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Ranked #1 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #2 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Lighthouses
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 #3 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #4 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Specialty Museums; History 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 #5 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #6 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: History 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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Oaklawn Farm Zoo (Aylesford)
Ranked #7 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #8 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Hiking Trails
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OnTree Park (Windsor)
Ranked #9 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #10 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums

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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Kejimkujik Seaside (Port Joli)
Ranked #11 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Parks
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June Deveau Galerie Studio (Saint-Alphonse)
Ranked #12 of 208 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 #13 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites
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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Ranked #14 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #15 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #16 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Religious Sites
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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Ranked #17 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites
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Ross Farm Museum (New Ross)
Ranked #18 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Farms
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 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Hiking Trails
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The Flight Of Fancy (Bear River)
Ranked #21 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
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Ranked #22 of 208 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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Dory Shop Museum (Shelburne)
Ranked #23 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #24 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Rendez-vous de la Baie Visitor Centre, located on the campus of Université 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 Université 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 café 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. « less
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The Look Off (Canning)
Ranked #25 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Ranked #26 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #27 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Museums; History Museums
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Kejimkujik Visitor Centre (Kejimkujik National Park)
Ranked #28 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Roseway Beach (Shelburne)
Ranked #29 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Beaches

Mile long, breakwater beach with fresh water channel flowing down the middle. Fresh water channel is great for swimming and floating down with a tube. Home to piping plovers and... more »

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Ranked #30 of 208 attractions in Southwest Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites

The Knaut-Rhuland House is a museum run by the Lunenburg Heritage Society www.lunenburgheri... open during the summer each year from the 7th June, the anniversary of when the town... more »

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