Recommended Adventure Packages

While staying at Gillespie House Inn we can assist you book one or more of these recommemded Day Adventures.

Ultimate Fundy Geopark Adventure

Three Sisters Kayaking Bay of Fundy Gem and Mineral Tour

Explore the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark on this action packed 4 day/ 3 night adventure package. Sea kayak along
the coastal cliffs of Cape Chignecto seeing Three Sisters rock formation, sea caves and soaring eagles; go on a guided
gem and mineral tour and learn the unique geological history of the area; hike to George Fraser slot canyon and
waterfalls in the Cobequid hills.

Package Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Parrsboro and check in at Gillespie House Inn for orientation, visit Ottawa House Historical Museum and take a beach walk with short hike to the lookout tower at Partridge Island.

Day 2: Experience world's highest tides and cliffs on a full day Three Sisters sea kayak tour with NovaShores Adventures with lunch on the beach, visit Cape D'Or Lighthouse and Age of Sail Museum; overnight at Gillespie House Inn.

Day 3: Full day Gem and Mineral Tour with Brian Hebert, the experienced naturalist owner of Fundy Treasures and Tours. The tour will include a guided visit to Fundy Geological Museum where you will learn more about the geological and fossil history of the Parrsboro Shore - lunch included, overnight at Gillespie House Inn.

Day 4: Morning hike on a backcountry trail to a remote slot canyon and waterfall with Local Guy Adventures. Your guide grew up in this areas and has spent many years exploring the back country. After the hike enjoy a picnic lunch; depart Parrsboro.

Detail Description:

Three Sisters Day Tour: Experience the amazing tides and spectacular cliffs of stunning Cape Chignecto Provincial Park at the Three Sisters. This coastline is incredibly scenic and wild, dotted with secluded coves, archways, and rock spires. You see evidence of earth’s history, old lava flows embedded in the ancient rock. Highlights of your tour include the famous Three Sisters sea stacks, a group of rock spires rising out of the ocean steeped in native legend. Owl Rock, Elephant Rock and the pristine tidal river mouth at the former shipbuilding site Eatonville Harbour. We stop for a home-made, vegetarian picnic. On the return paddle, you will be amazed at how quickly the water level has been changing on the highest tides in the world.

Gem and Mineral Tour: Join us on a 4 hour gem and mineral tour within the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark to discover geological treasures! We will learn how to identify different crystals, minerals, agates and jaspers and how these different minerals and gems were formed over 200 million years ago as we explore different geological formations along the Parrsboro shore. Highlights of your tour will include a guided tour of the Fundy Geological Museum, and 3 hour guided gem and mineral tour of the Parrsboro shore with a visit to Nova Scotia's own “Jurassic beach”, the site of Canada's oldest dinosaurs and a delicious lunch at the beach.

Slot Canyon and Waterfall Trek: Step back-in-time on this guided hiking tour within the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. Feel like you're in Jurassic world as you make your way past beautiful spectacular waterfalls, old-growth forest, and trek through one of the only three slot canyons in Nova Scotia. Be wowed as the nearly 200-ft canyon walls make way for lush, mossy forest.

Price: $540.00 CAD per person, double occupancy.

Availability: June 15 to October 30.

Fundy Cliffs and Tides
~ a getaway to nature ~

Looking for an adventure getaway? Gillespie House Inn, located within the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Geoaprk,
welcomes guests to experience this phenomenal part of Nova Scotia for an adventure getaway. 
Stroll stunning tidal beaches (that you’ll likely have all to yourself), hike to majestic waterfalls and visit geo sites showcasing beautiful geological formations. Enjoy star gazing on clear nights and curl up in front of a cozy fire
- after you enjoyed your craft beer tasting at Two Islands Brewing.

At Gillespie House Inn you can experience the peaceful quiet of the Parrsboro Shore while enjoying the amenities and
services of 4.5 star boutique inn. This package is offered Thursday to Sunday during February, March and April 2021.

Your Get-Away includes:

~ two nights delux accommodation with wholesome breakfast;
~ two flights of local craft beer at Two Islands Brewery;
~ welcome gourmet pizza dinner with choice of wine or beer;
~ UNESCO Cliffs of Fundy Global Geopark guide book

Package Price - $ 169.00/person; double occupancy, direct bookings only

Bring your bubble of 6 to 12 people for exclusive occupncy of the Inn


Three Sisters Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

The Three Sisters kayaking tour follows the coastline along Cape Chignecto Park offering truly spectacular, wild and unspoiled landscape. You will paddle into a fascinating world of towering cliffs, natural arches and rock spires including the legendary
Three Sisters rock formation. After exploring the Three Sisters rock formations, you will kayak to a secluded beach for a sumptuous lunch. Due to the paddling conditions found on the Bay of Fundy only double kayaks are used on
this tour for added stability which is great for taking photos and easy to use for beginners.  

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Package available June 1 to September 30

Your Package includes:
~ two nights bed & breakfast accommodation at Gillespie House Inn
~ two tickets for Three Sisters Day Tour
~ two tasting flights craft beer at Two Islands Brewing

Price: $279/persom; double occupancy; direct bookings only


Explore Parrsboro's Fundy Shore

Within an hours' drive you can explore two distinct time periods in earth's history.

300 million years ago in the Coal Age, the one world Pangea took shape. 200 million years ago in the Age of Dinosaurs,
it began to rip apart, and the modern world was born.  The Cliffs of Fundy is the home of the legendary
Kluscap and steeped in his legends. The origin of the Five Islands, the Three Sisters, and the special
significance of Partridge Island are but a few of these stories and places.

Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site is famed for having the world's most complete fossil record
of life in the Carboniferous, or "Coal Age" when lush forests covered Joggins and much of the
world's tropics 300 million years ago.

Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, is home to the world's earliest dinosaur fossils and exquisite gems and minerals
found along the Parrsboro Shore, where the world’s highest tides constantly reveal new evidence of an ancient past.

Package available June 1 to September 30

Your Package includes:
~ two nights bed & breakfast accommodation at Gillespie House Inn
~ two admissions to Joggins Fossil Cliff and Fundy Geological Museum
~ Cliffs of Fundy Geopark guide book
~ two tasting flights craft beer at Two Islands Brewing

Price: $179.00/persom; double occupancy; direct bookings only


A Night at the Theatre

Ships Company Theatre

Enjoy professional live theater nightly during July and August at Ship’s Company Theatre. For over 35 years Ship’s Company has been entertaining audiences from around the world with Atlantic Canadian themed plays and regional actors and musicians. Performances are held inside the intimate 125 seat theatre which was built around the KIPAWO,
the former ferry that once crossed the Bay of Fundy stopping at Kingsport, Parrsboro and Wolfville.

Your Package includes:
~ one night bed & breakfast accommodation at Gillespie House Inn
~ two tickets for Ship's Company Main Stage production
~ dinner for two at BlackRock Bistro

Price: $135/person; double occupancy; direct bookings only

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