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Wine, Whales & Whisky

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Wine, Whale and Whisky Map

Discover the “northern” edge of the province: from Nova Scotia's largest wine maker, to the craggy Bay of Fundy coast, to the spectacular vistas of Cape Breton. Fresh seafood, whiskey and wine, and adventures on land and sea await.

1

Scale the lighthouse at Masstown Market.

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Climb the lighthouse for a 360-degree panoramic view of the Bay of Fundy and then snack on fresh Bay of Fundy clams or fish tips.

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2

Kayak on the world’s highest tides with NovaShores Adventures

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Navigate your kayak by the famous Three Sisters sea stack formation on a guided tour hosted by NovaShores Adventures. An incredible way to get up close with the natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley region.

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3

Hike through Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Explore eight hiking trails, ranging from quick 30-minute hikes to multi-day backcountry camping adventures. Find out why this park, and its dramatic views of the Bay of Fundy was a finalist on About.com for “Best Canadian Provincial Camping Park.”

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4

Taste some of Nova Scotia’s finest at Jost Vineyards

Northumberland Shore

The year-round winery offers wine merchandise and a wide selection of Jost’s award-winning wines. Sit back and relax at our summertime deli, licensed patio and playground while overlooking the vineyard.

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5

Sample some delicious pizza and pork

Northumberland Shore

Discover what New Glasgow residents describe as “the best pizza in the world” at Pizza County Pizza. Then pay a visit to the Pork Shop, a local gem famous for its pork products – from mouth-watering pepperoni to thick chops.

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6

Try North America’s 1st single malt whisky at Glenora Distillery

Cape Breton

Join us for daily on-site tours with tastings from May to October before retiring to our inn and pub restaurant for a real Cape Breton ceilidh, featuring the finest whisky in Nova Scotia.

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7

Hit the greens at Cabot Links

Cape Breton

Play a round on North America’s only true links course. This one-of-a-kind golfing experience, where every hole offers an oceanview, includes five holes played right along the beach. This is golf the way it was meant to be played.

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8

Hike the Skyline Trail

Cape Breton

Experience the dramatic headland cliff that overlooks our rugged coastline at the end of this level trail. This is a fantastic way to get an eagle’s eye view of the winding Cabot Trail and even to spot whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the viewing decks. Simply breathtaking.

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9

Whale Watching in Cape Breton

Cape Breton

Pods of Atlantic pilot whales spend their summers gorging on squid off the shores near Cheticamp, Pleasant Bay, and northern Cape Breton. Book a whale watching tour to get up close and personal with these highly social creatures, which are likely to be as intrigued by you as you are by them. Along with many species of whales, chances are you’ll see porpoises, dolphins, seals, and seabirds while out on the open water. The best times to see whales are in the summer and fall months.

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10

Relax at Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa

Cape Breton

The perfect place to unwind, Keltic Lodge and Spa is located in the heart of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Adjacent to the 18-hole championship Highlands Links Golf Course, repeatedly named one of the top 100 golf courses in the world, the hotel also features a heated pool, Aveda Spa, nearby wilderness trails, hiking, and whale watching.

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Hike the Franey Trail

Cape Breton

Climb up to a 360-degree view of the entire Clyburn Brook Canyon and Atlantic coastline from Cape Smokey to Ingonish. Be sure to keep an eye open for wildlife – this is moose country.

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12

Kayak with North River Kayak Tours

Cape Breton

Glide across the water and enjoy the view on tours designed for everyone from beginners to kayaking veterans. A great Cape Breton adventure.

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13

Travel through time at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Cape Breton

Learn about the life and times of this Canadian icon, and explore the largest collection of Bell’s artifacts and inventions at this one-of-a-kind museum overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes.

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