In autumn, the rural road along Nova Scotia's Highway 2 is lined with scenes of quaint farm houses, river views, and blueberry fields as red as hot coals.
My sister and I made our way along this road one chilly October day, excited to view the newest work of local artist Joy Laking at her Fall Exhibition.
Joy Laking has been capturing the heart and soul of Nova Scotia in her paintings for over forty years. A visit to her gallery near Bass River leaves one feeling warm, welcomed, and inspired.
Halloween is just around the corner and whether you prefer tricks or treats, there's something to delight ghouls and goblins of all ages. From family friendly pumpkin parades to the scariest of haunted houses, here's a few Halloween treats to check out.
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.
It's that time of year again when Cape Breton shows off its most magnificent fall colours and welcome visitors from near and far to the annual Celtic Colours International Festival! If you're one of the lucky ones who will be in Cape Breton for the Festival, we are thrilled you decided to share this annual celebration with us. Whether this is your first time or a return visit, we want to make sure this is your best Celtic Colours experience yet.
While a road trip through the fall colours or heading out in search of the fresh harvest is always one of our favourite things to do during this season, another is to get away to Cape Breton for a round - or six - of golf.
A vivid image of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau sprung to mind as I confirmed our next family outing. I must have seen Cousteau's picture in an old National Geographic magazine growing up and recall how rugged and cool he looked aboard his Zodiac boat. We were about to experience our own Cousteau-worthy Zodiac adventure and could hardly wait!
The end of summer in Nova Scotia is just the start of another amazing season. Heading out on a road trip among the bright yellows, oranges, and reds is one of our favourite things to do. Our annual Leaf Watch keeps track of where the leaves look their most colourful and give us inspiration to head out in search of the best fall has to offer. From to a day trip to the Annapolis Valley to pick apples to a weekend getaway to drive the Cabot Trail, there's no shortage of things to do in fall.
But you don't have to take our word for it, find out what our Facebook and Twitter community have to say about their favourite things about fall in Nova Scotia.
Being a man, I am not sure I am allowed to say this, but I figure camping can be a lot like child birth. You sometimes have to go through a lot of pain for great reward. As time passes you forget about the pain, only to do it all over again.
On a sunny day in Harbourville the beaches sparkle. Typical Nova Scotia beaches sparkle when the sun reflects on the sand. In Harbourville, the sparkle is generated from the many gems embedded in the stones that line the shore.
On a cool morning, we decided to hike the Admiral Lake Loop - a 10km trail part of the Musquodoboit Traillway Association. We opted to do the trail clockwise, keeping the steep elevation until the end. That meant an easy 4km along the converted rails to trails towards Bayer Lake to start with. This section had the lake on one side and granite cliffs on the other.