District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Date July 6, 2020 | July 10, 2020 | July 13, 2020 | July 17, 2020 | July 20, 2020 | July 24, 2020 | July 27, 2020 | July 31, 2020 | August 3, 2020 | August 7, 2020 | August 10, 2020 | August 14, 2020 | August 17, 2020 | August 21, 2020 | August 24, 2020 | August 28, 2020 | August 31, 2020 | September 4, 2020 | September 7, 2020 | September 11, 2020 | September 14, 2020 | September 18, 2020 | September 21, 2020 | September 25, 2020 | September 28, 2020
TIME 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The DesBrisay Museum is now open to the public Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We have made changes on site to ensure we are compliant with COVID-19 regulations set out by the Province of Nova Scotia to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors. We ask that you please practice six feet of social/physical distancing within the museum.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this unique time and we look forward to seeing you soon.

DID YOU KNOW? The Bridgewater Transit bus stops hourly right in front of the DesBrisay Museum? You can come and go with Bridgewater Transit

Phone 902-543-4033
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BernArt be aMAZEd

BernArt be aMAZEd

Location: Lunenburg Region
BernArt .... be aMAZEd is Canada's first art maze and outdoor gallery with lots of sculptures, mosaics and murals throughout. A surprise around every corner created by artists from around the world. Civic Address: 1136 Highway 325
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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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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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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.
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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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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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River Ridge Common

River Ridge Common

Location: New Germany & Area
Spanning both side of the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail, River Ridge Common offers scenic opportunities to view Indian Brook Falls and a ravine down to Ross Brook. Phase One of this 115 acre nature park includes trails that meet accessibility guidelines and a large natural playground with features that encourage exploration, adventure and skills development. Phase Two, coming in November 2019, will include washrooms, single track mountain bike trails, additional accessible trails, an Off…
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS
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Diner 325

Diner 325

Location: Lunenburg Region
Diner 325 is focused on fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. We specialize in classic south shore diner style food with a modern twist. All day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade pies, soups and sandwiches. Civic Address: 2817 Highway 325 Wileville NS
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Serving up the following: Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns Civic Address: 3099 Highway 325 Wileville 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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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on premise every day; it’s slow roasted to perfection and needless to say, it never sees the inside of a freezer. Our fries are hand-cut right here in our kitchen from fresh Canadian potatoes. Our famous dipping sauce is simmered on premise daily so you can always be sure it’ll taste as good as you remembered. And our grilled to order ribs are marinated in-house to make them fall-off-the-bone tender. Truth is, at Swiss Chalet you’ll always know your…
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts Civic Address: 15390 Highway 3 Hebbville NS 
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Civic Address: 1671 Highway 10 West Northfield NS 
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Twenty Seven South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Twenty Seven South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Location: Lunenburg Region
Twenty Seven South is a stylish lounge offering casual dining; perfect for business lunches, early morning buffet or late night cocktails and wine. Twenty Seven South proudly serves an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine with some new twists on old classics. Civic Address: 527 Highway 10 Cookville NS (inside the Best Western Plus)
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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 center 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. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, 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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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activities. Check out our website for more information and amenities. Civic Address: 11677 Highway Centre NS
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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
We open for the season on May 15th! We are located at 388 Oakhill Road in beautiful Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. ​Come check out our huge outdoor swimming pool (un-supervised). It’s crystal clear !! Features Seasonal & Non-Seasonal sites Coin shower and laundry facilities 145 Wooded & Open sites Pull Through sites Pay Phone Internet Flush Toilets Canteen Ice Recreation Horse Shoe Pits Swimming Pool Games Room Hiking Trails Playground Civic Address: 388 Oakhill Road Oakhill NS
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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Location: Lunenburg Region
The New-Found Guest House is located approximately 45 minutes from Halifax - Nova Scotia’s capital, 5 minutes from scenic Mahone Bay and 10 minutes from historic Lunenburg - home of the Bluenose. This completely renovated loft suite is a fully-equipped, self-contained unit. It has two double beds, a writing desk, a sofa, a rocker recliner and satellite television in the loft area. On the main level, there is a separate four-piece bathroom, a bright sitting area with a sofa and several chairs…
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Toba’s B&B

Toba’s B&B

Location: Lunenburg Region
Thanks to the Ship Captain Sydney Corkum (left) and wife Maggie Wilkie (right) 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…
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A Day in LaHave

A Day in LaHave

Download this Itinerary Venturing down Highway #3 from Bridgewater will reward you with a scenic drive along the winding LaHave River. Your destination: the LaHave Ferry on Highway 332. As one of the last remaining cable ferries in Nova Scotia, this unique 5 minute journey gives you a perfect 360° view of life on the river. Turning left as you drive off the ferry, a stop at LaHave Bakery is a must. Housed in a Victorian-era sea-trading centre in the 17th century French settlement of LaHave, the…
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Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top. With three kilometres of white sand perfect for strolling, fresh sea air to clear your mind, rolling surf that sounds like nature’s symphony and breathtaking views that rejuvenate the spirit, Hirtle’s Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors alike. For the true enthusiast, take the unforgettable hike to the protected wilderness park, Gaff Point. Offering stunning views, the Gaff…
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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, located on Highway #3, just outside the Town of Lunenburg. The whole family will relive the exciting hubbub of life on the South Shore railway in its heyday of the 1950s. Experience the command of the stationmaster at his post and the thrill of the traveler as they enjoyed their unique view of the countryside from the comfort of a passenger car. Plus the true-to-life…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Download this Itinerary Your adventure starts by taking Highway 103 past Bridgewater and turning down Italy Cross Road. Save your trip to Petite Riviere Vineyard for later in the day and start off with a visit to the Maritime Painted Saltbox. Meet local artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais, browsing through their gallery of handmade furniture, contemporary fine art and whimsical folk art. Don’t miss “The Coop”, where you’re sure to find a quirky treasure to take home with you. The beauty…
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Tancook Island Adventure

Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary A ferry ride away from the frantic pace of your city life awaits the rustic and gentle charm of Tancook Island. $7 buys you bicycle an 8 km trip across the water from Chester for a step back in time and a step closer to nature. Shaped like a fish hook and named after the Mi’kmaq word for “facing the open sea”, Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 125 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style. Choose…
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