Nova Scotia Blogs
As a local Nova Scotian, I’m constantly rejoicing the abundance of magnificent cheeses we have. I just want to yell it out to the world every time I indulge, “OMC (oh my cheese), you have to try this cheese”. That’s right, cancel your trip to France, Italy or Spain, everything you need to satisfy your cheesy craving is right here in Nouvelle Ecosse.
With fall being a beautiful time of year in Nova Scotia, it’s not hard to find a reason to get out and enjoy yourself. Nova Scotia has played host to various Oktoberfest celebrations across the province for decades. The Craft Beer industry in Nova Scotia has been doing some pretty great things, resulting in celebrations better than ever!
I wondered what was a good spot to explore in between Oakfield Provincial Park and
One of our favourite things about summer is getting outside and setting off on a new adventure http://www.novascotia.com/explore/outdoor-adventure. Fortunately for us, there’s no shortage of adventures to be found. From an air adventure to ziplining, here’s some things to try – from A to Z.
When I think of Shelburne, I picture pretty coastal views, Founder’s Days and the delicious seafood at Charlotte Lane Inn. But now there’s one more reason to visit this village on the South Shore. Beer.
All my life I've heard stories about Oak Island and its infamous treasure hunt. So much and yet so little has been discovered on this ill-fated island over the past couple hundred years, not to mention lives lost. I've always wanted to visit but assumed the privately-owned island was off limits to the public. Not so! I recently discovered Walk the Mystery Tours are offered at $10 a pop on many summer weekends. My friend Tracey and I were completely on board for this adventure and booked tickets a few weeks in advance. I'm glad we did because our tour sold out.
Back in May on Mother's Day weekend, I wanted to do something special for my wife Sara (mother of our two beautiful children) and of course for my own mother and mother in-law. With my mom and mother in-law both living almost 2 hours away in the Annapolis Valley, I knew the logistics could pose a challenge. So I began to carefully plan the ultimate weekend. Our destination was Shangri-la! Well...Shangri-la Cottages in Burntcoat Head to be exact.
As the days warm up and we start to plan our summer road trips, one of our favourites is to head to the Annapolis Valley for the amazing views of the Minas Basin from Nova Scotia’s vineyards. With six distinct wine growing regions in the province and a unique terroir that has been shaped over the centuries, our wine region has been maturing over the past 25 years. In the Annapolis Valley, you’ll find 11 wineries, offering up award winning wines you don’t want to miss.
"If you ever wondered why people were afraid of needles, this is why," said Kevin Selig, holding up a deadly looking syringe from the late 1890s. The curiosity from the past is one of thousands to be found at "Waterfront Antiques and Collectible"
Nothing says summer like a road trip. And, of course, a great road trip playlist as you hit the road and explore the places in between. Working with a few of our favourite Nova Scotia artists, we put together a road trip playlist that we’ll be listening to as we continue to discover the hidden gems in the province.
From the Dartmouth ferry to the Skyline Trail to Cape Forchu’s lightstation and everything in between, we have a lot of exploring ahead of us this summer! We’re ready to go nowhere and everywhere, starting with the sounds of Dartmouth native Joel Plaskett.