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Tourism Ambassadors

Municipality of Chester

Please Note: For up-to-date hours of each location, please visit the websites linked throughout this post.

We've teamed up with 12 Tourism Ambassadors throughout the Municipality who stock a variety of brochures outlining what there is to see and do throughout the municipality year-round.

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre - Western Shore

Bird's eye view of the Oak Island Resort showing hotel building, a wharf, tennis courts, the ocean, a lake, and greenery.

Location: 36 Treasure Dr, 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, a luxurious spa, crackling bonfires, ocean panoramas, and more. We also take sunset s’mores pretty seriously here. Open year-round 24/7.


Island View Family Restaurant & Bakery – Western Shore

Exterior of Island View Restaurant with cars parked outside. Brick building with lighthouse style seafoam coloured wooden extension on the left side of the roof.

Location: 6301 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Western Shore

Specializing in seafood Island View has been operating for over 50 years serving lobster rolls, fish and chips, or their seafood chowder. Their in-store bakery has fresh bread, rolls, and sweets. They also have an ice cream counter. Their dining room and outdoor picnic tables offer a panoramic view of the islands including Oak Island.


Chester Basin Petro-Canada - Chester Basin

Red Chester Basin Petro-Canada station

Location: 5404 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, 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.


Ross Farm Museum - New Ross

Ross farm main building: a red barn style building next to a grey shed.

Location: 4568 Highway #12, 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 where they 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 snowshoes are made. You also might have a chance to take part in a class in our one-room school.


New Ross Home Hardware Building Centre - New Ross

Home Hardware building with a blue truck parked outside.

Location: 4844 NS-12, New Ross

New Ross's one-stop shop. New Ross Home Hardware Building Centre has all of your household needs. Building materials, plumbing supplies, cleaners, paint, décor and so much more. 


Oceanview Home & Garden - Robinsons Corner

Exterior of Oceanview: a building with a wall of windows facing its car park with trees and bags of soil by the wall. Sign by the road exit reads "Garden centre. Oceanview".

Location: 4392 Nova Scotia Trunk 3, Marriotts Cove

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 products 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.


Chester Heritage Society at Station 20 Craft Shoppe & Museum - Chester

Old, yellow train station building with large map outside.

Location: 20 Smith Rd, Chester

Located just off North Street, the Chester Train Station is a landmark in the community, built circa 1905 and home to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society. Today the station houses The Explore Oak Island Display and the Forman Hawbol exhibit.

The Train Station operates seasonally as a Visitor Information Centre.

The Chester Heritage Society also runs the Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe. This craft store includes works from 30+ local Nova Scotian Artisans and Crafters. It is conveniently located across from the Rum Runners Bicycle Trail system.


The Kiwi Cafe - The Village of Chester

Collage showing the exterior of the Kiwi Cafe with its green door open, the pantry shop, tea being poured from a green teapot, a sheltered patio with many flowers, and baked goods.

Location: 19 Pleasant St, Chester

Perfectly located in the heart of the village of Chester. The Kiwi Café is passionate about good food and good coffee. Offering international themes with local ingredients. Enjoy homemade baked treats, soups and lunches, and 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!


The Jib Coffee House and Bistro - The Village of Chester

Exterior of the Jib with flags on the patio barriers reading "Chester's, open". Patio furniture is on the patio in front of the beige building.

Location: 43 Queen St, Chester

The Jib, previously Chester's, is located in a lovely spot in the heart of the Village and offers sweat treats and savory snacks – from fresh croissants and cakes to Vietnamese dishes. There’s also a selection of specialty coffees and teas.


Sherwood Golf & Country Club - Chester

Long stretch of green on a sunny day with a logo in the top right corner reading "Sherwood golf and country club".

Location: 500 Sherwood Rd, Chester, NS B0J 1J0

Sherwood Golf & Country Club - Nova Scotia’s best-kept secret. Sherwood is nestled in pristine South Shore beauty, located on Highway 14, just one hour outside of Halifax. This 1000+ acre property is home to many forms of wildlife and houses some of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful landscapes. Sherwood offers an exquisite balance of nature and golf. This scenic golf course with its well-groomed landscapes and beautiful British Colonial clubhouse is a wonderful place to play a round or for you to host your next golfing event. We can tailor a package that is the right fit for your group, large or small, and can provide everything from prizes to customizable menu options. Need a place to stay? Our beautiful chalets provide the perfect setting for your retreat and add convenience and comfort to your getaways or your dream wedding.


Aspotogan Ridge Golf Club - Hubbards

Man wearing a blue polo holding a golf club ready to swing facing the green on a course. Aspotogan Ridge logo in the bottom right corner.

Location: 376 Parkwood Dr, 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. At present, there are 9 holes open with 9 more planned.


Aspotogan Heritage Trust - Hubbards

Exterior of the red Aspotogan heritage trust building with Nova Scotian and Canadian flags flying.

Location: 10 Pte Richard Green Ln, Hubbards

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.