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7 Not-to-Be-Missed Nova Scotia Experiences

History, culture, natural beauty, festivities and fun!


Interested in coming to Nova Scotia but not sure what to do? Nova Scotia is home to scenic coastal vistas, historical attractions, outdoor adventure and natural beauty, all for you to explore!

1. Downtown Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Halifax
Take one of Canada's best walks, in our capital city by the sea. Hugging the harbour for ten city blocks, follow the water's edge past historic sites, shops, restaurants and attractions. READ MORE

2. Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Birchtown
Learn about the history and contributions of Black Loyalists, some of Nova Scotia's first settlers, at the museum, historic church and walkway with interpretive panels. READ MORE

3. Beaux Vendredis Lobster Suppers, Belliveau Cove
Enjoy fresh lobster, clams and snow crab cooked on a wharf in Belliveau Cove. Take in the beautiful view of St. Mary's Bay and enjoy live music during this authentic Acadian experience. READ MORE

4. The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus, Wolfville
Visit four local wineries in a traditional British double decker bus. A must for wine enthusiasts; sample Nova Scotia's award winning, internationally recognized wines. READ MORE

5. Seafoam Lavender Farm, Seafoam
During this behind-the-scenes experience, you'll be surprised to learn about the versatility and health benefits of this fragrant and beautiful herb. READ MORE

6. Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique
Take an interactive journey through samples of song, stories, dance and bagpipe and fiddle music. Try your hand at a fiddle tune or learn how to step-dance. READ MORE

7. Murphy's Scenic Boat Tours, Murphy Cove
Join Captain Murphy aboard his fishing boat for a mussel harvesting adventure. Enjoy breathtaking views of the rugged coastline and seabirds on your way to the mussel grounds. Finish your tour by sampling your bounty - seafood doesn't get any fresher! READ MORE
 

Featured Nova Scotia Blog Post

Travel by sea with Bay Ferries

Travel by Sea with Bay Ferries & Northumberland Ferries

This summer, pack up the family and head to Canada’s ocean playground for an exciting vacation full of family-friendly things to see and do. Explore over 13,000 kilometres of coastline, take part in a seaside excursion, go hiking and camping, or enjoy cultural experiences including festivals, museums, and so much more. Kick-start your adventure by travelling with Bay Ferries and Northumberland Ferries to see Nova Scotia the way it was meant to be seen – by sea!
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Nova Scotia's Video of the Month

Tidal Bore Rafting in Nova Scotia

Tidal Bore Rafting in Nova Scotia

Powered by the world famous Bay of Fundy tidal bore, Nova Scotia’s tidal bore rafting tours are unlike any other rafting experience on the planet. Imagine floating on a calm, peaceful river taking in the scenic cliffs one moment, and seeing it transformed into raging rapids the next. It’s a ride you will never forget.
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Featured Nova Scotia Vacation Package

Cabot Trail Run - Cape Breton

Cabot Trail Run - Cape Breton

Explore Nova Scotia from top to bottom on this week-long adventure through the province. Start by exploring the South Shore, before spending an evening in bustling Halifax. Then make your way to Cape Breton, one of the world’s most beautiful islands and experience the stunning Cabot Trail drive. On your way back to Yarmouth, drive through the beautiful Annapolis Valley.
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Featured Don't Miss Event

Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of craft beer, specialty, import & cider beverages! Breweries and agents representing over 110 producers will be on hand to sample and discuss 300 unique products. One of the top summer festivals in Halifax, this is an event not to be missed.
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Nova Scotia Recipes

Wild Blueberry Lemonade

Wild Blueberry Lemonade

Finally! Celebrate this beautiful warm weather by soaking up the sun on your patio while enjoying this refreshing and easy to make Wild Blueberry Lemonade.
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Agricola Street Seafood Chowder

Agricola Street Seafood Chowder

Featuring scallops, clams, salmon and more, this recipe from Agricola Street Brasserie shares their process so you can make your own chowder at home!
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Nova Scotia Road Trip of the Month

Summer Theatre Roadtrip

Summer Theatre Roadtrip

After an exciting day spent exploring Nova Scotia’s sights enjoy an evening of fine theatre. From small local productions to adaptations of internationally acclaimed works, Nova Scotia’s many professional theatres offer something for every theatrical taste.
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Making a Splash

With a local: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

With a local: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Experience Lunenburg, Nova Scotia through the eyes of seventh generation Lunenburger, Shelah Allen. As a tour guide on the super popular Lunenburg Walking Tours, Shelah recommends her top picks and tips for experiencing the very best that this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer.
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Parks Canada Introduces The Cocoon Tree Bed

Parks Canada Introduces The Cocoon Tree Bed

Parks Canada has something new in store for campers this summer: the unique Cocoon Tree Bed: a comfortable camping bubble suspended high in the trees above Ingonish Beach in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. 
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Five Ways to Have a Great Time in Halifax

Five Ways to Have a Great Time in Halifax

If you’re thinking of visiting the Maritimes make sure that Halifax, Nova Scotia is at the top of your list. There’s no debating that Halifax is a small city with a big heart. To get your bucket list started, I’ve put together the top five things you can do in this oceanside town.
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A Visit to the Tangled Garden

A Visit to the Tangled Garden

One hour’s drive from Halifax, in the fertile Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Tangled Garden is a delight for all the senses. See the garden in all its glory, feel the warmth on your skin (on a gorgeous day like the day I visited), smell the fragrant blooms, taste the delicious herb jellies in flavours such as rose petal, raspberry and lavender.
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Barrelling Tide distills essence of Annapolis Valley with local fruit liqueurs

Barrelling Tide distills essence of Annapolis Valley with local fruit liqueurs

Featuring six products, vodka, gin and liqueurs made with local raspberries, cranberries, cherries and haskap berries; Barrelling Tide is the region’s newest addition to the crafted spirit world. Located on Parkway Drive off Starrs Point Road, and the only distillery to produce local fruit liqueurs in the Annapolis Valley.
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'Fishermen's Monument' at Peggy's Cove, NS

#VisitNovaScotia on Instagram

This month's Instagram photo from @pictureperfecttours features William E. deGarthe's Fishermen's Monument, in Peggy's Cove. Are you an avid Instagrammer? Tag your Nova Scotia photos with #VisitNovaScotia or #NovaScotiaEats (for great photos of food in Nova Scotia) for a chance to be featured.
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