Visit Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Scotia is a favourite amongst travellers with its cute, storybook style houses, charming lighthouses, gently flowing shorelines and vast, violet-coloured fields of lupine.
When you visit, you’ll feel like you’re on an island. Much of that is due to the amazing seafood and picture perfect coastlines – all fine by us!
In classic Canadian form, there’s no shortage of coastal beach trips, rustic fishing boats and forests to explore. If you’re more of an urban adventurer, check out Halifax for a bustling music scene and top-notch foodie adventures.
MUST SEE SIGHTS AND THINGS TO DO IN NOVA SCOTIA
Rafting along the roaring tidal bore at the Bay of Fundy - which manages to drink 160 billion tonnes of water every day and host the world’s highest tides. BYO nerves of steel.
Watch in awe as humpback wales back-flip off the shore.
Take a 300km road trip up the Cabot Trail to Cape Breton Island, where you’ll find the most sublime beaches to bask upon.
Enjoy a night out in Halifax to experience its fantastic music scene. FYI, this metropolitan area boasts more pubs per capita than anywhere else in Canada – so perhaps plan a day in to your schedule to accommodate the aftermath.
Devour the renowned Nova Scotia seafood, especially the heavenly lobster at Halls Harbour Lobster Pound and famed scallops in Digby.
WHEN TO TRAVEL TO NOVA SCOTIA
Head to Nova Scotia during June – August to see whales come close to shore for feeding and wildflowers carpeting the country.
In September - October you’ll catch the gorgeous golden autumn trees and fall music festivals.
August - November is for certifiable surfers wanting to ride the arctic hurricane swells – pack your thick winter wetsuit and booties!
GETTING TO NOVA SCOTIA
You can travel to Nova Scotia via air, rail or boat – and commercial airlines offer direct flights to Halifax International Airport.