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.
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”.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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
|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|