Sunrise Trail attractions

Winery in Tatamagouche

Jost Winery

Among Nova Scotia's best-known wineries, Jost offers informative guided tours including two tastings, and afterwards you can pick up vintages in the shop. It produces well-regarded whites, rosés and reds (including …
Gallery in New Glasgow

Crombie House

A 10-minute drive north of town, in the personal residence of the founder of the Sobeys supermarket chain, this private gallery has an excellent collection of 19th- and early-20th-century Canadian art, including wor…
Historic Site in Tatamagouche

Balmoral Grist Mill

In a gorgeous setting on the stream that once provided it with power, the Balmoral Grist Mill still grinds wheat in summer. From Tatamagouche, turn south on Hwy 311 (at the eastern edge of town) and then east on Hwy…
University in Antigonish

St Francis Xavier University

The attractive campus of 125-year-old St Francis Xavier University makes for an interesting stroll. The Hall of the Clans is on the 3rd floor of the old wing of the Angus L MacDonald Library, just beyond the St Nini…
Historic Site in Tatamagouche

Sutherland Steam Mill

During the 19th century wood was the wonder material that underpinned nearly every aspect of construction. Built in 1894, this steam-powered sawmill produced an incredible range of products, including furniture, win…
Museum in New Glasgow

Museum of Industry

A fitting museum for industrial New Glasgow, this hands-on place has lots to interest the kids, including a working water tower, a machine shop and assembly line, loads of vintage machinery and vehicles, a model rai…
Museum in Pictou

Northumberland Fisheries Museum

In the old train station, this museum explores the area's fishing heritage. Exhibits include a replica of a fishermen's bunkhouse and the spiffy Silver Bullet, an early-1930s lobster boat. You can also visit the nea…
Ship in Pictou

Hector

A replica of the ship Hector, which carried the first 200 Highland Scots to Nova Scotia, is tied up for viewing on Pictou's waterfront. You can descend into the bunk-crammed hull to get a sense of how challenging th…
Bird Sanctuary in Sunrise Trail

Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area

About 30km northwest of Tatamagouche, this vast sanctuary protects 585 hectares, including tidal and freshwater wetlands. A 4km loop trail winds through the reserve; it's great for bird-watching, especially for wate…
State Park in Tatamagouche

Rushton's Beach Provincial Park

Small cottages crowd around Rushton's Beach, just east of Tatamagouche in Brule. It's worth a visit to look for seals (turn left at the end of the boardwalk and walk toward the end of the beach) and birdlife in the …