Wallace, Nova Scotia.
The village where we now reside.
Wallace is a pretty village by the sea. It is located on the middle of the Sunrise trail between
Tatamagouche and Pugwash. On clear days the sunrises and sunsets are breath taking. The bridge
offers an excellent spot to view the sunset or during the day you can watch the abundant bird
life. Canada geese, ducks, herons, etc. fatten up on the tidal mud flats. At first glance there
is not much going on in Wallace - but look again. The fish plant is a major employer and is
found in the heart of the village. The wharf behind it offers a boat launching ramp for the
fishermen and the public. We have a rock quarry which is located out of sight just up the hill.
Some of the sandstone quarried here has been used for one of the parliment buildings located
in Ottawa. We also have a cement plant. We don't have a marina but that project is being worked
on and hopefully in the future it will reach fruitation. We don't have a shopping mall but we do
have a gas station, convenicene stores, health food store, hardware store, restaurants and
take-outs, post office, elementary school, several churches, the Northumberland Chorale
if you enjoy singing, fire station, and a seniors complex. Our community hall
always has something going on - dances, fleamarkets, lobster suppers, fishing contests, etc.
For children there are organizations like Sparks, Brownies, and Guides.
There is also a recreational sports field that offers both summer and winter activities.
The Wallace Museum offers many
activities and historic displays. Located at the museum is a lovely
garden which has entrances to
walking trails. Here can be found specimens of endangered black ash trees. Or just come and
enjoy "tea in the garden," from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Museum hours are: Tues.-Sat. 9-5 p.m.,
Sunday 1-4 p.m. Closed Monday. You can take part in the events they sponsor or go walking the hiking trails. If you like
rug hooking or painting you can join the folks at the museum once a week and new members are
always welcome. If you wish to contact the museum they can be reached at: (902) 257-2191 or email at:
The St. Matthews Presbyterian Church
in Wallace is a historical site.
Other churches are as follows: St. Andrew's Anglican in Wallace, the Baptist Church in Wallace River and Wallace Bridge.
Fundamentalists Church in Wallace River, St. John's United Church in Wallace and Malagash and
St. Andrew's Church in Fox Harbour.
The two church camps are: Malagash Bible Camp in Malagash
and the Seventh-Day Adventists Camp on the Gulf Shore.
The area surrounding Wallace is cottage country and we have two Provincial Parks with bathing
facilities. You are never far from the water so you can explore the beaches, dig for clams or
just sunbathe to your heart's content. If you prefer camping there are several campgrounds
to choose from.
Many cottage industries offer crafts, antiques, hair cuts,
theraputic messages, etc. People often move here to retire and they enjoy the space, less
traffic, nice weather and the fellowship offered by good neighbours who are always eager to help.
The people are proud of
There is the Loyalist Site in North Wallace and the Simon Newcombe Monument at
Wallace Bridge. Acadian dykes can be found throughout the area. Originally the native
Mi'kmaq named Wallace "Remsheg" meaning "the place between." The French
Acadian settlers came to the Wallace area in 1710 but were later expelled in 1755. After
the American Revolution ended, Loyalist settlers immigrated to Wallace in 1783. Then in 1825,
was renamed Wallace, in honour of Scotland's hero, William Wallace, and
New Scotland's first treasurer,
Accommodations/Restaurants are as follows: Blue Sea B & B, Buddy's Burger Boat
Take-Out, Crow's Joy Studio, D & D Bayview Campground, Dutch Mill
Motel/Restaurant, Fox Harb'r Golf & Spa Resort, Heron Shoal Oceanfront Cottage,
B & B, McMahon's Restaurant/Take Out, Scottish Pines, The Wallace Ridge B & B,
Wallace Shore Cabin, and Windygates B & B.
The luxurious Fox Harb'r Resort with its health spa and golf course is about 10 minutes
from Wallace and the Northumberland Golf Links is about a 15 minute drive. Twenty minutes
drive takes you to Tatamagouche or Pugwash where you have your banking facilities, libraries,
store, hospital, grocery store, liquor store plus small gift stores.
in Malagash is
only 20 minutes
drive from Wallace and so is Ski Wentworth in Wentworth. The town of Truro or
Amherst is an
hours drive from Wallace.
So I repeat, look again
at Wallace. It really is a beautiful
live by the sea.
Wallace now has an official web site and it can be found here.
Please click here.
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