Things to See & Do

Kejimkujik National Park

Keji: a captivating experience

This National Park is the largest inland national park in Atlantic Canada and the core of the SouthWest Nova UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It offers amazing hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Combine this with the regular activities organized by the park (like visiting the ancient native petroglyphs found inside the park) and you have just found one of the most captivating places. From May to October Jakes Landing right inside the park offers convenient canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals. In winter time ask us for cross country ski  and/or snowshoe rental options. Read more here

McGowan Lake Fish Hatchery

McGowan Lake Fish Hatchery, Caledonia

Yes, a fish hatchery! This facility operated by Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture has a great visitor interpretation center and offers regular tours. This fish hatchery focuses specifically on trout, a mindboggling 1 million fish are raised yearly at this site. For more information see the McGowan Lake Fish Hatchery brochure (pdf).


Tobeatic Wilderness Area/Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute

Volunteers Tracking Blandings Turtles

This area is one of the wildest areas remaining in Atlantic Canada. Together with the adjacent Kejimkujik National Park it forms the core of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. the Mersey Tobeatic research Institute has a wealth of information about the area and offers interesting workshops and seminars throughout the year. Also, take a look at the many volunteer options that offer a great opportunity of access to this amazing area while doing some good. Read more here….

Queens County Heritage House
The rich history of this area of Nova Scotia is displayed here in this restored 19th century house. You can find out about the “gold rush” of the 1890’s, the glory days of hunting, fishing and guiding, and get a feel for what life was like for the early Scottish and Irish settlers of the “Northern District”. For a virtual tour of the museum visit

Queens County Fair
The Queens County fair is the oldest fair in Nova Scotia, dating back to October 1880(!) Every third week of September the big fair is still held, one of the largest and most popular events. Throughout the year the fairgrounds are home to many other events though, visit the Queens County Fair Grounds website for up to date information and a full schedule of events.

For more information on things to see and do the following websites offer some great information on the area: