Stay in a beautiful historic B&B or a contemporary hotel and take day trips to tour the depths of a coal mine, hunt for 300-million-year-old fossils by the Bay of Fundy , the Cliffs of Fundy Unesco Global Geopark, swim at Nova Scotia's warmest ocean beaches and enjoy fresh seafood at the shore.
Dive into a massive "freakshake" at the award-winning Birkinshaw's Tea Room & Coffee House. 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 gorgeous sandstone buildings and kick up your heels to live music.
Amherst is home to Canada's most magnificent collection of sandstone buildings. Take a guided walking tour or horse-drawn carriage ride to learn the stories and history about these fabled buildings.*
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 2021 Stay & Play Guide for exciting day trip ideas.
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 2021 Amherst Staycation brochure for inspiration.
*Guided tours and horse-drawn carriage rides have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 regulations.