Annapolis Royal

distance: approx. 55 min

Canadas oldest town: a picturesque village with a nice Farmers Market and live music every Saturday. Worth seeing: Historic Gardens and the old town with Fort Anne. The ancient Fort Port Royal as well as the tidal power station are not far away. For younger kids, the Upper Clemens Theme Park is recommended.

Annapolis Valley

distance: approx. 1 - 2 hrs.

A fruitful valley, especially famous for apple cultivation. Here are many farm shops, cheese factories, breweries and distilleries. Every fall, the village of Windsor is an interesting destination because of the giant pumpkins of farmer Howard Dill, whereof many are heavier than 100 kilos. You can also visit Fort Edward with the oldest Canadian blockhouse anno 1750.

Bay of Fundy

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 45 min.

The Bay of Fundy is characterized by the highest tides in the world (up to 24 m). Worth seeing: The Lookoff (nice view), Blomidon and Halls Harbor on the Coast Line of Nova Scotia, where you can eat lobster directly at the harbor

Blue Rocks

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 10 min.

The little fishing village near Lunenburg is an insider tip and yet not discovered by too many tourists. You can see fishing boats, fishing huts and a wonderful sea view. A very good photo-spot.

Carters Beach

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 20 min.

Simply one off the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scota. Three beaches in one made up of soft white sand. There are no changing rooms or restrooms.

Crescent Beach

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 10 min.

T„The Canadian Daytona Beach”. The only beach in the province of Nova Scotia where it is allowed to drive on the beach by car. At your own risk of course. No changing rooms either.


distance: approx. 1 hrs. 25 min.

The small coastal town is famous for its nice harbor with the biggest scallop fishing fleet of the world. Here you also have the opportunity to take a ferry to Saint John in New Brunswick.


distance: approx. 1 hrs. 50 min.

In Downtown Halifax is Ford George, the famous star-shaped citadel. The popular waterfront promenade with historic buildings, many shops and restaurants is worth a visit. Worth seeing: The immigration museum “Pier 21”, Titanic-Museum and –graveyard, Dartmouth Crossing (Factory Outlet Centre), Alexander Keith Brewery, Halifax Shopping Centre.

Hatfield Farm

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 30 min.

A big western-style horse ranch with a little western village and a lot of beautiful riding trails. You can ride by yourself or alternatively take a horse-drawn wagon on the weekends.

Kejimkujik Nationalpark

distance: approx. 20 min.

One of the best national parks in Canada. Most of the park is just accessible by foot or canoe. Particularly recommended is the “outpost”: the Seaside adjunct directly at the Atlantic Ocean.


Scenic route of the Canadian east coast with lots of lighthouses, fishing huts, seaside roads in good condition and many amazing sandy beaches.


distance: approx. 50 min.

Famous for its lighthouse at Fort Point and the privateer houses. There are some small museums as well as good shopping possibilities for everyday necessities.


distance: approx. 1 hrs.

Canadas oldest German settlement with a town centre full of colorful houses and captains villas. Since 1995, Lunenburg is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The town is famous for the fishing tradition and definitely worth a visit. Lunenburg is also home port of the Bluenose II, the pride of Nova Scota. Day tours with the famous sailing ship are possible.

Mahone Bay

distance: approx. 1 hrs.

A very picturesque village, founded 1754, on the Atlantic shore. Very interesting are the three churches by the ocean, as well as the many small owner-managed shops, including a little brewery. A lot of festivals and events take place in Mahone Bay during the year.

New Ross

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 10 min.

Small living history museum where you can experience the life from the past. Learn about the agriculture of the pioneers and experience the 19th century everyday life up close.

Peggys Cove

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 40 min.

This most photographed spot of Nova Scotia hasn’t lost its charme despite all the tourists. The highlight of the little fishing village is the famous lighthouse.

Rissers Beach

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 15 min.

Worth a visit because of the loop trail you can walk here. First you go along the beach and then over wooden planks through the marshland. In season, changing rooms, restrooms and a kiosk are open.


distance: approx. 1 hrs. 35 min.

A historic and idyllic little village in the south of Nova Scotia with a beautiful restored harbor district. Enjoy the view on the waterfront and visit the three small museums. Shelburne is also popular shooting location for films.

Summerville Beach

distance: approx. 1 hrs. 5 min.

Beautiful long sandy beach in a bay. Changing booth and washrooms available. Nearby is the Quarterdeck Restaurant with idyllic sea view.

The Ovens Natural Park

distance: approx. 60 min.

Here the Atlantic Ocean arrives on the high coast and subsurface caves. Explore the caves formed by the sea. An excursion to the Ovens Natural Park can be connected with a ride from the ferry Riverport-La Have. Near the La Have ferry dock is the ancient “La Have Bakery”, which makes a nice stopover

whale watching in Tiverton

distance: approx. 2 hrs. 30 min.

Join the famous Whalewatching Tours in a zodiac with the biologist Tom Goodwin – an experience you will never forget. You can find more Whalewatching Tours in bigger boats in Lunenburg.

Seaplane tour

distance: ab approx. 30 min.

On different places, floatplane tours are offered. Discover Nova Scotia from another perspective and admire the nature from the sky

White Point Beach

distance: approx. 1 hrs.

The White Point Beach resort is located directly on the beach. You can buy a daypass for a small amount of money and use all the resort’s amenities, for example showers, heated indoor pool, sauna, etc. The restaurant has a beautiful sea view and very good food.


Because of the for Canadian standards very mild weather conditions, the grape wine grows outstanding. A lot of wineries all over Nova Scotia are waiting to be discovered, some of them nearby the Dean Lake. The nearest winery is in Petit Reviere (approx.. 1 hr). A lot of bigger vineries are located in the Wolfville area in the Annapolis Valley


Please notice: this is just a small choice of activities that you can make during your stay at Dean Lake Chalet. Very recommendable are the parades, events and festivities that take place around the year. On you can find all times an places. Good restaurant with local food can be found

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