From the dramatic cliffs, arches and towering pinnacles of northern Cape Breton and Cape Chignecto to the glacial barrens, sheltered waterways and isolated white sand beaches of Prospect and Tangier, for many, our coast is best seen from the water.
For the history buffs - paddle along one of our historic waterfronts, such as Lunenburg, Halifax or Shelburne. Cultural enthusiasts will love chatting with the fishermen unloading their fishing boats in Yarmouth or traversing the waterways of the Mi’kmaq at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
Must-Paddle Sea Kayaking Locations in Nova Scotia
The rugged and diverse coastline of Nova Scotia creates exceptional kayak routes you won’t find anywhere else. Whether paddling through white granite passageways and around islands with white sand beaches and turquoise water, or navigating alongside sheer sea cliffs featuring waterfalls, sea caves and towering arches is what you crave, Nova Scotia is sure to have the adventure for you.
Kayaking Tours & Lessons
Our tour operators offer guided excursions, lessons and rentals on all shores of the province for all skill levels. Choose from half-day, full-day, overnight or multi-day adventures to discover seabirds, porpoises, seals and, if you’re lucky, whales, who call our coast home. Explore island-speckled bays, weathered fishing villages, working waterfronts, and unique geological formations.
Paddle our Historic Harbours
Many of the earliest Nova Scotian settlements relied heavily on the ocean and today you will find that many of our historic towns, such as Lunenburg and Shelburne as well as our capital city of Halifax, are situated on large, sheltered harbours. What better way to see a historic skyline than from the water? These calm, sheltered waters are perfect for both novice and experienced kayakers looking for a relaxing, picturesque paddle.