The Seaside Village of Chester
This historic seaside village is the perfect destination for Nova Scotia travelers who are looking to spend an afternoon drifting in and out of unique shops, discovering the works and wares of local artisans and entrepreneurs.
If you’re shopping for a one-of-a-kind wedding gift, a signature piece for your home, a 'just because' surprise gift for that person who is difficult to please, packable gifts or fine art, Chester has it all.
Going Coastal Fine Art & Furnishings, pictured above and below, carries custom furniture, home decor, jewellery, crafts, apparel, and art inspired by coastal living. All products are from local Nova Scotian artists and crafters.
Less than an hour's drive from Halifax, Chester is also noted for sailing, golf, live theatre productions, art, and its relaxing lifestyle.
Chester Playhouse hosts a variety of productions throughout the year whether they're musical, dramatic, for kids, or comedic.
Wander our picturesque streets and lanes dotted with rose-covered arbours and majestic old trees or stroll along our two harbours and watch the sailboats glide by.
For four days every year since 1856, one of North America’s greatest sailing events, Chester Race Week, takes place. Spectators watch sailing boats race from the oceanfront perimeter or Chester Yacht Club's deck while enjoying the many activities and festivities held throughout the period.
Enjoy lunch at one of our delicious cafés, stay for dinner and make a full day of it or stay for a while at one of our B&B’s or inns.
The village has a variety of restaurants and cafes all with their own unique offerings. These include the Fo'c'sle Tavern, Il Ferramenta Pizzeria, The Jib Coffee House and Bistro, The Kiwi Cafe, The Rope Loft, and Sunrrom Restaurant & Inn. More information on these restaurants and their exact locations can be find on our restaurants page.
If the weather is fitting, you may opt to enjoy a cold beer. In that case, Chester Village has a location of Chester Basin's Tanner & Co. Brewing.