District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Bridgewater Holiday Markets

Date November 26, 2023 | December 3, 2023 | December 10, 2023 | December 17, 2023
TIME 10:00am - 2:00pm

We are a community-based Farmers’ Market venue for local producers to sell directly to their customers. The market is operated by the Bridgewater Farmers’ Market Association, a non-profit society. Our vendors gather along the side of the former Bridgewater Memorial Arena at 123 Empire Street (corner of Empire & Churchill St.) in Bridgewater, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore.

The Holiday Markets will be happening from 10:00am -2:00pm on Sundays, beginning on November 26th and ending on December 17th.



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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
This multipurpose Municipal facility is a community resource providing outdoor and indoor spaces for recreation purposes. The MARC is composed of the following: Program Building, Residence Building, a pond for skating, fishing and canoeing, two toboggan runs, three softball fields, cross-country course, playground, ten kilometres of hiking/skiing trails for all skill levels, Mountain bike skills park and disc golf. The MARC is perfect for flying a kite, having a picnic, watching wildlife near…
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Lahave River Boat Charters

Lahave River Boat Charters

Location: Lahave and Area
All aboard! The LaHave River is a 97 km river in Nova Scotia, Canada, running from its source in Annapolis County to the Atlantic Ocean in Lunenburg County. Putter along the Historic LaHave River on their charter boat and take in all the sights and sounds. See local bird life, seals and even a harbour porpoise or two near the Atlantic Ocean. While on their Scenic Charter you will pass the LaHave River Yacht club, visit the historic LaHave Bakery and see the LaHave Cable ferry in passing. If…
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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: Bridgewater to Cookville/Wentzells Lake ​Length: Cookville Park to LaHave River Trail/Centennial Line 2.6 km Gun Club to parking lot at Wentzells Lake 2.4 km Parking lot at Wentzell Lake to Salmon Run Road 1.7 km Duration: see above Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Facebook Trip Advisor
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LaHave Sunset Park

LaHave Sunset Park

Location: Lahave and Area
​Located on the west side of the LaHave River in Conquerall Bank, this lovely riverside park is a great spot to lay out a blanket and enjoy the views or to host a family picnic. Benches and picnic tables available. Porta-Potties are usually on-site during the summer season. Limited parking. Those who visit have said “the sunset from the view and the tranquility when you’re on that parcel of land… it’s like you’re on your own little piece of heaven.” -Anonymous Leash your pet.…
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LaHave River Books

LaHave River Books

Location: Lunenburg Region
A beautiful and comfortable room with stunning views. A totally welcoming place with new AND used books. Attached to the renowned LaHave Bakery (eat-in or take-away) and, seasonally, a charming craft co-op. And just a delightful ferry ride across the river from Lunenburg. Who could ask for anything more? Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Cape LaHave Adventures

Cape LaHave Adventures

Location: Lunenburg Region
Guided sea-kayak adventures and yoga in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Paddle among the islands and experience pristine beaches, coastal wildlife, and signature Maritime fishing settlements. Multi-day, Full-day, and half-day tours. Located on Dublin Shore off of the Lighthouse Route (Highway 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach. Civic Address: 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore NS
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Fort Point Museum

Fort Point Museum

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Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on a picturesque point at the mouth of the LaHave River, the ocean-side views are breath taking. This National Historic Site was the first capital of New France in 1632, the beginning steps of Acadian history in Canada. The quaint building on site was once a lighthouse keeper’s home and is part of Nova Scotia’s proud lighthouse heritage. Today, the museum celebrates the LaHave community from the first inhabitants to the present day, with treasures, activities and stories that bring…
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Miller Point Peace Park

Miller Point Peace Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km looping trail system with interpretive stations, picnic tables, benches and outdoor washroom facilities. Trails are level, smooth and wide with plenty of parking available at the park entrance. Beautiful views of the LaHave River are an attractive feature of this trail system. Use of these trails is limited to hikers, bicycles and skiers.The trails are all level, smooth, and accessible to walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The inner parking…
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Cookville Provincial Park

Cookville Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cookville Provincial Park is a small community-operated day-use picnic park located in the South Shore region. This small roadside park has picnic tables and access to the LaHave River for canoeing, kayaking and sport fishing. Explore the area’s wildlife, including bird watching. Facebook Trip Advisor
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Indian Garden Farms

Indian Garden Farms

Location: Lunenburg Region
Come enjoy the experience of picking your own farm fresh berries right off the vine! Indian Garden Farms U-picks take place while berries are in season and offer our customers the chance to get right into the action of harvesting their own fresh produce. Strawberries Raspberries High Bush Blueberries (limited amounts) *In season (varies depending on berry) Civic Address: 15401 Highway 3 Hebbville NS Facebook
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Melissa Morrison Jewellery

