Natural beauty, the Bay of Fundy, and proximity to Halifax create excellent opportunities for tourism sector growth in East Hants.

Successful businesses operating in this sector include Shubenacadie River tidal bore rafting operators, a sky-diving operation, charter fishing on Grand Lake, golf courses, galleries, and mountain bike racing.

Opportunities for Tourism in East Hants

  • Food and BeverageFrieze and Roy Maitland
  • Small scale accommodation
  • Adventure Tourism / Outdoor Pursuits
  • Agri-Tourism / Experiential Tourism
  • Package Tours / Bus Tours
  • Artisan and Craft Production

East Hants Tourism Sector Support

East Hants supports the tourism sector by working with local operators, leading regional collaboration, funding public assets like Burntcoat Head Park, the South Maitland Tidal Interpretive Centre, and Tinsmith Museum and supporting industry training.

Council has also created the Tourism Economic Development (TED) Fund to provide support to projects that strategically advance the growth of high-quality, competitive destinations, products and visitor experiences that are significant to East Hants, motivate travel and align with visitor needs.

Get Started

Are you interested in starting or growing a Tourism Business in East Hants?  Our Tourism Development Officer can assist you by introducing you to local operators, assisting with your business concept, and connecting you to funding opportunities and other resources.