Life's a Beach in Nova Scotia: Top beaches, beach accommodations, campgrounds, and beach activities in Nova Scotia

Family fun at Melmerby Beach Provincial Park in Nova Scotia.

By msears, on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

Lazy, hazy beach days are some of the most welcomed days in Nova Scotia. With 7,600 km of shoreline, it's no secret that Nova Scotia is home to some pretty awesome beaches. From favourite places to spend a day in the sand to sweet surf spots, here's a list of some of the most recommended beaches throughout Nova Scotia.

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Hearthstone Hospitality

By nVanDusen, on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

With three Hearthstone Hospitality locations in Nova Scotia, finding a comfortable place to rest after a day of Nova Scotia adventure and activity is simple.

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In the Know: Favourite Nova Scotia Restaurants

The Bicycle Thief on the Halifax Waterfront

By cbragg, on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

The food scene in Nova Scotia is an ecclectic mix of culinary creativity and tradition, you can find something for everyone. So, we've reached out to locals across our social networks to find out which restaurants they liked the best. And respond they did! There were too many restaurants to mention in one post, but we compiled a list of the ones that were mentioned the most. The results below are a mix of everything from fine dining to quaint bakeries to greasy spoons.

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Clockwise or Counter-clockwise: which way should I drive Cape Breton Island’s Cabot Trail

View of the Cabot Trail from the Skyline Trail hiking trail

By msears, on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

“Which is the best way to travel around the Cabot Trail – clockwise or counter-clockwise?”

Visitors to Nova Scotia often ask this question so now we've asked Travel Counsellors at each of the six Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres and the Tourism Nova Scotia Contact Centre as well as fellow Nova Scotians what they would recommend when asked how to experience the best of Cape Breton Island’s famous Cabot Trail.  We've compiled their many recommendations here to help those planning a trip around the Cabot Trail.

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Run, Walk, Cycle and MORE in Nova Scotia: 15 uniquely Nova Scotian events and activities that will get your blood pumping!

Not Since Moses 5k/10k Run/Walk

By msears, on Mon, 9 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Vacation time gives us a chance to relax and unwind... but it can also give us a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind event or activity. From dedicated marathoners and cycling enthusiasts, to adventure seekers (who know getting dirty is half the fun), we've pulled together a list of challenging, endurance-testing and uniquely Nova Scotian events and activities that will get your blood pumping this year in Nova Scotia!

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Discover l’Acadie with Parks Canada

Grand-Pré National Historic Site

By nVanDusen, on Mon, 9 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Plan your summer adventure at a Parks Canada site in Mainland Nova Scotia!

Fort Anne National Historic Site

By , on Thu, 7 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments

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!

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The Peggy’s Cove Region – Your Questions, Answered!

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

By nVanDusen, on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments

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!

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Nova Scotia’s Top 12 of 2015 – A Year in Review

Image by @namkcaps in Instagram

By nVanDusen, on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

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!

Image by @namkcaps


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Uniquely Nova Scotian Christmas Gifts

By msears, on Thu, 5 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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