Under a blanket of fresh snow, Nova Scotia becomes transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with postcard images of white hills, frosted trees and ice-covered lakes. For some, it’s the perfect time to visit one of the many cabins and chalets across the province and curl up in front of a fire to share a hot chocolate, while others revel in the opportunity to head outdoors and experience the season up close. No matter how you plan to spend your Nova Scotia winter vacation – inside or out – you’ll find something to make you wish the season was just a little longer!
This winter is an especially great time for a Nova Scotia vacation. The Winter Icewine Festival, Dine Around and the Savour Festival all happen in February, with the province’s premiere culinary event, the Savour Food and Wine Show, taking place on March 2 in Halifax. Spend your days watching Canada’s young athletic stars compete in events ranging from competitive skating to wheelchair basketball. Then follow it with evenings of succulent meals and decadent desserts paired with award-winning Nova Scotian wines and icewines – the perfect way to cap a winter’s day!
For the outdoor adventurer, you’ll definitely want to head out on the trail this winter. Blaze a path through powdery snow as you cross-country ski, snowshoe or enjoy a romantic sleigh ride along one of Nova Scotia’s many trails. Take the family to award-winning Sugar Moon Farm, where you can tour a working sugar maple farm, learn the history and craft behind maple sugaring and, best of all, enjoy a delicious brunch that features pancakes and maple syrup. Or, if you’re looking for something more exhilarating, get your heart racing while surfing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean during a winter storm or skiing down one of Nova Scotia’s ski hills.