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Harvest time in Kentville: Pumpkin People, princesses and ghosts!

By dhendsbee, on Mon, 8 Oct 2012 | 0 Comments

Pumpkin People 2012 IncrediblesHarvest season is the busiest season in the Annapolis Valley and there's no shortage of things to do, thanks to the Valley Pumpkin Fest. I was in Kentville visiting my family for Thanksgiving, so we took advantage of the nice weather to meet the famous Pumpkin People of Kentville. Thanksgiving weekend was also Kentville's Harvest Festival and there were plenty of fun for everyone. We headed down to Centre Square on Saturday morning for the Harvest Festival kick-off and to explore the town to meet the Pumpkin People. I got to meet some really special people that day. First, Spike, Kentville's Pumpkin Person mascot. 

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Cape Breton Paddlefest 2012

By johnsp, on Tue, 2 Oct 2012 | 0 Comments

capebretonpaddlefest-overhead.jpg Kayaking in Nova Scotia is an amazing experience. Cape Breton is a nexus for Celtic culture, great food and beautiful scenery. Combining the two for a three day festival of kayaking, stand up paddling and canoeing is nothing short of genius. Cape Breton Paddlefest 2012 was exactly that.

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She's back! Relaunching Bluenose II

By dhendsbee, on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

IMG_0846 (800x600).jpgBluenose II is a Nova Scotia symbol of our past, present and future. Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador has been away from the sea for almost two years. This weekend, thousands of people joined the shipbuilders of Lunenburg by putting Bluenose II where she belongs, back in the water. 

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Bucket-list Kayaking and a Perfect Picnic

By BayOfFundy, on Mon, 24 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

KayakingDistance.jpgI am typically not a big fan of salads but this was culinary magic with cubes of cheddar, and dried cranberries, fresh picked lettuce from Else Marie's garden and a maple vinaigrette dressing that was to die for!

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Folly River Fun

By johnsp, on Mon, 24 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

The rain has finally come which means the rivers are all full of water again. The Folly River near Wentworth was up last Friday so Marc, Steve and I headed up to have some fun. The river is runnable when the water gage reads 1.4m, and scary-insane at 2m. On Friday it was reading 1.58m, which is just about perfect.

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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

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 Burncoat 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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