Things to do on the Northumberland Shore

78th Highlanders

Do the Highland Fling

Celebrate our centuries-old Celtic culture at one of our internationally-renowned annual events.

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78th Highlanders

Taste the Pie

Our region produces half of Canada's wild blueberry crop. Go wild at a festival, farm market, or with dessert.

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kids playing in sand

Play in the Sand

We have 39 beautiful beaches, the region's warmest waters, and an extra helping of sunny summer days.

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What's New In Our Region

Amherst Winter Carnival

February 11-15, 2016

Huge schedule of family fun winter activities! For more information visit:...

Curl for Cancer 2016

February 12th 2016

Raising money for Cancer Research and having fun at the same...

2016 Ice Fishing Derby

February 13th 2016

Hosted by the Pictou County Rivers Association at Gairloch Lake. No...

Guided Snowshoe Hike at Keppoch Mountain

February 13th 2016

Join Hike Nova Scotia and Positive Action for Keppoch for this guided...

Annual Keppoch Fun Day

February 14th 2016

Head to Keppoch Mountain for its Annual Fun Day. Free of charge, $5...

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