Gold River & Western Shore

Hug the ocean as you drive along the coastline through the villages of Gold River and Western Shore. Let your imagination wander as you learn about the longest running treasure hunt at Oak Island. Indulge in an order of fish and chips or cool down with an ice cream while you gaze upon the dramatic ocean views. Before heading out of town, don’t miss your chance to unwind with a relaxing therapy session at the Atlantica Aqua Spa.

Hidden Gem:

Oak Island – Home of the world’s longest treasure hunt. Access depends on the treasure seekers that are currently digging for gold or book a tour when available.

Things to Do:

Celebrate Canada’s Birthday at the Legion:Celebrate our country’s birthday in community style.
The annual Garden Party: The second Saturday of August is reserved for this annual event! Includes a parade, games, live music, food, fire works and more. 043Rejuvenate at Atlantica Hotel and Oak Island Spa with an Ocean Stone Therapy session.Find out more »

Cool down with an ice cream or take home some fresh baked bread from Island View Restaurant (better known locally as the Green Canteen) in Western Shore.

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Visit the Kayak Shack at Oak Island Marina and explore the hundreds of islands off the coast of Western Shore.

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Wander along the coastline through the picturesque Wild Rose Park.
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Enjoy local cuisine from La Vista dining room while overlooking Oak Island – the site of the world’s longest and most costly treasure hunt. Located in Western Shore

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Visit Glyda’s to get the best in local produce. You won’t want to miss out on the fall harvest. Located in Western Shore.

Chow down on the best chowder on the South Shore at the Sea-Side Shanty.

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Enjoy a getaway at Oak Island Resort:Nestled along the Bluenose Coast with amenities and activities for all ages.Find out more »
Sail into Gold River Marina:One of Nova Scotia’s best kept secrets – a boaters dream. Visit our Salmon Information Centre for updates on the Gold River Smelt Tracking Project.Find out more »

Go trout fishing and spend the night camping at Rayport Campground in Martin’s River.

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Stop by the Whirlygig Factory to browse a unique line of Whirlygigs, Spinners, and Mermaids and even see how they are made.016, editedFind out more »

Photo Opportunity: The great ocean view at Wild Rose Park in Western Shore.
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