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The Station 20 Shoppe

The Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe carries a wonderfully curated assortment of lovely Nova Scotia handmade crafts, rugs, knitting, woodworking and more… plus vintage linens, and furniture for sale.

Located just off North Street, the Chester Train Station is a landmark in the community, built circa 1905 and home to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society. It was once a full-service station built by Sir William MacKenzie and Donald Mann for their Halifax and South Western Railway Company.

Today the old train station houses the Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe and Museum along with The Explore Oak Island Display, which draws people with the allure of treasure hunting and provides information about the world’s longest-running treasure hunt.

The Forman Hawbol exhibit, adjacent to the station features a display of pumps and other machines manufactured and designed by Mr. Hawboldt. He is credited with developing the make-and-break engine which heralded the demise of the sail powered fishing boats in our area and the world.

You’ll also find the Chester Farmers & Artisans Market set up out front from 9am to 1pm every Friday from late May to Early October.


20 Smith Road, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada



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!

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