Paddle & Portage... and a Yurt!

By rfaulkner, on Fri, 14 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

As part of my quest to experience all of the yurt options in Nova Scotia in 2012, I planned a two day paddle & portage expedition through the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park.

My yurt adventure back in March, made me wanting a return visit. Parks Canada staff had moved the structure we stayed in further down the trail to Peskowesk Landing. By looking at the map, it was clear that the best way to reach this location and to explore the park is via paddle & portage.

 

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Discovering Nova Scotia - RV Style!

By alawrence, on Wed, 12 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

Our CanaDream RV experiencing Peggy's CoveThis blog post was contributed by Shirley Scobie, a staff member at CanaDream RV Rentals, after a 2011 RV vacation in Nova Scotia. CanaDream enables visitors to Nova Scotia to experience Canada at their own pace in an RV. For more information about renting an RV in Nova Scotia, please visit www.canadream.com.

Not being 'crowd' people, our family prefers to take RV vacations out of season and the prospect of a Fall vacation in Nova Scotia was definitely appealing, not only for the spectacular Fall colours, but also because it provided the opportunity to travel at our own pace, making decisions 'on the fly' as to where we travelled and stayed. Rving is the best way for our family to do this - no hotels to pre-book, no fixed itinerary, our beds, kitchen and food on board and the sheer freedom of being able to spontaneously change our route while throwing time to the wind.

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The Killer K - Surfing the Tidal bore's biggest feature

By johnsp, on Fri, 7 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

tidalbore-kayak-closeup.jpgThe Shubenacadie tidal bore is one of the many unique features in Nova Scotia, and one that you definitely don't want to miss. Starting in Maitland Nova Scotia, it travels up the Shubenacadie river system about three hours after low tide at Burntcoat Head. The incoming water interacts with the various mud banks on the river bottom creating standing waves which can be in excess of 18ft high. The turbulent water stirs up the mud and sand giving the river a delicious chocolate look.

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Labour Day weekend: the last hurrah of summer in Nova Scotia

By dhendsbee, on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 | 0 Comments

IMG_7905 (800x599).jpgBlogger Krista Spurr relives her best adventures of summer 2012 and brainstorms ways to spend the last long weekend of an amazing summer traveling in Nova Scotia.

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Yurt Camping in Cape Breton

By rfaulkner, on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 | 0 Comments

YurtCB.JPGPart two of my quest this year to spend time in the various yurts at National & Provincial Parks in Nova Scotia. Why haul camping gear when I can enjoy these affordable alternatives!

For this trip, we spent two nights in the yurt provided by Whycocomagh Provincial Park in Cape Breton. These are setup differently than the yurts at Kejimkujik National Park. The yurts at Whycocomagh are mainly geared towards traditional car camping.

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A Tidally Awesome Retreat

By BayOfFundy, on Mon, 13 Aug 2012 | 0 Comments

familyshot.jpg My wife's birthday was fast approaching and each year I like to plan a little family getaway to mark the occasion. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to top last year's excursion to the Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche, but I was up for the challenge! My recent trip to Economy Falls had whet my appetite to return to that area again for a longer visit.

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Halifax Seaport Beerfest 2012

By dhendsbee, on Sat, 11 Aug 2012 | 0 Comments

IMG_2424 (600x800).jpgBy the time early August rolls around, the heat really starts to set in and relief can be found with a nice, cold beer. Luckily for us in Nova Scotia, who are continuing to enjoy one of the finest summers in our collective weather memory, a balmy Friday evening was the perfect setting for the first of three tastings for the 2012 Halifax Seaport Beerfest.

 

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Cruising Halifax Harbour on the Tall Ship Silva

By dhendsbee, on Tue, 17 Jul 2012 | 0 Comments

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Ahoy, mateys!

 

Life in Nova Scotia is tied to the sea in many ways. What better way to get to know Nova Scotia better than to enjoy a lovely summer day sailing in the Harbour on the Tall Ship Silva? As part of my Summer 2012 commitment to be a "hometown traveler," I knew my summer was going to be incomplete until getting out on the water.

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A "Wow" Adventure

By BayOfFundy, on Fri, 6 Jul 2012 | 0 Comments

resize6.JPG The weather was looking a bit questionable, so my son Jaden, daughter Lienna and I grabbed our rain jackets as we loaded into our small SUV.  My wife was recovering from pneumonia so it was just the kids and I setting out on another Saturday afternoon adventure.

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Remedy for Cabin Fever: A Hike and Pan Fried Haddock

By BayOfFundy, on Mon, 11 Jun 2012 | 0 Comments

Thumbnail image for MacElmonDam.jpg It was a drizzly morning and admittedly the kids had probably exceeded their limit of Saturday morning TV. Like a pot left to boil over, they were spilling with more energy than they knew what to do with. So what better way to spend that energy than to drive their parents crazy!

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