Places to stay in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
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Parrsboro has a long and interesting history. The Ottawa House is one of the oldest structures in the province and was at one time the property of Sir Charles Tupper, a former Prime Minister of Canada. The mercantile trade of Parrsboro reached far and wide as did its ship building and shipping industry. It is a fact that around the turn of the century, Parrsboro was second only to Halifax in the number of sailings on the Eastern Canadian seaboard. Parrsboro is also the site from which the first air mail departed from Eastern Canada in October 1919. Local restaurants include Bare Bones Cafe & Bistro, Tim Hortons, Harbour View Restaurant, and Glooscap Restaurant & Lounge.
Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the region are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a few nearby campgrounds and RV parks. If you are travelling in the area, Parrsboro is located close to Hatfields Pond, Elliott Brook, Bull Bluff, Cobequid Bay and Sullivan Vault Brook.
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Selected and best reviewed properties in Parrsboro
Outstanding!! Chris was a most gracious and helpful host at this modern inn located in town. The Inn was recently renovated in very good taste with all of the modern conveniences, including a heated outdoor pool which we did not get time to use, but looked very inviting. The rooms, beds and baths .....
We had a wonderful stay. This motel stop was definitely the highlight of our trip around the maritimes, much cleaner and comfy than even the chain hotels we stayed in around Halifax. The town is charming and the people are kind and generous. We had no problem accessing internet in our rooms and .....
Other local Parrsboro information and places to visit.
- Longitude: -64°19'33.194
- Latitude: 45°24'20.372
Things to see and do
Magic Valley Family Fun Park
Located at 4488 Highway 4. Featuring waterslides, pedal boats, bumper boats, grand prix raceway, arcade and more.
Fundy Geological Museum
Located at P.O. Box 640. Discover an Ancient World and see some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada. Meet some of the ancient creatures that lived here millions of years ago - the world's first reptiles, an ancestor of frogs, early dinosaurs, giant dragonflies and a sow-bug-like creature as long as a baseball bat. So many great fossils!
Arlene Collins Art Gallery
Located at 10182 Highway 209, Diligent River. Growing up in the country, Arlene’s love for art began at a young age, sketching wildlife scenes and admiring the beauty of landscapes. She was born near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and began painting in the early 90’s, first experimenting with acrylics, but preferring oils because of better control and a truer color.(Open by Chance or Appointment)
Ship's Company Theatre
Located at 518 Lower Main Street. The Ship's Company Theatre is situated in the picturesque town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia on Cumberland County's Bay of Fundy shoreline. It is a region of magnificent natural wonders. The theatre came into existence in 1984 when co-founders Michael Fuller and Mary Vingoe staged the first production aboard an old and dilapidated ferry vessel, the M.V. Kipawo. She'll be In Your Arms by Midnight and Other Parrsboro Stories was received with much excitement by the local community. It ran for six days and played to sold out houses.
Historic Ottawa House by the Sea Museum
Located at Box 98. This Georgian-style dwelling overlooking island, beach and bay, was originally the focal point for world renowned shipbuilding and international trading businesses. In 1871, Sir Charles Tupper, Prime Minister and Father of Confederation, purchased and expanded the house as his summer residence for the next 18 years. After thriving for nearly a century as a country inn, Ottawa House is now a museum devoted to exhibiting and interpreting part of Tupper's life, as well as the seafaring, lumbering and social history of the Parrsboro Shore. Programming includes: Sunday concerts on the verandah; costumed teas; ongoing activities for children; plus genealogical research facilities. Operated by: Parrsboro Shore Historical Society
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