The Booker School 2019

1341 Belcher Street, Port Williams, Nova Scotia B0P 1T0 Canada

Call Us: +1 902-585-5000

Email Us: admin@bookerschool.com

MOVE TO THE VALLEY

Moving to the Annapolis Valley offers families a safe and beautiful environment in which to live. The school is located in the small town of Port Williams, and neighbours a series of other towns. Check out this page for a taster of what the Valley has to offer. If you would like to find out more from those that live here, email us and we can put you in contact with one of our parents.

Valley Family Fun is an excellent resource for newcomers to the Annapolis Valley. It provides a comprehensive list of things to do. Click below to see what's happening.

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Where to Live

The Valley offers a variety of options for families looking to rent or buy.

Here are some different areas categorized by commuting time:

< 5 minutes

Port Williams

Greenwich

Wolfville

<15 minutes

New Minas

Kentville

Canning

<30 minutes

Windsor

1 hour

Dartmouth

Halifax

Estate Agents like Sherri and Carrie are on hand to help you find your ideal home here in the Valley.

Where to Dine

The Rolled Oat

(Wolfville)

 

The Rolled Oat offers a selection of farm-to-table items and dishes including cupcakes, wraps, bowls, and breakfast. It's also has great options for veggies and vegans.

The Annapolis Valley has a rich choice of locally-sourced, seasonal food. Alongside excellent Farmers Markets that sell home-grown produce, there are many places to enjoy a delicious meal.

The Noodle Guy

(Port Williams)

 

Serves and sells handmade fresh pasta and sauces of all kinds, as well as a selection of olive oils, vinegars, preserves and other local products. Take-out is also available.

The Port Pub

(Port Williams)

 

Serves locally-produced food and drink in a purposefully designed gastropub. The pub overlooks the Annapolis Valley and features a waterfront decking area.

Wayfarers

(Port Williams)

 

The Wayfarers' Ale Society serve a number of locally brewed beers, and also offer food options. Overlooking the Cornwallis River, they have a riverside decking area. 

Crystany's Brasserie

(Canning)

 

Crystany's is the area's first certified gluten-free restaurant. The cozy atmosphere seats guests on 2 floors and there is a separate outside area that overlooks a small river.

The Naked Crepe

(Wolfville)

 

The Naked Crepe is a Bistro Creperie that serves breakfast crepes, savoury crepes, sweet crepes and pizza. It is situated on Main Street in the town of Wolfville.

La Torta Pizza

(Wolfville)

 

La Torta is open for lunch and dinner. It offers a selection of authentic Italian pizzas and salads, and is also looking to add Mexican dishes in the near future.

Farmer's Market

(Wolfville)

 

Wolfville Farmer's Market is a year-round, all weather market offering fresh produce, cooked food and artisan vendors. It frequently features live music. 

Local Vineyards

There are over 12 beautiful vineyards in the Annapolis Valley that make some of the finest wines in Canada.

Clubs & Activities for Children
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Along with countless outdoor adventures and trails waiting to be explored, the Annapolis Valley has a large selection of clubs and groups where children can discover new passions.

Cadance Academy

Cadance Academy offers many different styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Zumba, Yoga and much more. They are dedicated to providing qualified instruction in a non-competitive atmosphere.

 

Cadance is a performance school that encourages not only the creative development of all its students but the development of a strong technical foundation from which they are able to rise to new heights.

Tritons Swim Club

The Wolfville Tritons is an age group competitive swim club based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. They train at the Acadia Athletics Complex on the beautiful Acadia University campus and serve children ranging in age from 6-18.

 

Tritons swimmers compete at provincial, regional and national levels, striving towards excellence in their sport through dedicated practice, a balanced approach to optimum health and focused competition.

Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge is are a martial arts centre in Canning focusing on spirit and mastery; awakening and evolving the archetype of the warrior. Their passion is exploring the physical, hidden and divine through movement, art and reflection.

Culture, Entertainment, Outdoors & Volunteering

Live Music

Many local food venues such as The Noodle Guy, The Library Pub, The Rolled Oat and Horton Ridge offer live music on certain days of the week.

 

Larger venues in Halifax bring in internationally renowned musicians on a regular basis, and is frequently worth an evening or overnight trip.

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Performing Arts

The Al Whittle Theatre, an iconic building on Main Street in Wolfville, stages a range of theatre productions throughout the year. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is dedicated to creative empowerment in the community for adults and children, and runs performances as well as camps. The Mermaid Theatre in Windsor are known for their unique stage adaptations of children's classics.

Volunteering

There are lots of opportunities for individuals of all ages to volunteer in the valley and contribute to some great causes. Hope for Wildlife are located in Seaforth. They have rehabilitated and released over 40,000 injured and orphaned wild animals since 1997. The North Mountain Animal Sanctuary is a charity for abused and neglected farm animals.

Outdoors & Trails

Nova Scotia is a haven for outdoors and cycling enthusiasts. From the extensive rails to trails that runs the length of the Annapolis Valley, to the endless local and coastal paths, there is always somewhere new to explore.

Banks Bikes in Wolfville will take care of all your cycling needs, and there are also places to rent a bike for a day.