About the Area

South Shore Region

Nova Scotia’s south shore has a rich history shaped by the sea. From the old haunts of privateers, to iconic lighthouses, the area’s shoreline is dotted with islands, bays, beaches, and above all a deep appreciation for the past. South Shore communities celebrate their heritage through unique architecture, art, and festivals. Birchtown, home to the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, takes visitors into the journey of early Black settlers in Nova Scotia who first arrived on these shores centuries ago.

Learn more about the South Shore Region and experiencing African Nova Scotian Culture on NovaScotia.com.