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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is home to stunning natural beauty, an exciting and diverse culture, a rich heritage and breathtaking experiences. With iconic sites such as Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Halifax Citadel, Halifax’s star-shaped fortress, the Cape Breton Highland’s Skyline Trail, located along the Cabot Trail and our newest UNESCO Site, the Landscape of Grand Pré, in the Annapolis Valley, there is no shortage of world-class attractions to explore.

11 Day Fins and Fiddles Expedition Cruise

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights)
$5696

This expedition cruise takes travellers to islands and remote parts of Canada’s Atlantic Coast. Eastern […]

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11 Day Maritime Discovery

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights)
$2149

Relax and rejuvenate on winding trails and sandy beaches. Visit picturesque St. Andrews by the […]

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13 Day Circle Newfoundland and Labrador Tour

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)
$3573

This comprehensive tour features the best of “the Far East of the Western World”. Travel […]

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13 Day East Coast Islands Tour

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)
$4674

Experience the best of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton and the west coast of Newfoundland […]

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13 Day Maritime Mosaic

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)
$4005

One of the most comprehensive tours of Atlantic Canada, this tour doesn’t miss a thing […]

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14 Day Central and Eastern Rail Discovery

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)
$2715

Each day this journey will offer you new experiences, scenery and sightseeing as you travel […]

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14 Day Eastern Canada and the Atlantic Provinces

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)
$5020

An adventure designed to show you the panoramic beauty and rich cultural diversity that defines […]

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14 Day Maritimes Gems

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)
$2319

This comprehensive self-drive itinerary combines the highlights of the Maritimes and exploring areas that you […]

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18 Day West to East Cross Canada by Rail

Duration: 18 Days (17 Nights)
$5185

Rail is a relaxing way to view the spectacular changing scenery as you travel across […]

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20 Day Eastern Panorama

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)
$6445

This tour features the highlights of Eastern Canada. Visit Ottawa, the nation’s capital, then travel […]

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20 Day Maritime Mosaic and Newfoundland

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)
$5425

One of the most comprehensive tours of Atlantic Canada, this tour doesn’t miss a thing. […]

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38 Day Coast to Coast Canadian Experience

Duration: 38 Days (37 Nights)
$11630

Beginning on the wild Pacific coast we journey through the rugged Rocky Mountains, across the […]

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4 Day Oak Island and Prince Edward Island Tour

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)
$1264

Overnight in the Oak Island area and learn of the treasure hunters that have ventured […]

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6 Day Delights of Prince Edwards Island

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)
$1149

The red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields await you. Canada’s […]

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6 Day Lighthouse Route

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)
$955

The Lighthouse Route follows Nova Scotia’s South Shore, where the past is a part of […]

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6 Day Montreal to Halifax Train Adventure

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)
$995

From culture to coast, travel from the French influenced province of Quebec, through New Brunswick […]

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6 Day Nova Scotia City Lights and Country Sights Tour

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights)
$1394

Enjoy some of the best of Canada’s ocean playground as you spend three nights in […]

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7 Day Circle the Bay of Fundy Tour

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)
$2192

Nestled between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy is home to […]

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8 Day Enchanting Islands Tour

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
$2420

Canada’s Maritime islands await! Enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more. […]

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8 Day Newfoundland and Labrador’s Viking Trail Tour

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
$2383

Thousands of years of history come alive as you ferry across the Cabot Strait to […]

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8 Day Captivating Cape Breton

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
$1335

Experience spectacular scenery from the mountains to the sea. Celebrate Nova Scotia’s Scottish roots in […]

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8 Day Enchanting Islands Self Drive

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
$2365

Enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more. Pass through fields of […]

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Cape Breton

Thriving Gaelic, Acadian and Mi’kmaq communities live on this tiny island which rests on the edge of the North American continent. Its history and culture promise to weave a golden thread through your experience in a setting where the raw beauty will take your breath away. Cape Breton has been acclaimed by National Geographic as one of the “World’s must see places in 2013”, by CNN in as one of “49 places to travel in your lifetime” and one of “10 places to dare to go in the world”, and by visitors as a place “Your heart will never leave”.

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Digby

Digby, located along the Bay of Fundy, is renowned for the abundance of marine biodiversity along its shores. Several kinds of whale, as well as porpoises and basking sharks can be found here, dining in these rich tidal waters. For a local delicacy, enjoy fresh succulent scallops daily. Digby is the scallop capital of the world and home to the world’s largest scallop fleet. In Bear River, some of Canada’s first grape vines were planted over 400 years ago and are harvested today.

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Halifax

Not only is Halifax, Nova Scotia the quintessential Maritime destination – where you can relax on the waterfront, soaking up sea air – it’s also the cultural hub of Atlantic Canada. Halifax offers a unique combination of historic venues, dynamic nightlife and restaurants, international culture, and access to nature. You will be greeted with our famous Maritime friendliness and a warmth that has nothing to do with the weather. Halifax is easy to reach by land, sea and air and it’s close to the things that make our city unique - our seacoast, our lush countryside and our historic setting.

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Outdoor enthusiasts can canoe in Keji or raft the tidal bore on the highest tides in the world. Culinary inspiration doesn’t stop with land and sea. Check out the wineries, microbreweries and microdistilleries around Nova Scotia. Or be in awe of 300 million years of Earth history at Joggins Fossil Cliffs.


Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. Visit Peggy’s Cove, Canada’s most photographed lighthouse
  2. Stroll the Halifax Harbour’s accessible and busy waterfront boardwalk
  3. Talk a walking tour of Lunenburg’s “Old Town”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  4. Hike the Skyline Trail, in Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  5. Step back into 1744 New France at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  6. Do a wine-tasting at one of 18 different Nova Scotia award-winning wineries
  7. Take a thrilling tidal bore rafting adventure as you ride the highest tides of the Bay of Fundy
  8. Guided tour of 300-million-year-old fossils at Joggins, revealed by the Bay of Fundy tides
  9. Take a road trip along the magnificent Cabot Trail, an experience unlike any other
  10. Discover the story of Acadian settlement and history at Grand Pré National Historic Site

Travel Tips:

The best time to travel is mid-May to mid-October

Provincial Visitor Information Centres (VICs) are located at all entry points into Nova Scotia. For additional personalized information, call 1-800-565-000

Look for the Community Access program sign (CAP) offering visitor internet access or visit www.halifaxcap.ca

For services for people with special needs, visit www.accessadvisor.ca

Did you know Nova Scotia has Canada’s highest recycle rate? For information on how to keep Nova Scotia beautiful, visit www.putwasteinitsplace.ca

Weather/ Climate:

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius) Seasonal Comments
Spring:  10°C to 20°C  mid-Mar to mid-June
Summer:  20°C to 25°C  mid-June to mid-Sept
Fall:  10°C to 20°C  mid-Sept to mid-Nov
Winter:   0°C to -15°C  mid-Nov to mid-Mar
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