Tancook Island

Tancook Island

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. 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.