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The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Where culture is coastal

Long defined by the ocean that surrounds it, Nova Scotia offers year-round surfing and sea kayaking, charming fishing villages and some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste. But there’s more to this province than the sea. Look closer, and you’ll discover that its charms run deeper — from acclaimed vineyards and world-class golf to the iconic Cabot Trail.

There are 13 First Nations in Nova Scotia who have called the province home for over ten thousand years — and their rich diversity of art, language and music thrive to this day. 

Connect with the Mi’kmaq community as you participate in a drumming circle. Appreciate the rugged beauty of the land on a scenic 2.4-kilometre trail through Goat Island on Bras d’Or Lake. Or gain a new skill as you take part in a traditional beading or dream catcher workshop at Membertou Heritage Park in Cape Breton.

Argyle Street in downtown Halifax
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Halifax

Salty sea breezes, live music and lobster rolls are just part of the vibrant East Coast culture found in Nova Scotia’s capital.

Itineraries

Don’t miss the iconic spots and hidden gems. No matter where you go in Nova Scotia, there are amazing itinerary ideas for you to explore.

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Travel packages

Great regional escapes

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Fishing village
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Embrace the beauty of the Canadian Maritimes on this 10-day Atlantic Canada road trip through spectacular coastal scenery, charming fishing villages and magnificent national parks.

Cycling by a lighthouse on the renowned Cabot Trail!
Landsby

Combining such awe-inspiring scenery with comfortable inns and exceptional cuisine makes this ride an experience you simply have to add to your list!

Two cyclists bike along the coast
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The best parts of Southwest Nova Scotia are its Fundy coast, where the highest tides in the world create fantastic landscapes, and its Lighthouse Route, that so frequently follows the water’s edge. Quiet roads skirt myriad white-sand beaches, and there are many hidden coastal treasures. It is perfect for a gentle bike ride.