Beautiful Annapolis Valley: farmlands, beaches, vineyards, Fundy tides, culture!
About susan garvey
My husband and I immigrated to Canada (from England and Ireland) in 1973, and fell in love with Nova Scotia and its maritime history. We built this property overlooking the Habitant River in 2008, its unusual design reflecting our interests in international architecture, blended with local house-and-barn styles. We have lived in this village for over 40 years, and love its relaxed, unpretentious way of life, and the way people try to care for our environment and community, and work together to preserve our heritage. I am a retired art gallery director and studio artist (you never retire from that!), widowed not so long ago, living with my daughter, and with frequent visits from my other children and grandchildren. My husband and I had a special interest in old methods of transport, such as wagons, river-boats and wooden ships. Canning was once an important shipbuilding community, and the shipyard was on the river right next to our property. A scale model of the last great Tern schooner (the Fieldwood, 435 tonnes, launched in the Canning shipyard in 1920) was built by my husband and can be seen in the Canning Library, Heritage Centre, and Wilf Carter Museum a short walk from our property!
susan garvey purchased this Apartment in 2008
children must be over age 8 for safety reasons
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Warm welcome by the Bay of Fundy
We were warmly welcomed be Susan, who gave us a tour of the properties and insights on the best restaurants and views on the Bay of Fundy.
The apartment was nice and very clean.
We enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to come back
Peace of mind
A bright , sunny, well kept apartment that only added to our sense of tranquility. Susan was most helpful by providing us with brochures of local attractions and happenings in the area. We only wish we could have stayed more than 3 days!!
Thank you, Karen. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope to see you again!
We enjoyed our stay in this Canning Apt. and felt like we were coming home after a day of touring the area. Sue was very kind and informative. She made sure we had everything we needed. We told her we were celebrating an anniversary while being there and arrived to an nice bottle of wine and chocolates.
Thanks, it was good to meet you too, and glad you had fun meeting some of our local celebs like Bad Chad!
The little village of Canning has everything we needed for our stay, a grocery store, coffee shop and and ice cream shop plus there are many road side stands and farmers markets just minutes away. It is a great location for exploring the Annapolis valley ,the Bay of Fundy. and it's just a little over an hour to Halifax. Our host was very accommodating and provided us with plenty of information on activities in the area.
So happy you enjoyed your stay - it was lovely to meet you both!
Beautiful apartment, wonderful host!
Beautiful apartment, fantastic facilities, wonderful area, and an incredible host! Will stay again!
Thanks, Quinn, great to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again.
So quiet and convenient. We loved Canning and area.
Glad you enjoyed the hike to Cape Split and bicycling around the countryside!
From this comfortable and convenient base you can explore all the amenities of the region: five minutes stroll to the varied Canning village craft shops, spa, restaurants, supermarket, liquor store, pharmacy, hardware store, quaint library and heritage centre, riverside park and children's playground. Five minutes drive to Blomindon winery, the beaches of Kingsport and Medford, the spectacular Look-Off, and famous Bay of Fundy tides; 10 minutes drive to Blomidon provincial park, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and unique outdoor summer theatre. 15-20 minutes drive to Wolfville, Acadia University, pubs, gourmet restaurants, movie theatres, live music, farmers markets, Grand Pré historic Acadian Centre, winery tours, Hall’s Harbour lobster pound, Scott’s Bay beach-combing, and start of the hiking trail to dramatic Cape Split. Excellent cycling country, exceptionally good birding and eagle-watching; miles of unspoiled beaches, unparalleled hiking along rugged terrain, or gentle strolling through vineyards, orchards and ancient Acadian dykelands. Try sea-kyaking, canoeing on the lakes, tubing down the Gasperau river, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, a tasty meal and a beautiful view at one of the many local restaurants. For more lively entertainment the are many summer festivals -- deep roots music, summer theatre, foodie film festival, harvest celebrations, and more.