Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester.
Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a relaxing hour-long ferry ride to visit us across beautiful Mahone Bay — or feel welcome to sail into our protected cove and stay awhile. Enjoy hiking, biking, or beach combing for sea glass and shells.
Take a walk to our museum where you will discover stories of days gone by. Visit Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery and peruse the stunning work of our nature photographers or watch chair caning and traditional rug hooking at Popplerock, our co-operative of island artists. Come experience the Island, a place where time moves differently.
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