Visit Guysborough

Visiting Guysborough

From outdoor adventure to quiet relaxation, we can help you make the most of your visit to Guysborough. From any of our properties, you can experience our region’s best fishing, trails, beaches, wharves, festivals and more.

Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Whether it’s hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or just taking in all the natural beauty of Guysborough and the surrounding area, outdoor enthusiasts can have it all here.

Strap on your hiking boots, bring your bike or rent one from the Skipping Stone Café & Store and explore our region’s trails. Each one delights with incredible vistas and hidden secrets.

Anglers have plenty of opportunities to catch the big one. Fish Atlantic salmon at the mouth of the Salmon River, brown trout during low tide on the Salmon River and Guysborough Harbour, trout on Donahue Lake and the Annual Mackerel Derby in late July.

If you want to spend your day on the water, rent a sea kayak or canoe from the Skipping Stone Café & Store and paddle your cares away exploring the coves of Guysborough Harbour.

Beaches, Coves & Wharves

No trip to Guysborough is complete without exploring our stunning beaches, coves, and wharves.

Tor Bay Beach is home to expansive breakers and seals that love to play in the surf. Port Shoreham Beach has some of the best beachcombing. If you love to explore, there are secluded beaches and coves to discover along Chedabucto Bay’s 600 kilometres of shoreline. Keep your eye out for bald eagles, blue heron, osprey, gannets and other birds all along the coast.

Explore the entrance to historic Canso at Whitman’s Wharf. Watch the day’s catch being hauled in at Canso Fisherman’s Wharf, and view the picturesque Isle a Bec from Tickle Wharf.

Town of Guysborough

As the second oldest community in Canada, history buffs will love Guysborough’s Old Courthouse Museum where you can research your family history in the genealogy files. There’s also the Afrikan Canadian Heritage Centre where the history of Nova Scotia’s first black settlers is on display.

Raise your heartbeat at the Chedabucto Bay Fitness Centre, and shop for unique gifts and crafts at Guysborough’s Main Street Shops.

Festivals & Events

We’re only a short walk or drive from some of Nova Scotia’s most fun and exciting festivals and events.

  • Stan Rogers Folk Festival (StanFest)
  • Guysborough Triathlon
  • Antigonish Highland Games
  • Festival Antigonish
  • Guysborough Come Home Week
  • Annual Rubber Duck Race under the Boylston Bridge
  • Festival Savalette
  • Nicolas Denys Days
  • Celtic Colours International Festival

Authentic Seacoast 101

Still looking for things to do on your next visit to Guysborough? Check out our list of more than 101 activities.