What to do and see in Chester, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

September 2, 2017 Chanda Heide

Discover the best top things to do in Chester, Canada including Chester Golf Club, Graves Island Provincial Park, The Kayak Shack, The Village Emporium, Lordly House Museum, Oak Island Tour, Chester Playhouse, Chez Glass Lass, Valverde Studio Gallery, Amicus Gallery.
Restaurants in Chester

1. Chester Golf Club

222 Golf Course Road, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada +1 902-275-2434
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Chester Golf Club

Chester offers visitors the magic of a classic golf course in a seaside setting. The course routing provides a golfing adventure that is both challenging and enjoyable for all skill levels. It is a joy to play, whether you aspire to break one hundred twenty or par of seventy. Any missed shots will be due to the distracting beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, the Islands, and the colourful sailboats tacking in the wind. After your round, come in and sample some of the finest seafood found in Nova Scotia. We're told the seafood chowder is superb.

Reviewed By TreckingLee - Alberta, Canada

We had supper here and it was a fantastic experience. The restaurant offers Seating inside, on a screened-in deck or an open deck and both decks offer great views. The staff are friendly and our server was excellent - professional, knowledgeable about the dishes and very helpful. Our food was exceptional and I highly recommend eating here if even remotely close by.

2. Graves Island Provincial Park

230 Graves Island Road, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada +1 902-275-4425
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4 based on 45 reviews

Graves Island Provincial Park

Reviewed By THECARDINALS - Halifax, Canada

We have been coming here for a number of years. Access to the rails to trails path is nearby and will take you to Hubbards or Chester, mahone bay and beyond. Quiet campground and clean although this visit the washroom/showers were not cleaned for 3 days.

3. The Kayak Shack

89 Water Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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5 based on 12 reviews

The Kayak Shack

We have several trips and routes available starting at our location in Chester's front harbour. Explore the hidden beauty of the local Islands or take a coastal trip along the many little inlets. During your adventure, you can stop for lunch at ocean front restaurants like the Galley, the Sea Side Shanty or the Rope Loft. All rental clients receive comprehensive personalized instruction and a briefing covering basic safety. Our briefing sessions familiarize you with the waters around Chester and with the equipment we provide to maximize your experience. We would be glad to transport kayaks to your location for an additional transportation and Delivery fee. All our kayaks are fitted with retractable rudders or skegs and have 2 water tight compartments. Their bright colours are for safety purposes. Our policy is to replace equipment every year, so you'll be using the best and newest equipment available. Kayak Shack Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., May 15th to October 15th, 7 days a week, weather permitting. Reservations are suggested at least 24 hours in advance.

Reviewed By Trent H

The owner was especially helpful in setting us up with a self-guided tour of the area in a couple of kayaks. All the necessary equipment was provided.
The area itself was spectacular - the waterfront houses were gorgeous. My wife and I looked into properties for our retirement.

4. The Village Emporium

11 Pleasant Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada +1 902-275-4773
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Village Emporium

A must-visit when in Chester - Pat and Angela welcome you to stop in to our eclectic gift shop which has over 60% local product, lots of souvenirs, jewellery and general giftware! Great prices and Awesome selection! What makes us a little bit different at the Emporium is that we rent spaces within our shop to over 20 local craftspeople so that you always have a great mixed selection of products made locally! Please visit our Facebook page - TheVillageEmporiumChester - to find lots of photos of new items as they arrive. We are open 7 days a week from mid-April to Christmas Eve. In the winter we still attempt to be open Thursday to Sunday if the weather will allow. We look forward to seeing you in the wonderful little village of Chester, Nova Scotia.

Reviewed By K.C.NovaScotia - Nova Scotia

After lunch across the street at The Foc'sle restaurant, we wandered into The Village Emporium. A little leery that we were walking into a 'tourist trap' with exorbitant prices,we were pleasantly surprised at not only the prices, but the quality and variety of merchandise! Bracelets...MoreThank you so much! We hope to see you return soon :-)

5. Lordly House Museum

133 Central Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada +1 902-275-3842
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4 based on 4 reviews

Lordly House Museum

Reviewed By Jim B - Chester, Canada

A very interesting collection of Chester's history situated in an 1806 circa home.Home of Charles Lordly depicts the American connections to the area from the days of Chester;s first settlers from New England to the present.A nicely restored home on a park like setting with children's playground and walking trails. Displays of other communities like Blandford showing life in a fishing village,Chester Garden Club history,Many things to do for an overview of a small Canadian village that hosts yachts from all over in August.A very interesting place to see.

6. Oak Island Tour

Oak Island Martin's Point, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
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5 based on 1 reviews

Oak Island Tour

Reviewed By Mike U

Booking for this excursion takes place early in the year. We bought our tickets online through the website back in March.
The tickets sell out very quickly due to the popularity of the TV show. My wife got online and bought tickets for September and they sold out the entire summer in one day.
For those of you that are fans of the show we were treated to a private tour with a group of about 30 individuals. The tour last about 3 hours and is a full review of The Island both in artifacts as well as the history that it possesses.
Great fun to be with people that are intrigued by the show sharing stories and conspiracy theories. Our tour was Guided by none other than Charles Barkhouse the local historian and one of the members of the cast on the show. We got to meet Dan Blankenship which was a true honor.
So much information provided on the tour it literally was mind-blowing. Well worth every dime paid. It does take a little bit to get to the island as it is private and there are not a lot of road signs but the locals in town or happy to guide us in the correct direction.
If you watch the show it is well worth your time effort and money to go check this island out for yourself in person.
It was the best part of our East Coast tour this summer.

7. Chester Playhouse

22 Pleasant Street, Chester, Nova Scotia NS B0J 1J0, Canada +1 902-275-3933
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Chester Playhouse

Reviewed By Jim B - Chester, Canada

We have attended many very entertaining live Performances at the Chester Playhouse, musicals, comedy, performers with many talents . A top of the line centre for entertainment, air conditioned, comfortable Seating, acoustics A1, bar, year round shows!

8. Chez Glass Lass

65 Duke st, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 902-275-4300
Chez Glass Lass

31 King Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada +1 902-275-5341
Valverde Studio Gallery

The studio and gallery of Jose Antonio Valverde-Alcalde, an internationally-renowned artist who specializes in original paintings on canvas and paper, and fine art pigment prints.

20 Pleasant Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada +1 902-275-2496
Amicus Gallery

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