The province’s southern seaboard is marked by countless bays that define its unique character. This is where fearsome corsairs hid and, every summer, a festival brings back their presence. Lunenburg’s colourful houses are also worth the detour. If you rent a cottage in this region, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Bluenose, a schooner made world famous but it’s many victories in prestigious races. Also a UNESCO World Heritage site, this town is the birthplace of this boat that figure on the Canadian dime. There’s also an art festival during the summer: Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts. You’ll be able to watch the artists at work and chat with them. And who knows? Maybe you’ll walk away with a new painting!