Events
World Oceans Week at White Point: June 1 – 10
Friday, June 1st - Sunday, June 10th

W.O.W. … it’s World Ocean Week!
Surrounded by the ocean, this year in honour of our 90th Anniversary and in celebration of our nearest and dearest friend, the Atlantic Ocean, we’re taking a deep dive and offering a week full of guest speakers, experiences and adventures that will bring you up close, personal and intimate with the ocean. We’re thrilled to join forces with the World Oceans Day organization and Oceans Week Halifax here in Nova Scotia, collectively offering our events among the largest collection of events ever!

June 8th IS World Ocean Day SURF-abration here at White Point, but there’s a whole week of festivities and fun – we’re calling it WOW: World Ocean Week! June 1 – 10, each day will feature a different event, the schedule is in development, here’s what you can expect … and of course more, all complimentary with your overnight stay or Day Pass, unless otherwise indicated!

W.O.W. Schedule of Fun:

  • Friday June 1: See you at the beachside bonfire for S’mores to get the festivities started!
  • Saturday June 2, 4:00pm – 5:00pm:
    Whale Tales, with special guest researcher and tour guide, Shelley Lonergan of Brier Island Whale Watch. 

    After 30 years monitoring, keeping watch over and researching whales in the Bay of Fundy, Shelley is one of the most knowledgeable and definitely most passionate champions for whales we know!
    We are thrilled to invite you to meet Shelley Lonergan – Chief Naturalist, and learn about whales.
    About Shelley: Whales have always been Shelley’s passion since she was a little girl. It was this passion as well as her photography background that led her to the Bay of Fundy for her first whale watch. From the moment she saw her first fin whale on July 7, 1990, she was hooked! She became a volunteer with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises, which led to a full time position in 1993. In 1996, she was promoted to Chief Naturalist and Research Coordinator. The research is what makes her job exciting. Knowing the humpback whales through photo identification is her specialty and she will share that information with you. She states, “Every spring we wait for the first humpback, and like my colleague Rosie says, it’s like waiting for the first robin of spring. I can’t imagine doing anything but this. It continues to be a passion and I foresee that it always will be!”
  • CoffinIslandLightSunday June 3, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
    Boat Tour, Picnic & Hike on Coffin Island (SOLD OUT!)

    Join us as we head out from the wharf in East Berlin with Captain Brad Crouse onboard the “JKC” to Coffin Island in Liverpool Bay! Get out on the ocean and cruise across to the home of the Lighthouse and fishing shacks. From the wharf on the Island, we’ll set out along the cobble shoreline (a nesting area for seagulls) looking for treasures and maybe reach the tip of Coffin Island where the light tower stands. When we find the perfect perch to enjoy our picnic lunch, we’ll indulge. Returning to the wharf we’ll roast some marshmallows and make S’mores by the Sea before heading back to the Wharf.
    Cost: $65 per person, plus HST. Includes boat ride, Picnic Lunch, s’mores. Wear comfortable footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather.
    Depart from East Berlin Wharf. Min 10 people, Max 12 people
    Reserve your spot – call 800.565.5068  ext 1 or RSVP at greatday@whitepoint.com
  • Monday June 4 at 11am – 12noon:
    Oceanside Yoga on the Front Lawn

    Join us for a 1 hour outdoor yoga class with Elise … The Ocean will drift into your soul as your mind and body relax in the peace of outdoor yoga!
    All welcome, beginners and experienced.
    Included with your overnight stay, or Day Pass/Country Club Membership
  • Tuesday June 5 at 9:30am:
    Piping Plover Stewardship Beach Walk

