Our festival is set in a charming group of small communities on the north shore
of Nova Scotia - with its wonderful beaches and gentle pace of life. Screenings, workshops
and panel sessions take place in an eclectic mix of historic settings and
If you need help finding a place to stay - email:
we'll put you in touch with a range of B&Bs, self-catering cottages, hotels,
motels and guest houses to suit your budget. But don't take our word for it... "I am so glad that I came to see the beauty and kind people of the north
shore area. You did an amazing job at pulling off such a massive undertaking.
Your community should be proud. Wonderful events, food, sights, discussions."
Robin Truesdale, Colorado.
The Sunrise Trail - North Shore Nova Scotia
The Sunrise Trail runs along the north shore of
Nova Scotia, taking in rural landscapes that
meet natural beaches of great quality and the
warmest sea water north of the Carolinas.
Friendly communities with
their own character line the Sunrise Trail but
major towns such as New Glasgow, Pictou, Pugwash
- with all their facilities and history (Pictou
is the birthplace of 'New Scotland') - provide
all the modern services you need.
Pictou has a replica of the Ship Hector and its
The Sunrise Trail is a
holiday destination for people from near and
far, and is full of surprises. Beaches and
historical sites vie for your time with
award-winning vineyards and wineries,
micro-breweries, artisan villages and
performance venues. There are great golf
courses, right on the ocean front and luxury spa
River John has celebrated its
own summer festival for around 30 years.
Visitors are welcome
throughout the year - with seasonal activities
such as hunting and fishing in some of the
finest salmon rivers in Atlantic Canada. Sea
Kayaking, snow-shoeing or skiing at quality ski
resorts, hiking trails to lakes or mountains and
maple syrup farms.
has a favourite time of
year here in Nova Scotia.