What to do and see in Amherst, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

December 30, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Discover the best top things to do in Amherst, Canada including Nova Scotia Welcome Centre, Fort Beausejour National Historic Site, Sackville Waterfowl Park, Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary, Aulac Provincial Visitor Information Centre, Deanne Fitzpatrick Rug Hooking Studio, Amherst Golf Club, Candy Craze, Maritime Mosaic, Amherst Artisan Gallery.
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1. Nova Scotia Welcome Centre

90 Cumberland Loop, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Nova Scotia Welcome Centre

Reviewed By David B - Saint-Lambert, Canada

We stopped here on a cross country road trip and were very impressed with this visitor center. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and we received information about Nova Scotia and they also had Newfoundland Information, travel maps and ferry schedules. We also spent a bit of time looking at the large selection of souvenirs at the well-organized gift shop and my wife bought something she wore all the way to the west coast. This visitor center is definitely worthwhile visiting.

2. Fort Beausejour National Historic Site

111 Fort Beausejour Rd, Aulac, New Brunswick E4L 2W5, Canada +1 506-364-5080
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4 based on 48 reviews

Fort Beausejour National Historic Site

Reviewed By Mosswing - New Brunswick, Canada

The beautiful geographic setting of this site gives much insight into the importance of the fort which was first built by the French and then taken over by the British in 1755. The view of what remains of the dyked marshlands and the stunning pastoral landscape alone is practically worth the detour.
On site, we found the guides very helpful, enthusiastic, and well informed. The interpretive center has a broad range of artifacts to capture the imagination, and I enjoyed poring over the interesting copies of old French maps which give much insight into the once strategic importance of the region as a whole. There are also activities for children and areas to have a picnic lunch. There's a lot of history here which makes Fort Beauséjour/Fort Cumberland an interesting pace to visit if you enjoy learning about the history of Canada.

3. Sackville Waterfowl Park

100 Main St, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 4A7, Canada +1 506-364-4930
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4.5 based on 130 reviews

Sackville Waterfowl Park

Reviewed By Michele K - Bridgewater, Canada

We have been stopping here for years on our travels. I love it. My teenage son now likes it as there are many pokestops and Pokemon to be caught, who knew. I can spend a few hours watching the birds here. I enjoy listening to them and photographing them. The trails are maintained very well. It is always peaceful here and the tourist bureau people are always very helpful when you have questions and I love a clean washroom for break time.. it is important.

4. Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary

Southampton Road, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 800-565-0000
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary

Reviewed By PickyMomm

We visited in the afternoon and enjoyed a walk about. We took mixed seed in hopes of attracting birds, but we got to visit with the squirts instead. Still an enjoyable experience.

5. Aulac Provincial Visitor Information Centre

158 Aulac Rd, Aulac, New Brunswick E4L 2X2, Canada +1 506-364-4090
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5 based on 1 reviews

Aulac Provincial Visitor Information Centre

Reviewed By David B - Saint-Lambert, Canada

The Aulac Visitor Centre is a Provincial Visitor Centre conveniently located just off the Trans Canada as you enter New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. We stopped at this Centre on each of our three road trips to the East Coast this summer and have always been very impressed with the friendly, knowledgeable staff who provided helpful accommodation suggestions that were a perfect fit for us. We also appreciated the phone calls they made on our behalf which saved us a lot of time. This Visitor Centre is definitely worthwhile visiting if you are heading to New Brunswick and want helpful advice about the province.

6. Deanne Fitzpatrick Rug Hooking Studio

33 Church St, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3A7, Canada +1 902-667-0560
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5 based on 6 reviews

Deanne Fitzpatrick Rug Hooking Studio

Reviewed By Katie O - Duanesburg, New York

Deanna Fitzpatrick is an amazing rug hooker! She has a distinctive style and it was fabulous to watch her in action, hooking and with an exception eye for color and design. Her store has everything you need to hook, yarn for knitting and weaving as well as fiber and tools for felting. The dyed wool is BEAUTIFUL and there are multiple people there to help! I loved the store and the experience of watching Deanna hook and recommend it to anyone interested in fiber activities and fiber art.

7. Amherst Golf Club

487 John Black Rd, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Y3, Canada +1 902-667-1911
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5 based on 5 reviews

Amherst Golf Club

Reviewed By LONDON232323 - Moncton , NB

Played this course last year and will go again this summer. Living in a different province it's usually a weekend event to visit here. Staff was good and polite, the greens where good when we where there, not to busy as we had a 6:00 am T-off.

8. Candy Craze

147 Albion St S, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 2X2, Canada +1 902-661-1751
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5 based on 3 reviews

Candy Craze

Reviewed By Kathie M

Great little candy store! It has candy from all over the world. Delicious fudge, store made popcorn, beverages, tons of bulk candy - from Jelly Belly jelly beans, chocolates, salt water taffy and so many types of gummies. Bars from the USA and the U.K..... Be sure to drop in and see this yummy spot!

9. Maritime Mosaic

129 Victoria St E | The former Margolians/Dayles building, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 1X9, Canada +1 902-661-2137
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5 based on 2 reviews

Maritime Mosaic

Reviewed By Kim449 - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

We stopped in here on our way out of town and I'm so glad we did!! They have such lovely gifts and crafts from the locals and the prices were reasonable. The owner was very sweet and helpful and I loved all the items I purchased (jewelry, art, crafts, etc.). I would think the locals and tourists would flock to this place!!

142 Albion St S, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 4H4, Canada
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Amherst Artisan Gallery

Amherst Artisan Gallery you will find photographs, pottery, paintings, carvings, metal art, rugs, jewelry, fabric works, stained glass and folk art.

Reviewed By dgg123 - Halifax, Canada

this place is a great place to view great local art and crafts and the quality of the pieces speak to you. Weather you are in to paintings, rug hooking and pottery. Do stop by to have a look and support the local artists and...MoreThank you for your feedback and for shopping at our Gallery, we appreciate your business and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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