First settled back in 1757, Hubbards, Nova Scotia sits on the eastern side of the Aspotogan Peninsula and right along the Lighthouse Route. With its picturesque coves, tree-lined trails, and thriving and welcoming community – you’ll want to discover Hubbards!
Food and Drink
If you arrive with an appetite, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.
Black Harbour Creamery
Location: 419 NS-329, Hubbards
Black Harbour Distillers
Location: 419 Highway 329, Hubbards
You can purchase Black Harbour's unique array of blended spirits there and check out their craft distillery as well. You can also enjoy the spirits in-house through the variety of cocktails listed on their website inside or outside on their deck. During the summer months, Black Harbour Creamery serves ice cream and sundaes. Black Harbour also hosts live music events - more information can be found on their website.
Rosa Rugosa Seaside Market
Location: 30 Hwy 3, Hubbards
At Rosa Rugosa, you will find barista-crafted coffees and teas alongside their fresh bakes.
The Savary Pit
Location: 419 Highway 329, Hubbards
The Savary Pit can be found within Black Harbour Distillers. They offer barbeque-style cuisine with gluten-free options available such as burgers and soft shell tacos which you can enjoy on Black Harbour Distillers deck.
The Savary Plate
Location: 100 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Hubbards
Offering a great variety of brunch options, pizzas, lasagna, burgers, homemade desserts, and more. Between their new menu and their daily specials, you're sure to find something to savour at The Savary Plate. Dine in or take out.
The Shore Club
Location: 250 Shore Club Rd, Hubbards
Hubbards is also home to the Shore Club – one of the last great dance halls and home to their famous lobster suppers. With a freshly caught Atlantic lobster as its centrepiece, the Shore Club’s lobster suppers are world famous and after serving more than one million suppers, they’ve been declared a Maritime must-do experience.
Location: 22 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Hubbards
At the Trellis Café, each day begins with the aroma of homemade bread baking and Fair-Trade organic coffee brewing. Everything is homemade and home-baked with the freshest local ingredients available. Fresh fish and seafood arrive at the back door daily. Enjoy their licensed sunny patio, free WIFI, live entertainment, local artwork, and stained glass. Cyclist Friendly.
Location: 57 Hwy 3, Hubbards
Every Saturday Morning from May through October the Hubbards Barn and Community Park hosts Hubbards Farmers' Market. Then from late November into early December, you’ll find handcrafted gifts at their Christmas Markets. In July they run their annual Food Truck Rally which brings in food vendors from across the province with a wide variety of cuisines. The rustic decor and great green surroundings make it the perfect spot for all sorts of celebrations – weddings, dances, and more!
If it’s action you’re after – head to Hubbards Cove Rentals. A seasonal family-run stand-up paddleboard and kayak rental shop located in the heart of Hubbards, just across from Hubbards Sailing Club. They offer rentals of paddle boards, kayaks, skim boards, body boards, snorkel gear, and tie-down systems. They also offer paddle board and kayak lessons from experienced instructors as well as personal and group SUP yoga lessons, and bike rentals too.
When it comes to shopping, your main stop will be the Hubbards Plaza which hosts a grocery store, NSLC, the Savary Plate, and Hubbards Hardware with lumber and a garden centre. Lining its entrance are Hubbards Hair Salon, Irving, and The Perfect Corner Custome Framing. Hubbards Pharmasave is just across the street. If it’s a more eclectic mix of merchandise you’re after, head to the Vintage Crow. There you’ll discover everything from antiques to collectibles, furniture, art, and more. Across the street, you will find Rosa Rugosa Seaside Market - a cafe, market, and thrift/vintage store.
Location: 215 NS-329, Hubbards
The Hubbards Sailing Club has a recreational sailing program for everyone - from first-time sailors to those looking to hone their skills on the water. With breathtaking views of Hubbards Cove, their second floor makes the perfect location for your next meeting or celebration. For all the details on everything the HSC has to offer click here.
Please note: These have been on hold since 2020.
Summer evenings are sweeter when you can settle in for an outdoor screening of a film at the Hubbards Waterfront Movies series. The annual, open-air, screenings are held in the beautiful amphitheater of the Hubbards Community Waterfront Association.
Location: 376 Parkwood Dr, Hubbards
If you're looking for golf - then just take a quick 5 km/3 mi drive down the Aspotogan Route (Hwy329) where you'll arrive at Aspotogan Ridge Golf Course. Designed by Atlantic Canada’s leading golf course architect, Robert LeBlanc, Aspotogan Ridge showcases the rolling wooded area and features inland lakes, rolling plains, meadows, river valleys, rocky bluffs, and coastal estuaries.
For more tourist information, visit our official Tourism Ambassador in Hubbards - the Aspotogan Heritage Trust.