From our community: Fall in Nova Scotia

Par , sur mar, 24 sep 2013 | 1 Comment

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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.


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Beaches, Bridges & Wildlife - Camping Northumberland Shore

Par BayOfFundy, sur lun, 23 sep 2013 | 1 Comment

AmherstShoreParkTrail.jpg 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.

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Beachcombing for Crystals in Harbourville

Par acashin, sur lun, 16 sep 2013 | 1 Comment

P1010318.JPG 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.

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Hiking Admiral Lake Loop

Par rfaulkner, sur mer, 11 sep 2013 | 1 Comment

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.


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Driftwood & Dining Adventure in Advocate Harbour

Par BayOfFundy, sur mer, 4 sep 2013 | 1 Comment

DriftwoodBeach_WestAdvocate.jpg I was scrambling around the house attempting to pack up for an overnight get-away. It was my wife Sara's birthday weekend so I wanted her to sit back and relax and I would handle all of the details. It quickly became evident that I am not the organizer in our relationship. Though in my defense, with the number of food allergies we have to contend with in our family (dairy, soy, gluten, corn, canola, cocoa, etc. etc.), packing is never the simplest of tasks.

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Summer's Not Over Yet: #VisitNovaScotia Photos from Instagram

Par , sur ven, 30 aoû 2013 | 1 Comment

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It might be the last long weekend of the summer, but there's still lots of time left in the season to explore Nova Scotia. Here's a few of our favourite summer photos from Instagram to inspire your next road trip.

Kayaking in Kejimkujik National Park, @xtinesharp 

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Pictou County Pizza

Par , sur mer, 21 aoû 2013 | 1 Comment


Guest Post by Gillian Wesley and Drew Moore, The Local Traveler

I am fully aware of the fact that people everywhere, and I mean around the world everywhere, make bold claims that the pizza from their hometown is the best pizza you could possibly find. This is not something that's unique to people from Pictou County. What IS unique to people from Pictou County, is that when they say it, they're telling the truth.

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Hiking Rogart Mountain Trail

Par rfaulkner, sur jeu, 15 aoû 2013 | 1 Comment

What better way to entice your friends than to propose a hike with pancakes and maple syrup!


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From our community: Instagram's Favourite Beaches

Par smacpherson, sur mer, 7 aoû 2013 | 1 Comment

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With over 7,600 km of seacoast and more than 125 salt and freshwater beaches in Nova Scotia, it's not hard to have a day at the beach. 

Every day we see amazing pictures taken of these beaches by our #VisitNovaScotia Instagram community. We asked them to share those beaches with us and here's just a few of their favourite pieces of coastline. We'd love to see even more of your favourite beaches - just hashtag them #VisitNSBeaches to share your day at the beach.


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From our community: Nova Scotia's favourite way to eat blueberries

Par smacpherson, sur jeu, 25 juil 2013 | 1 Comment


Cultivated blueberries are headed to stores and that means wild blueberries aren't too far behind. Blueberries are an important part of summer in Nova Scotia - the taste of a blueberry right off the bush or in your favourite dessert easily conjures up memories of summer vacations. Whether it's a grandmother's recipe or that blueberry pie purchased at a Farmer's Market you dream of, just about everyone has a favourite way to eat blueberries.

During last year's blueberry season, we asked our Facebook community for their favourite ways to eat blueberries and we definitely got a few ideas for this upcoming blueberry season. We even got a few recipes to try.


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