Welcome to Nova Scotia, Canada’s ocean playground and one of the most friendlyplaces in the world. Whether you’re looking for an incredible urban experience, a culturally historic journey or an exhilarating outdoor exploration, Nova Scotia has everything you could ever want—and so much, much more! And with over 7,600kilometres (4,750 miles) of spectacular coastline, every day in Nova Scotia is guaranteed to be a fantastic seaside adventure filled with phenomenal moments and memories.
Fall in love at first sight with the old world charm and new world pulse of Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia. Explore the city’s military past at the Halifax Citadel, Canada’s most visited National Historic Site, or take part in world-class events like the Nova Scotia Tattoo or the Atlantic Film Festival. If you’re a foodie, than you better map a course through the city’s 350+ restaurants—but if you’re looking for a big night out, you definitely came to the right place. With a huge university population and easy walking distances, Halifax has more pubs, clubs and nightlife venues per capita than almost anywhere else in Canada. Sociable!
Go to Town
Nova Scotia is home to hundreds of charming towns and picturesque villages—and virtually all of them are connected to the beautiful blue Atlantic ocean or the province’s myriad of pristine rivers and lakes. Be sure to visit the postcard-perfect town of Mahone Bay, the world-famous home of the Digby scallop, the sailor’s haven of Chester, the historic and lovely town of Annapolis Royal, the Acadian hooked-rug capital of Cheticamp, the Scottish centre of Pictou, the stunning locale of Baddeck...Maybe now’s a good time to ask: How long will you be in Nova Scotia? We think you may need an extra day or two.
If you’re coming to Nova Scotia, it should be a mandatory requirement that you visit Cape Breton Island, long considered one of the most beautiful islands on Earth. Drive or bike along the world-famous Cabot Trail, golf on one of the top championship courses in the country, learn about one of the most important inventors known to man at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, take part in incredible festivals like Celtic Colours or Right Some Good, go fly fishing in the Margaree River, sail in the spectacular Bras d’Or Lakes, step back in time at the Fortress of Louisbourg…we could go on and on and on.
Explore the Past
Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg, the largest historic reconstruction in North America, or explore Nova Scotia’s seafaring past at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and where the Bluenose Schooner was built. Uncover another UNESCO World Heritage Site at Joggins Fossil Cliffs or take part in a dig at Grand Pre National Historic Site. Discover Halifax’s military past, whichis wonderfully preserved at the Halifax Citadel, Canada’s most visited National Historic Site. And if you’re searching for ancestral ties, look no further than the Halifax waterfront for the Pier 21 National Historic Site, the Canadian gateway for immigrants from all over the world.
Looking for more travel information?
Visit www.novascotia.com and find additional travel information including visitor guides available for download, places to stay and other unique experiences.