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Parrsboro is a small town on the shore of the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia

Get in[edit]

  • From the east (Halifax, Truro), take Highway 2 to Main Street
  • From the north (Amherst), take Highway 2 to Main Street
  • From the west, take Highway 209 to Main Street

Get around[edit]

  • Main Street runs the length of town, most attractions are right off this road.


  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre, 8334 Highway 209, Port Greville, +1 902-348-2030. mid-May to mid-Oct, 10AM-6PM. A museum in an 1854 church includes a local blacksmith shop from the Wagstaff and Hatfield shipyard, the Port Greville Lighthouse (circa 1908), a café and a boathouse. The museum describes the history of shipbuilding and lumbering and community lives with pictures, videos, story telling, models, artefacts and hands-on exhibits.
  • Joy Laking Gallery, 6730 Hwy #2, +1 902 647-2816, fax: +1 902 647-2816.
  • Ottawa House Museum, 1155 Whitehall Road, +1 902 254-2376. Daily: 10:00 - 6:00 from Victoria Day weekend (generally the third weekend of the month) to mid-September. Adults: $2. Children accompanied by an adult: free. Donations always accepted..
  • Parrsboro Rock & Mineral Shop and Museum, 349 Whitehall Road.PO Box 395., +1 902 254-2981. This delightful shop features a gallery of rare fossils of prehistoric dinosaurs, reptiles, and amphibians. See the world's smallest dinosaur footprint, rocks and minerals; agate, amethyst, stone gifts, hand-made jewelry, paintings. Prospector supplies, books and maps are available. Tours by appointment only.
  • Tysons' Fine Minerals Inc., PO Box 634, +1 902 728-8364, fax: +1 902 728-3399, e-mail: .


  • Bay of Fundy. Home of the world's highest tides, the Bay of Fundy is a unique ecosystem that attracts millions of migratory birds, whales and abundant marine life. It is one of the great natural places left on earth. Twice daily the bay empties exposing broad sweeping tidal flats, gem stones and fossils
  • Fundy Geological Museum, 162 Two Islands Road, +1 902 254-3814, toll-free: +1-866-856-DIN0 (3460).
  • Parrsboro Golf Club, Two Island Road, +1 902-254-2733. A 9-hole, 2,343-yard, par 33 course on the shores of the Minas Basin with a spectacular view of the Bay of Fundy. The course borders a 100-foot cliff to the beach below number #2 fairway and #3 tee. Four miles from Parrsboro.
  • Ships Company Theatre, toll-free: +1-800-565-SHOW (7469).
  • 1 The Hall, 44 King Street, +1 902 701-8951, e-mail: .


  • Co-Op, 228 Main Street, +1 902 254-2174. Shop for groceries and treats
  • Sweet Brier Boutique, 29 Main St., +1 902 254-2853. Shop for trinkets and souvenirs


  • Glooscap Restaurant and Lounge.
  • Harbour View Restaurant.
  • Lightkeeper's Kitchen (located about 40 minutes outside of town in Advocate).
  • Tim Horton's. Canada's Dunkin Doughnuts



  • The Beach House on Hatfield Road (Located about 20 minutes outside of town in Fox River).
  • Coach House B&B (Located about 20 minutes outside of town in Port Griville).
  • Fox River School House (Located about 20 minutes outside of town in Fox River).
  • Gillespie House Inn.
  • The Parrsboro Mansion Inn.
  • 1 The Maple Inn, 2358 Western Avenue, +1 902 254-3735, toll-free: +1-877-627-5346, e-mail: . Check-in: 3 pm, check-out: 10.30 am. $99-169.

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Routes through Parrsboro
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