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A is for Adventure in Nova Scotia

By , on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

One of our favourite things about summer is getting outside and setting off on a new adventure https://www.novascotia.com/explore/outdoor-adventure. Fortunately for us, there’s no shortage of adventures to be found. From an air adventure to ziplining, here’s some things to try – from A to Z. 

She's back! Relaunching Bluenose II

By dhendsbee, on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 | 0 Comments

IMG_0846 (800x600).jpgBluenose II is a Nova Scotia symbol of our past, present and future. Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador has been away from the sea for almost two years. This weekend, thousands of people joined the shipbuilders of Lunenburg by putting Bluenose II where she belongs, back in the water. 

Cruising Halifax Harbour on the Tall Ship Silva

By dhendsbee, on Tue, 17 Jul 2012 | 0 Comments

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Ahoy, mateys!


Life in Nova Scotia is tied to the sea in many ways. What better way to get to know Nova Scotia better than to enjoy a lovely summer day sailing in the Harbour on the Tall Ship Silva? As part of my Summer 2012 commitment to be a "hometown traveler," I knew my summer was going to be incomplete until getting out on the water.

10 reasons you should visit the 2012 Tall Ships Festival

By jcyr, on Thu, 12 Apr 2012 | 0 Comments

Halifax WaterfrontThe Tall Ships Festival is returning to Nova Scotia this year, making this year a really great year to visit! I love the Tall Ships Festival for the excitement and majesty it brings. Here are my top 10 reasons why you'll love them too!


Yarmouth - where sea monsters are free

By Devin Trefry, on Thu, 1 Mar 2012 | 0 Comments


The sight struck fear in those aboard a schooner sailing the Gut of Canso in 1787. One of the crew members cried out 'a shoal a-head.' To their great astonishment the shoal moved off. As it passed athwart the bow of their vessel, the men discovered it to be an enormous sea serpent, four times at least as long as the vessel. Its back was a dark green colour, forming above the water "a number of little hillocks, resembling a chain of hogsheads." Sightings of  strange creatures off the coast of Nova Scotia have been documented for hundreds of years and continue to be so. Just ask any lobster fishermen if he's pulled something unusual out of his trap.