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Pugwash, Nova Scotia

At first site there’s no question why the coastal community of Pugwash is world famous for peace. Its tranquil harbor close to beaches, pewter gift shops, seaside golf and vineyards make it the romantic destination it is today.

Things to See and Do

  • Thinkers LodgeLocated on the Northumberland Strait at the mouth of the Pugwash River Estuary, the  in Pugwash is a National Historic Site and home to a Nobel Peace Prize. Interpretive displays within the Lodge help tell the fascinating story of how Pugwash first gained international recognition for peace in 1957
  • Northumberland Links: A championship golf course with stunning ocean views that distract even the most focused of golfers. Within minutes is the prestigious Fox Harbr’ Golf Resort and Spa offering world-class golf, accommodations, dining, sport shooting and spa facilities
  • Jost Vineyards: A popular attraction in the neigbouring community of Malagash and is the longest operating winery in Nova Scotia. Jost’s award-winning wines pair well with the extraordinary vistas surrounding this beautiful vineyard
  • Wallace Bay Wildlife Area Trail: Known as a destination for bird watchers, over 165 species of birds have been recorded as frequenting the area 


  • Scotish Pines: 4.5 star log cottages on an ocean front 10 acre property. Northumberlans Links and Fox Harbour gold courses are both 6 kilometers away
  • Amherst Shore Country Inn: Seaside inn with private coastline, oceanfront gazebo, 20 acres of lawns, gardens, pond, meadow, woodland trails. 4-course gourmet dinner, by reservation
  • Hillcrest View Inn and Restaurant: Newly renovated with a seasonal casual restaurant serving traditional local food and wines. Close to golf, hiking trails, beach and parks
  • Inn the Elms: Lovely century home with antiques, homemade quilts, wood accents. Close to golf, hiking & bicycle trails and provincial beach park with red sand. Classically trained chef offering local fare on site
  • The Cottages at Cambra Sands: Seven 4.5 star luxery cottages located on a private sandy warm water beach

Places to Eat

  • Hillcrest View Inn and Restaurant: Newly renovated with a seasonal casual restaurant serving traditional local food and wines
  • Amherst Shore Country Inn: 4-course gourmet dinner, by reservation
  • Great Room: Located at Fox Harbr’ Resort and Spa,The Great Room combines gourmet cuisine and professional, personalized service to create remarkable gastronomic experiences
  • Jubilee Cottage Country Inn: Enjoy a meal in our dining room with our ever-changing menus which revolves around seasonal produce and pasture fed meat from local farms
  • Train Station Inn: Carefully restored, the dining car offers the charm and nostalgia of years gone by. Homemade seafood chowder, fish cakes, steak and lobster make for a truly first-class dining experience