Looking for an off the beaten path driving adventure in Nova Scotia? Let me introduce you to a beautiful lesser known route – the Cape George Scenic Drive, also known as the ‘Mini Cabot Trail.’ This picturesque driving route follows the edge of a triangular shaped piece of land that juts into the Northumberland Strait. The curving path passes several lighthouses, rocky coves, working wharfs, tall rugged cliffs, small rural communities and a number of golden sand beaches.
Antigonish is easy enough to miss when travelling to Cape Breton Island from Halifax. Do so, however, and you’d be missing out. This small coastal town in Nova Scotia is rich with natural beauty as well as influences from the past. Discover the best things to do in Antigonish in one day as well as the best places to eat and sleep!
Being able to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s largest mammals in their natural habitat is a truly special experience. Whale watching has to be the most exhilarating way to connect with nature and Nova Scotia is one of the best places to do it!
The destination of your next road trip? Nova Scotia, Canada. At least, it should be! As well as the outstanding scenery, you’ll find friendly locals, authentic small town charm and plenty of fresh, locally produced food.
Cape Breton’s Fishing Cove trail is a 12km out and back hike, easily accessible from the beautiful Cabot Trail. It an be completed as either a day hike (4-5 hours) or an overnight backpacking trip.
In our quest to find the best Nova Scotia campgrounds, we spent seven weeks travelling and camping our way through this deceptively big province. Here are our top picks for tent friendly campgrounds offering traditional camping in Nova Scotia
An East Coast Canada road trip is all about fresh lobster, colourful fishing villages, swathes of sandy beach + majestic ocean panoramas. These road trip itineraries will help plan your own East Coast adventure.
When it comes to the best beaches in Nova Scotia, I can assure you that the standards are high. Here are thirteen of my favourite Nova Scotia beaches, ranging from family-friendly stretches of golden sand to remote, pebble-strewn shores.
The waterways of Canada provide almost endless opportunities for paddling, whether in a kayak or canoe. If you’re looking for a more unusual paddling adventure, check out these tried and tested suggestions!
If you like day hiking, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Nova Scotia. Over seven weeks, we managed to explore several dozen beautiful day hikes and backpacking trails around the province. Here are thirteen of our favourite fast and fun Nova Scotia hikes!
Halifax is a fun, friendly and young city, especially in summer. In fact, it rivals Vancouver for my favourite city in Canada. Here is everything we discovered about celebrating summer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The wine industry in Nova Scotia is blossoming, with 18 wineries at last count. On our recent two-month-long Nova Scotia road trip, a number of Nova Scotia wineries especially stood out for their uniqueness. Here are our favourites!
If you love the outdoors and want to explore beyond the beaten path in Atlantic Canada, look no further than beautiful Brier Island, Nova Scotia. It is the perfect tiny island paradise to disconnect from it all, a place to unwind and relax.
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park hosts one of the few multi-day backpacking trails in Nova Scotia. It is quality over quantity in this case, as the Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail provides a beautiful, varied and challenging hike, showcasing the power of the huge Bay of Fundy tides. This is a backpacking trip not to miss.
The capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax, has enough museums, parks and patio restaurants to keep any visitor busy for weeks. However, the surrounding area has too much on offer to miss! These are my top picks for day trips from Halifax, plus recommendations for extended stays in each region.
Just an hour’s drive away from Halifax is Wolfville, a little gem of a gateway to the bountiful Annapolis Valley. For a place with a year-round population of only around 5000 people, Wolfville kicks well above its weight on the ‘things to do’ front.