A is for Adventure in Nova Scotia

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One of our favourite things about summer is getting outside and setting off on a new adventure. Fortunately for us, there’s no shortage of adventures to be found. From an air adventure to ziplining, here’s some things to try – from A to Z. 

Air Adventures 
Whether you’re ready to jump out of plane or you want to soar high above in a hot air baloon, we’ve got an adventure for your level of thrill seeking. The Annapolis Valley will look even more amazing when you see it from 1,000 feet in the air

Head out to sea this summer to catch a glimpse of a whale breaching the surface in the waters off of Brier Island or Cape Breton. Or, in honour of Shark Week, head out on a day-long shark fishing charter from Eastern Passage (don’t worry – you won’t need a bigger boat. No Jaws-sized sharks will be after you). 

With dark skies full of stars as your night light and the sounds of the ocean as you settle in for the night, there’s a camping adventure in Nova Scotia for the camper who likes to rough it and for those who like a few more creature comforts. 

Whether you want to paddle traditional native routes through Kejimkjik National Park to your campsite or drive up to your site at one of our 20 provincial parks and over 100 privately operated campgrounds, we’re ready for you. 

Slow your road trip down and head out on two wheels. From our Sweet Ride road trip along the South Shore to one of our new cycling routes across the province, there’s a ride for the expert and the novice looking to travel by bike. 

You’ve never seen our coastline quite like this. Bring your own kayak or join a guided tour to explore our wave-chiseled sea coasts or glide across quiet lakes

Our trails will take you from deep in the woods to the edge of the earth as you discover coastline trails. 

Nature built our best roller coaster ride when it sent 160 billion tons of water in and out of the Bay of Fundy, twice a day, every day. Feel the rush of eight foot waves as you barrel down the Shubenacadie River in a white-water raft. 

From a regatta to learning to sail on the Bra d’Or Lakes, over 7,600km of coastline makes Nova Scotia a sailor’s paradise. Marinas all along the coast have guest berths ready and waiting for you to stop by and explore the coastal towns of Nova Scotia. 

Whether you want a high seas adventure or the quiet solitude of catch and release fly fishing in our rivers, you’ll find your new favourite fishing spot amidst our 6,700 lakes, 130 rivers, and 7,600km of saltwater coastline. Summer fishing includes smallmouth bass, perch, chain pickerel, and mackerel. And as we head towards the fall, you can head out to fish for trout and Atlantic salmon. 

We’re not kidding when we say surf’s up – our peak surf season is just beginning! Starting in August and lasting until November, the waves along our coast are at their best. As hurricane season brings in some of our biggest waves, you can grab your board and head to the Eastern Shore and catch a wave. Or, if surfing is still something on your bucket list, book lessons with one of the local surf schools. 


Zipline courses in Nova Scotia will take you up over 1,000 feet, letting you drop down over 10 stories. Your inner thrill seeker will thank you as you soar above the trees. 

Share your summer adventures with us – use the hashtags #VisitNovaScotia and #AforAdventure on Instagram and Twitter or post them to our Facebook page. We’d love to see where summer in Nova Scotia takes you!