Route 16 Thunder Rally

Getting Here

Welcome to Nova Scotia’s Lost Shores, an undiscovered oceanfront paradise just a little off the beaten path.

For some, the journey is the destination with multiple oceanfront routes to enjoy Friday and Sunday getting to and from our hidden paradise. Riders are encouraged to take the long way home… Pick a windy oceanfront route, maybe Hwy 7 along the eastern shore from Halifax or perhaps Highways 4 & 6 along the Northumberland Strait. Coming from Cape Breton, Hwy 19 along the coast is always enjoyable.

Less time available? Switch to Plan B and use the cruise control. Take the Trans Canada Hwy 104 from east or west and take Exit 37 at Monastery. Turn left at the stop sign and take Hwy 4 for 1.5 km to Highway 16. Turn right on Hwy 16 at the fire hall just before the railroad tracks. You’ll then enjoy a scenic 80 km cruise along the Lost Shores Parkway all the way to Canso. Careful in Guysborough, 2 right turns and then an immediate left turn at the museum.

Yeah, we really are off the beaten path. Please don’t let yourself run out of gas. You will find gas in Guysborough at Robins open 6-9, 7 days, Half Island Cove at Hanhams (no hi-test) open 8-8/12-8 Sundays and Canso at Wilson’s Gas, closed on Sundays.

Check out for accommodations options as well as Tourism Nova Scotia, cottage rental websites and Airbnb.

Finding the Event Site
We’ll have a welcome banner out as you enter Canso with signs pointing the way to the Stanfest Event Site on Queen St. Gates open at noon on Friday.