Arts, Culture & Recreation

The Municipality of Chester has a higher concentration of arts, entertainment and recreation workers when compared to similar communities.

By the numbers

Key Sector Stats





Our Arts, Culture and Recreation sector features 2 artist-in-residence programs, 3 museums, 70 vendors at 2 farmer's markets and 13+ film and TV productions.

Our Assets


45 kms of hiking and cycling trails


A world class sailing site since 1856


6 Spectacular old rail bridges


6 Picturesque beaches


1st and only Nordic Spa in Nova Scotia


7 Public islands in the Municipality of Chester

Be inspired by our tradition, culture and landscape.

Business Support

Tourism Chester Ambassador Program

Partner with Us

This program gives businesses and organizations the opportunity to provide visitor information to our tourists in exchange for extra promotion resulting in additional traffic being driven to your place of business! Special promotion includes features on and Tourism Chester’s social media accounts, feature in Tourism Chester advertisements including ads in Saltscapes Magazine and Expo, Doers and Dreamers Guide, the South Shore Guide and more!

Do you have questions about Arts, Culture & Recreation in The Municipality? Contact Ashley Marlin.

Ashley Marlin
Community Economic Development Officer