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Tourism Ambassadors

Municipality of Chester

2018 marks a new chapter for marketing the Municipality of Chester with the launch of the Tourism Chester Team.

All of our efforts will be focused on building awareness and promoting the Municipality to both tourists and residents. 

We're dedicated to reinforcing the promise that the Municipality of Chester is indeed Nova Scotia’s Treasure.

We're so focused on building awareness that instead of there being just one visitor information centre - we now have eleven!!! 

That's right, in addition to our Mobile Kiosk being out and about for the Summer of 2018 and beyond - we've teamed up with ten (10) Tourism Ambassadors throughout the Municipality who will host a comprehensive array of literature on all there is to see and do in this wonderful part of the world - all year long!

Our 2018/19 Tourism Ambassadors are...

Aspotogan Ridge Golf Club / Aspotogan Heritage Trust - Hubbards

Designed by Atlantic Canada’s leading golf course architect, Robert LeBlanc, Aspotogan Ridge Golf Course beautifully showcases the rolling wooded area and features inland lakes, rolling plains, meadows, river valleys, rocky bluffs, and coastal estuaries. Front 9 holes OPEN! Back 9 holes – anticipated for the 2022 golf season. Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:30am to 7pm. For more information visit

Aspotogan Heritage Trust offers a second location for tourist information from the golf course and covers a specific geographical region from Black Point to East River (inclusive) and around the Aspotogan Peninsula. The organization fosters and supports community groups within their region by facilitating the development of their visions into realities by providing resources and support. Aspotogan Heritage Trust also maintains that by building stronger families, they build a stronger community, therefore another priority is to increase support and resources for families in the AHT region, by supporting organizations that provide services to families. Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm,  24/7 Remote Wireless Access available. For more information visit


Chester Basin Petro-Canada - Chester Basin

Chester Basin Petro-Canada offers Self Serve featuring alternative fuels and diesel, along with filling removable propane tanks from 5 lbs up to 100 lbs. They also offer a convenience store with WiFi for customers, washroom facilities and a bank machine. Open Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 9pm. For more information click here.


The Deck Convenience Store and Restaurant - Blandford

At The Deck you can Enjoy a homemade meal while enjoying a beautiful waterfront view. Often regarded as 'the heart' of the Blandford community - The Deck offers excellent customer service, a warm atmosphere, and the ability to create lasting memories. In addition to a restaurant for dine-in or take out, you'll also find a general Store, a Post Office, a great outdoor deck, a book exchange, and more. Open Monday to Friday 6am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm.  For more information visit their Facebook page here.


The Kiwi Cafe - The Village of Chester

Perfectly located in the heart of the village of Chester. the Kiwi Café is seriously passionate about good food and good coffee. Offering international themes with interesting flavours and the freshest of local ingredients. Enjoy delicious, homemade baked treats, wonderful soups and lunches, and our famous all-day breakfast. In their great shop The Pantry you'll find everything from fancies and specialty groceries, hostess gifts and gifts for you too. With a sunny patio for Chester's glorious summer and a woodstove for winter, we're year-round warmth for a Nova Scotian-Kiwi welcome! Open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm daily (hours may vary on holidays). For more information visit


Light My Fire Studio - The Village of Chester

Light My Fire Studio believes in a hands on approach that enables them to offer high quality and quick response to both our retail and wholesale customer's needs. Judy Parsons, joined by her partner Bill Drane, have over 30 years of candle making experience. They have an excellent selection of Lighthouse Collectibles of the Atlantic that are hand painted luminaries made from hand carved moulds. Oak Island Treasures from pirates lore and other creations. All hand crafted with care and quality. Drop in and shop, watch a demonstration and dip a candle of your own. Open daily July through December 10am to 5pm, April through June 10am to 5pm closed on Mondays, January through March open Thursday - Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. For more information visit


Linens for Life Fashion & Home Boutique and Tea Room - East Chester

Linens for Life prides themselves on having a relaxed atmosphere that provides a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience. Walk in and you are surrounded by beautiful clothing, home linens made on site, as well as a wide variety of imported clothing and accessories for day and night wear. No visit to Linens For Life is complete without dropping by their tea room at the back of the shop. Enjoy a quiet setting with a selection of light, homemade meals and desserts. Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday Noon to 4:30pm. For more information visit


New Ross Home Hardware Building Centre - New Ross

New Ross's one stop shop. New Ross Home Hardware Building Centre has all of your household needs. Building material, plumbing supplies, cleaners, paint, décor and so much more. Open Monday through Thursday 8am to 5:30pm, Friday 8am to 8pm Saturdays 8am to 5pm and Sundays 10am - 2pm. For more information visit their Facebook page here.


Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre - Western Shore

Wake up on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean with salty breezes and life-altering views at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre. Unwind in one of their nautically inspired guestrooms, cozy weathered chalets, or luxurious seaside villas. Enjoy fresh regional cuisine, live music, water sports, luxurious spa, crackling bonfires, ocean panoramas and more. We also take sunset s’mores pretty seriously here. Open year round 24/7. For more information visit


Oceanview Home & Garden - Robinsons Corner

Oceanview Home and Garden is one of the largest full service ornamental flower and plant retail greenhouses in Nova Scotia. At Oceanview we provide you with knowledgeable customer service and a large variety of unique product that can satisfy the do-it-yourself beginner and the discerning advanced gardener. Visit Oceanview Home and Garden and you will find hundreds of varieties of plants, an extensive selection of planting containers, the highest quality soils and fertilizers, creative customized containers, beautiful garden décor for the finishing touch, all accessories imaginable, and giftware for the special gardener in your life. Open Monday through Saturday 8am to 6pm, Sundays 9am to 6pm. For more information visit


Ross Farm Museum - New Ross

Ross Farm Museum is a window into the past of Nova Scotia’s rich agricultural history with many things to see and do that the whole family will enjoy.  Their Museum is a living, working, farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. They are a single family upland farm on land originally granted to Captain William Ross. Ross Farm Museum is still being farmed with Oxen, the way it was in the late 1800s. In Rosebank Cottage, the original home of the Ross family built in 1817, you may see food being prepared over an open fire, straw hats being woven, wool or flax being spun, butter being churned, or many other skills being demonstrated that were daily chores for their forefathers, but are now almost lost. They have a working blacksmith shop where hardware is produced for the farm and we shoe approximately 30 teams of oxen each year. There is also a working stave mill and cooperage producing barrels, the original workshop where products such as butter churns, spoons, buckets and even snow shoes are made. You also might have a chance to take part in a class in our one room school. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. For more information visit

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