Welcome to Nova Scotia’s Lost Shores, an undiscovered oceanfront paradise just a little off the beaten path.
For some, the journey is the destination with multiple oceanfront routes to enjoy Friday and Sunday getting to and from our hidden paradise. Riders are encouraged to take the long way home… Pick a windy oceanfront route, maybe Hwy 7 along the eastern shore from Halifax or perhaps Highways 4 & 6 along the Northumberland Strait. Coming from Cape Breton, Hwy 19 along the coast is always enjoyable and it might be the perfect day to wander around Isle Madame on your way here.
Less time available? Switch to Plan B and use the cruise control. Take the Trans Canada Hwy 104 from east or west and take Exit 37 at Monastery. Turn left at the stop sign and take Hwy 4 for 1.5 km to Highway 16. Turn right on Hwy 16 at the fire hall just before the railroad tracks. You’ll then enjoy a scenic 80 km cruise along the Lost Shores Parkway all the way to Canso. Careful in Guysborough, 2 right turns and then an immediate left turn at the museum.
Yeah, we really are off the beaten path. Please don’t let yourself run out of gas, it’s 35 km from Tor Bay to find gas. You will find gas in Guysborough at Robins open 6-9, 7days, Half Island Cove at Hanhams open 8-8/12-8 Sundays and Canso at Wilson’s Gas
Check out www.visitguysborough.ca for accommodations options as well as Tourism Nova Scotia, cottage rental websites and Airbnb.
Finding the Event Site
We’ll have signs out and be waiting at the Stanfest Grounds on Queen St in Canso, Nova Scotia. Gates open at noon on Friday.