Kayaking with Novashores Adventures has been on my Bucket List for quite some time. Recently I had a chance to check that off my list-I booked my husband and myself on the 6 hour Three Sisters Day Tour, one of the group of sea stacks nestled along the shore of Cape Chignecto on the Bay of Fundy.
Located within the waters of Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, the Three Sisters sea stacks are one of the Bay of Fundy’s main kayaking attractions. Local Mi’kmaw legends say they’re three sisters turned to stone.
That was only one of the great stories our guide shared with us on this trip. There was lots of local geology too, including views of Owl Rock.
The day itself was beautiful. Sunny ,not too hot, not too windy.
We set off from Spicer’s Beach-a little over a half hour drive from Novashores office. Our trip was a high tide paddle, but,surprisingly, it wasn’t hard pulling against the incoming tide.
I loved that we spent lots of time exploring caves and basalt arches learning about the history, geology and culture of the area.
Exploring some caves along our kayaking route
One of the highlights (and there were many!) was my very first glimpse of the Three Sisters. These seas stacks are created from lava flows and magma forcing itself from deep within the Earth. An ancient Mi’kmaw legends speaks of Kluskap's annoyance at Puowini’skw—female sorceresses or witch spirits—and turned them into the majestic stone formations we see at Cape Chignecto. Click To Tweet
Everyone loves a picnic on the beach and so did we. Pulling ashore at Eatonville Harbour, a former shipbuilding site, our very personable guides laid out a home made,locally sourced repast fit for a king-or a hungry gaggle of paddlers. Check out a few of the delicious recipes here
After exploring the beach(hint it’s rocky, flip flops hurt) and enjoying each other company, we settled back into our kayaks for the trip back to Spicer’s Beach watching the tide drop along the coast as we paddled.
What You Need to Know
All Novashores guides Wilderness First Aid & Paddle Canada Level 2, or similar paddle certification.
All their tours are double kayak tours.
Nova Shore Adventures office is located at 37 School Lane
Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia
Experiencing Cape Chignecto’s rugged coastline on foot can be done in two ways-a multi-day backpacking trip along the coastal loop
Or try a day hike from Eatonville. Instead of traveling though Cape Chignecto Park, over rough road, I recommend traveling to the trail via Spicer’s Cove ( please check tide times – one of the bridge to Spicer’s Cover often floods during high tide )
Plan an extra day or so to enjoy a few more of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark sites. Grab a map from one of the local visitor centers.
We stayed at Nova Shore Adventures guest room. It was clean, well appointed and charming, located right above Novashores office
Meet Anne, the gracious owner of Novashores Adventures.