Annapolis Valley - Minas Basin Fishing Lodges and Family Resorts

Lodges included in this section are:
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Mariner Cruises Whale & Seabird ToursTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism & Accommodations

Whale watching and sea bird tours of the Bay of Fundy from Westport, Brier Island, the 'Whale Watching Capital of Nova Scotia'.  Group or corporate discounts available; tours offered from early June to late October every year. Join Penny and Roy Graham for an adventure of a lifetime aboard 'The Chad and Sisters Two'.  All cruises are narrated by local naturalists, who are well-versed in the dozens of mammals and bird species that visit this important ecological region.

Enquiry about our new 'Big Savings for Two' travel adventure package. The package for two adults includes all taxes, one night's accommodation at the Bay of Fundy Inn (on Brier Island), continental breakfast and a whale watching tour (for two) from Marnier Cruises.

Location and Access: West Port, Brier Island, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Inn
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Tours June to October - Accomodation Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Whale & Seabird Tours
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Vacation by the SeaTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism & Photography

Choose a vacation rental from one of three locations in the province. It's a convenient way to plan your Nova Scotia vacation. Private home rentals on the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast, including Admiralty House, on the waterfront in the historic town of Lunenburg. For additional information on each rental, including booking procedures and reservation form, and a list of things to see and do during your visit, click on the link above.

Location and Access: Walton, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Nearby
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Photographys
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Bayside Farm & CottagesTidal Bore

Activities: Accommodations & Ecotourism

Choose our historic century farmhouse and cottage destination for your next family vacation or reunion, wedding or weekend getaway. Very private and only feet from the shores of St. Mary's Bay, each of our vacation homes provides the perfect setting for a relaxing, oceanfront holiday.

Bayside Farm & Cottages is only minutes from the Digby Ferry, the village of Weymouth and the towns of Digby and Annapolis Royal. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy fishing or kayaking in the bay, whale watching at nearby Long and Brier Islands or walking the miles of rugged coastline.

Location and Access: Digby & Weymouth, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottages
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - Yes
Whale Watching
Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing
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Martin's Sissiboo HideawayTidal Bore

Activities: Luxury Accommodations & Ecotourism

Our beautifully crafted, waterfront cabin is the perfect getaway. High on the bank of the Sissiboo River, Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway offers everything you expect from a luxury vacation rental. Enjoy the open pit barbecue with family and friends, the serenity of an early morning paddle on the river or the complete relaxation found in a good book in front the beach-stone fireplace - it's all here for the taking! 

Open 12 months of the year our post and beam cottage is just a short drive from the Digby Ferry and about a two and half hour drive from Halifax. Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway, is surrounded by pristine woods, walking trails and lush hardwood growths. It is a great vacation destination and a convenient home base for the active outdoor enthusiast. Reservations are recommended. Book now for best availability.

Location and Access: Digby & Weymouth, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottage
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Hiking/Wildlife Viewing
Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing
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Birchvilla Cottages

Activities: Fishing, Nature, Family, Photography

Your home for an enjoyable holiday on the Evangiline Trail overlooking the Annapolis Basin & Digby Gap. An excellent location for day trips to all points of interest on the Evangeline Trail. While at Birchvilla Cottages you can visit the Upper Clements Family Theme Park, Upper Clememts Wildlife Park, Bay of Fundy (hightst tides in the world), Historic Fort Anne & Port Royal, Annapolis Royal Historic Flower Gardens, Town of Annapolis, 18 hole championship golf course, Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Whale watching (Pirate’s Cove).

Heated housekeeping units fully equiped, kitchen with fridge, stove, and microwave. Features include BBQ’s & picnic table, camp fire, laundromat, heated pool, children’s play area, colour cable TV & clock radio, horseshoe pits, vollyball net, swings, bird watching and romantic sunsets.

Location and Access: Smith’s Cove, Nova Scotia, 5 miles from Digby
Accommodation: Motel Units - Cabins
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Heated Pool
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Tidal Bore Rafting Park & CottagesTidal Bore

Activities: Rafting, Hiking, Family

Join us for a unique rafting adventure on the Shubenacadie River in Central Nova Scotia. We offer the thrill of a lifetime, for your next family reunion, school outing, business meeting, retreat or corporate event. And new for 2008, three Russian red pine, log chalets especially designed and constructed to make your group travel planning as simple as possible. One chalet is a five bedroom unit that offers the privacy and convenience your group should expect from a premier outdoor adventure facility.

Combine these cozy chalets with the hillside cottages and new restaurant overlooking the river; the expanded meeting facilities and new Russian sauna; and the miles of hiking trails at the rafting park, and you have a guaranteed recipe for success!

Call, e-mail us or visit our website today for tide times and more information about the meeting and small group planning facilities at Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages.

Location and Access: Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia, 23 miles from Truro, NS
Accommodation: Cottages
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Hiking Trails
Meeting Facilities
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Irwin Lake Chalets

Activities: Nature, Family, Photography, Fishing,

Welcome to Irwin Lake Chalets where peace and serenity await you. Escape to your own cozy log chalet, nestled in a tranquil hardwood stand on a private lake. For total seclusion just five minutes from the Trans Canada highway and eight minutes from downtown Truro, Nova Scotia, Irwin Lake Chalets is your home away from home! A private, 500 acre world of your own with abundant wildlife and no motorized watercraft on Lake.

Acommodation: One and two bedroom log chalets, each with a covered deck, is furnished with country decor, a fully equipped kitchen, full bath, and a wood stove.

Take a leisurely stroll on one of our many roads and trails. In the summer, bring your bucket for berry picking along the way and your fishing pole to catch supper in the stocked pond, complete with covered bridge. Drive 3 minutes to the Bay of Fundy to see the famed Tidal Bore or go river rafting. Eight minutes to Truro with malls, museums, Victoria Park and the International Tulip Festival.

Location and Access: Irwin Lake, Nova Scotia, 8 miles from Truro
Accommodation: Chalets
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes
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Mountain Gap Inn

Activities: Nature, Family, Photography

Casual relaxation by the seaside helps make Mountain Gap Inn ideal for a family holiday or a one-night stay! We offer rooms, cosy cottages and family suites nestled on the Annapolis Basin with a beach for walking. Other ammenites include beautiful gardens, pool, hottub, tennis court, children's playground, large, outdoor chess game, guest laundry facilities, a dinning room and a pub.

Our location offers a spectacular waterfront lookoff, beach steps and gardens. This is a great place to take in a wonderful view. Feel free to beach walk...the rise and fall of the tide averages 26 feet and occurs over a 12 hour period. We have facilities for weddings, conventions, meetings, and seminars. Come and enjoy an awe inspiring view, magnificient ocean sunsets and nightly bonfires!

Location and Access: Smith’s Cove, Nova Scotia, 5 miles from Digby
Accommodation: Rooms - Cottages
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes
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