Completely surrounded by water, with wonderful tourist attractions, gorgeous beaches and fresh seafood!
As the world’s leading wooden boat building region in the 19th century, Nova Scotia has a well documented maritime history perfect for exploring. Plenty of lighthouses, historical churches, museums and military attractions all reflect Nova Scotia’s rich heritage. For those drawn toward outdoor activities Nova Scotia has two national parks and the world famous Bay of Fundy where you can stand and literally watch the tides rise and fall!
Halifax City Tour
The tour includes the Titanic burial site, the Citadel National Historic Site, Point Pleasant Park and the beautiful Public Gardens, the Old Town Clock, St. Paul’s Church and the very popular port area.
This small fishing village is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nova Scotia. Explore the traditional red and white lighthouse operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. Stroll through St. John’s Anglican Church constructed in the historical Carpenter Gothic style. Peggy’s Cove was also home to the late William deGrathe and there is a public gallery displaying his sculptures and paintings. Plan on enjoying fresh off the boat seafood at one of the quaint local restaurants. Then do some shopping in the small locally owned gift and craft shops featuring primarily Canadian and Nova Scotian arts and crafts.
Alexander Graham Bell Museum
This ten acre site is home to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and showcases exhibits on how he and his associates designed giant kites, produced the world’s fastest boat along with Canada’s first powered flight and of course, invented the telephone. Original family photographs and artifacts fill the museum and highlight his scientific and humanitarian work.
This scenic 185 mile trail is named after adventurer John Cabot who explored Atlantic Canada back in 1497. The trail loops around the northern tip of Nova Scotia, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. There is plenty of spectacular scenery, quaint artisan shops, magnificent wildlife, picturesque fishing villages and cascading waterfalls. The Cabot Trail has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world!
Anne of Green Gables Home
Built in 1872 by John and Annie Campbell, the home and 110 acre property remains in the Campbell family to this day. There is also a museum, formal gardens, a gift shop, carriage rides and a view of the Lake of Shining Waters. Many of the more significant items from the Anne of Green Gables series can be seen on the tour including the enchanted bookcase.
Prince Edward Island
From strolling the beautiful beach searching for the perfect shell to all the wonderful craft shops featuring handmade treasures like woolen mittens, pottery and blown glass, there are wonderful gifts and souvenirs available to remind you of this special part of Nova Scotia.
The historic journey that takes place at Founder’s Hall sends you back in time to experience Canada’s birth to the 1999 establishment of Nunavut. Use interactive technology to travel through time, read original news reports, play on-screen trivia games, enjoy live theater shows and exhibits while you explore Canada’s Confederation.
Fundy National Park
Home to some of the last remaining wilderness in the southern part of New Brunswick, Fundy National Park includes the Bay of Fundy, well-known due to having the highest tide fluctuation in the world. In addition to the coastal Bay area, there are lush forests including one that houses to the world’s oldest known red spruce along with rolling deep streams, beaver ponds, and breathtaking waterfalls. Then depending on the season, all kinds of outdoor activities from snow skiing to and sledding to nature walks and bird watching can be enjoyed.
Saint John Tour
Situated on the world famous Bay of Fundy, Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick and offers a wide variety of fun, educational and entertaining activities. As you stroll the streets of the oldest incorporated city in Canada, you’ll marvel at all the historical architecture, love shopping the unique boutiques, galleries and antique shops, enjoy the museums and other exciting attractions. Then cap the tour off by experiencing whale watching on the Bay.