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Kingston
Travel Guide

Kingston showing a house and general coastal views

Minutes from stunning shoreline views and the Bay of Fundy, this hub for the apple industry captures Nova Scotia’s character.

Kingston, in the central Annapolis Valley, remains a village with charm and a seaside culture. Its pleasant array of activities makes it ideal as a destination or as a base from which to explore the rest of Nova Scotia. Navigate the quiet waters of the Annapolis River by canoe or kayak. Go lighthouse hunting along the coast of Nova Scotia. Stand inches from a capybara at the Oaklawn Farm Zoo.

The cultural attractions around Kingston show the area’s rich history. Visit the 19th-century storefront that has been converted to the Apple Capital Museum, less than a 15-minute drive from Kingston. Learn about the tools and history of the apple trade, which has sustained this community. Sample a glass of the naturally sweet homemade apple cider.

If you have time to see only one thing near Kingston, make it the Bay of Fundy. This formation has some of the largest tidal ranges in the world, with an ebb and flow of nearly 49 feet (15 meters). During low tide, explore the undersides of its basaltic mountain ranges. The erosion they have experienced from standing waves gives them a remarkable willowy appearance.

Base yourself in Kingston during a stay in Nova Scotia. The village has several hotels and other accommodations within 1 mile (2 kilometers) of its center. Surprising for the town’s small size, Kingston’s restaurant selection is diverse enough for a weekend of culinary variety. Buy fresh-baked baguettes at a lovely French bakery and have coffee with locals at a café.

Drive 93 miles (150 kilometers) from Halifax Airport to reach Kingston. The village is connected with the town of Greenwood on the opposite side of the Canadian Forces Base. There, find a shopping mall and more lodging options. The Greenwood Military Aviation Museum is also full of perfectly preserved retired service aircrafts, an impressive collection.

Come see why Canadians are proud of Nova Scotia. Stay to enjoy the peaceful village of Kingston.

Stunning Bay of Fundy View!
Stunning Bay of Fundy View!
Margaretsville, NS
The price is CA $99 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 8
Situated in Margaretsville, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Margaretsville Lighthouse and Bay of Fundy. Valley Raceway and Port George Lighthouse ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
What an amazing place!
"When we set out to see Nova Scotia, we looked for places to be "off the beaten path" and truly experience the region, and what a stroke of luck to have found this gem! A small and cozy room for two with views you could only imagine! Our hostess Liz made available a cooler for us to keep some refreshments ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2019

Stunning Bay of Fundy View!
Aurora Inn
Aurora Inn
3.5 out of 5
831 Main Street, Kingston, NS
The price is CA $119 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated in Kingston, this golf motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Paragon Golf and Country Club, Clairmont Provincial Park, and Greenwood Military Aviation Museum. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (141 reviews)
"Small room but had the most comfortable bed I’ve ever been on."

Reviewed on Apr. 24, 2021

Aurora Inn
Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
3.5 out of 5
508 Waterfront Lane, Cottage Cove, Port George RR#1, Middleton, NS
Situated in Middleton, this beach cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bay of Fundy and Port George Lighthouse. Memory Lane Railway Museum and Margaretsville Lighthouse ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"This is an amazingly equipped little home. It was very compgfortable...with rhe exception of the hide-a-bed which was difficult for an older person to get up from. The bed was quite compfortable and when they say all you need to bring is your food, they mean it! The area is very quiet and scenic. ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2019

Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Stunning Bay of Fundy View!
Stunning Bay of Fundy View!
Margaretsville, NS
The price is CA $99 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 8
Situated in Margaretsville, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Margaretsville Lighthouse and Bay of Fundy. Valley Raceway and Port George Lighthouse ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
What an amazing place!
"When we set out to see Nova Scotia, we looked for places to be "off the beaten path" and truly experience the region, and what a stroke of luck to have found this gem! A small and cozy room for two with views you could only imagine! Our hostess Liz made available a cooler for us to keep some refreshments ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2019

Stunning Bay of Fundy View!
Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
3.5 out of 5
508 Waterfront Lane, Cottage Cove, Port George RR#1, Middleton, NS
Situated in Middleton, this beach cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bay of Fundy and Port George Lighthouse. Memory Lane Railway Museum and Margaretsville Lighthouse ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"This is an amazingly equipped little home. It was very compgfortable...with rhe exception of the hide-a-bed which was difficult for an older person to get up from. The bed was quite compfortable and when they say all you need to bring is your food, they mean it! The area is very quiet and scenic. ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2019

Rocky Shores and Seals Cottages
Carleton Inn and Cottages
Carleton Inn and Cottages
3.5 out of 5
4101 Hwy 201, Bridgetown, NS
The price is CA $139 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated in Bridgetown, this golf cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of James House Museum and Tupperville School Museum. Bay of Fundy is 7.4 mi (11.8 km) away.
4.9/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2020

Carleton Inn and Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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