Travel by sea with Bay Ferries & Northumberland Ferries to make the most of your family getaway to Nova Scotia
This summer, pack up the family and head to Canada’s ocean playground for an exciting vacation full of family-friendly things to see and do. Explore over 13,000 kilometres of coastline, take part in a seaside excursion, go hiking and camping, or enjoy cultural experiences including festivals, museums, and so much more.
Kick-start your adventure by travelling with Bay Ferries and Northumberland Ferries and see Nova Scotia the way it was meant to be seen – by sea!
Life's a Beach in Nova Scotia: Top beaches, beach accommodations, campgrounds, and beach activities in Nova Scotia
Lazy, hazy beach days are some of the most welcomed days in Nova Scotia. With 7,600 km of shoreline, it's no secret that Nova Scotia is home to some pretty awesome beaches. From favourite places to spend a day in the sand to sweet surf spots, here's a list of some of the most recommended beaches throughout Nova Scotia.
With three Hearthstone Hospitality locations in Nova Scotia, finding a comfortable place to rest after a day of Nova Scotia adventure and activity is simple.
The food scene in Nova Scotia is an ecclectic mix of culinary creativity and tradition, you can find something for everyone. So, we've reached out to locals across our social networks to find out which restaurants they liked the best. And respond they did! There were too many restaurants to mention in one post, but we compiled a list of the ones that were mentioned the most. The results below are a mix of everything from fine dining to quaint bakeries to greasy spoons.
“Which is the best way to travel around the Cabot Trail – clockwise or counter-clockwise?”
Visitors to Nova Scotia often ask this question so now we've asked Travel Counsellors at each of the six Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres and the Tourism Nova Scotia Contact Centre as well as fellow Nova Scotians what they would recommend when asked how to experience the best of Cape Breton Island’s famous Cabot Trail. We've compiled their many recommendations here to help those planning a trip around the Cabot Trail.
Run, Walk, Cycle and MORE in Nova Scotia: 15 uniquely Nova Scotian events and activities that will get your blood pumping!
Vacation time gives us a chance to relax and unwind... but it can also give us a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind event or activity. From dedicated marathoners and cycling enthusiasts, to adventure seekers (who know getting dirty is half the fun), we've pulled together a list of challenging, endurance-testing and uniquely Nova Scotian events and activities that will get your blood pumping this year in Nova Scotia!
The spirit of l’Acadie echoes deep throughout Nova Scotia’s heritage, a legacy of the intrepid French settlers who arrived on our shores in the 17th century. Today’s thriving Acadian culture reflects this strong and resilient culture. Parks Canada is honoured to preserve, and share this rich history at national historic sites throughout Nova Scotia. Discover the joie de vivre of the Acadian culture as you travel through this fascinating chapter of Canadian history with Parks Canada.
With summer just around the corner, now’s the time to start planning your next family adventure.
Check out all of the great activities on offer across the Mainland Nova Scotia Parks Canada sites – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Peggy’s Cove is one of Nova Scotia’s most visited villages. This small fishing village has retained its authentic seafaring history and rugged coastal scenery since the original settling families set up shop in the 1800s.
Explore beyond the obvious with these insider’s tips to experience Peggy’s Cove like a local!
As adults we often forget what we used to love about winter when we were kids - when winter meant going outside and playing until you couldn't feel your nose or your toes.
It's time to put a little fun back into winter, to try something new, and to find something you love and embrace it.