South Shore is an important fishing and tourism region of Nova Scotia.
Most travellers flying into Nova Scotia enter through the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, located 35 kilometers (22 miles) from downtown Halifax. The airport is served by the major Canadian and American airlines, as well as many smaller regional airlines.
Queens County is located on the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia, approximately 1½ hours drive from Halifax or Yarmouth along Highway 103. The most effective means of touring the county is by car, as there is little in the way of public transit.