Nova Scotia's blend of dramatic seas, scenic lands, Celtic music and friendly people shape a maritime culture like no other.
Witness the world's highest tide ebb out of the Minas Basin and beachcomb the ocean floor for treasures. Drive, bike or hike the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Canada's great ocean highway. Visit the province's capital city, the seaport of Halifax. Or stop by the town of Lunenburg to see the home of the world-famous Bluenose II.
Nova Scotia's seacoast diversity is what makes this peninsula so unique.
|Bay of Fundy|
In every pool, you'll find gifts from the sea. Discover the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy – measuring highs of 16 metres (54 feet). At low tide, comb the beach for amethyst stones and crustaceans. Ride the tide on the Shubenacadie River – one of the only places in the world for tidal bore rafting. The Bay of Fundy is a favourite destination to many shorebirds and whales, eagles and osprey. Make it one of yours.
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|Cabot Trail |
Can a paved road be a path to enlightenment? Travel Canada’s great ocean highway – the Cabot Trail – on the island of Cape Breton. The trail winds a near 300 km (185 mi.) along the island’s rocky northern shore and then ascends the plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. From hiking to biking, golfing to skiing, the Cabot Trail is a visitor’s paradise.
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Where the salt of the sea meets the salt of the earth
In a province whose culture has been shaped by the sea, fishing remains an authentic way of life in Nova Scotia. From scallops and lobster to salmon and tuna, fresh local seafood is easy to come by. Visit any of our charming, tranquil villages. And relax. Dinner won’t be caught for an hour!
Rich heritage, unique charm, warm hospitality. In the South Shore Tourism Region, the town of Lunenburg is home to the most famous Canadian tall-ship, the Bluenose II. Designated as an United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage site, this vibrant community still thrives on its farming, fishing and shipbuilding traditions.
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Listen with an open ear; dance with an open heart.
Nova Scotia hums many different tunes. Celtic, Acadian and Scottish music echoes throughout the province. Music spills out of kitchen windows and careens down city sidewalks. It rocks church basements and lulls concert halls. Nova Scotia will put a dance in your step.
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|The Beaches |
Sink your feet in Nova Scotia sands. More than 100 accessible beaches are never far away in Nova Scotia. Enjoy inland beaches on fresh water lakes or feel the salty breeze along the seacoast. Dip into the warmest salt waters in Atlantic Canada on the Northumberland Strait, or adventure south to where the Atlantic Ocean meets Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline and experience world-class surf.
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