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Unspoiled, even untouched natural beauty. As much to do as see.


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There are few places left on earth where you can find nature, truly unspoiled, natural, even untouched. The District of Guysborough, at the north east corner of mainland Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Ocean is such a place.

Experience the rugged beauty where the land meets the sea, wooded hills and valleys that stretch to the horizon and quiet little villages nestled into safe harbours. There’s history here in seaports dating back to the earliest European arrivals in North America, and communities that were among the first on the continent settled by free people of African descent. 

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There’s tranquility on sweeping sand beaches where the only crowds are flocks of seabirds hunting dinner out on Chedabucto Bay.

The lakes, streams and rivers still team with trout and bass. The forests are home to bear, deer and a vast array of smaller wildlife. The undisturbed flora is unique to the region.

The District covers more than 2,100 square kilometres, with over 400 kilometres of coastline. In the centre of it all is the Shiretown of Guysborough, by any measure one of the most picturesque places in the province, and home to acclaimed theatre and a perfect harbour  At the northeastern most tip sits Canso, a community steeped in history and now host to one of the most popular annual summer folk festivals anywhere named for native son Stan Rogers. 

The District offers accommodations of every sort. Elegant country inns, earthy coastal campsites and most everything in between. What can you do in the District of Guysborough?  Hike the rugged coastal and quiet forest trails; paddle still inland and roiling ocean waters; enjoy nature as far as the eye can see in all directions; tour 300-year old ruins, look for gold in the hills; see a play, sail a fiord; sit and listen to what the world sounded like not so long ago.

There are few places left on earth like the District of Guysborough. Better come now.