Welcome to Nova Scotia: a maritime paradise home to craggy coastlines, scenic lighthouses, laid-back adventure, Celtic history and some of the world’s freshest seafood. It will fill up your lungs with fresh sea air and stir your heart with nautical adventures.
Your Nova Scotia adventure will likely begin in the laid-back capital of Halifax, which is only six hours from the UK. The city harbour is undoubtedly the most recognisable image of Halifax but beyond the boardwalk, you’ll find live music, freshly-caught seafood, craft breweries, and Pier 21 – also known as Canada’s National Immigration Museum.
But of course, there’s more to Nova Scotia than just Halifax. Just 30 minutes away you’ll find Peggy’s Cove, where you’ll stumble upon Peggy’s Point Lighthouse aka the most photographed lighthouse in Canada. There’s also the nearby Lunenburg, which dates back to the 18th Century and was the first British settlement in the province outside of Halifax.
After exploring Halifax and its nearby towns, it’s time to hop in your rental car or Motorhome and explore Nova Scotia’s picturesque 13,300km coastline. Top of the list has to be the Bay of Fundy, where you’ll find the highest tide in the world. Animal lovers should keep their eyes peeled for seals, porpoises, seabirds and at least 12 different species of whales.
And when it’s time to eat, you’ll be treated to seafood that was caught just that day in the surrounding waters. Keep an eye out for lobster, the famous Digby scallops, or the mussels from Mahone Bay. Remember to complement it with a glass of local Nova Scotia wine from one of the 16 wineries in the province.
Finally, at the northern end of Nova Scotia, you’ll find Cape Breton Island. Its highlight is the Cape Breton Trail, which will take you on a scenic drive along the striking coastline, flowing mountains, secluded beaches, and charming coastal towns.
When you’re finished exploring Nova Scotia, you’ll be in an enviable position to visit one of Atlantic Canada’s other provinces. You can reach Prince Edward Island via ferry from Caribou, while you can reach New Brunswick via ferry or toll bridge. Newfoundland & Labrador can be reached via ferry from North Sydney.
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