    Join White Point’s Wendy Coolen to check in on our Piping Plovers – we may even have a nest – or chicks  – and then maybe challenge yourself to hike to the point of White Point!
    Included with your overnight stay, or Day Pass/Country Club Membership
  • Wednesday June 6: 10am – 12:30pm
    “Behind the SEA’nes” Hike at Seaside – 
    Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site of Canada
    St Catherines River Rd/Port Joli approx.30 minutes from White Point, we’ll meet at the Trail Head.
    Hike through mixed forest and coastal barrens with an interpreter, discovering plants and animals that call this rugged landscape home. Explore ocean-side wonders as we follow the coast to the St. Catherine’s River Estuary, an area normally off-limits to visitors.  Meet a small, but mighty threat to lagoon life and learn what Parks Canada is doing to restore the delicate balance of this ecosystem.
    The guided tour will end on the beach (not at the parking lot) so you can explore the shore and head back out of the Park at your own pace – making it a full day if you like!
    Approx. 8km hike.  Minimum age of 8 years old.  Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a lunch, munchies and water. (Keji Park Box Lunches available by pre-order from the Front Desk).
    Be sure to let us know in advance of any medical conditions as we will be at least 4kms from vehicles.
    RSVP for this FREE unique WOW experience, email greatday@whitepoint.com or call us at 800-565-5068 ext 1. Maximum number 30
  • Thursday June 7 at 9:30am – 11:30am:
    White Point Plankton, Periwinkles and Predators Adventure with Greg Turner of Gael Tours of Digby! 

    What’s up with the sand – where does it come from and why does it change with the seasons here at White Point? Why do birds like the Piping Plover and other shore birds check into White Point? What do they eat – besides mud shrimp and amphipods. And wait until we explore the zones of beach life, from black algae on the rocks to barnacles, to periwinkles, limpets, whelks and moon snails. And then there’s seaweed – so many types! Are there any edible ones? Using a plankton net, we’ll inspect our collections under field microscopes. And we know, you’ve all been wondering – How salty is the ocean? We’ll test it – samples from the ocean, tide pools and even the lake! Come get up close and personal with the ocean and our coastline with Greg as we dive into the ecology of White Point.
    Included with your overnight stay, or Day Pass/Country Club Membership
    PLUS Piping Plover Guardian Walk at 9:30am!
  • Friday June 8: 3:00 – 5:00pm
    SURF-abration on World Oceans Day It’ll be a GREAT afternoon, join us and our friends from Surf Association of Nova Scotia for an ocean of possibilities!
    Candlebox Kayaking will be here inviting you to give surf kayaking a try.
    The Team from Rossignol Surf Shop invites you to suit up and give surfing a try!
    Learn about Kite Surfing with Andrew Hatfield of Souwest Surf – he blew us all out of the water last year!
    Aeon Surfboards will be here with their handmade surf boards – they are a work of art, and look amazing in the ocean!
    We’re spending the afternoon on the beach and in the water – come join us.
    Everyone Welcome – simply RSVP to darlene@whitepoint.com so we know you are planning to attend!
  • vinceSaturday June 9 at 4pm:
    Guided Tour of Sea’Spired, our Outdoor Sculpture Show here at the beach!

    Everyone Welcome. Meet in the Lobby of the Main Lodge,
    Wear walking footwear and dress for the weather. Tour will last up to 1.5 hours.
    (Just might work up an appetite!)
  • Sunday June 10: 3:30 – 5:30pm
    ‘Brush on the Beach’ Outdoor Painting Class
    In honour of World Oceans Week we’re taking our typical ‘Brush with Good Cheer’ painting classes OUTSIDE! Join Artist of White Point, Johanna Knoph of Fabulous Attic to literally paint Buoys on the beach – or beside it! We’ll paint and sip a Nova Scotia libation – Ship Builder Cider – while nibbling on a Taste of Nova Scotia treat … outside!
    Cost: $49.00 per person plus tax
    Must be 19 years to attend. Paints, buoy, and treats included in fee. Min 8 people, Max 15. Reserve your spot, call us at 800.565.5068 ext 1 or email greatday@whitepoint.com
  • PLUS there’s more … June 7 – 10 it’s the Shelburne County Lobster Festival!AND of course everyday here at White Point, adjacent to the ocean is World Oceans Day!