365 Canadian Sights | Day 276: Mahone Bay Churches

| Image from Flickr/Shawn Kent via CC BY 2.0 |

There’ve been a few single churches that have made this list, but this is the first time there’s been a group of them.

What’s that called? A clutch? A rosary?

Doesn’t look like there is a name but the Mahone Bay trio of churches (A Lutheran, an Anglican, and a United) make for a unique and attractive sight on the villages shore. The little village surrounding the churches, placid waters and towering steeples (that don’t have hills in the background, so they really stand out).

To be fair, as much as Mahone Bay is a quaint little Nova Scotian village, this shot (as much as I like it) looks like some German lake town to me, more so than a Canadian Maritimes. But expectations are made to be broken.

And thanks to the nature of harbours, you don’t even need to be on a boat to see it, there’s a road that runs down the opposite shore.



Located in an area with plenty of scenic villages, Mahone Bay is down the road from Peggy’s Cove and on the way to Lunenberg and Blue Rocks. From Halifax this would be an ideal stop on a day trip from the city to explore the coast southeast of the city.

TripAdvisor doesn’t really have a rank for this sight, since you’re looking at three churches, and there’s no specific spot to shoot from. So here’s the link for the whole town on TripAdvisor. And speaking fo the whole town, here’s the town’s site.

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