Travel Media Bragging Rights 2014

Nova Scotia is tailor-made for those who want to truly connect with the people, culture, and history of their destination. There is a new story around every corner, in every town, and no shortage of friendly people to tell it. But don’t just take our word for it ... 

National Geographic: The 2014 Traveler 50 of World's Smartest Cities.  #23 Halifax, Nova Scotia: population 375,000. One coastal Canadian city is betting on books. A $57.6 million central library will act as hub to 14 branches—an investment in words and indoorsy charms in a town with a famously outdoorsy outlook.

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On August 18th, Nova Scotian agricultural pioneers, LaHave Forests, won the ‘Product Innovation Award’ for their ‘haskapa’ brand of Haskap juice at the 2014 World Congress of Food Science & Technology held in Montreal, Quebec.

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Westjet’s Up Magazine included Lawrencetown Beach in Canada’s 5 Great Beach Towns.

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Yummymummyclub.ca ranks Nova Scotia in their 10 Top Canadian Tourist Hotspots To Add To Your Bucket List.

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Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail tops with motorcycle riders - #1 place to go cruising on a motorcycle as chosen by readers of USA Today and 10Best.

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Vacay.ca names Fleur de Sel as the #1 Restaurant in Nova Scotia, # 17 in the Country (May), Chives #29.

May - Cottage Life:  Canada’s 5 Most Thrilling Drives – includes Cabot Trail. “Considered one of the best road trips in the world by Lonely Planet, this 300-kilometre loop named after explorer John Cabot winds around the northern end of Cape Breton Island. The circuit passes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, charming Acadian fishing villages and a spectacular coastline. Go hiking in the highlands, fly fishing for Atlantic salmon on the Margaree River, and sailing on the lovely Bras d’Or Lake. Stop off in each of the eight vibrant communities along the trail and soak up each one’s distinctive history and culture. Your camera is bound to have countless postcard-worthy images when you’re done.”

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Golf Digest ranks Cabot Links as #42 in the top 100 golf courses in the world.

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Golfweek recognizes Cabot Links as the best Canadian Modern Golf Course of 2014.

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Budget Travel named Atlantic Canada one of their top 10 Budget Destinations in 2014. The article was also featured in the January/February 2014 "Best Places" issue.

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Frommer’s listed Halifax Busker Festival as one of the best in Canada.

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At the World Brandy and World Rum awards held in the UK, Nova Scotia's Ironworks Distillery proudly stood atop the podium several times!   The World Rum Awards and the World Brandy Awards are part of the World Drink Awards presented by TheDrinkReport.com, a UK based organization.  Judges making up the World Drink Awards panel includes leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers, bartenders / mixologists and hoteliers.

  • World's Best Dark Rum - Gold for Ironworks Bluenose Rum
  • World's Best Brandy - Gold for Ironworks Aged Pear Eau de Vie
  • World's Best Apple Brandy - Gold for Ironworks Apple Brandy
  • World's Best Fruit Brandy - Gold for Ironworks Aged Pear Eau de Vie
  • World's Best Brandy Design - Gold for Ironworks Apple Brandy

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