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Ballantyne's Cove Tuna Interpretive Centre

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Huge Tuna!

I was quite interested when they explained that in the bay of St. George’s Bay, they have specimen... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
Worth seeing if in the area

We had a half day to kill and our host at the Bed and Breakfast suggested the Tuna Interpretive... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
J Donald H
Brantford, Canada
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57 Ballantynes Cove Wharf Rd, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L2, Canada
+1 902-863-1101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat little place to walk around and spend about 10 minutes learning about Tuna! Interesting facts we didnt know!

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

I didn't actually go into the center but primarily there for the sunset. I stopped up on the hill and a homeowner saw me and invited me up on his deck for a better picture without trees blocking my view! I met his wife Sue,...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We're from Shallow Lake, Ontario, and have driven a long way to Nova Scotia. We're currently staying at a lovely AirBnB in Antigonish. Ballantyne's Cove Tuna Interpretive Centre has been on our list for this location. How sad that we drove up and parked, only...More

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I was quite interested when they explained that in the bay of St. George’s Bay, they have specimen of bluefin tuna that are the largest in the world. Wow! They covered the tuna fishery since they started fishing. They showed a video about that. It...More

1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We had a half day to kill and our host at the Bed and Breakfast suggested the Tuna Interpretive Centre. Worth the drive; an interesting if small site

Thank J Donald H
Reviewed July 25, 2017

After reading the amazing reviews posted here I feel like I was at a different place. The room was small with a couple of displays - a lighthouse light in the corner, a deck chair with attached fishing rod that looked very well used, a...More

1  Thank TheMom_Halifax
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Local fishers of all ages will entertain you with video clips, one-on-one whopper tales, art and photos of Tuna Times on the high seas. This is a great spot to get insight on what tuna means to the locals and to see their boats dockside....More

Thank luluenviaje
Reviewed June 21, 2017

A very little but interesting and informative museum. A beautiful area for a drive. We stopped for an ice cream at the canteen. We also picked up a few of the many caches in the area and hiked some of the 33 km of hiking...More

Thank max b
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Cute place to stop on your way around the Cape. We checked out the centre, grabbed an ice-cream from the small shop, and looked at a couple fishing boats that were at the dock. Very low key, but our 10 year old even found it...More

Thank DJtrips166
Reviewed February 13, 2017

very interesting site to learn more about fishing in the past and some of the life of old time fishing

Thank cjmacadam
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