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Northern Zone

The three sisters located off the coast of Chignecto Provincial Park
Advocate Harbour
Bible Hill
New Glasgow
River Hebert

Spanning from the warm water beaches of the Northumberland Straight to the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy, the Northern Zone features the province’s best downhill skiing, festivals and events galore, and a terroir ideal for the production of wine and other agriculture. Here, vibrant seaside and riverside towns and villages of all sizes attract residents and visitors with their serene lifestyle, close-knit community, and natural beauty.

This area of the province is home to three regional hospitals, located in Amherst, Truro, and New Glasgow, two community health centres, and four community hospitals with Collaborative Emergency Centres. Both Truro and Amherst hospitals were built to be models of efficiency, featuring lots of light, outdoor living space, and modern workspaces. 

The Town of Truro is this region’s largest urban community, and it offers a wonderful lifestyle of main street energy complemented with outdoor activity—a balance that’s true of most communities in this area. Downtown Truro shops, restaurants, and cafes are all just a short trip from Victoria Park’s beautiful nature hikes. 

The northern shore of the province is home to an abundance of other charming communities—and more warm-water ocean beaches than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada. The area’s towns are each wonderful slices of Nova Scotia culture—from Pictou’s proud Scottish heritage and lobster festival, to Tatamagouche’s artisans and cultural scene, to New Glasgow’s music festival and charming downtown.

Outdoor adventure is a way of life in this region, with a dynamic landscape that rewards everyone who’s up for a hike, kayak, or simple waterfront stroll. How about a high speed Zodiac ride in the world’s highest tidal bore?This zone is also home to Ski Wentworth, the Maritime’s largest ski area—get ready for 238 vertical metres (815 vertical feet), with 25 alpine trails, 10 km of cross country trails, half-pipe, terrain park, and much more.

Rolling hills of forests and agricultural land between the Bay and the Strait—dotted with towns and villages throughout. With natural wonder, countless friendly communities, energetic festivals, and a rich history, this zone is perfect for anyone looking for a lifestyle anchored in a down-to-earth honesty, friendly neighbours, and outdoors-inspired adventure.

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