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Make Amherst home base for all of your Nova Scotia adventures!

Choose your accommodation and take day trips to tour the depths of a coal mine, hunt for 300-million-year-old fossils by the pdf Bay of Fundy (12.56 MB) , the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, swim at Nova Scotia's warmest ocean beaches and enjoy fresh seafood at the shore.

Shop more than 100 local artisans at Maritime Mosaic and the Amherst Artisan Gallery. Take a rug hooking workshop at Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio and stock up on quilting fabrics at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium. Stroll past Canada's most magnificent collection of sandstone buildings and kick up your heels to live music.

We're just a two-hour drive from Halifax, 90 minutes from Stanfield International Airport, an hour from Prince Edward Island and 40 minutes from Moncton, New Brunswick.

Check out our  pdf Stay & Play Guide (864 KB)  for exciting day trip ideas or download the pdf Town Map (7.50 MB) .

Staying in town? You don't have to go far when there are tons of things you can do right here in Amherst! Have a peek at our  pdf Amherst Staycation (917 KB)  brochure for inspiration.