TIDAL BORE RAFTING
Tidal Bore Rafting is unique to Nova Scotia alone and one of the most exciting water activities in the world. Located, literally, on the highest tides in the world, we can see a tidal range from 25-45ft in just three and half hours. Twice a day there are 50 million tons of water come in and out of the Shubenacadie River, which makes for one of the most exciting rafting trips you will ever take on such water. Check out River Runners right down the street from us, just a short walk or minute drive. www.tidalborerafting.com
BURNTCOAT HEAD PARK
Burntcoat Head Park is an absolute treasure. The exact Location of the world's highest recorded tides, and just a short drive from the guesthouse. Here you can actually walk on the ocean floor for kilometres at low tide. Explore Tide pools, geological formations, caves, and all that the tidewater leaves behind. The park is fully quipped with washrooms, gift & art shop, a lighthouse museum alongside walking trails and picnic tables on "dry land". It is not to be missed! www.burntcoatheadpark.ca
THE LAWRENCE HOUSE MUSEUM
A rich history and an incredible story. The Museum is a heritage house which belonged to W.D.Lawrence who built the largest ship ever built in Canada. The shipyard existed right in front of the house on the shore of the bay. It also tells the story of Maitland's rich history of shipbuilding and diverse beginnings. The house was preserved by his granddaughter in the same way it was lived in over a hundred years ago, before it was then gifted to the Nova Scotia Museum.
FUNDY INTERPRETIVE CENTRE
This fantastic historic look off is the perfect spot to get informed about the tides, and watch as the bore and the river fills up with massive tidal power. Make sure to check out the website for tide times, you don't want to miss it.
ANTHONY PROVINCIAL PARK
A provincial day park just 11 kms down the shore from Maitland, you will find washrooms, water access, a huge wharf, walking trails, and picnic tables. The wharf offer expansive views whether low or high tide. A great place to beach comb, marvel at the rock formations or just take a break and enjoy the view.
ARTISANS & SHOPS
Maitland has a great range of shops and studios to check out during your visit.
A restored heritage schoolhouse turned gallery featuring over 40 Nova Scotian artists.
From pen & paper, print & canvas, stone & wood, wool & felt, the artists excel in many different methods of expression of the world they see around them.
INKLINGS IN WOOD
Ben's unique turned pieces range from utilitarian salad bowls to artistic cremation urns and vases. A variety of wood is used such as maple, birch, beech, oak and elm. All wood is native to Nova Scotia
BEYOND THE WHARF
A collective of five talented women who offer treasures and creations alike. From handmade quilts and socks to collectables, hand made pottery, jewelry, scarves & accessories.
FRIEZE & ROY "CANADA'S LONGEST RUNNING GENERAL STORE"
This is your one stop shop for everything you might need during your stay!
-Ice Cream Shop