The charming seaside village of Chester is home to many exciting events, one of which is the largest keelboat regatta in Eastern Canada, Chester Race Week. The stunning 18-hole golf course, with miles of ocean as your backdrop is a favorite of locals and visitors. The village also offers an abundance of charming shops, boutiques, as well as a large variety of dining experiences – whether it is pub, fine dining or café style, you can find it in Chester!

Hidden Gem:

The intimate sandy shores of Freda’s Beach are a local’s favorite! Set the world aside as you bask in relaxation. Listen to the splashing of waves or hear the children laughing as they play in the shallow water. Timed right, this is a perfect place to watch the yacht races.

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Things to Do:

The Chester Golf Course:18 uniquely designed holes with a backdrop of views you won’t find anywhere else in Chester. Hungry? Head inside the club.Find out more » Chester Golf Club (GOLF)
Summer Theatre Festival:A showcase of the best in the region. Laugh, cry, smile, and giggle, as you witness world-class theatre in a year round venue.Find out more » BluenoseCoast-274

Dine on the waterfront, or nibble on a tasty treat in a locally owned café. A board spectrum of restaurants to choose from in such a petite village!

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Thirsty? Come to the Fo’c’sle –the oldest rural pub in Nova Scotia!Find out more »

Chow down on the best chowder on the Bluenose Coast at the Sea-Side Shanty, only minutes from the village.

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Stay for awhile in one of Chester’s charming B&B’s. Eat out on the waterfront or enjoy fine dining and cafes in the village, there are fabulous restaurants to choose from.

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Picnic, swim and camp at Graves Island:A hop, skip and a jump from Chester, this Provincial Park is a sanctuary on the outskirts of town.Find out more »

Chester Skate Park is always a hit with the boarder and the spectators!
This 14,500 square foot concrete park began as a Chester Area Middle School student initiative.Find out more »
Tancook:Hop on the ferry and go explore the hillsides of Tancook, just 8km from Chester. Pack a lunch, there are picnic spots a plenty.Find out more »
Stroll, bike or hike the Chester Connection Trail: Where the trains once roared, now lays a well maintained trail, which conveniently runs from Martin’s River to Upper Tantallon. The entrance to the trail is behind the Old Train Station in Chester. Chester Connection TrailFind out more »
Shopping can be an art form in Chester’s many galleries and shops.Visit artisans at work where talented artists will share their process, traditions and inspirations with you. BluenoseCoast-285 - chesterFind out more »

The Chester Art Centre offers year round art classes and lecture series, and hosts the annual Chester Art Festival each summer.

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Chester Gingerbread Festival is a must in November families love to participate.

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Take a dip at the Lido:This pool of treated salt water is walled off from the back harbor. Local families spend their summer days and evenings here, and for many it’s a launching pad for first time swimmers.Find out more »
Another sport option is the Park, billed as the District of Chester’s Recreational Centre.The Charles E. Church Park includes the Eleanor Pew Morris Memorial Rink, the Chester Curling Club and The Chester Tennis Club all in one location and within walking distance of the village.Find out more »
Photo Opportunity:The colorful sails as of the boats, during weekly races.Find out more »
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