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The First Baptist Church Make Amherst home base for all of your Nova Scotia adventures!

Stay in a beautiful historic B&B or a contemporary hotel and take day trips to tour the depths of a coal mine, hunt for 300-million-year-old fossils by the Bay of Fundy , the Cliffs of Fundy Unesco Global Geopark, swim at Nova Scotia's warmest ocean beaches and enjoy fresh seafood at the shore.

Dive into a massive "freakshake" at the award-winning Birkinshaw's Tea Room & Coffee House. Shop more than 100 local artisans at Maritime Mosaic and the Amherst Artisan Gallery. Take a rug hooking workshop at Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio and stock up on quilting fabrics at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium. Stroll past gorgeous sandstone buildings and kick up your heels to live music.

Amherst is home to Canada's most magnificent collection of sandstone buildings.  Take a guided walking tour or horse and carriage ride to learn the stories and history about these fabled buildings.

We're just a two hour drive from Halifax, 90 minutes from Stanfield International Airport, an hour from Prince Edward Island and 40 minutes from Moncton, New Brunswick.

  2019 Amherst and area map