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


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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Enchanting Islands Self Drive  External Link Title

From CAD 1,581 per person (double occupancy)

8 days / 7 nights

Canada's Maritime islands await you!  Pass through fields of green, dine on succulent seafood, and travel the world-famous Cabot Trail on this vacation of Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island. Get ready for a truly memorable island adventure in the Atlantic Maritimes.

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Atlantic Maritimes & Viking Trail  External Link Title

From CAD 7,144 per person (double occupancy)

18 days / 17 nights

 Learn about ancient peoples-the Maritime Archaic and Dorset Indians at Port au Choix, the Vikings in L’Anse aux Meadows, and the Basque Whalers in Red Bay - as you meet the hospitable and friendly people of today.  See the beauty of Gros Morne National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and coastal fishing communities.  Take a boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting) where you may see whales and, depending on the time of year, icebergs!

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Spend your days exploring the coves and crannies of Nova Scotia’s most inviting coast by seakayak, and your nights enjoying the warmth and comfort of small inns with fabulous cuisine.