District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Canada Day on the LaHave

Date July 1, 2022
All day event

We’re back! Let’s celebrate!

Enjoy the day overlooking the LaHave River with lots of activities, music, and food.

Free transit service will be available from 11:00 AM to midnight, thanks to the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce

Nearby attractions

  • Things to Do
  • Places to Eat
  • Places to Stay
  • Day Trips
Aubenodt Distillery

Aubenodt Distillery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Aubenodt Distillery is one of the smallest distilleries in Nova Scotia, nestled in Crouse’s Settlement. Minutes from the towns of Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. All products are their own recipes and are made, distilled, bottled and sold on site. Bridgewater Location: 699 King Street, Bridgewater, NS Crouse's Settlement Location: 389 Crouse’s Settlement Road, Crouse’s Settlement, NS, B4V 0G3 Facebook
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BernArt Art Maze

BernArt Art Maze

Location: Lunenburg Region
Canada’s first art maze! There’s nearly a kilometre of paths to explore with lots of concrete sculptures, murals and mosaics created by artists from around the world. There’s definitively something for everyone with a surprise around every corner. Civic Address: 1136 Highway 325 Facebook Trip Advisor YouTube
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Bob & The Boys Farm Market

Bob & The Boys Farm Market

Location: Lunenburg Region
Garden fresh produce, local vegetables and fruit in season, ice cream cones, dairy products, jams & jellies, hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, fertilizer, growing medium, seed potatoes, dragonfly pins, fudge, vegetable transplants, fresh bakery products, crafts, mats, yarn, lawn ornaments and more! Civic Address: 16554 Highway 103 Hebbs Cross NS Facebook
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Bridgewater Farmers’ Market - June to mid October

Bridgewater Farmers’ Market - June to mid October

Every Saturday morning 9:00 am to 1 pm, rain or shine, from the beginning of June to the end of October. We set up in the Town Centre Parking Lot, on King Street between Empire and Dominion, in Bridgewater, NS. We are a community-based Farmers’ Market venue for local producers to sell directly to their customers. The market is organized and operated by a registered non-profit society, The Bridgewater Farmers’ Market Association. Products: Vegetables, fruits, berries, artisan french breads,…
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches out from the shore to Georges Island and provides a popular beach destination for tourists throughout the summer. Directions to Crescent Beach are very Scenic. Follow King Street south out of the Beautiful town of Bridgewater. This street is also Route 331, part of the Lighthouse Route. About 20 minutes from the town is Crescent Beach. You will be following the lovely LaHave River to the ocean and seeing lots of artisans and the…
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636. Before beginning your walk on beautiful Fort Point, imagine that today’s date is May 8, 1604. Look southwest across Dublin Bay toward the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the islands you may see the good ship Le Don de Dieu as it drops anchor for the first time in the New World. Samuel de Champlain, the man who would change Europe’s understanding of this vast continent, stands on the foredeck sketching the first of his famous maps. Do you see…
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Green Bay Beach

Green Bay Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Green Bay Beach is divided into small sections by boulders, the cove keeps the water surprisingly warm. MacLeod’s Canteen (seasonal) is in close proximity to the beach and has takeout available.
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Homegrown Skateboards

Homegrown Skateboards

Location: Lunenburg Region
Come out to Lahave to enjoy an indoor skate bowl. Skateboards and clothes are sold here. Located above the Lahave Bakery just a short drive from Bridgewater on Highway 331 along the beautiful LaHave River! Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Instagram
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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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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia. In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives. Today, the fishing industry has died down and…
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Location: Lunenburg Region
Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Civic Address: 492 Harold Whynot Road Pine Grove
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Petite Riviere Community Park

Petite Riviere Community Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
A quaint stopping point for travelers in Petite Riviere. Nearby is the Risser’s Beach Provincial Park and several local artist and artisan shops. Civic Address: 2 Petite Riviere Road Petite Riviere
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Petite Riviere Vineyards

Petite Riviere Vineyards

Location: Lunenburg Region
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! The winery combines the benefits of their unique terroir as one of the oldest grape-growing regions in North America -…
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Pine Grove Outdoor Play Park

Pine Grove Outdoor Play Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
This community park features a full sized hockey rink, splash pad, swing sets, playground, soccer field, walking trail, gazebo, basketball court, playground, soccer field and washrooms. Facebook
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside. Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and a boardwalk along an inland marsh. Directions to Risser’s Beach are scenic. From the Town of Bridgewater follow King Street South which is Route 331 for 25 minutes. You will be following the beautiful LaHave River the whole…
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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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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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Charlie’s Burger & Pizza

