About Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's blend of dramatic seas, scenic lands, Celtic music and friendly people shape a maritime culture like no other.
Witness the world's highest tide ebb out of the Minas Basin and beachcomb the ocean floor for treasures. Drive, bike or hike the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Canada's great ocean highway. Visit the province's capital city, the seaport of Halifax. Or stop by the town of Lunenburg to see the home of the world-famous Bluenose II.
Nova Scotia's seacoast diversity is what makes this peninsula so unique.
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Bay of Fundy
In every pool, you'll find gifts from the sea. Discover the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy – measuring highs of 16 metres (54 feet). At low tide, comb the beach for amethyst stones and crustaceans. Ride the tide on the Shubenacadie River – one of the only places in the world for tidal bore rafting. The Bay of Fundy is a favourite destination to many shorebirds and whales, eagles and osprey. Make it one of yours.
Can a paved road be a path to enlightenment? Travel Canada’s great ocean highway – the Cabot Trail – on the island of Cape Breton. The trail winds a near 300 km (185 mi.) along the island’s rocky northern shore and then ascends the plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. From hiking to biking, golfing to skiing, the Cabot Trail is a visitor’s paradise.
Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton Island is 10,311 km2 in area (3,981 square miles) and is joined to mainland Nova Scotia by the Canso Causeway. Cape Breton is known for its beautiful scenery - especially the Cabot Trail, popular attractions (Fortress of Louisbourg and Alexander Graham Bell Museum), and its traditional fiddle music.
A fort protected by a city. Yeah, it’s different here. Visit Nova Scotia’s capital and experience a city of old and new. Enjoy the leisurely pace along the waterfront, up the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, through the Public Gardens or in Point Pleasant Park. Take a break in a Celtic tavern or indulge in fresh local seafood while listening to live music. There is always something to do in Halifax.
Lunenburg rich heritage, unique charm, warm hospitality. In the South Shore Tourism Region, the town of Lunenburg is home to the most famous Canadian tall-ship, the Bluenose II. Designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage site, this vibrant community still thrives on its farming, fishing and shipbuilding traditions.
Listen with an open ear; dance with an open heart. Nova Scotia hums many different tunes. Celtic, Acadian and Scottish music echoes throughout the province. Music spills out of kitchen windows and careens down city sidewalks. It rocks church basements and lulls concert halls. Nova Scotia will put a dance in your step.
Sink your feet in Nova Scotia sands. More than 100 accessible beaches are never far away in Nova Scotia. Enjoy inland beaches on fresh water lakes or feel the salty breeze along the seacoast. Dip into the warmest salt waters in Atlantic Canada on the Northumberland Strait, or adventure south to where the Atlantic Ocean meets Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline and experience world-class surf.
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