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Local Merchants

The Chester Merchant Group, your source for all things Chester! Find everything you need to Shop, Dine, Play, Stay and more. Here you will find all of our merchants, to narrow your options visit the Explore Chester section of our website for each of the categories: Shop, Play, Dine, Stay and Annual Events.

The Sunroom

In both spirit and space your picture-perfect moments start here at Sunroom in historic oceanside Chester.

Martins Point Mercantile On Duke & Pop-up Markets

A locally owned general store with a focus on elevated handmade goods. We are also the flagship store for Nor’easter Apparel. 

Charles E. Church Recreational Centre

Charles E. Church Recreational Centre (a.k.a. The Park!) is the District of Chester’s recreational centre with an ice arena, four-sheet curling rink, three tennis courts, a baseball diamond and much more!

Tanner & Co. Brewing

Traditionally Different – Tanner & Co. Brewing is a small brewery based in Chester Basin, focusing on traditional German Ale beer styles, but also mixing it up with small lot unique beers and beer styles.

IL Ferramenta

Il Ferramenta Pizzeria – Pizza Al Taglio Roman Style. Pizza al taglio is street food from Rome.

Chester Skate Park

The Municipality of Chester’s Recreation & Parks Team welcomes you to the Chester Skate Park which has the reputation from both skateboarders and BMXers as being one of the best parks in the province to ride. The size, design, features and general atmosphere of the park attracts a wide range of age and skill level.

Zoé Vallé Memorial Library

The Zoé Vallé Memorial Library is the oldest community library in Canada, still operating as it was when it was founded in 1928. For 24 years after 1903, it was the summer home of Zoé Vallé Lightfoot, who lived in Manhattan at the time. It was given, in trust, to the Municipality of the District of Chester to be a free public library for the community, in memory of Zoé.

Lordly House Museum

The Lordly House Museum is a municipal museum that works toward promoting and cultivating awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester.

Lido Pool

Summer just isn’t as sweet without a dip in our lovely Lido Pool. Located between the Parade Square and the outer back harbour – this wonderful saltwater pool is as refreshing as it is beautiful.

Chester Playhouse Theatre

The Chester Playhouse proudly presents live music, theatre, comedy and film presentations throughout the entire year.

Flinn Market Linnens

The Rope Loft - Restaurant, Pub & Marina

The Rope Loft – Restaurant, Pub & Marina is located in Chester’s front harbour. We are known for our light-cream-based chowders and fresh local lobster.

Mecklenburgh Inn

This historic turn of the century bed and breakfast is an oasis in the heart of the village just two blocks from the ocean. We have offered accommodations to yachtsmen and travellers for over two hundred years.

Fo'c'sle Pub

The Oldest Pub in Nova Scotia and affectionately known as “Chester’s Living Room, ” The Fo’c’sle Pub is an inviting restaurant and bar that welcomes year-round and summer “locals” as well as those just passing through.

The Jib

The Jib, a vibrant and cozy-chic eatery and social house on Queen Street, is a gourmet grab-and-go and dine-in cafe, now open year-round serving locals, and attracting visitors from afar to the charming sea-side village of Chester, Nova Scotia.

Explore Oak Island Display (combined into Station 20?)

The Explore Oak Island Display at the Chester Train Station is home to the Oak Island display featuring artifacts, pictures and information about the world famous treasure hunt. 

Freda's Beach

Freda’s Beach is the sweetest little beach on the South Shore! Just past the Lido Pool and right beside the Chester Yacht Club – the sandy shore makes the perfect spot for finding sea creatures or watching the boats sail by.

Lordly Park

Spanning an entire block in the Village of Chester, Lordly Park is a treasured part of our community.

The children’s playground includes multiple slides, monkey bars, swings, spring cars and more!

There’s also a beautiful picnic area, an open gazebo for live performances and special events, and a natural wetland too.

Chester Yacht Club

The Chester Yacht Club (CYC) is a private sailing club situated on beautiful Mahone Bay with excellent access to the best sailing in Canada.

Chester Golf Course

Chester Golf Club offers visitors the magic of a classic golf course in a seaside setting. The course routing provides a golfing adventure that is both challenging and enjoyable for all skill levels. It is a joy to play, whether you aspire to break one hundred twenty or par of seventy. Any missed shots will be due to the distracting beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, the islands, and the colourful sailboats tacking in the wind.

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SEA what else the Village of Chester has to offer and make your visit truly top notch! Shop, Dine, Play and Stay local to your heart's content!


Whether you're looking for a one of a kind wedding gift, a signature piece, or a special surprise, you are sure to find it in Chester, Nova Scotia!


From yummy baked goods and hearty breakfast, to lovely lunches and delicious dinners - it's always the perfect time to Dine in Chester, Nova Scotia1


We put the "PLAY" in Canada's Ocean Playground. From huge events like Chester Race Week and Golfing on the Ocean, to our superb Nordic Spa and more, we have something for everyone!


With so much to see & experience in our seaside village we'd love for you to stay a while! From Inns to Bed & Breakfasts to our newest Dream Cocoons, you're sure to be happy with your stay. Enjoy!


The local business owners of Chester

We are the storekeepers, gallery owners, inn proprietors, craftspeople, creators, restaurateurs, spirit providers and above all the friendly faces behind the businesses here in the Seaside Village of Chester, Nova Scotia.


We welcome you and invite you to shop, play, dine and stay local to your heart’s content. We are small businesses, so your support is truly appreciated.

We’re ever so happy you found us on line and look forward to you visiting us time after time.

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Join us for Chester's annual World Renowned Event this summer, CHESTER RACE WEEK 2023!

The Chester Merchants welcome you and look forward to seeing you then! 

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