With an unexpected day off from school, the kids seemed more than happy to stay inside in front of their electronic device of choice for as long as I would allow. But I know from experience that leaving a child to watch TV or to play on their iPod for an extended period of time is a lot like a wind-up toy. When you stop turning the crank and let the toy go… watch out for the crazy to be unleashed!
The holidays in Nova Scotia are kissed by the season - a dusting of snows and decorations with a special maritime flair. Take a look at these instagram pictures and see for yourself.
As we busily prepare to attend Christmas parties, visit family and friends and to celebrate the holiday season, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. I am sure everyone has a few "hard-to-shop-for” people on their list and finding unique and meaningful gifts can become a chore. The following is a fun and simple road trip guaranteed to help make your holiday shopping both stress-free and enjoyable.
Our leaves have turned to rust and gold. And sadly, we now have to say good bye to the last of our beautiful fall foliage. If you have never been to Nova Scotia in the fall, let these photos show you why it should be on your list of places to explore in 2017!
As the vibrant autumn leaf colours remind us on a daily basis, we're well into the fall season here in Nova Scotia. It’s that time of year when holiday craft fairs and markets begin popping up around the province. If you love local and are looking for that perfect gift for someone special (or yourself!), we've pulled together a list of scheduled holiday markets and craft shows taking place throughout Nova Scotia. Discover the best that Nova Scotia has to offer; unique local gifts and treasures from our talented Nova Scotian artisans.
We couldn’t wait to climb aboard! If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in a parade, I suspect it’s a lot like the road train experience. Everyone on Main Street watched and waved as we passed by.
These gorgeous photos of fall foliage are bound to have you packing up the car for a Nova Scotia road trip this fall! But don't go without your camera. We want you to share your favourite fall photos with us! Post them to our Facebook wall. And be sure to tag #NSLEAFWATCH (along with #VisitNovaScotia) on Instagram for a chance to be featured by our @VisitNovaScotia account. Most importantly, don't forget to tell us where you captured your best shots. Happy Leaf Watching everyone!
Thanks to all our past contributors for these amazing shots!
Something, something...road less traveled. Sometimes we just have to let the photo speak for itself. On the dirt road in Meat Cove, Cape Breton. Tag someone you would take on this road less traveled. || Featured Photo via @jenmarietren #visitnovascotia More about Meat Cove from the link in our profile.
Sometimes agreeing on an activity that all will enjoy can be difficult. But in our case I was amazed at how little discussion was involved in making our decision. It was unanimous. We must go tidal bore river rafting!
Grand-Pré National Historic Site is a powerful monument that unites the Acadian people.
With the rugged coastline and killer views around Nova Scotia, exploring waterfalls within a day hike is one of those little pleasures as the exploration level is set to high. So with my maps in hand, I narrowed my waterfall search around Baddeck, Cape Breton. Uisage Ban Falls Provincial Park is located at the outer edge of the famous Cape Breton Highlands, barely a 20 minute drive from main street Baddeck.I packed up the car with my four legged buddy (Keji the black lab) and left Halifax for the 3 ½ hour drive to the trailhead.