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NOVA SCOTIA? SORTED.

Meaning ‘New Scotland’ in Latin, this Maritime Province is one of the oldest in Canada, having been colonised by Scottish settlers in the 1800s. And, like its namesake, Nova Scotia is all about nature, history and wildlife. A holiday to Nova Scotia offers an unforgettable experience, where expanses of nature surround small towns and beautiful villages. And getting there couldn’t be easier, as you can fly direct to the main city of Halifax, or go via hubs like Toronto and Montreal.

Enjoy a pint in Halifax, which boasts more pubs per person than anywhere else in Canada. Sit down and watch the world go by at Halifax Harbour, or discover where early immigrants were processed at Pier 21. See the Sable horses at Shubenacadie, or climb to Halifax Citadel to enjoy panoramic views over the small city.

Make sure you also had to the rugged fishing village of Peggy’s Cove during your Nova Scotia holiday. The Atlantic mist shrouds the rocky shoreline, while boutique galleries sit beside the picturesque Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. You can see the colourful 18th-century homes of ship-building Lunenburg, or call into Shelburne for a famous lobster feast.

You can circle Breton Island on the 180-mile Cabot Trail, discover artisan communities, and follow hiking trails over dramatic cliffs and rustic beaches. Walk along riverbanks through inland forests. Take the Skyline Trail boardwalk to the edge of the island and watch whales in the St. Lawrence Gulf below. Or head West to Kejimkujik National Park, territory of the Mi'kmaq. And don’t miss the historic sites on the southern shore of the Bay of Fundy, where much of Nova Scotia’s earliest history is waiting to be uncovered.

In the evening, why not sip a traditional hot chocolate at the Fortress of Louisbourg, or spend a romantic night in a period fortress home? Or you could visit the fishing town of Baddeck. On the shores of Bras d’Or Lake, this place is a hubbub of festivals, nightlife, spas, and activities. However you want to explore, our Travel Specialists will help you plan every detail of your Nova Scotia holiday.

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Things to do in Nova Scotia

From the 150-year-old settlements on the banks of the Bay of Fundy, to the vast wilderness overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia holidays showcase the best of Canada’s history and wildlife. Examine the Mi'kmaq petroglyphs beside the white sand beaches of Kejimkujik National Park. Visit the Ross Farm Museum, explore the 17th-century Fort Anne, and wander 10 acres of historic horticultural scenes at Annapolis Royal. And, after a busy day, why not grab a bite to eat at the vibrant harbour in Halifax?

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Nature-lovers will find plenty to do, too. See the rare Sable horses at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, and set out on a winding scenic drive around Cape Breton National Park. Black bears, beavers, cougars, moose, foxes, wolves and whales are all found in this beautiful corner of Canada. And, if you turn your eyes to the sky, you might also spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons and great horned owls. So Nova Scotia is the perfect choice for wildlife and wilderness lovers of all ages.

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Halifax

Old sits beside new in Nova Scotia’s bustling capital, Halifax. Take a stroll along the boardwalk by Halifax Harbour, where tugs still zip around the water, and relax with a drink and a bite at one of many bars and restaurants. You can feast on fresh seafood as you listen to a lively mariachi soundtrack, against a backdrop of colourful heritage buildings.

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Step into Nova Scotia’s past at the hilltop fortress of Halifax Citadel, just beyond the Old Town Clock, and look back at the striking views across the city and its harbour. Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Or visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s efforts to save passengers from the stricken Titanic. Wander Halifax Public Gardens – the oldest Victorian gardens in North America – or take a daytrip north to Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, the only wildlife park in the world with Sable Island horses.

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Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island is worth a visit during your Nova Scotia holiday. Start in Baddeck – the holiday home of Alexander Graham Bell – and explore 180 miles of winding scenic road around the north of the island. You can pass through mountains to lookout points, where you can see whales swimming in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Descend to secluded sandy beaches, or pause for a while in the small roadside communities featuring artisan eateries and unique boutiques. In Cape Breton National Park, you can venture across more than 500 square miles of wilderness, home to deer, moose, beavers and eagles. You should also check out the small Acadian town of Chéticamp and spend a night in the mid-18th-century among the 40 preserved buildings of the Fortress of Louisbourg. Here, you can step back in time to the 1700s, as servants bake fresh bread, cannons fire, and soldiers keep the peace with their muskets.

