Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada rests on the shores of the Bay of Fundy on the northwest arm of the Cumberland Basin. The Nova Scotia community is only 3 kilometres away from the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick Border.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include swimming, beachcombing, walking tours, birding, camping, hiking, ocean kayaking, picnicking, golfing and sightseeing.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region includes Fort Beausejour, Tidnish Bridge, Five Islands Provincial Park, Tantramar Marshes, Amherst Shore Provincial Park, Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary, Five Islands Provincial Park, and the Gulf Shore Provincial Park.
Some of the attractions, museums and cultural venues in Amherst, Nova Scotia and the surrounding regions include the First Baptist Church, Malagash Salt Mine Museum, Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum, Spencer's Island Lighthouse, Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site, Chapman House National Historic Site, and the Joggins Fossil Centre.
Services important in and around the community of Amherst include accommodations (hotel, motel, inn, vacation home, bed and breakfast), campground, pubs, gift shops, restaurants, gas stations, grocery store, liquor store, cell service, and internet, and transportation services including taxi.