The spirit of l’Acadie echoes deep throughout Nova Scotia’s heritage, a legacy of the intrepid French settlers who arrived on our shores in the 17th century. Today’s thriving Acadian culture reflects this strong and resilient culture. Parks Canada is honoured to preserve, and share this rich history at national historic sites throughout Nova Scotia. Discover the joie de vivre of the Acadian culture as you travel through this fascinating chapter of Canadian history with Parks Canada.
With summer just around the corner, now’s the time to start planning your next family adventure.
Check out all of the great activities on offer across the Mainland Nova Scotia Parks Canada sites – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Peggy’s Cove is one of Nova Scotia’s most visited villages. This small fishing village has retained its authentic seafaring history and rugged coastal scenery since the original settling families set up shop in the 1800s.
Explore beyond the obvious with these insider’s tips to experience Peggy’s Cove like a local!
As adults we often forget what we used to love about winter when we were kids - when winter meant going outside and playing until you couldn't feel your nose or your toes.
It's time to put a little fun back into winter, to try something new, and to find something you love and embrace it.
Kitchen parties aside, it’s no secret Nova Scotia is one delicious destination. From the lush orchards of the Annapolis Valley to the seafood that anchors the shores, fresh and local is a way of life here. Whether you’re hankering for surf or turf, here are 7 dining experiences you’ll want to tuck into when next visiting this maritime hot spot.
Join us in taking a look back at 2015 at some memorable highlights from what has been an amazing year! These posts from our Facebook and Instagram pages generated a lot of love from you, our followers!
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We're making a list and we're checking it twice... and we're going to help those who are looking for locally made gifts from Nova Scotia this Christmas season!
After talking with our friends, families and colleagues, we've built upon last year's 22 Nova Scotia gift ideas to bring you plenty more wonderfully local and thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to delight everyone on your gift list.
Stroll a pearly white beach, eat red hot lobster, sit by a crackling fire. Go on a take-your-breath-away hike, sip on a heady ale from our micro-breweries, Hell Bay or Boxing Rock, or wet your whistle on an Ironworks perfectly distilled spirit. There’s something in the air here. You can taste it as surely as fresh salt spray on your lips. Outdoor experiences & fine dining, lighthouses & wilderness, culture & history – come see us on the South Shore.
I can’t explain what an exhilarating feeling it was gliding along the trails. The ride was so smooth and quiet. I literally felt like George Jetson flying through the woods!
If you are passing through Upper Econony in Nova Scotia’s Colchester County, you will see a sign for That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm. That is of course if you are able to take your eyes off