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Picture-Perfect Fishing Villages

Imagine a life less complicated. A time when things moved at a slower pace. Make it happen now! Slow down, take some deep breaths and live in the moment while visiting our picturesque fishing villages. You’ll find fishermen, going about their daily chores, who are only too happy to stop, chat about their catch and explain the ins and out of the fishery. Visit a lobster pound, learn how to dry fish, or meet the crab boats as they come in. Beachcombing, looking for agate, fossils, beach glass or collecting sand dollars is always a possibility. If you’re a camera buff, there’s a picture postcard moment around every bend. Lighthouses often fall into the picture and have stories of their own.

Low Tide

Halls Harbour, NS

Of all the beautiful fishing villages in the Atlantic provinces my favourite is Hall's Harbour, where you can watch the Bay of Fundy tides. At low tide, the boats sit on the floor of the Harbour. Fishermen/women have to work with rise and fall of the tide.

Submitted By Julie Sheffield

Sea Caves

St Martins, NB

It was such a special treat to explore St Martins village this spring and to discover the Fundy Trail Parkway. The caves at St Martins as well as the Bay of Fundy coast line are magnificent and well worth the staycation to explore our own province.

Submitted By Amy Watson

Early Morning Tide

St Andrews, NB

St. Andrews is the perfect spot for a visit to explore the ocean and walk on the fishing pier, especially in the early morning when the water is calm and the cormorants are busy getting their morning feed. It is such a beautiful quaint place to visit.

Submitted By Bonnie Chubb

Halls Harbour From On High

Halls Harbour, Kings County, NS

It wasn't until last year that I was introduced to Halls Harbour. It has quickly become a favourite stopping destination while in the Valley. It's quiet, hidden from a lot of traffic and just simply beautiful. I love walking the beach and sitting watching the tide come in.

Submitted By Christine Summers

Beautiful Alma

Alma, NB

Alma, NB, is a pretty little town at the entrance of Fundy National park. Alma has a bakery with the best sticky buns and beautiful scenery with the fishing boats.

Submitted By Lise Costello

Malpeque Charm

Malpeque, PEI

This quaint fishing village in PEI is where we wandered and enjoyed the typical PEI quiet maritime beauty after a shellfish lunch fresh from the sea. The peace and tranquility of the village has merited many return visits.

Submitted By Marcelle Stott


Harbourville, NS

The Bay of Fundy is the locale for many picturesque fishing villages. They may seem quaint but one can only imagine how the changing tides and weather patterns wear on their very existence. Not so unlike their hardworking fishers who navigate these challenges in order to make a living and provide us with maritime delights such as scallops, lobster, haddock, and halibut to name a few. We live near Harbourville, Nova Scotia, where we can enjoy spectacular views of sunsets, the Isle of Haute, the changing tide and a walkable rock beach. And of course we often pick up the makings for a seafood feast at the Harbourville Fish Market!

Submitted By Sheila Munro

Fishermans Wharf

Eastern Passage, NS

Minutes from home is Eastern Passage. A more perfect fishing village cannot be found for me. It has the perfect fishing village flair. Fishing boats, gift shops, boardwalk, restaurants, small beach, seagulls and views of Halifax off in the distance. A stunning place to be in the year of staycations.

Submitted By Wendy Pike

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