How to get here

Directions to Kingsport

Highway 221, off Exit 11 of the 101 highway, takes us to the town of Canning and hamlet of Kingsport. It is also the route to Blomidon Provincial Park. Follow the signs to Canning. Continue down the main street of Canning pass the war monument. Continue on the 221 for 5 km. This will lead you to the end of Highway 221 and to the wharf and beach at Kingsport.

Kingsport used to be major port where agricultural products were shipped out on big sailing ships. This is one of the few places on the Bay of Fundy where the water is warm enough in August for comfortable swimming. Of course you have to be here at high tide. Several places along the Minas Basin claim to have the world’s highest tides.