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Amherst (Nova Scotia)

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Amherst (Nova Scotia)

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Street mural in Amherst

Amherst [1] is a city in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

Get in[edit]

Amherst is just off the Trans-Canada Highway 104, a few kilometers south of the provincial border with New Brunswick. The city is accessed through the following highway exits: LaPlanche St (if coming from the west), Victoria St or Albion St. You can also enter Amherst from the Sunrise Trail (Route 6) to the east, which links to Victoria Street.

Get around[edit]

The main streets in Amherst are Albion St, Church St and Victoria St. Church St intersects with Victoria St and Albion St, and both Victoria and Albion St intersect with Highway 104, so you can usually find your way around if you know these three streets. Albion St, where most of the restaurants and shops are, represents up-town. Church St and Victoria St (downtown) have most of the artisan shops, diners and history.

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit the Farmer's market, the Station Street flea market, hang out at the downtown Tim Horton's for a cup of hot coffee and people watching.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Search for treasures at the Frenchy's on LaPlanche Street.
  • The local mall and Walmart are on Robert Angus and the John Black Rd (which are the same street)

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Duncan's Pub
  • Cinders Steakhouse
  • Bambinos Pizzeria
  • As well as many chain restaurants such as McDonalds, Wendys, Tim Hortons etc.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Regent Bed & Breakfast
  • Comfort Inn
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Brown's Guesthome


Get out[edit]

Routes through Amherst
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