Opened in 1928 as a private hunting and fishing lodge, White Point
has grown over the last eight decades, while remaining true to its roots as a favourite Oceanside resort. It has achieved the longest average stay and the greatest number of repeat customers of any hotel operator in the province of Nova Scotia.
On November 12, 2011, White Point's Main Lodge was destroyed in a devastating fire. Fortunately, no one was injured. However, the loss was a blow to Nova Scotia's tourism industry.
Less than a year later, White Point has reopened welcoming White Pointers back to the beach! The new lodge is a Nova Scotia Masterpiece showcasing quality workmanship of contractors, craftsmen and suppliers from Nova Scotia. Big Erics worked in conjunction with architects and White Point's Executive Chef Alan Crosby to design and plan the kitchen. Big Erics supplied state-of-the-art equipment and supplies for the kitchen, and worked with Efficiency Nova Scotia
to ensure the provision of energy efficient equipment, which will further the Green Initiatives of White Point. White Point benefitted from the energy rebate program and will reduce their operating costs in the long run. "It's been a privilege to work with Owner Robert Risley and Chef Alan Crosby on this project that is so meaningful to its community," says Keith Preston, Big Erics' Contract Sales Manager.
Executive Chef Alan has been intimately involved in the project from vision to completion. Chef Crosby says, "Big Erics has been an invaluable resource from working with us on the design, installation to ongoing equipment support. The technical suggestions along the way were welcomed. It's been a pleasure having Big Erics at our side throughout our rebuild."
In addition to the Kitchem White Point's Main Lodge, the heart of the year-round resort, houses Elliot's Dining Room and Founder's Lounge, Atlantic Room & Crow's Nest (both are meeting rooms with oceanviews), pool, Games Room, Children's Games Room, fitness centre and future home to guest rooms and spa. In addition to accommodation and food service, White Point boasts services and amenities including, but not limitied to, their Ocean Spa, Vacation Club, Golf Course, Estates, Vacation Homes, and Surf Shop.
White Point is preparing to welcome back White Pointer in time for the Holidays this year. Marketing Manager, Donna Hatt says, "White Pointers have been a part of our journey back to opening and it will be like a very, very large family reunion when guests begin rolling back in like the tides for Christmas and New Years and all dates in betwee, just like they used to." Exciting events this month
include White Point's signature Mussel Bake, Chef Alan Crosby's "Chef Magic" Culinary Session, the Events Nova Scotia Provincial Conference, several live performances, and the Annual Holiday Dinner Show join the festive Holiday line-up.
For more information about White Point check out their website
, Facebook page
, or follow them
on Twitter! When you need a beach break, be sure to check out their webcam
on Nova Scotia Webcams!