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Nova Scotia Vacation Planning

We’re more than just the sea. But it’s a great place to start.

  • Picture Perfect Comes to Life

    Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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  • Keep Watch Over the Past... and everything else

    Citadel Hill Halifax, Nova Scotia

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They call us Canada’s ocean playground. And with more than 7,600 kilometres (4,750 miles) of staggeringly beautiful coastline, who are we to disagree? Rugged and rocky shores one minute, soft and sandy the next. Marvel at the world’s highest tides, legendary whale watching, and strings of pretty fishing towns. Visit majestic lighthouses, spectacular dunes, and extraordinary beaches. Travel from one surprise to the next. There are countless adventures—either seaside or out on the wide-open sea—and plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration. But if it’s a vibrant city life and rich culture you’re after, we’ve got that, too. Nova Scotia has it all.

  • Halifax

    This thriving urban capital is a small city with a big heart. Where old world charm meets ocean breezes and a bustling waterfront with galleries, shops, and restaurants galore.

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  • Lunenburg

    This beautiful fishing village on Nova Scotia's South Shore, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a shipbuilding past, is more than just a pretty face.

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  • Cape Breton

    Named the number one island destination in all of North America, Cape Breton is the place to be for stunning trails, dramatic drives, whale watching, and world-class golf.

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  • Annapolis Valley

    Beyond the striking red cliffs of this Fundy shore gem you'll find fresh local produce, award-winning vineyards, historic sites and plenty of adventure.

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  • Yarmouth

    A town shaped by the sea, where the spirit of l'Acadie is alive and well. Located in the heart of the world's largest lobster fishing grounds and known for its long golf season.

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  • Whale Watching Adventures

    Some of the best whale watching in North America is found in PEI, NB, and NS, particularly in the Bay of Fundy. Watch for humpbacks, huge finbacks, and minke.

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  • Digby

    Home of world famous scallops, the world's largest scallop fishing fleet, and some of the best whale watching in North America. Nova Scotia's best kept secret.

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  • South Shore

    Endless kilometres of beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, tranquil bays, and no shortage of majestic lighthouses or pretty little fishing towns.

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  • Lighthouses

    With endless kilometres of coastline, we have a seemingly endless number of majestic lighthouses guarding our shores. In the most beautiful places, with the best views.

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  • Wine Tours & Vineyards

    Beautiful lush vineyards, award-winning wines, and spectacular settings. Tour and taste your way through our exciting growing local wine industry.

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  • The Cabot Trail

    One of the most famous drives in Canada, the Cabot Trail is a spectacular highway carved into the cliffs of the Cape Breton Highlands, with views that defy description.

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  • Beaches

    Endless stretches of soft sand, red sandstone cliffs, towering dunes, white-capped waves, and ocean as far as the eye can see. Our coastlines are varied. Explore them all.

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  • Scenic Drives

    The Maritime provinces are home of some of the most scenic routes you can imagine. Whether on the open highway or the road less travelled, we were made for road trips.

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  • Motorcycle Tours

    The region has plenty of scenic routes, maritime hospitality, and sights to see. You'll love our extraordinary landscapes as much as our easy-going pace.

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  • Festivals & Events: NS

    From our Celtic colours, to the music that defines our very soul, Nova Scotia loves celebrations, and plays host to more than 100 festivals and events big and small.

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