Lots To See and Do

Get Out and Get Active

A lazy day at the beach? Hiking to stunning lookoffs? Exploring local history or enjoying local music? The District of Guysborough offers all this and much more. There’s lots to see and do during your time with us.

Performance Centre

Beaches and Boating

With 400 kms of coastline, we have everything your heart desires for seaside visits. From swimming, picnicking and beachcombing to kayaking, canoeing and sailing – our shores offer endless opportunities for fun and relaxation.

Historical Sites and Museums

Our story dates back some 400 years. We’re pleased to share our rich history with you at numerous historical sites and community museums – including Guysborough Courthouse Museum and Whitman House Museum in Canso.

Hikes and Walks

Abandoned railway beds in the District are repurposed locally as part of Canada’s Great Trail. Other trails have been developed to showcase our amazing natural surroundings, such as Black Duck Cove , Chapel Gully and Guysborough’s Shoreline Trail.

Parks and Camping

Visit scenic parks and campgrounds dotted along our coastline – perfect for a picnic, overnight visit or extended stay.


Guysborough’s low-traffic, paved rural roads offer outstanding views, gentle hills and picturesque villages for the cycling enthusiast.

Music and Theatre

From the famous Stan Rogers Folk Festival and the original productions of Mulgrave Road Theatre to live performances of all types at the smartly designed Miles MacDonald Performance Centre, be our guest for terrific entertainment. You’ll also find music and dance at community hall events throughout the district.

Festivals and Events

All summer long and throughout the year, you’ll find special events full of fun, creativity, music and warm hospitality.