Eastern Shore Touring
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided Private Touring
Some Admission Fees
What you can expect
The Land & Sea as it used to be.This scenic and delightful tour offers something for everyone .
Land and Sea As it Used to Be.As we travel the rugged coast line of western Nova Scotia, we’ll learn firsthand just how difficult it was to earn a living from the sea and raise a family in Nova Scotia pre-WWII. This scenic and delightful tour offers something for everyone. Let’s take a trip down memory lane
We'll tour historic Halifax before heading to Dartmouth via the Angus L. MacDonald Bridge, which opened in 1955 and is the older of the two harbour bridges. We’ll have a quick drive through the city of Dartmouth, founded in 1750, before we head out along the rugged coastline.
The “Marine Drive” is ‘a road less traveled’, one which meanders past great ocean views, white-sand beaches, extensive salt marshes and tiny Acadian fishing villages. We’ll stop for a brief photo opportunity at one of the great surfing beaches in Nova Scotia. Along the way, we’ll hear stories of the people who have made their living on the wild Atlantic and along this shoreline since the 1700's. We’ll stop on the dock at a working fishing village for photos and perhaps a chance to chat with local fishermen.
FISHERMAN'S LIFE MUSEUM
We’ll visit a typical fishing family’s homestead circa 1900 where we’ll learn firsthand just how difficult it was to earn a living from the sea and raise a family, in this case, a family of 13 daughters! Life wasn’t easy.
MEMORY LANE HERITAGE VILLAGE
Our final destination will be Memory Lane Heritage Village. This is a unique pre-WWII community where we’ll get the chance to see (and maybe for some of us, remember) how life was lived more than 70 years ago. Adding to the nostalgia and giving us a brief and wistful glimpse into days gone by, we’ll see some very familiar household and garden products that, while once common domestic items, are no longer part of family living today. While here, you will have the opportunity to choose one of four heritage experiences: Seafood Sampler ,Journey through the 1940’s in N.S and Clam Digging.Our return to dockside will be via a different route and include a trip across the MacKay Bridge which opened in 1971 and is the second harbour bridge.