Petite Villa is located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route.
Come and celebrate the timeless
romance of the sea. The Lighthouse Route journeys through an unforgettable landscape of coastal beauty and historic charm
that has captured the hearts and minds of travellers for generations. Imagine the landscape as it was when Champlain and deMonts
first arrived four centuries ago. Follow shoreline roads past rugged, wave-carved headlands and tranquil, island-studded bays.
Discover historic towns and weathered fishing villages where legends of the sea come alive and the rhythm of life moves in
harmony with the tides.
The Lighthouse Route follows Nova Scotia’s South Shore, where the past is a part
of everyday life. You’ll find it along quiet country roads where ox teams still haul lumber, and coastal villages where
fishermen still row wooden dories out to sea. Explore towns like Liverpool, with its privateer legends, and Lunenburg, where
a working blacksmith still plies his trade amidst the beautifully preserved buildings of the old town district. And yes, we
have lighthouses, over twenty of them, from Yarmouth’s towering Cape Forchu light, to the dramatic beauty of the famous
lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove.
|Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
South Shore – Historic and Vibrant
South Shore vividly recalls Nova Scotia's fishing and sailing past through authentic fishing villages, white sandy beaches,
island-studded bays and our famous lighthouses. You can also discover historic towns, privateering legends and local artisans.
The LaHave Islands, both those connected by causeways to the mainland
and the populated islands just offshore, retain the look and feel of “old-time Nova Scotia,” and this flavour
is captured in the Marine Museum on Bell’s Island.
At Peggy’s Cove, the waves crash upon the rugged
granite stones and you can mail a postcard from the only post office located in a lighthouse. Mahone Bay is known for its
photogenic three churches, and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Bridgewater
is now the thriving commercial hub of the South Shore. It offers services and amenities from shops and restaurants, to a variety
of recreational facilities, including two golf courses.
Coastal bird watching: Cape Sable Island
Deep sea fishing charters: Mahone Bay or St. Margaret’s
Exploring Sea Caves: Ovens Natural Park
Hiking and Cycling: Kejimkujik National Park Seaside AdjunctSea Kayaking: Dover, Peggy’s Cove, Crescent Beach
Windsurfing: Crescent Beach
|Kejimkujick National Park Seaside Adjunct
The Bluenose II
Historic Dock Street
Town Lunenburg, World Heritage UNESCO site
Black Loyalists Heritage Site
Queens County Museum
Farm, Nova Scotia’s Living Museum of Agriculture
Hines Museum of PhotographyThe Three Churches
Don’t Miss Festivals
Chester Race Week
Great Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair
Liverpool International Theatre Festival
Folk Harbour FestivalMahone Bay Classic
Shelburne County Lobster Festival
South Shore Exhibition