Local Attractions

Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

Visit the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre to learn about the world-famous tidal bore while spending time outdoors and taking in some East Hants history. While you’re there, watch the tidal bore from the observation deck. The bore in Maitland occurs approximately three hours after low tide at Burntcoat Head Park. It is easy to see low tide at the park, the tidal bore in Maitland, and return to the park to see high tide.

Walton Lighthouse

Walton Lighthouse is the only original lighthouse left in East Hants and it still smells of the kerosene used to light the lamp many years ago!

Lawrence House Museum

Lawrence House Museum is a provincial museum that houses artifacts and memorabilia about the W.D. Lawrence, the largest wooden ship ever built in Canada.

Tidal Bore Rafting

There are several companies on the Shubenacadie River that offer rafting experiences on the tidal bore. It is an exciting way to spend a couple of hours and experience the tidal bore and the in-rushing tides up close.

Anthony Provincial Park

Anthony Provincial Park is located in Lower Selma. Enjoy the park’s interpretive display, wander on the wharf and wade in the water, or have lunch in the open picnic area overlooking Cobequid Bay.

Beyond the Wharf Artisans

Beyond the Wharf Artisans carries an interesting mix of unique artisan work including pottery, stained and fused glass, rug hooking, cards, honey and lavender products, jewelry, bath and body items and more!

Gallery 215

Gallery 215 showcases the artwork of some wonderful Nova Scotian artists and is found on Highway 215 in Selma.

Dawson Dowell Park

Located at the edge of the village core of Maitland, this day-use park provides easy access to spectacular views of Cobequid Bay and the famous tidal bore. A family-friendly attraction, the park offers opportunities to relax and explore for guests of all ages.