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Pictou, Amherst & Wallace

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  • Pictou, Amherst & Wallace

    Located on the rugged north coast of Nova Scotia, the regions of Pictou, Amherst and Wallace have an array of opportunities and adventures just waiting for you to explore, complete with stunning ocean views and open green spaces at every turn.

    The Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, is brimming with Scottish heritgae and history and is rendered as the birthplace New Scotland. The first Scottish immigrants landed in Pictou 1773. Today, the town boasts period homes on tree-lined streets and offers an array of activities. Discover a mixture of old world charm and culture together with modern facilities and friendly hospitality.

    Amherst holds it's own in Canadian history as the home to the four Fathers of Confederation: Edward B. Chandler, Robert B. Dickey, Jonathan McCully, and Sir Charles Tupper. The town is still reminiscent of this era, with Victorian and Edwardian homes alluding to the town’s charming past. Offering a variety of shops, charming architecture, a historic downtown and the Joggins Fossil Cliffs and Centre which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amherst hosts many annual festivals and events including the Maritime Rockabilly Shakedown Festival and Blueberry Festival the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival and the wonderful Artisan and Farmers Markets which occurs throughout the summer. Wildlife encounters and the outdoor experiences are plentiful within the the Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

    Wallace is a picture perfect, rural community with stunning vistas and beautiful unspoiled ocean views. Enjoy the nature of Nova Scotia, roaming along the trails or from the water along the harbours and river, including the wide variety of birds and marine fauna. A variety of cosy restaurants and unique shops line the quaint streets and museums, golf courses and the renowned Jost Winery are just a handful of the amenities on offer.

     

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