Information Guide to Nova Scotia Canada

Nova Scotia Canada travel guide, offering accurate information on Nova Scotia including what to do and where to go in Nova Scotia, as well as listings for hotels, lodges, camping sites and places to stay in all the cities and towns of Nova Scotia.




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Map of nova Scotia CanadaNova Scotia has everything you need for the perfect holiday: colourful history, beautiful scenery, fantastic food, cosmopolitan shopping, outdoor activities, music festivals, pristine beaches, and arts and crafts. Whatever your interests and enthusiasms, you will find plenty to see, do, and discover in our beautiful and friendly province.

The Halifax Metro region offers the best of land and sea, with its cosmopolitan blend of cafés and shops, galleries and streetscapes, combined with views of Halifax's historic harbour. Nova Scotia's picturesque South Shore is renowned for its special mixture of coastal beauty and historic treasures, such as the stark beauty of the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg Old Town, and the Black Loyalist Heritage Museum. Head south and you will arrive in Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, where French and English cultures intermingle. Visit Acadian fishing villages, with their soaring churches and traditional cuisine, and learn more about the area's rich history at its many museums, including the oldest courthouse in Canada.

The Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley offers breath-taking look-offs and the unique tidal environment of the Bay of Fundy combined with the fertile lushness of the Valley's farms and vineyards. The Northumberland Shore has natural beauty, history and culture in abundance, from warm beaches to museums that reveal the area's varied past. With its stunning highlands and vibrant Celtic culture, Cape Breton Island is a paradise of rugged coastal trails, crystalline lakes, and fascinating local museums. The Eastern Shore offers surfing and kayaking, wildlife galore, a host of festivals, and local culinary delights.

Main Places and Attractions of Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Islandplaces to stay in Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island has many breathtaking must-sees, from the legendary scenic Cabot Trail, to the glacier carved valleys of Cheticamp, to the sparkling Bras d’or Lakes. The beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands is the perfect backdrop for some of Atlantic Canada’s finest golf courses. Explore our rich heritage and culture in living, breathing museums such as the Fortress of Louisbourg, the Highland Village Museum and in the Celtic music of an afternoon Ceilidh.

Cape Breton Island Map

Northumberland Shoreplaces to stay in Northumberland Shore

Let the shining waters of the Northumberland Shore welcome you with more than 15 ocean beach parks, perfect for picnics. Warm hospitality and chilled ice wines await you at Jost Vineyards. Explore the culture of our Scottish heritage in museums like the Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou and at festivals like the Highland Games in Antigonish.

Northumberland Shore map

Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valleyplaces to stay in Bay of Fundy

Home to the most spectacular tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy brings the ocean’s treasures to you twice a day. Walk on the ocean floor, explore the fossil cliffs at Joggins, then wait for the tide to rise up to greet you. This incredible phenomenon plays host to high tide adventures such as Kayaking, whale watching, and tidal bore rafting. Feast on the most amazing seafood along the shore, then head to the sunny orchards and incredible vineyards of the Annapolis Valley. Visit historic sites such as Grand-Pre National Historic site, rich in the history of our Acadian ancestors and historic gardens blooming from the richness of the soil.

Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley Map

Yarmouth & Acadian Shoresplaces to stay in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Bienvenue, welcome to Yarmouth! Located on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, you’ll find this hub is bustling with great museums like the Cape Forchu Lightstation, fabulous seafood and traditional Acadian fare, and a waterfront alive with festivals, concerts, sightseers and fishermen. Venture along the Acadian Shores, where the Acadian culture of some our earliest European settlers is vibrant and living in the music, the food, the dialect and the dancing.

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Map

South Shoreplaces to stay in South Shore

Dotted with a variety of lighthouses, historic towns like UNESCO Old Town Lunenburg and Shelburne, and the charming houses of sea captains from long ago, there is a lot to see on the picturesque South Shore. Communities of artisans make local shopping a delight, from studio art galleries to whimsical whirlygigs, you are sure to find a treasure. Nature is also calling you to the sandy beaches of Queensland and White Point and to the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, the second-largest biosphere in Canada.

South Shore Map

Halifax Metroplaces to stay in Halifax

Halifax is Nova Scotia’s capital city. Founded in 1749, it offers history galore – but with all the galleries, theatres, pubs, boutiques, and restaurants of a modern, bustling city. Explore the city’s military past at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and learn the more recent story of the many immigrants who came through Pier 21 National Historic Site. Go for a land and sea tour on the Harbour Hopper and check out local produce and crafts at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.

Halifax Metro Map

Eastern Shoreplaces to stay  Eastern Shore

Home to the longest sand beach in Nova Scotia, the Eastern Shore is blessed with inlets, rocky outcrops, islands, salt marshes and endless beaches. From the Clam Harbour Sandcastle Contest, to birding, to surfing, there is something for everyone. Days away from the beach can be spent at one of the many museums, like Sherbrooke Village, a step back in time to 1860 for a hands-on history lesson and a pioneer adventure.

Eastern Shores Map