Maps & Driving Directions
Travel to Truro as your centre base for your opportunity to visit several ÉCONOMUSÉE®. Truro is 65 minutes from the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border. While in Truro, be sure to visit the Glooscap Heritage Centre, offering insight into the native Mi'kmaq heritage and culture. The closest ÉCONOMUSÉE® member here is Studio Glass, our Fused Glass ÉCONOMUSÉE®.
To visit Studio Glass in Maitland, you will drive approximately 30 minutes from Truro. While in Maitland you can also visit The Tidal Bore at the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre, or Burncoat Head Park, site of the world's highest recorded tides. Proceeding along the shore for just over an hour will take you to Grand Pré Winery, our Winemaking ÉCONOMUSÉE® in Grand Pré. While in Grand Pré, also visit Grand Pré National Historic Site, and travel out to the Blomidon Lookoff, approximately 15 minutes from Wolfville. Halifax is just an hour away from Wolfville.
Starting a day trip from Halifax, you have the opportunity to visit two more ÉCONOMUSÉE® members along the South Shore in scenic Mahone Bay (famous for its "Three Churches"): Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio, our Rug Hooking ÉCONOMUSÉE®, and Amos Pewter, our pewter-making ÉCONOMUSÉE®. To finish your day, be sure to visit Lunenburg, a short 10 minute drive away from Mahone Bay and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way to or from Mahone Bay, don't forget to take a side trip to the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove.
Returning to Halifax, the three top attractions are: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (exhibits from the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion), and Pier 21 (Canada's Immigration Museum).