owner description: Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Historical Acadian Village of Nova Scotia) invites you to step back in time and discover the heart, life and work of the Acadians in the early 1900s. « less
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Ranked #5 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum tips its hat to the rich fishing heritage of Canada's Atlantic Coast by offering a wealth of attractions and... more » Owner description: This museum tips its hat to the rich fishing heritage of Canada's Atlantic Coast by offering a wealth of attractions and activities, from boarding the banks schooner Theresa E. Connor to talking with "old salts" who fished the North Atlantic. « less
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Ranked #6 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: ESCAPE from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to Annapolis Royal’s beautiful Historic Gardens!In a beautiful... more » Owner description: ESCAPE from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to Annapolis Royal’s beautiful Historic Gardens!In a beautiful setting overlooking a tidal river valley, the 17 acre Historic Gardens is a premiere Nova Scotia attraction showcasing gardening methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history. Highlights include a Rose collection of more than 270 cultivars, an Acadian House representing pre-deportation 1671 time period, and much more… « less
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Ranked #7 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Sports Complexes; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict between Europe's empire-builders took place on the... more » Owner description: Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict between Europe's empire-builders took place on the shore of the Annapolis River. « less
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Kejimkujik Seaside (Port Joli)
Ranked #9 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Focus Gallery (Shelburne)
Ranked #10 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Owner description: Focus Gallery is nestled in the town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It is a gallery devoted to current and future artists of the... more » Owner description: Focus Gallery is nestled in the town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It is a gallery devoted to current and future artists of the Shelburne area, providing an opportunity for them to showcase and develop their art. The main exhibits take place at Focus Gallery between May and October each year. Each exhibit features 3 - 4 local artists. This means that each artist does not have to have a large collection of pieces, and the gallery gets to feature more than one artist at a time. Starting in 2014, we will occasionally include an artist from outside the Shelburne County and to bring new views and fresh art experiences to local and traveling visitors. This is also a great way for local artists to meet and network with artists from other areas. A special display with a collection of many art items takes place from mid-November to Christmas. « less
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Oaklawn Farm Zoo (Aylesford)
Ranked #11 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #12 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums; Cultural

As with most historic reconstructions, the National Historic Site at Annapolis Royal allows you to see, first hand, the physical context in which the people lived in the late 17th... more »

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June Deveau Galerie Studio (Saint-Alphonse)
Ranked #13 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Owner description: Paintings and reproductions created by Acadian artist June Deveau depicitng Nova Scotia landscapes and cultural life which... more » Owner description: Paintings and reproductions created by Acadian artist June Deveau depicitng Nova Scotia landscapes and cultural life which are displayed in this gallery and studio. « less
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Ranked #14 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #16 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #17 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ross Farm Museum (New Ross)
Ranked #18 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Farms; Museums
Owner description: We take you back to a simpler time where the children milk cows by hand, where the oxen are seen working in the fields and... more » Owner description: We take you back to a simpler time where the children milk cows by hand, where the oxen are seen working in the fields and the sound of a rooster can be heard around the farm! Experience farming as it was all across Nova Scotia by spending a wonderful day here that the whole family will enjoy! For the few hours you spend at Ross Farm you don’t just experience Nova Scotia’s farming history, you live it! « less
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Ranked #19 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Constructed in the form of a cross, the tallest wooden church in North America features a magnificent steeple soaring 190... more » Owner description: Constructed in the form of a cross, the tallest wooden church in North America features a magnificent steeple soaring 190 feet in height. « less
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The Flight Of Fancy (Bear River)
Ranked #20 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Brier Island (Brier Island)
Ranked #21 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Museums
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Ranked #23 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Dory Shop Museum (Shelburne)
Ranked #24 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Museums
Owner description: Step across the threshold and back in time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage... more » Owner description: Step across the threshold and back in time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits: a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair sheds, wharf decks and even a coastal freighter. « less
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Ranked #26 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Cultural
Owner description: The Rendez-vous de la Baie Visitor Centre, located on the campus of Universite Sainte-Anne in Church Point, is a vibrant hub... more » Owner description: The Rendez-vous de la Baie Visitor Centre, located on the campus of Universite Sainte-Anne in Church Point, is a vibrant hub where residents, students and visitors meet. The Centre houses an artist-run gallery, a visitor information centre, a souvenir boutique, a theatre, e-cinema programs, and an internet cafe with free wi-fi where various culture, music and art events are regularly held. Officially opened on August 13, 2010, the new Acadian Interpretive Centre/Museum introduces visitors to the culture of Acadians in Clare through their history, language, music and much more (donations accepted. The Centre is open year-round, and is currently operating on Summer hours: 7 a.m. to 7 pm weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm Saturdays/Sundays. New for 2014: guided walks in Le Petit Bois trails ($). « less
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Sinclair Inn Museum (Annapolis Royal)
Ranked #27 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #28 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Educational Sites; Gardens; Outdoors
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The Look Off (Canning)
Ranked #29 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 217 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Museums; History Museums; Cultural
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