Spotlight on: Nova Scotia

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.

There’s a lot more to Nova Scotia than its one big city, Halifax. In fact, it boasts over 8,000 miles of diverse coastline and experiences to match -  you’d be missing out if you didn’t take the time to go out and explore! There is an abundance of spectacular views to be found; drive the winding coastal road, admire breath-taking scenery along the way…or even take to the water and go kayaking to take in a different perspective of Nova Scotia’s beauty. No matter which way you choose to explore this stunning province, be sure to take your camera.

Halifax

Be sure to visit Halifax, Nova Scotia’s bustling seaport capital; with its two mile long waterfront boardwalk, this city is full of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Take a walking tour and see the historic ships and monuments. For even more history, be sure to head down to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 or visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Shaped by its seacoast, the world sings the praises of Nova Scotia’s seafood; from Atlantic salmon and fresh-caught lobster to succulent Digby scallops. Head to the Seaport Farmers’ Market to experience fantastic cuisine or take a winery tour with a renowned sommelier and sample award-winning vintages.

Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove

Just an hour’s drive from Halifax is Peggy’s Cove. Once a quiet fishing community, Peggy’s Cove now attracts many travellers due to its famous and incredibly beautiful lighthouse. It is just one of 160 historic lighthouses in the province that have helped protect its coastline over the years. Peggy’s Cove has an abundance of colourful houses perched over the water, salty sea air and the roar of Atlantic waves that crash against the rocks, which make it a unique and picturesque spot; a must-visit for any traveller.

Cape Breton and Cabot Trail 

And if you get chance, Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail are two more must-sees. Separated from ‘mainland’ Nova Scotia by the narrow Canso Strait, you must drive over a causeway to gain access to the island of Cape Breton.  The Cabot Trail is located in the beautiful Cape Breton National Park at the north of the island; stunning highland coastline, rich forests and incredible wildlife await you – and you may even spot a few moose!

There really is so much to do and see in Nova Scotia; experience the awe of the world’s highest tides along the Bay of Fundy. Catch your breath as a whale surfaces right in front of you. Discover Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover breath-taking autumn foliage and feel the freedom of the open road as you tour the spectacular Cabot Trail. Celebrate the rich culture through a diverse tapestry of Celtic traditions, fine art and great music…. The list could go on. Whatever you do, make sure Nova Scotia is on your list of places to visit this year!

Thinking of a holiday to Nova Scotia? Maybe a tailormade tour where you can explore Atlantic Canada in its entirety? Call us on 0161 888 5632 and our Canada experts will tailomake the perfect holiday for you.

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Posted on 12th March 2018

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