Melissa Morrison Jewellery

Located in the small seaside village of Petite Riviere, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Melissa’s studio is a place where beautiful things are imagined, cultivated, and created. Working under the mantra, ‘Explore, Create & Connect’, Melissa describes her designs as wild hearted, modern heirlooms with meaning beyond adornment. Inspirations for her designs are often sparked by the spirit of a distinct moment, interpretations of natural forms, or based on intuition, resulting in an…
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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Location: Lunenburg Region
The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits on the LaHave estuary. The building sits above the water on large pilings, creating a boat like feeling as you hear the waves crashing under the building. Beautifully situated, looking across the bay to Riverport, the studio welcomes visitors with daily demonstrations in various pottery techniques. The artwork and pottery displayed is all made on the premises and original pieces are available for purchase in all…
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27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Location: Lunenburg Region
27 South is a stylish lounge offering casual dining, perfect for business lunches, early morning buffet or late night cocktails and wine. Located in the Best Western Plus Bridgewater, 27 South proudly serves an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine with some new twists on old classics. The main dining area seats 28 with more seating available at the bar as well as booths along the sidewall and a private patio for outdoor dining (weather permitting). Civic Address: 527 Highway 10,…
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
We are a licensed family restaurant serving customers for over 35 years. We have a diverse menu offering East Coast favourites such as haddock and chips, clams, scallops, lobster poutine, lobster sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers and seafood chowder. Satisfying portions and friendly service will keep you coming back. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS Facebook Instagram Twitter Trip Advisor
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Boston Pizza is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada serving more than 100 unique and delicious menu items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, juicy burgers and their famous BP wings. The Bridgewater location is a local, family-owned restaurant offering a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts. Gather round to catch a sports game or enjoy dinner with your family. Civic Address: 485 Highway 10 Cookville NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lahave and Area
LaHave Bakery, since opening in July 1985, has been steadfast in its mission to rise above the ordinary by embracing what was good in the past and adapting for the health and food security of the future.  The first, and most important value is food. We strive to make a quality product with quality ingredients. We make everything from scratch. Our ingredient sources from Nova Scotia are farms that share our values in a respect for the land as well as animals. We want our bread to be…
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
A family restaurant established in 1953 specializing in sensational seafood, homemade pies and unique burgers such as the Forklift Burger and the Step Ladder! Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, the best homemade pies and more! All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. Local legend Moyle Dauphinee can frequently be spotted dining here. Be sure to try the Moyle burger that has been…
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Charlie’s Pizza

Charlie’s Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Charlie’s Pizza & Convenience has been serving pizza lovers in the Bridgewater area for over 15 years and offers a wide selection of delicious food in addition to their pizza. Civic Address: 487 Upper Branch Road Upper Branch NS Check out our facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/people/Charlies-Pizza-and-Convenience/100063789363183/
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Since their doors first opened in 1954, families have been coming back to Swiss Chalet generation after generation. And that’s certainly not stopping now. They’ve got exciting new dishes, and all the favourites you know and love are just as delicious as ever. Harvey’s has been home to the great Canadian burger since 1950. Well-known for using 100% Canadian ingredients - beef, chicken, potatoes and bacon and supporting our farming industry. These restaurants, conveniently located in the…
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
A peaceful seaside destination in a woodland setting; just one minute from historic Lunenburg. You’ll hear the waves lapping at the shoreline from your choice of accommodation - a cozy cottage, housekeeping unit, or comfortable motel room. In the morning have coffee on the beach or in our pond-site sitting area while the sea gulls and red-winged blackbird greet the day. Families will love the Atlantic View’s ample green space and beach where children can run and play in the waves. Small pets…
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Location: Lunenburg Region
This Bridgewater, Nova Scotia hotel offers a personal touch. With modern, pet-friendly, non-smoking accommodations and just minutes from Bridgewater’s town centre and convenient access to some of Nova Scotia’s most renowned cultural and scenic landmarks the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre is the place to stay. This Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, businesses and shopping. Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST…
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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Open from May 1st through October 31st. The Lighthouse is the ideal Nova Scotia vacation destination, just 5 minutes from Bridgewater yet close to sandy beaches, stunning lighthouses, museums, shops and the charming and historic towns and villages along Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route (Route 331). We feature a variety of accommodation choices ranging from classic retro-style motel rooms (with or without kitchenettes), to Boathouse Studios and Riverfront Cottage. The Lighthouse is a three acre…
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The Lookout

The Lookout

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Beautiful, minimalist home with incredible ocean views and luxury touches throughout. Just under 1,000 sq. ft. The Lookout has been meticulously designed with a chef's kitchen, gas fireplace, heated bathroom floor, SmartTV, Wifi and some of the best views on the South Shore.   Located on an elevated, two acre parcel on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, The Lookout not only offers incredible privacy, but the chance to spot wildlife in the nearby forest. The expansive, wrap-around deck offers…
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Toba’s Bed and Breakfast

Toba’s Bed and Breakfast

Location: Lunenburg Region
Thanks to the Ship Captain Sydney Corkum and wife Maggie Wilkie who built this home in 1912, guests can relax and rejuvenate while they enjoy breathtaking waterfront views. This beautiful historic home has been upgraded with modern amenities filling it with warmth, joy and laughter. Toba’s Bed & Breakfast creates a luxurious experience with newly renovated bedrooms, each with an updated private ensuite, spacious rooms with full access to living room, family room and dining room, fine…
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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to BernArt Maze, located on Highway 325. This art maze is the first of its kind in all of Canada! Explore the cement sculptures that have been designed and made by over one hundred international artists, and see everything on your way to the finish. This is art that the kids can see, touch, and interact with, all outdoors! See the spider sculpture that towers the entrance and find the handprints and footprints of those who contributed…
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A Day in Historic LaHave

A Day in Historic LaHave

Download an Itinerary Make your way to the LaHave River Cable Ferry. The cable ferry service across this river has been active since the 1800s, connecting East LaHave on the Lunenburg side of the LaHave River to the LaHave and Petite Riviere region. The ferry is free to all members of the public, and is accessible to cars, trucks, RVs, bikes, walkers, and more. Upon crossing the Ferry from the Northern Side to the Southern side, stop at the LaHave Bakery for a delicious brunch. This bakery has…
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