Residents of Nova Scotia, we encourage you to explore the beauty in our own backyard. Be sure to check ahead with restaurants, accommodations, and attractions to ensure they are open and to learn what safety precautions are required before you go.
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Residents of Nova Scotia, we encourage you to explore the beauty in our own backyard. From day trips to local attractions, to overnight getaways, there are many options available. Below are a small sample of the Staycation Packages available in Nova Scotia. Click on any of the images below to visit their website and check out their packages. If reaching out by phone or email to the business, the name of the package is in italics. The below establishments have committed to practicing responsible social distancing and protective measures to keep their employees and their customers safe while operating in a limited fashion. We invite you to support local and stay safe!
By land and sea!
Includes 2 nights in a standard ocean view room plus breakfast both mornings. During your stay you’ll take a 2 hour tour of Tor Bay aboard a lobster boat with some great photo opportunities and a chance to try your luck jigging for mackerel. Who knows, you might bring home the catch of the day!
Rates start at $429 + HST
Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre
Experience The Eastern Shore
Spend one night at our secluded Nova Scotia resort and feel rejuvenated waking up to the sounds of rushing waters. During the day, enjoy our complimentary recreational activities as well as a historical boat tour or a visit to historic Sherbrooke Village. Complete your day with dinner by the Liscomb River in our dining room.
Rates start at $300 + HST, based on double occupancy (single, triple and quad rates available)
We set the stage – you bring the spice!
A two-night all inclusive getaway for two. Stay in one of our superior ocean view rooms with a jacuzzi bath. Enjoy a bottle of wine on your deck upon arrival and a packed picnic lunch for your day of exploring. Indulge in an extremely satisfying four course candle lit dinner both nights as well as invigorating breakfasts each morning.
Rates start at $629 + HST
Murphy's Camping on the Ocean
Includes 2 nights camping in your choice of: an un-serviced/tent site, a serviced/RV site, or trailer rental. Plus two live lobsters, homemade bread, two 2-hour kayak rentals, and a 1.5 hour scenic boat tour for two. Accommodation packages are offered between June 15th & September 15th only and must be reserved at least 72 hours in advance.
Rates start at $191 for an un-serviced/tent site
Pictou Lodge Beach Resort
A memorable fishing experience, just steps from your room! Join our seasoned fishing guide who will supply the gear and assistance you will need for an amazing Northumberland Strait fishing adventure. At sunset, step on to our beach and cast for one of the top game fish on the East Coast – the striped bass. Our experienced guide will have you set-up to hook and land your potential catch of a lifetime. The adventure continues once you hook a keeper. Our guide will assist you in filleting and cooking your catch over an open fire right on the beach. This is a safe experience that can be done with social distancing in place!
Rates start at $423 based on double occupancy
Holiday Inn and Museum of Industry
Family Fun Gateaway
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Stellarton-New Glasgow, the only hotel in the area with an indoor swimming pool and waterslide. We are a pet-friendly, limited service hotel which offers a fabulous Holiday Inn Express complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet, complimentary wired and wireless internet service, complimentary parking and local calls.
You will receive a family pass for two adults and two children to the Museum of Industry. Also, enjoy a X-Large Pizza from Sam’s with a 2L of pop.
Rates start at $120 + HST per room
Ginstitute by the Sea
Go behind-the-scenes at award-winning Steinhart Distillery to craft your very own spirits. With ocean views as your backdrop, forage for ingredients and select from an array of spices and citrus to create your unique flavours with the distiller. Savour German-inspired local delicacies, paired with Nova Scotia cocktails, as you perfect your craft.
Rates start at $600 per person or $900 per couple
The Claymore Inn and Keppoch Mountain
Stay and Go Hiking
The Claymore Inn is offering a special rate for visitors coming to Antigonish to visit Keppoch Mountain. The Keppoch Mountain will offer guests free day passes or half price family passes, discounts on rentals and a discount on the shuttle. This also includes a full breakfast of the menu at the Justamere Cafe and Bakery.
Rate is $140 per night for single occupancy and $153 per night for double occupancy