In Wolfville, a charming university town, take a self-guided walking tour of Wolfville’s beautiful heritage homes and take note of the town’s stately trees, rich architecture and overall historic elegance. Make your way to the end of Front Street for incredible views of the dykelands, built in the 1600s by the Acadians, the Bay of Fundy and Cape Blomidon.
Blomidon Provincial Park
Set on the shores of the Minas Basin, near Wolfville, Blomidon Provincial Park is home to spectacular scenery, high cliffs, abundant wildlife and some of the world’s highest tides. An excellent location for hiking, beachcombing, photography and simply appreciating nature.
K.C. Irving Environmental Centre & Harriet Irving Botantical Gardens
Built by the Irving family in honour and memory of their parents, Kenneth Colin and Harriet Irving, these two facilities focus on the ecology of the native flora of the Acadia Forest Region and are located on the Acadia University campus. While the K.C. Irving Enviromental Centre is a world-class centre, the Harriet Irving Botantical Gardens are comprised of over six acres of gardens including nine native habitats. Open daily.
A popular place to stop near Wolfville, The Lookoff provides a panoramic view of the Annapolis Valley’s rolling farmlands, orchards and woods to the majestic shore of the Minas Basin.
Randall House Historical Museum
Drop by Randall House to get a glimpse into Wolfville’s past. Various artifacts from the 1760s through to the 20th century showcase the lifestyle of area residents. Randall House is open June 15-September 15.
Robie Tufts Nature Centre
Birdwatchers may enjoy a visit to the Robie Tufts Nature Centre where they have the opportunity to learn about chimney swifts. Open May 15-August 31.