You won’t be spending too much time inside here at White Point with our schedule of fun! Make plans to fill your days with strolls on the beach, out on the lake in our canoes, paddle boats and kayaks, on the trails on our bikes (all free) OR out on the ocean playing in or riding on the surf!
So…what do kids love about White Point? Catch up with Grace in this little video!)
When you arrive, pick up your Schedule of Fun from the Front Desk, but here’s a sample of what you can expect!
Daily Events for the Kids – June 28 – Sept 2, 2019
9:30 am: Arts & Crafts
11:30 am: Face Painting in the Kids Zone
3:30 pm: Family Fun everyday it’s a different adventure!
7:30 pm: Nightly Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast
8:00 pm -9:30: Family Friendly Movie
Sea’Spired Outdoor Sculpture Show:
Stroll and explore 14 sculptures by Nova Scotian Artists here in our outdoor seaside gallery. Check out the works of art here, or pick up your guided map from the Front Desk. This collection is a legacy of our 90th Anniversary show in 2018.
We’ve got a line-up of special activities & events for you to enjoy during your stay (with our compliments!) this is just to whet your appetite as we create more including:
- Yoga Classes
- Mussel bakes
- Tasting events with our Executive Chef
- Sculpture & Garden Tours
- Ghost Stories at Dusk by the Bonfire
- Piping Plover Monitoring Stewardship
- Nightly Live Entertainment in the Founder’s Lounge 8 – 11pm
- S’more Socials … some infused with our Signature S’more for 2019: Lobster S’mores!
We’ve got some really neat excursions/experiences for you as well (fees apply)
- Guided SUP Sessions on our Tidal Estuary with Caitlyn from Liverpool Adventure Outfitters
- Go Fishing with our Nova Scotia Fishing Guides
PLUS there’s …
Located on the edge of our Lake, the Boathouse is open daily June 28 – Sept 2 (on weekends May 17 – Oct 14)
Pop in and grab a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or bicycle and get paddling. Use these items are all included with your overnight stay, just sign them out and enjoy!
Rentals from the Boathouse:
From here you can also rent Surf Boards ($23 half day) or Body Boards ($11.50), wetsuits ($17.24 half day).
Surfing is a year-round sport around here and a great way to experience “Canada’s Ocean Playground”! Give it a try while you are here.
Summer 2 hour Surf Lesson ($85) with Rossignol Surf Shop located within our Boathouse.
Lobster Season Surfing Lessons (aka Winter: Nov – May) (form $90) with East Coast Surf School
Indoor Pool, Outdoor Saltwater Pool, Games Room & Kids’ Zone!
Of course there’s plenty of fun in and around the Main Lodge – take a dip in the pool (indoor OR outdoor!), soak in the hot tub or sauna, head for the games room, fitness centre and Kids’ Zone.
White Point Golf Club
Play a round on our 9 hole CPGA Donald J Ross Designed Golf Course .– Be our guest and receive 10% off your rounds!
Please note, everyone is welcome to play our course as we are a Public Course.
Lessons available, Pro Shop onsite. Golf Professional: Dave Kemshead.
Dorothea and the team in the Spa may just lure you away from the beach with our fantastic line-up of treatments … oh, so relaxing! Make your reservation for a session in advance of your arrival or while you are here.
Yes, there are bunnies here at White Point! We invite you to pick up a bag of complimentary bunny food at the Front Desk and feed our furry family as often as you like! Please note their population ebbs and flows with the seasons and years. It’s natural.
Endangered Species at White Point
We are honoured to be home to two very unique and beautiful residents.
Piping Plover (April – August).
A migratory bird that winters south in Cuba, Bahamas etc., returns each April to shorelines like ours to nest. Since 2012, we have been a monitoring site, serving as stewards for these incredible little birds. They are our longest staying guests, checking in around mid-April and remaining until August. While their return is not guaranteed, each year we wait anxiously with fingers crossed that our families – many whom have been banded, do return. Hope you’ll join us as we conduct our beach monitoring, maybe you’ll see some of our chicks – M0, ET, EL, E4 and some of their parents X2, U3, and our darling Papa EP. Learn a little bit about our Plovers at White Point them. Become a champion, learn more with Bird Studies Canada, they’ve been our partner in protection and monitoring since 2012!
The Monarch Butterflies (late August – late September and possibly into November here at White Point)
Monarch Waystation Waypoint #22762
Seemingly attracted to the Milkweed we have been nurturing and Monarch friendly flower gardens, have rewarded us with a visit annually, with an explosion of their presence in 2019! When you find yourself here during their caterpillar-chrysalis-Monarch Butterfly season – keep watch for onsite experiences and help us monitor their numbers. If you’d like some of our Milkweed seeds, just let us know – we’d be happy if you would take some home, plant them and keep aiding the monarch in their migration south! Join the Monarch Butterfly Club with our friends from Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute. Check out our 2018 log, meet GEM and we even had one emerge in November! We’ve now registered with MonarchWatch.org as well to engage in an international monitoring program, you can too if you like. We’re #22762, one of a dozen or so in Nova Scotia.
Trails to stretch your legs
Indeed we have plenty of route and trails for you to explore. The Woodland Trail is a short loop through the woods and along the lake. The Coastal Trail loop will guide you from the ocean and around our Tidal Estuary and back to the main lodge, a 2km loop. Outside of Golf Season we invite you to do the 5km: start at the Main Lodge, encircle the perimeter of our 9 hole course and back to the Lodge! Nearby there’s Keji Seaside as well – drop by and get the map, pack some water and enjoy this coastal oasis. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention Summerville Provincial Beach, Beach Meadows Beach, Pine Grove Park and the Narnia-like, Concrete Creations.
Explore even more here online, and in person … there is just SO much to do!
PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is subject to change without notice, please refer to your schedule of events when you check in!