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.
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.
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 six 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 Brier Island, Nova Scotia.
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.