Nova Scotia Blogs
One of Nova Scotia’s proudest, longstanding Christmas traditions took place last week. Since 1971, Nova Scotia has given a Christmas tree to the people of the City of Boston in gratitude for their assistance and support following the Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917.
On November 11 Canadians remember our veterans - those courageous men and women who have made sacrifices to provide us our freedom. If you are in Nova Scotia for Remembrance Day, we invite you attend a ceremony or event. We have complied a list below.
A holiday shopper's complaint is one of long-standing ~Author Unknown
It's that time again when many of us turn our thoughts towards the holidays and go in search of that perfect, thoughtful gift for someone special. We've all felt the stress of holiday shopping at some point - so we think we all need a little reminder to throw cares away. Holiday markets are great for adding a dash of cheer to the whole shopping experience. So take a roadtrip to one of these markets, find some Nova Scotia apple cider to sip on, meet some local artisans and enjoy.
Of course we've got lots of shops to visit too! Visit downtown Halifax for some shopping under the stars and be sure to visit the local shops in any of the small towns you visit, where you are sure to find a locally made treasure or two!
Nova Scotia has a rich, seafaring history and also a strong military history. From shipwrecks and privateers to battles at the Fortress of Louisbourg, there are many stories to tell. So it only makes sense that these would evolve over time into legends and folklore we love at this time of year.This is what makes Nova Scotia such a perfect backdrop for some Halloween fun! Whether you are taking a ghost walk or tour where you are sure to learn some history that is not currently in the books. If you are just up for for some good spooky fun, we have something for you too! Here are just some of the haunted locations, spooooooooky ghost tours and fun-filled family events going on around the province.
We drove out to Peggy's Cove to check out a designated Provincial Park Reserve in West Dover, an area known as "The land of confusion". We wanted to explore what we thought to be the lesser known outdoor experience when visiting this area.
"Our vision is to create the Sundance of Food Films." - Chef Michael Howell, Executive Director of Devour
It's a lofty goal but one that the creators of Devour! are sure to achieve. If you LOVE food and you love great films then you just have to get to Devour! What's Devour? Coolest. Food. Film. Fest ever.
Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail System is located along the shores of the Bay of Fundy about 24 kms from the historic town of Annapolis Royal.
Every now and again an opportunity comes along that you just can’t pass up. I was offered the sweet gig of hosting three travel writers on a five-day adventure along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy. The itinerary involved Mi’kmaq legends, dinosaurs and fossils, sea kayaking, a coalmine tour, a visit to a maple sugar camp, tidal bore river rafting, great food and accommodations and even rug hooking!
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!