Often called Nova Scotia’s best-kept secret, the District of Guysborough offers visitors unspoiled natural beauty, rugged coast lines, fabulous sand beaches, pristine inland waterways and tranquil forests. It’s all here. Our natural assets make our region a natural choice for tourism investment.

Cooks cove

Outdoor Experiences

When it comes to kayaking, our varied coastline is unmatched in Nova Scotia. Sport fishing – both inland and deep sea – includes large species like Bluefin Tuna, and offers real potential for tourism development, as does hunting. Deer and bear are plentiful. Our forest and coastal trails are among the very best in Atlantic Canada.

History and Culture

We offer numerous points of historical and cultural interest, including the earliest fishing port established during European settlement and the earliest communities of free people of African descent in North America. We have an important story to tell.

From the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex to Mulgrave Road Theatre and the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, we have a well-established and expanding arts and culture infrastructure.

Growth Potential

Land is available for development, inland and in some coastal areas. The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is “open for business” and is available to assist potential investors.

For more information, you can contact Gordon MacDonald, the Director of Economic Development at 902 533 3705 x.245