Main Street of the South Shore
Bridgewater’s reputation as the Main Street of the South Shore is well-deserved: On the west side, the traditional King Street shopping district is home to locally owned shops, restaurants, and services that are dedicated to quality and charm. Meanwhile, on the east side of the LaHave River, you’ll find the Bridgewater Mall, Eastside Plaza and a number of retailers to meet all your needs.
Annual events, including the South Shore Exhibition, Afterglow Art Festival, South Shore in Motion, Canada Day on the LaHave, and Christmas on the LaHave provide spectacle and a taste of Lunenburg County for all. For those with canine companions, don’t miss the South Shore Vet Dog Zone, our dog park on Glen Allan Drive. And, if you have a love of boats, you’ll want to visit the waterfront Bridgewater Marina on LaHave Street.
Bridgewater is proud to boast a variety of visitor services, second in the province only to Halifax. From shopping to accommodations, restaurants, parks and museums, hospital facilities, a public library, sporting facilities, and more, we have everything you'll need right here in the heart of the LaHave River Valley!
Come see why we've earned our reputation as being the Main Street of the South Shore!
Finding your way around
If you're travelling from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport to visit with us, you can find detailed directions using Google Maps by clicking here. For directions from Downtown Halifax via Google Maps, click here. By car, we're only a little over an hour away from both Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Downtown Halifax.
If you're travelling to us from the Yarmouth Ferry Terminal, you can complete the commute in about two hours. You can find driving directions via Google Maps by clicking here.
If you've already made your way to Bridgewater, you can learn about all the amenities that Bridgewater has to offer, including parks, play spaces, and more, by clicking here and viewing our Explore Bridgewater map. You can also learn about the Bridgewater Transit service, you can click here.
Which "ing" is your thing?
Hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, sight-seeing, shopping, exploring, fishing, sailing, or maybe just relaxing? Regardless of which 'ing' is your thing, the South Shore of Nova Scotia has much to offer and Bridgewater is the perfect place from which to launch your adventures!
Want to learn more about what we have to offer? Click "This Week in Bridgewater," "Shop King Street/Downtown Bridgewater" or other info on the lefthand panel to find out what else is happening in and around our great community!
Popular Locations in Bridgewater
Our community has a vast range of amenities to satiate the desires of all -- from traditional services and shopping, to craft breweries and unqiue restaurant experiences, to recreation facilities and important heritage, art, and culture institutions. Use the links below to get more acquainted with what Bridgewater has to offer!
Visitor Information Centre -- Located at Exit 11 off Highway 103
The Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg have jointly operated the Bridgewater and Lunenburg District Visitor Information Centre for more than five years.The Town and the Municipality of Lunenburg believe in the importance of working collaboratively to promote the tourism assets found in each of our municipalities and to support our local businesses.The VIC is open seasonally from June to October and inquiries may be directed to:
Bridgewater and Lunenburg District Visitor Information Centre
Exit 11 in Blockhouse
125 Cornwall Road, Blockhouse
Tel: (902) 530-4677