Nova Scotia Travel Guide
Located on the eastern coast of Canada is the second smallest province in the county, Nova Scotia. One of Canada’s best locations for outdoor activities, with thousands of miles of sandy beaches, stunning glaciers and quaint coastal towns, Nova Scotia takes its name from the Latin for ‘New Scotland‘. ****
Nova Scotia has a long history and a diverse mix of cultures, which combined with its rugged landscape, makes it a place of great heritage and beauty. The region has strong Celtic, French Acadian and Mi’kmaq traditions, still proudly celebrated.
This is an ideal place to escape into the vast expanse of untouched, rugged yet stunning landscape. Cape Breton has been ranked second in the world by a National Geographic study of ecotourism, and the island is host to an annual festival celebrating Celtic heritage. Metropolitan Halifax, an old military town, is the main city. Small yet cosmopolitan, it has lots to offer in terms of culture, festivals and dining out.
Alexander Graham Bell Museum: located on Cape Breton Island, this museum offers fascinating insight to the life and works of the legendry scientist and inventor of the telephone.
Fisherman’s Cove: a quaint little fishing village steeped in history and charm. Take a boat trip to McNabs Island or a walking historical tour of the village itself. You can even buy fresh fish as the daily catch is brought in.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: is located in downtown Halifax and offers a range of exhibits as well as art education tours, classes and projects.
Museum of Natural History: offers a fascinating look at Nova Scotia’s land and sea history.
Five Islands Lighthouse: located in the Minas Basin, the lighthouse offers spectacular views of Five Islands and offers beach access as well as great photo opportunities.
Age of Sail Heritage Centre: offers an educational depiction of the Minas Basin timber and ship building industries, with exhibits and a working blacksmith shop.