With Nova Scotia’s extraordinary coastline dotted with hikes revealing ocean vistas and panoramic views - it’s no surprise that hiking is the top outdoor activity.
Gathering ideas of things to do on your next visit to Nova Scotia? From sunset hikes and dining on the ocean floor at low tide to digging for Canada's oldest dinosaurs and firing a rifle dressed as a soldier in 1869, we've pulled together 12 uniquely Nova Scotia adventures to kickstart your trip planning.
Looking for even more ideas? Explore our Nova Scotia Experiences for more ideas and opportunities to make your vacation your best yet.
When planning your visit to Nova Scotia, be sure to include a visit to Nova Scotia’s outstanding wineries! Looking for an easy way to explore all the wineries? Hop on the Good Cheer Trail, Canada's first winery, craft brewery, cidery and distillery trail, that will lead you to spectacular, award-winning wineries across Nova Scotia. Be sure to pick up your Good Cheer Trail passport and collect a stamp at 10 or more stops along the trail to get an official Good Cheer Trail t-shirt.
Nova Scotia is quickly becoming known as the wine capital of Atlantic Canada. Don’t miss visiting these fantastic sites and more on your next trip to Nova Scotia!
Hungry for a unique Nova Scotia dining experience that appeals to more than just your taste buds? Discover Nova Scotia’s incredible local food scene in every corner of the province from Taste of Nova Scotia member restaurants and Farmers’ Markets to participating in a one of a kind culinary experience that combines local award winning wines, spirits, craft beers and ciders with amazing local fare prepared by celebrated chefs… some taking place in incredible and unexpected locations.
Here are 11 Nova Scotia dining experiences that are sure to whet your appetite.
With 13,300 km of stunning seacoast, Nova Scotia truly is an ocean playground. Fill your days with ocean adventures like coastal hiking, surfing, kayaking or just relaxing at the beach. But don’t let your ocean fun end with the setting sun. Book a room, stay in a cottage or camp along the coast and let the sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep and the rising sun herald a new day for adventure.
Ranging from high-end resorts to humble yet stunning camping locations with million dollar views, here are just a few of the best places to wake up next to the ocean in Nova Scotia:
From the rolling mountain range in the Cape Breton Highlands and expansive fields of green in the Annapolis Valley to the many lighthouses that dot our coastline, Nova Scotia is a photographer's dr
Welcome to Nova Scotia’s seaside capital city of Halifax! We’ve compiled list of don’t miss things to see, do, eat, and drink that also includes tour options, pubs with live music, and some of the most popular spots that promise a true Halifax experience.
Hearthstone Inn - three locations in Nova Scotia - rebranded and renovated. Each one unique and charming serving the very best maritime hospitality.
Take a break from the everyday and visit a Parks Canada site in Mainland Nova Scotia this summer – entry is free in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation
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