Top things to do in South Shore

Top Choice Canadian in Lunenburg

Lincoln Street Food

This newcomer on the Lunenburg restaurant scene is turning heads with its market-inspired fresh food that includes vegan, vegetarian and sustainable fish and meat options. The meals are complemented by a preservativ…
Top Choice Canadian in Mahone Bay

Mateus Bistro

Tucked into a little gallery with an outdoor patio, this place may not have the sea views, but once you hit the cocktails, wine and food, you'll likely not care. The European-inspired menu changes with what's fresh …
Top Choice Canadian in Shelburne

Charlotte Lane

People drive from Halifax to eat here, and rave about it; evening reservations are highly recommended. Swiss chef Roland Glauser is constantly revising an extensive, annotated wine list to accompany his ever-changin…
Museum in Liverpool

Rossignol Cultural Centre

Local character Sherman Hines' most fabulous endeavor is a must-see for anyone who enjoys the offbeat. There are halls of taxidermy animals, cases of gorgeous aboriginal beadwork, walls of Hines' beautiful photograp…
French in Lunenburg

Fleur de Sel

On sabbatical in 2016 after 12 years knocking the socks off diners from far and wide, owners Martin and Sylvie promise to return to the helm of this, their elegant establishment serving French-inspired seafood, meat…
Museum in Shelburne

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Birchtown's Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and museum was moved to its shiny new facility in 2015, 7km outside town, on the site of what was Canada's largest free African settlement in the 1780s. The museum offers a…
Distillery in Lunenburg

Ironworks Distillery

Tastings are free but good luck getting out of this old ironworks building without buying a bottle of something amazing. Local ingredients craft a changing selection of liqueurs, a strong apple brandy, apple vodkas …
Deli in Lunenburg

Salt Shaker Deli

With a clean-cut modern atmosphere, a waterfront deck and amazing food, it's no wonder this deli-restaurant is always packed. Try the thin-crust pizzas or a pound of mussels cooked in the style of your choosing.
Cafe in Mahone Bay

Biscuit Eater

Dine on fabulous all-organic meals from soups to salads and sandwiches while surrounded by immaculately presented books. Or just stop for a fair-trade coffee and to Skype the folks back home.
Museum in Liverpool

Hank Snow Home Town Museum

This museum sheds light on Nova Scotia's status as a northern Nashville. In the old train station, it captures the history of Snow, Wilf Carter and other crooners and yodelers.