Wine Time in the Annapolis Valley

By , on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 | 0 Comments

As the days warm up and we start to plan our summer road trips, one of our favourites is to head to the Annapolis Valley for the amazing views of the Minas Basin from Nova Scotia’s vineyards. With six distinct wine growing regions in the province and a unique terroir that has been shaped over the centuries, our wine region has been maturing over the past 25 years. In the Annapolis Valley, you’ll find 11 wineries, offering up award winning wines you don’t want to miss. 

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Give the Gift of Nova Scotia

By , on Wed, 11 Dec 2013 | 0 Comments

bordeaux milk and cookies_NSCrystal.jpgFrom the parades to the lights on the trees, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the province. And that means finding gifts to go under your Nova Scotian tree. Our favourite way to shop for our loved ones is to shop local and find things that are uniquely Nova Scotian to stuff in their stockings.

 

 

 

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Ebb & Flow on the Yarmouth tide

By callen, on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 | 0 Comments

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Blooms of shimmering jellyfish as big as your thumbnail rise and fall in dreamy movement a few feet from your paddle. Bubbles from burrowing clams rise in a stream from the ocean floor while hundreds of seabirds explore the exposed flats, feasting on crabs, snails and other creatures.

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From our community: Fall in Nova Scotia

By , on Tue, 24 Sep 2013 | 0 Comments

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The end of summer in Nova Scotia is just the start of another amazing season. Heading out on a road trip among the bright yellows, oranges, and reds is one of our favourite things to do. Our annual Leaf Watch keeps track of where the leaves look their most colourful and give us inspiration to head out in search of the best fall has to offer. From to a day trip to the Annapolis Valley to pick apples to a weekend getaway to drive the Cabot Trail, there's no shortage of things to do in fall

But you don't have to take our word for it, find out what our Facebook and Twitter community have to say about their favourite things about fall in Nova Scotia.

 

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Hiking Admiral Lake Loop

By rfaulkner, on Wed, 11 Sep 2013 | 0 Comments

On a cool morning, we decided to hike the Admiral Lake Loop - a 10km trail part of the Musquodoboit Traillway Association. We opted to do the trail clockwise, keeping the steep elevation until the end. That meant an easy 4km along the converted rails to trails towards Bayer Lake to start with. This section had the lake on one side and granite cliffs on the other.

 

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Summer's Not Over Yet: #VisitNovaScotia Photos from Instagram

By , on Fri, 30 Aug 2013 | 0 Comments

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It might be the last long weekend of the summer, but there's still lots of time left in the season to explore Nova Scotia. Here's a few of our favourite summer photos from Instagram to inspire your next road trip.

Kayaking in Kejimkujik National Park, @xtinesharp 

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From our community: Nova Scotia road trip ideas

By smacpherson, on Tue, 30 Apr 2013 | 0 Comments

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Nova Scotia really is the spirit of the perfect road trip. Around every turn is something new to discover. Whether it's a vibrant seaside town, the perfect spot to get ice cream, a one-of-a-kind shop, or a beautiful sandy beach, you're bound to find something you'll love. All you need to do is hop in the car, turn on your perfect road trip playlist, roll the windows down and go explore all that Nova Scotia has to offer. 

While we've created some of our own road trips, we know there's still more discover. You don't have to take our word for it - we've asked our Facebook community for their ideas and they've given us some great ideas for road trips to take all year long. 

Cape Breton 

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A geocaching goldmine

By callen, on Tue, 9 Apr 2013 | 0 Comments

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Yarmouth is home to the man who holds the Canadian record for hiding the most geocaches. Ervin Olsen (Ervined) likes to think of them as 1,213 different adventures and he takes pride in where he places his geocaches. He also has a particular goal in mind when he decides where to place them: helping geocachers discover more about the Yarmouth area.

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Santa lives in Yarmouth

By callen, on Wed, 19 Dec 2012 | 0 Comments

2568_74576815691_261111_n.jpegThose in the rest of the world believe Santa spends his days at the North Pole but residents in Yarmouth County can tell you where the "real Santa" lives. The time has come to share the secret.

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A Dumping Day tradition

By callen, on Wed, 5 Dec 2012 | 0 Comments

For those in the communities of South West Nova Scotia, Dumping Day is one of the most nerve-wracking and exciting days of the year.

Dumping Day 2012 from Carla Allen on Vimeo.

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