Charlie’s Burger & Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Known for making great tasting food at competitive prices, at Charlie’s, the guiding principle is putting customers first and always serving the highest quality food, generous portions, great service in a friendly environment and reasonable prices. Menu includes pizza, chicken & chips, fish & chips, poutine, salads, sandwiches and subs. Hours of Operation: Sunday 10am-10pm Monday 10am-10pm Tuesday 10am-10pm Wednesday 10am-10pm Thursday 10am-11pm Friday 10am-12am Saturday 10am-12am…
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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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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Choose from a wide selection of freshly-made breads, rolls, cakes and cookies, made only with traditional ingredients from the authentic turn-of-the-century shop. Soups, sandwiches and pastries in the restaurant should satisfy any visitor. A destination in itself, the historic LaHave Bakery is close to the LaHave cable ferry. The building dates back to 1896 and was once the LaHave Outfitting Company. Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

MacLeod’s Canteen is open for visitors of Green Bay and guests of the MacLeod Cottages and provides seating for 35. Known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish, clams, pies, desserts and of course ice-cream! Civic Address: 542 Green Bay Rd Green Bay NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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McDonalds- Walmart Location

McDonalds- Walmart Location

Location: Lunenburg Region
Offering their famous Big Mac sandwich, Fries, Chicken McNuggets and McCafé. Civic Address:60 Pinegrove Road Cookville NS
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Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
A full service bar and lounge with friendly service is inviting for this 19th hole relaxation golf course. The banquet facility, with able chef and competent staff, is ideal for weddings, family reunions, retirement send-offs or any other celebration, especially if one wants the ambiance and atmosphere of a country setting. The sweeping panoramic landscape provides a pleasing background for memorable photos. Groups of up to 150 people can be readily accommodated. Osprey Ridge is an 18-hole…
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Osprey’s Nest Public House

Osprey’s Nest Public House

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Tucked away in the gem of Nova Scotia’s Southern Shore - Petite Riviere! The Osprey’s Nest offers a true community pub atmosphere with a menu for every taste and a drink for every need! Steps away from Risser’s Beach and it’s seasonal campgrounds! Civic Address: 39 John Rieser Drive, HWY 331,Petite Rivière, NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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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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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Long established take-out restaurant offering renowned ice-cream treats, burgers and shakes. Conveniently located in Hebbville, close to Bridgewater. Civic Address: 15390 Highway 3 Hebbville, NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Tim Hortons- Cookville Location

Tim Hortons- Cookville Location

Location: Lunenburg Region
We were founded in 1964, by hockey legend Tim Horton and we’ve been serving Canadians fresh coffee and baked goods for more than 50 years. Since then we’ve grown to more than 3,000 restaurants across North America. While our “family” has grown over the years, we’ve never lost our sense of commitment to the community. From the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to our Sustainable Coffee initiatives, we try to give something back to all the communities that have helped us along the way.…
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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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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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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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Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks is a hidden gem of the region, located just minutes out of Lunenburg. Often advertised as “Peggy’s Cove without the lighthouse”, Blue Rocks is a must-see when visiting Lunenburg area. A traditional fishing community with unique natural features, Blue Rocks is a favorite among amateur and professional artists and artisans of all types. During high tide the Old Fish House appears to be floating amidst the Atlantic Ocean and the contrast of the “blue” rocks and yellow and red…
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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

Begin your day along Highway 324 north, take a tour of Lunenburg County Winery. Sample and savour their award-winning fruit wines made using traditional aging methods and the best locally grown fruit. The winery is located on a berry farm, so be sure take home some of that fresh Nova Scotia taste by u-picking blueberries or raspberries when they are in season. The next stop a bit farther north on Highway 324. Indian Falls is a 25 foot rushing waterfall and historic indigenous salmon fishing…
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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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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Start your day by journeying down to Petite Riviere Vineyards, a historic winery best known for its red wines and for being one of the oldest grape growing territories in North America, dating back to the 1630s. Enjoy a tour and a tasting on the building’s terrace, overlooking the hills of lavender and grapes. Continue into the village of Petite Riviere and stop at the Maritime Painted Saltbox, a vividly colourful art gallery displaying the works of Tom Alway and Peter Blais. Meet the artists…
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