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Flights, Ferries & Finding Your Way

“We wander for distraction,

but we travel for fulfillment.”

Hilaire Belloc

We love that you’ve included the Municipality of Chester in your travel plans and we truly hope you enjoy your stay once you arrive.

When it comes to your journey to get here, we’re happy to report you've plenty of options!

speed boat in dark waters

Indeed there are some of you who will travel on water in their own vessel to one of our many marinas and we’ll be most pleased to welcome you.

Halifax International Airport arrivals section

If flights are more your fancy, then you’ll be arriving via Halifax Stanfield International Airport YHZ. Serving mainland Nova Scotia and neighbouring Maritime Provinces, they have flights arriving daily from all around the world. The airport is just an hour’s drive away from the Village of Chester (80 km / 50 mi) with plenty of car rental companies to get you moving once you’re on the ground. We reccomend if planning to rent a car upon arrival to book in advance. More options and information on travel upon arrival can be found on on Halifax Stanfield International Airport's website.

person taking a photo of the sunset on their phone

If you’re driving to the Municipality of Chester, rest assured you’ll be wowed by the wonderful scenery.  For speed - Highway 103 will get you where you need to go, linking Halifax to Yarmouth. For the full South Shore experience however, we highly recommend taking the Lighthouse Route complete with sandy beaches, really tasty restaurants, sweet shops, and enough photo ops to blow up your Instagram.

For an on line road map of Nova Scotia click here.

Naturally the time of year you’re set to arrive is bound to have an impact on which route is best – so best to verify the road conditions with provinces official site here

Map highlighting Maine, New Brunswick, PEI, and Nova Scotia showing ferry routes between them
Ferries are fantastic ways to arrive in our corner of the world that way you can take in the Atlantic blue on your way to Canada’s Ocean Playground. There are plenty of ferry ports leading into Nova Scotia from Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland

Confederation Bridge

If you're coming from Prince Edward Island and would prefer to stay grounded, you can find your way to Nova Scotia via the Confederation Bridge starting from Borden-Carleton which will take you to the south east point of New Brunswick in approximately 15 minutes. From there it will take 3 hr 10 minutes (300 km / 185 miles) to Chester

photo of the Cabot trail taken through long grass

If you’re coming from Cape Breton or Newfoundland via the ferry, you’ll find your way to here via the toll free Canso Causeway that connects  the island of Cape Breton to mainland Nova Scotia.

Be sure to travel safely and by all means share your shots along the way by tagging us @TourismChester and connect with us via the links below!