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Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay

Pretty as a postcard, the spires of Mahone Bay’s three churches rise above the calm harbor of this coastal town. Mahone Bay hasn’t changed much since its establishment in 1754—with its historic homes, a waterfront lined with fishing boats, and its welcoming people, it’s the perfect place to bask in the charm of the Maritimes.

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    Mahone Bay

While the town has long been a popular destination for visitors seeking to explore the fishing towns of the Maritimes, Mahone Bay is the fastest growing municipality in Nova Scotia. Make like a local and grab a coffee at the charming The Barn Coffee & Social House before strolling down to Edgewater Street to admire the three churches that create an instantly recognizable skyline.

  • Mahone Bay is an ideal spot for a family reunion or romantic getaway.

  • If you’re looking to stay, ensure you find accommodation ahead of time, as some cottages may be closed during the off season.

  • There are some excellent hikes near Mahone Bay, so pack sturdy shoes.

From Halifax, it’s a 1-hour drive via the NS-103 W. For those without their own vehicle, frequent buses run between Mahone Bay and Halifax (on the Halifax-Luneburg bus route) making it an easy day trip for those looking to get out of the city.

Mahone Bay comes to life in the summer with visitors, live music, and festivals. The Heritage BoatYard Weekend, held at the end of July, is a special highlight—the festival celebrates the tradition of boat-building in Mahone Bay and the surrounding region, with informative talks, concerts, and races.

At Rebecca’s Restaurant on Edgewater Street, you can find the culture of Nova Scotia in every bite. The menu highlights fresh, local ingredients that follow the seasons, with everything prepared in-house. From comforting lobster mac and cheese to seared scallops, there’s nothing like food made with love.


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