Traveling to Nova Scotia
Many people travel from all over North America and beyond to attend the Bay of Fundy Sea kayak Symposium. You might ask what are my options to get to Nova Scotia to take part in the event.
Driving times using Bay Ferries in Saint John, New Brunswick
Toronto to Saint John = 14 hours
Ottawa to Portland= 11 hours
Montreal to Saint John = 9 hours
Toronto to Portland = 10 hours
Ottawa to Portland= 7.5 hours
Montreal to Portland = 5 hours
Bay Ferries runs a service from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby Nova Scotia daily. For people traveling from upstate Maine might consider this option.
Bay Ferries not operates a high-speed ferry service between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. This is an ideal service for anyone from New England, Quebec or Ontario.
Halifax International Airport
Halifax international airport has flight diaily from most major cities in Canada and the USA and International destination. Car Hire can be arranged at the Airport
Driving directions once in Nova Scotia
Here are details on driving directions to the event base in Lower Argyle
From Halifax, take Highway 103 for about 3 hours to Pubnico, Exit 31, which is the town next to Lower Argyle. From Exit 31, take Old Lighthouse Route 3 (which makes a sharp right turn 500 meters from the Petro Canada station) and continue approximately 7 kilometres through Lower Argyle until you see our sign on the left, just past the Lobster Bay Museum and Gallery. Take this left onto Ye Olde Argyler Road, and you’ve arrived!
From New England
If you’ve driven down east through Maine, you can continue your drive from Calais, Maine, through New Brunswick and all the way around the Bay of Fundy to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, via Highway 101 (see the directions from Digby and the Annapolis Valley). The driving time is approximately 9 hours. In Saint John, New Brunswick, (a 90-minute drive from Calais, Maine) another travel option is to take the 3-hour car ferry, the Fundy Princess; it will bring you to the Port of Digby, Nova Scotia. The ferry saves a great deal of driving time and costs roughly $150 one way for a car and two passengers. From Portland, Maine, and the eastern seaboard, in season, May to October, you can ride the Bay Ferries “The Cat” from Portland to Yarmouth. . Check website for all details.
From Digby and the Annapolis Valley, take Highway 101 west to Yarmouth where the 101 ends, turn left at Starrs Road, and left again at the next lights at Hardscratch Road, then right onto Highway 103 to Exit 32 “The Argyles”, (not Exit 32A, which occurs 300 metres before Exit 32). Exit 32 is a left-hand turn off Highway 103. After you have made this left onto Old Lighthouse Route 3, you will see our sign and be reassured that you are on the right track to our beautiful waterfront country inn. Follow Old Lighthouse Route 3 approximately 7.5 kilometres to the village of Lower Argyle. Turn right onto Ye Olde Argyler Road at our sign. The driving time from Wolfville is roughly 3 hours; and from Digby it is about 90 minutes to 2 hours.