The First Baptist Church Make Amherst your home base for all of your Nova Scotia activities, festivals, and events. 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 , swim at Nova Scotia's warmest ocean beaches, and enjoy fresh seafood at the shore.

Dive into a massive "freakshake" at 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.

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