Come and explore Tancook Island – a true Nova Scotian treasure just waiting to be discovered.
We are a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia – where vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment, and a history rooted deeply in strong fishing traditions intertwine. We invite you to leave your cares on the mainland and take a relaxing hour long ferry ride to visit us across beautiful Mahone Bay – or feel welcome to sail into our protected cove and stay awhile.
Come breathe in the sea salt air. Enjoy hiking, biking, or beach combing for sea glass and shells. Take a walk to our museum where you will discover stories of days gone by – visit Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery and peruse the stunning work of our very own self taught nature photographer – watch chair caning or traditional rug hooking at Popplerock, our co-operative of island artists. Experience a place where time moves differently.
A day is rarely enough, so stay awhile in oceanfront accommodations. This way you won’t miss the startling richness of our sunsets or any of the breathtaking beauty of our scenery. Make Big Tancook your destination of choice to explore Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Chester and Peggy’s Cove. In rain or shine, there is no place better to allow the pace of life to slow than Big Tancook Island.