World Oceans Week at White Point: June 1 – 9
Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 9th

W.O.W. … it’s World Ocean Weekend!
We’re surrounded by the ocean and our 91st year spent with our nearest and dearest friend, the Atlantic Ocean! Join us as we take a deep dive into ‘Beautiful Blue’ with 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!

Our list is growing, but this will get you started!

June 1: Nautical re-purposed Rope Wreath MakYear of the LOBSTER at White Point 2019ing Workshop
Come re-use fishing line/rope and make a “Turks Head Knot” Wreath with Artist of White Point, Daphne of Knotty Girl Rope in West Dublin, just up the shore from us! The Turks Head Knot was used in the past by fisherman around poles, oars and masts. The knot we will be making will be flattened out which will give it a completely different look. Paired with our workshop will be a glass of Nova Scotia libation – Nova Scotia’s Tidal Bay of course carefully selected to complement our wreath AND lobster-infused munchies, of course! Daphne has been working with re-purposed rope for the past six years. As the fisherman switch out their gear, she will trade them a basket or mat for a load of the used rope, keeping it out of the landfill, and using it to make original pieces for both decorative and practical uses.

Turks Head Knot Wreath Workshop
Saturday June 1st 2:30-4:30pm
$49 plus tax per person
Limited seats. Register by calling 800.565.5068 ext 1 or email

  • All materials to make a Turks Head Knot Wreath to take home
  • glass of Nova Scotia libation – selected by our instructor
  • lobster-infused munchies prepared by Chef Alan and his team
    *Must be 19 years of age to participate


U3 at WP April 20Wednesday June 5th: Piping Plover Guardian Walk
4:00pm meet on the Oceanfront Lawn to get started at 4pm.
Lace up your beach shoes and grab your binoculars and join Wendy, our staff Piping Plover Monitoring Guardian as she introduces you to our pair of endangered Piping Plovers. Banded in 2017, Mom X2 and Dad U3 have been returning to our beach to nest every year since – and they are back for 2019! On May 21st we confirmed they have a nest with 4 eggs – we are cheering for them and hopeful that we will see chicks around Father’s Day!

We’ve been so fortunate to host and be champions for a nest every year since 2012. Now  that we know  X2 and U3 are here an safe, we’re on the look out for their 2017 chick, M0 along with our 2014 banded Plovers, Papa ‘EP’ and his chicks ‘E4’, ‘E2’, ‘ET’ and ‘EL’ .
NOTE: We will be walking to the far end of the beach, sand and cobble stone surface, be sure to wear proper footwear and weather gear. Bring along binoculars (if you have them) and your camera!

Saturday June 8th WORLD OCEANS DAY Celebrations
SURF-abration will be back with a twist or two for you to make a splash!
We’re getting INTO the ocean – come along!
It’s FREE – stay and play in the ocean with us.

Celebrate World Oceans Day on Saturday June 8th with  introductory, complimentary ways to play in the ocean !
2pm: Join Matt Delong of Candlebox Kayaking

Experience “Whitewater of the Sea”. 6 participants will join Matt at the boathouse at 2pm. Beginning at the Lake and then moving to the ocean, this session will involve white water kayaks !  Oh what fun !!
RESERVE your complimentary spot contact Darlene at White Point’s  Recreation Office   902 354-2711 Ext 395 or email

4:15pm: Surf it up with Rossignol Surf Shop!
Join two surf instructors from Rossignol Surf Shop for a one hour surf lesson!  Hang Ten!
8 participants will meet at 4:15 at the Boathouse to suit up, get your board and do some ‘land training’ before heading to the sea for an hour of fun !!
RESERVE your complimentary spot contact Darlene at White Point’s  Recreation Office   902 354-2711 Ext 395 or email

Coffin Island LightSunday June 9th: Boat Tour & Picnic to Coffin Island
Noon – 3pm

Celebrate World Oceans Week by getting out on the ocean and visiting Coffin Island in Liverpool Bay with us! We’re heading out on the JKC with Lobster Fisherman Captain Brad Crouse from his home port of East Berlin Wharf. Landing on the Island for Lunch (included) we’ll set off an adventure to explore the cobblestone shoreline of the Island, discovering the shorebirds and maybe hike to the Lighthouse. Linger longer around the bonfire roasting marshmallows and s’mores as Capt. Crouse recalls tales from being out at sea, working and living here in this bay!
Cost: $65 plus tax, includes Boxed Lunch, return trip to Coffin Island from East Berlin Wharf
Min 8ppl, Max 12ppl
Pair it with your overnight stay call to reserve at 800-565-5068 ext 1.