With 7,400 kms of shoreline, Nova Scotia is linked to the sea. Discover breathtaking vistas, rocky mist-draped cliffs and desolate beaches; as well as picturesque villages, statuesque lighthouses and friendly people. Acadian spirit, the inspiration for Longfellow’s Evangeline, provides a vibrant link with the past. It’s the place to celebrate with more than 800 festivals a year.
Experience a sense of place. Lighthouses guard the shoreline and historic coastal towns like Peggy’s Cove, Ingonish, and Luneneburg provide the vital connection between past and present. Known for the best living history in Canada, islanders take time to show off their rich heritage. Oatcakes and sturdy coffee bring morning pleasures. Cream rich chowder, bluefin tuna and lobster bakes delight all ages. Sample sweet Annapolis Valley apples and succulent Oxford blueberries.
Go for the fun of it. From hiking and kayaking to bird watching, and whale spotting, the vacation possibilities are endless. Follow the dramatically beautiful Cabot Trail through the Cape Breton Highlands, around rocky cliffs and along the rugged coastline. Named for famous explorer John Cabot, the Cabot Trail is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park lies along the Cabot Trail, providing world-class hiking, and scenic vistas.
Not to be missed. The Fortress of Louisbourg, North America’s largest historical reconstruction, makes history come alive. On Toulouse and Rue Royal, as well as along the busy waterfront (quay) costumed interpreters recreate the summer of 1744. Time travel at its best, the living history cast provides stories, dances, music, and demonstrates daily tasks as if it was still the 18th century. Just as remarkable, the Bay of Fundy is one of the marine wonders of the world, on record with the world’s highest tides.