About the Annapolis Valley and the Area around Wolfville

Blomidon and the Minas Basin

Tide goes in and outThe highest tides in the world occur here (get a sneak preview by moving your mouse over the picture at left) for an ever-changing landscape. Walk on the ocean floor at low tide!

Kids climbing on rocks with Blomidon in backgroundThere are several beaches right on the basin where you can wiggle your toes in the sand and watch the tide come in.

Cape Blomidon, which can be seen from the house, is the legendary home of the Mi'kmaq god-hero Glooscap, and said by many to be a power spot. It offers wonderful hikes and outings at Blomidon Provincial Park.

The Annapolis Valley boasts the best farmland and the warmest summer weather in the province.

Activities in the Eastern Annapolis Valley area

Within 10 minutes to half an hour, you will find:

Take day trips for fishing, hunting, horses, sailing, whale watching.

Halifax, Chester and Annapolis Royal are each only about an hour's drive away.

Fishing boats at Halls Harbour Looking across Cornwallis River to Port Williams Playing on the tidal beach, Minas Basin

The area is known for birdwatching. Huge flocks of migrating birds feed on the tidal flats. Start with the Blomidon Naturalists Society for details.

Modern hospital facilties for the area are 15 minutes away in Kentville, and there is a part-time medical clinic in Wolfville.

Historical, artistic and cultural institutions in the area include:

Scots BayTractor overlooking Valley farms at the Lookoff Bay of Fundy sunset

Online Resources about the Annapolis Valley and Nova Scotia: