Places to stay in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
We currently have 18 accommodations in and around Parrsboro with other regional listings available for Inns, Campsites, Hotels, Motor Inns and other properties.
Parrsboro has a long and interesting history. The Ottawa House is one of the oldest structures in the province and was at one time the property of Sir Charles Tupper, a former Prime Minister of Canada. The mercantile trade of Parrsboro reached far and wide as did its ship building and shipping industry. It is a fact that around the turn of the century, Parrsboro was second only to Halifax in the number of sailings on the Eastern Canadian seaboard. Parrsboro is also the site from which the first air mail departed from Eastern Canada in October 1919. Local restaurants include Bare Bones Cafe & Bistro, Tim Hortons, Harbour View Restaurant, and Glooscap Restaurant & Lounge.
Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the region are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a few nearby motels. If you are travelling in the area, Parrsboro is located close to East Bay, East Branch Diligent River, Cape Sharp, Jeffers Lake and McCoy Brook.
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Best reviewed accommodations in Parrsboro
We had a wonderful stay. This motel stop was definitely the highlight of our trip around the maritimes, much cleaner and comfy than even the chain hotels we stayed in around Halifax. The town is charming and the people are kind and generous. We had no problem accessing internet in our rooms and .....
Outstanding!! Chris was a most gracious and helpful host at this modern inn located in town. The Inn was recently renovated in very good taste with all of the modern conveniences, including a heated outdoor pool which we did not get time to use, but looked very inviting. The rooms, beds and baths .....
Cottage located 1km from the center of Parrsboro.
Activities on site include lawn games, a children's play area and use of canoes.
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Bed & Breakfast located 1km from the center of Parrsboro.
The Gillespie House Inn offers seven spacious, graciously appointed guest rooms, each with private bath. Antique furniture, hardwood floors, down duvets and comfortable beds await. Five fireplaces add to the warmth and ambiance.
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
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- Longitude: -64°19'33.194
- Latitude: 45°24'20.372
Arlene Collins Art Gallery - 10182 Highway 209, Diligent River
Growing up in the country, Arlene’s love for art began at a young age, sketching wildlife scenes and admiring the beauty of landscapes. She was born near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and began painting in the early 90’s, first experimenting with acrylics, but preferring oils because of better control and a truer color.(Open by Chance or Appointment)
Valley Drive In Theatre - Hwy #1
Originally one of Canada's oldest solo screens, the Valley had gone dark when it's lease was not renewed. In an interesting turn of events, it was the local Lions Club that came to the rescue, and succeeded in obtaining a new lease on life for the venerable Drive-in. Since their re-lighting of the Valley, the Lions definitely roar .with continuing support from appreciative and supportive audiences. The Valley is open on weekends, seasonally, from mid-May thru the end of September. The screen is lit with double features. Admission: $20 per carload (covers all passengers).
Historic Ottawa House by the Sea Museum - Box 98
This Georgian-style dwelling overlooking island, beach and bay, was originally the focal point for world renowned shipbuilding and international trading businesses. In 1871, Sir Charles Tupper, Prime Minister and Father of Confederation, purchased and expanded the house as his summer residence for the next 18 years. After thriving for nearly a century as a country inn, Ottawa House is now a museum devoted to exhibiting and interpreting part of Tupper's life, as well as the seafaring, lumbering and social history of the Parrsboro Shore. Programming includes: Sunday concerts on the verandah; costumed teas; ongoing activities for children; plus genealogical research facilities. Operated by: Parrsboro Shore Historical Society
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