The Maritime province of Nova Scotia is known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground” and we couldn’t think of anywhere better to play!
With picturesque fishing towns, iconic scenery, exceptional seafood, incredible whale watching, outstanding hiking, rich Scottish history and some of the most beautiful coastline in Canada, it’s hard to know where to start exploring this beautiful province and even more difficult to leave!
The capital city of Halifax can be explored entirely on foot. Experience the friendly and upbeat culture, check out the farmers’ markets and take a break in one of the many bars and restaurants that fill this bustling port. Visit the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21, the site at which a million immigrants have arrived in Halifax between 1928 and 1971.
Cape Breton Island has awesome hikes aplenty and views to match! The Skyline trail and Middlehead hike aren’t to be missed! Keep a look out for moose and other wild animals while out and about, they’re shy but you should be able to spot some!
Q – How do you weigh a whale? A – Take it to the whaleweigh station. But first we have to find one! If whale watching is on your bucket list then you’re in luck! Along the coast of Nova Scotia are Pilot, Finback, Minke and Humpback whales, along with dolphins, basking sharks and seals! The excitement doesn’t end in the water though. Look up to see puffins, bald eagles and an abundance of other seabirds!
HIGHLIGHTS FOR VISITING NOVA SCOTIA
- Explore the capital city of Halifax! Take a tour of the Alexander Keith’s Brewery and if you’re a history buff, visit the Canadian Immigration Museum.
- Hike amazing trails on Cape Breton island
- Relax on Ingonish beach and swim in the refreshing water
- Dig for clams in Digby
- Visit and explore the coastal towns of Sydney and Lunenberg
- Wildlife spotting…so much wildlife!
- Take a whale or puffin watching cruise
- Drive the Cabot Trail