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Best time to visit Nova Scotia

Beautiful and diverse Nova Scotia offers something different each season. Summer is the most popular time to visit, with July and August temperatures reaching over 20°C. Crowds flock to enjoy the beautiful beaches and many festivals in Halifax, Baddeck and beyond.

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Autumn and spring bring new colours and laidback days, ideal for exploring the wilderness. This makes May, June, September or October a great time to discover the many attractions of Nova Scotia’s cities, parks and countryside.

Winter temperatures drop below freezing, meaning fewer visitors. An enchanting stillness falls across the province, while plentiful snowfalls make the peaks perfect for skiing.

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Show Less

Things to do

Things to do in Nova Scotia

From the 150-year-old settlements on the banks of the Bay of Fundy, to the vast wilderness overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia holidays showcase the best of Canada’s history and wildlife. Examine the Mi'kmaq petroglyphs beside the white sand beaches of Kejimkujik National Park. Visit the Ross Farm Museum, explore the 17th-century Fort Anne, and wander 10 acres of historic horticultural scenes at Annapolis Royal. And, after a busy day, why not grab a bite to eat at the vibrant harbour in Halifax?

Show More
Show Less

Nature-lovers will find plenty to do, too. See the rare Sable horses at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, and set out on a winding scenic drive around Cape Breton National Park. Black bears, beavers, cougars, moose, foxes, wolves and whales are all found in this beautiful corner of Canada. And, if you turn your eyes to the sky, you might also spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons and great horned owls. So Nova Scotia is the perfect choice for wildlife and wilderness lovers of all ages.

Show More
Show Less

Halifax

Halifax

Old sits beside new in Nova Scotia’s bustling capital, Halifax. Take a stroll along the boardwalk by Halifax Harbour, where tugs still zip around the water, and relax with a drink and a bite at one of many bars and restaurants. You can feast on fresh seafood as you listen to a lively mariachi soundtrack, against a backdrop of colourful heritage buildings.

Show More
Show Less

Step into Nova Scotia’s past at the hilltop fortress of Halifax Citadel, just beyond the Old Town Clock, and look back at the striking views across the city and its harbour. Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Or visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s efforts to save passengers from the stricken Titanic. Wander Halifax Public Gardens – the oldest Victorian gardens in North America – or take a daytrip north to Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, the only wildlife park in the world with Sable Island horses.

Show More
Show Less

Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island is worth a visit during your Nova Scotia holiday. Start in Baddeck – the holiday home of Alexander Graham Bell – and explore 180 miles of winding scenic road around the north of the island. You can pass through mountains to lookout points, where you can see whales swimming in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Show More
Show Less

Descend to secluded sandy beaches, or pause for a while in the small roadside communities featuring artisan eateries and unique boutiques. In Cape Breton National Park, you can venture across more than 500 square miles of wilderness, home to deer, moose, beavers and eagles. You should also check out the small Acadian town of Chéticamp and spend a night in the mid-18th-century among the 40 preserved buildings of the Fortress of Louisbourg. Here, you can step back in time to the 1700s, as servants bake fresh bread, cannons fire, and soldiers keep the peace with their muskets.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Nova Scotia

Beautiful and diverse Nova Scotia offers something different each season. Summer is the most popular time to visit, with July and August temperatures reaching over 20°C. Crowds flock to enjoy the beautiful beaches and many festivals in Halifax, Baddeck and beyond.

Show More
Show Less

Autumn and spring bring new colours and laidback days, ideal for exploring the wilderness. This makes May, June, September or October a great time to discover the many attractions of Nova Scotia’s cities, parks and countryside.

Winter temperatures drop below freezing, meaning fewer visitors. An enchanting stillness falls across the province, while plentiful snowfalls make the peaks perfect for skiing.

Show More
Show Less

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