South Shore attractions

Top Choice Museum in Lunenburg

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

You simply can't understand Lunenburg unless you've visited this maritime museum, which traces the history of fishing from the days of the Mi'kmaq through to the present time. Fascinating exhibits explore fishing gr…
Top Choice Museum in Liverpool

Rossignol Cultural Centre

This brilliantly oddball museum explores the eclectic fascinations of local photographer Sherman Hines, born in Liverpool in 1941. There are halls of taxidermy animals, cases of gorgeous aboriginal beadwork, walls o…
Museum in Liverpool

Hank Snow Home Town Museum

Country-music star Clarence Eugene 'Hank' Snow was born on May 9, 1914, in the village of Brooklyn, not far from Liverpool. Housed in the old train station, this little museum explores his life, along with that of W…
Island in Chester

Big Tancook Island

Big Tancook Island (population 120) is a 50-minute ferry ride from Chester's government wharf. Settled by Germans and French Huguenots in the early 19th century, the island is famous for its sauerkraut, and is criss…
Lighthouse in Liverpool

Fort Point Lighthouse

Built in 1885, this lighthouse at the end of the spit of land overlooking Liverpool harbor stands on the place where Frenchmen Pierre Dugua and Samuel de Champlain landed in 1604. Before the lighthouse was built, a …
Museum in Shelburne

Dory Shop Museum

Shelburne dories (small wooden open boats used for fishing from a mother schooner) were the staple craft for Nova Scotian fishermen on the Grand Banks fishery, thanks to their lightweight construction, shallow draft…
Distillery in Lunenburg

Ironworks Distillery

Lunenburg's renowned brewery crafts a selection of fruity liqueurs, a strong apple brandy, a pear eau-de-vie, an apple vodka and – fittingly for a maritime town – several rums. You can follow the distilling process …
Museum in Liverpool

Queen's County Museum

This surprisingly interesting town museum has displays exploring Liverpool's privateering history, some wonderfully intricate First Nations artifacts, and a frankly disturbing exhibit showing the instruments of loca…
Museum in Lunenburg

Knaut-Rhuland House

This 2½-story house – named after its first owners, merchants Benjamin Knaut and Conrad Rhuland – is considered the finest example of Georgian architecture in the province. It's an intriguing insight into how a weal…
Museum in Shelburne

Ross-Thomson House

Go shopping, 1780s style, at this merchant's house, once owned by traders George and Robert Ross, who supplied Shelburne's residents with staple goods and luxury items. There's a replica of the original store counte…