Nova Scotia has everything you need for the perfect holiday: colourful history, beautiful scenery, fantastic food, cosmopolitan shopping, outdoor activities, music festivals, pristine beaches, and arts and crafts. Whatever your interests and enthusiasms, you will find plenty to see, do, and discover in our beautiful and friendly province.
The Halifax Metro region offers the best of land and sea, with its cosmopolitan blend of cafés and shops, galleries and streetscapes, combined with views of Halifax's historic harbour. Nova Scotia's picturesque South Shore is renowned for its special mixture of coastal beauty and historic treasures, such as the stark beauty of the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg Old Town, and the Black Loyalist Heritage Museum. Head south and you will arrive in Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, where French and English cultures intermingle. Visit Acadian fishing villages, with their soaring churches and traditional cuisine, and learn more about the area's rich history at its many museums, including the oldest courthouse in Canada.
The Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley offers breath-taking look-offs and the unique tidal environment of the Bay of Fundy combined with the fertile lushness of the Valley's farms and vineyards. The Northumberland Shore has natural beauty, history and culture in abundance, from warm beaches to museums that reveal the area's varied past. With its stunning highlands and vibrant Celtic culture, Cape Breton Island is a paradise of rugged coastal trails, crystalline lakes, and fascinating local museums. The Eastern Shore offers surfing and kayaking, wildlife galore, a host of festivals, and local culinary delights.