Discover the best of Nova Scotia!
We’ve pulled together seven top experiences that are sure to bring you back for seconds!
With the most pubs and clubs per capita in Canada, be sure to pull up a chair at one of the many pub patios in downtown Halifax. After a pint, stroll the Halifax waterfront boardwalk that follows the water’s edge alongside the world’s second largest ice-free harbour. Hop aboard the ferry and cross the harbour to Dartmouth which is filled with more locally-owned shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, and pubs. A visit to Halifax is not complete without trying the fabled donair, the official food of Halifax.
Discover new favourites as you explore the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail - Canada's first brewery, winery, cidery and distillery trail. Sample locally produced wine, beer, cider and spirits from over 49 locations across the province. Meet passionate Nova Scotia artisans and taste local cuisine paired perfectly with your drink of choice. From Yarmouth to Cape Breton, the trail weaves through stunning landscapes, heritage sites, beaches, farmlands and cities.
In Nova Scotia, fresh and local isn't a choice. It’s a way of life. We were built on our connection to the sea and our understanding of the land has allowed our rich culture to thrive. From award-winning craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, to feasts made from the finest local ingredients – there’s plenty here to whet your appetite. With so many incredible culinary delights to choose from, it's no surprise we’re so well known for our kitchen parties. There’s always room at our table.
If you haven’t eaten Nova Scotia lobster in Nova Scotia, then you haven’t really eaten lobster. Looking for the best places to get fresh lobster? Visit the Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound in Hall's Harbour and pluck a fresh lobster from the tank. In Argyle, savour a lobster boil and chef-prepared meal on Lobster Bay at Ye Olde Argyler Lodge. For an ‘Original Nova Scotia Lobster Supper’ visit the Shore Club. Foodies can rejoice – there’s lobster to enjoy in every corner of the province.
Looking for local meats, fresh seafood and locally grown produce? Craving freshly baked bread to perfectly pair with locally made cheeses and a Nova Scotian wine, beer or spirit? Maybe you’re searching for a wonderful new treasure created by a local artisan? If so, a stop at any of the 40+ farmers’ markets located throughout Nova Scotia will help you discover the delicious difference of the farmers' market's "make it, bake it, grow it" philosophy.
In Nova Scotia, finding great places to go on an adventure is easy - finding time to see it all is the tricky part. Here, our stunning scenic routes, romantic getaways, and delicious dining destination are just the start. Discover world-famous lighthouses, pristine coastline, and fun, friendly people in a place where there are no wrong turns.