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

Pre-Canada Day Events New Glasgow

June 30th 2016

The Town of New Glasgow celebrates Canada Day, join them for live...

Canada Day Celebrations~ Pictou

July 1st 2016

The Town of Pictou Celebrates Canada Day. Join them for live...

Pictou Academy 200th Anniversary Celebrations

July 1st 2016-July 7th 2016

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Pictou Academy. For more information...

Antigonish Highland Games

July 3rd-10th 2016

Established in 1863 the highland games celebrates the Scottish heritage of...

GoArts Gathering of the Arts Opening Reception

July 4th 2016

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