Map of Southern Nova Scotia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Southern Nova Scotia with cities and towns

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Map of Southern Nova Scotia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Southern Nova Scotia with cities and towns

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Southern Nova Scotia

 

Exploring southern Nova Scotia means hugging the coastline. From the first settlement at Port Royal in 1605, settlement in southern Nova Scotia has stayed primarily around the coast, leaving a vast, untamed wilderness of lakes and forest inland, best seen in Kejimkujik National Park. Bypass the modern highway that loops the region and take the smaller meandering roads that twist and turn through charming villages, opening a window onto local life. On the Fundy side, journey through a patchwork quilt of fields, dykes, orchards, and vineyards of the Annapolis Valley, a rich agricultural region where stately Victorian homes testify to the success of 19th-century merchants and sea captains. In spring, blooming apple orchards stretch for kilometers. On the Atlantic side, relive the days of shipping and pri-vateersmen, of buried treasures and water mills.

 

Annapolis Royal [A3]

This community is one of the oldest in Canada. The French first established a fort and settlement here in the 1630s, captured by the British in 1710 and renamed Fort Anne and Annapolis Royal in honor of Queen Anne. Fort Anne National Historic Park, located in the heart of town, preserves the history of both. The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens comprise a number of thematic gardens, a maze, and a bird sanctuary, while the Tidal Power Project harnesses the world's highest tides for electricity. IIAt nearby Port Royal, explore the reconstructed French Habitation, site of the first permanent European settlement in Canada.

Bridgewater [B5]

Straddling the LaHave River, this quiet coastal town is home to the DesBrisay Museum, a 10-hectare park delving into the early German settlement of Lunenburg County. The Wile Carding Mill, an authentic water mill dating from 1860, is now a museum.

Digby [B2] The home of one of the world's largest scallop fleets and the ferry terminal for New Brunswick. Stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy fresh seafood right from the boats, or board the scallop dragger, Lady Vanessa, now a museum. Adventure awaits those who venture down Digby Neck to Brier Island, a popular spot for bird and whale watching. Westport, the home port of Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone, is a must for sailors. The island is accessible by ferry.

Kejimkujik National Park [B3] This national park, with its gently rolling landscape, 300-year-old hemlocks, and numerous lakes, offers some of the best canoeing in Eastern Canada. Mi'kmaq interpreters tell of their culture and conduct hikes to old petro-glyphs carved in the slate rocks on the shore of Kejimkujik Lake.

Shelburne [D3] This shipbuilding town, founded by Loyalists in the late 1700s, features many historic buildings, sites, and museums, such as the Ross-Thomson House (1784), which has period merchandise in its general store. The locals claim Shelburne as the birthplace of yachting, and the town has an official town crier. The Dory Shop preserves a three-story shipbuilding factory.

Yarmouth [D1] Nova Scotia's largest seaport east of Halifax and the terminus for ferries to Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine, Yarmouth has much to interest maritime buffs. For a glimpse into Yarmouth's seafaring past, visit the Yarmouth County Museum, with its impressive collection of model ships and paintings. Or take a 'scenic drive to the magnificent lighthouse at Cape Forchu. The beam from the lighthouse can be seen 48 km out to sea.

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

Fort Anne National

Historic Site Annapolis Royal National Historic Gardens Annapolis Tidal Power Project O'Dell Inn Museum (1869) Robertson McNamara House (1785)

BRIDGEWATER

DesBrisay Museum Wile Carding Mill

DIGBY

Admiral Digby Museum Long Island Brier Island

SHELBURNE

Ross-Thomson House The Dory Shop Shelburne County Museum

YARMOUTH

Firefighters Museum of Nova Scotia Yarmouth County Museum and Archives The Wharves Yarmouth Light, Cape Forchu

 

Map of Southern Nova Scotia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Southern Nova Scotia with cities and towns