Age of Sail Heritage Centre


Area Attractions

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Springhill, Nova Scotia (36 Main Street)

Anne Murray grew up in the small Nova Scotia coal mining town of Springhill; far, far away from the glitter and glamour of Hollywood. Yet her breathtaking flight to fame has made Anne Murray a household name in entertainment capitals of the world and she has amassed more musical awards and accolades than almost any female singer in history.

Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia (Route 209)

Cape Chignecto is a 4,200-hectare natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula. The park features 29 kilometres (18 miles) of pristine coastline, some of Nova Scotia’s most significant geological features, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, remnant old growth forest, scenic views, and a rich cultural heritage.

Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia (Cape D'Or Road)

Boasting a fully licensed restaurant overlooking a breathtaking view is the Cape d'Or lighthouse. Accomodations are available in a guest house only steps away from the lighthouse.

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (Two Islands Road)

Stop by and explore the museum’s whole new take on the rocks, minerals, dinosaurs and glaciers. Interactive displays throughout the gallery lead you through half a billion years of geological history. Find out how geology helped to shape Nova Scotia’s cultural landscape that we enjoy today.

Bay of Fundy

Visit Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy! Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 mile) long ocean bay that stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. Experience the 100 billion tonnes of seawater flowing out of the bay each cycle today.

Joggins, Nova Scotia (100 Main Street)

As you drive down Main Street, you might be wondering where the centre is before you see our wind turbine high above the landscape. Naturally screened from the road and an almost organic part of the landscape is the Joggins Fossil Centre. As you round the bend on the driveway you will be awestruck by the stunning architecture of the building and the view beyond.

Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia (3838 Highway 209 )

Join our sea kayaking tours on the Bay of Fundy along Cape Chignecto Park. Our location has a fascinating geology and an incredible marine ecosystem to explore. Rustic fishing villages, uninhabited islands, the highest tides in the world, towering cliffs with sea stacks, arches and caves to investigate.

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (Whitehall Road)

Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum, located just 3 miles from downtown Parrsboro, was once owned by Sir Charles Tupper, MD, a distinguished Nova Scotian politician who was Prime Minister of Canada for 16 days in 1896. Ottawa House is open as a museum and has displays on shipbuilding, early education and the Victorian Era. From the veranda of Ottawa House you see Partridge Island, which is now joined to the mainland.

Diligent River, Nova Scotia (9874 Hwy 209)

The best way to figure it all out before committing yourself to the power of free flight is to take a tandem flight with an experienced pilot and instructor. Under his guidance you will learn the basic procedure of launching, soaring and landing while experiencing the fabulous sensation of flying free without experiencing all the hard work.

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (Whitehall Road)

On April 10, 1984, Parrsboro resident Eldon George discovered the world's smallest dinosaur footprints at Wasson Bluff, a cliff to the east of Parrsboro Harbour. The prints are now on display at the Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop and Museum.

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (39 Lower Main Street)

Ship’s Company Theatre is situated in the historic town of Parrsboro on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shore, a serenely picturesque place that was once a flourishing port during the Golden Age of Sail. An acclaimed, innovative professional theatre company, we produce plays with an emphasis on new Canadian and Atlantic Canadian works.

Spencers Island, Nova Scotia (Spencers Island Road)

Discontinued in 1987, the lighthouse has been opened to the public for many years. Located along the Minas Channel it is where the famous 'Mary Celeste' was built.

Springhill, Nova Scotia (145 Black River Rd)

Displays of mining equipment, tours of the wash house and lamp cabin are just a few of the things that one can experience at the Tour a Mine, Springhill Miners' Museum. Springhill thrived as a forestry and farming community until the 1830's when coal was discovered in massive quantities. It didn't take long for the first coal mine to open, setting the stages for a glorious and often tragic tradition.

Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia (12215 Highway 215)

Join Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages for our 28th year of tidal bore rafting in Nova Scotia. Experience the adventure of a lifetime on the Shubenacadie River and see the Bay of Fundy tides in action, home of the world's highest tides.

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, has been described by National Geographic magazine as "the prettiest place to watch the Bay of Fundy tides sweep in and out. This sweet northwestern corner of Nova Scotia, around the coastal town of Parrsboro, is more than picturesque; it's full of unusual things to see and do".

Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia

Advocate Boat Tours is the only boat operator on Nova Scotia’s upper Bay of Fundy with the world’s highest tides.  Imagine a place where the flow of water equals four times the combined flow of all the rivers in the world. Step on board for an unforgettable adventure to the most dramatic, awe inspiring places of this unique bay. We offer boat rides to Cape Split, Isle Haute and Cape D’Or – and private tours as well to accommodate your interests from rock hounding on special beaches to making shortcuts to a hike in Cape Chignecto Park.