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The Total Tidal Package

The Total Tidal Package - Exploring Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy

By dtrefry, on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

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! 

A is for Adventure in Nova Scotia

By lasteeleworthy, on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

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. 

Nova Scotia Travel Resolutions

By lasteeleworthy, on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 | 0 Comments

The dawn of a new year is the time when we all make and break resolutions to go to the gym or get more sleep. But for those of us at NovaScotiaBlogs.com, it's a time to make travel resolutions to explore Nova Scotia. The only hard thing about these resolutions is deciding which ones should be on our list for the year. It's never too late to make your own travel resolutions, so if you're in need of a few, here are some of ours for 2014 - along with suggestions on how you can make them happen.

Ebb & Flow on the Yarmouth tide

By dtrefry, on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 | 0 Comments

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Blooms of shimmering jellyfish as big as your thumbnail rise and fall in dreamy movement a few feet from your paddle. Bubbles from burrowing clams rise in a stream from the ocean floor while hundreds of seabirds explore the exposed flats, feasting on crabs, snails and other creatures.

My Ocean Playground

By johnsp, on Fri, 14 Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

Nova Scotia really is my ocean playground. You're never more then an hour from the ocean, and there's something fun to do out on the water year round. With unique features like the Tidal Bore in Maitland to the amazing mountains in Cape Breton, five years in Nova Scotia and I am still finding new fun spots.

Spring Whitewater Throwdown on the Medway

By johnsp, on Wed, 1 May 2013 | 0 Comments

The spring melt has arrived. Rivers all across Nova Scotia are peaking, so it's time to get on the river and have some fun!

My Nova Scotia Bucket List

By clareandlinda, on Thu, 11 Oct 2012 | 0 Comments

Duncans Cove 2012.jpgLast spring I was talking with a friend from Ottawa who now calls Nova Scotia her home. We were discussing fun things to do for afternoon and weekend trips in Nova Scotia. I shared some ideas with her, and I could not believe how many things she had not tried or experienced yet. She told me she was going to start a Nova Scotia bucket list! I thought what a great idea; from all of the festivals, beaches, historical sites, food, music, tours, national and provincial parks, wild rugged coasts to beautiful inland treasures of all kinds, I couldn't wait to start my own.

 

Kayaking on the Shubenacadie Tidal Bore

By johnsp, on Tue, 19 Jul 2011 | 0 Comments

Until I moved to Nova Scotia just two and a half years ago I had never even heard of a Tidal Bore. Caused by the large tidal change in the Bay of Fundy twice a day the lower 30km of the Shubenacadie river changes direction and flows upstream. This reversing flow can create standing waves of almost 5 meters. For the sane you can ride the waves in high-horse power zodiacs through the local tour operators. For the brave, and experienced you can paddle it in a sea kayak.