Explore Nova Scotia, a world of natural beauty, sea-spun warmth and a way of life shaped by founding cultures. The scenery is spectacular, the food is fabulous and from the time you arrive you will feel like family. Home to colourful fishing villages, quaint coastal towns and a vibrant captial city by the sea, read on to discover more reasons to explore this Atlantic province.
Nova Scotia's largest city, provincial capital and cultural hub. Walk along the waterfront boardwalk, stretching from the Canadian Museum of Immigration - the gateway into Canada for over one million immigrants - to Casino Nova Scotia, pass unique shops, restaurants and a multitude of entertainment.
From the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town Lunenburg, with its colourful waterfront and narrow streets, to the inspiring views of the coast and its 40-plus lighthouses, the South Shore is much more than the home of the famous Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and surrounding fishing village.
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores
Quiet and peaceful, yet bursting with adventure. This region is part of North America’s first starlight destination - Acadian Skies and Mi’kmaq Lands - as designated by the International Starlight Foundation. Here you can discover dark skies like nowhere else.
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley Region
Home to the highest recorded tides in the world. Climb 300 foot cliffs overlooking waters where 12 species of whales come to mate, play and feast on plankton each year. Later, walk on the ocean floor when the tide has dropped the height of a four-storey building.
With more warm-water ocean beaches than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada, this area is known as 'Beach Country'. This warmer climate also lends itself well to the local wine industry. Not surprisingly, fresh local lobster is a favourite food here and can be found at many of the local restaurants.
Cape Breton Island
From the world-renowned Cabot Trail, dramatic coastal views, highland scenery and Bras d'Or Lake. Be ready to explore a place filled with outdoor adventure, scenic drives and breathtaking views. Enjoy the freshest seafood imaginable on a self drive of this breathtaking Canadian region.
Pristine wilderness, historically-themed attractions, authentic fishing communities, and white sand beaches stretching as far as the eye can see offer explorers an array of off-the-beaten-path adventures on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore.