Nova Scotia is one of eastern Canada's Maritime provinces on the Atlantic. Consisting of a peninsula and offshore islands, it's home to puffins and seals, and popular for water sports like kayaking. The Bay of Fundy, with its famously extreme tides, is a whale-watching destination. Halifax, the capital, dominated by the star-shaped Citadel, is known for its lively waterfront and Victorian-era Public Gardens.
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 iconic red and white lighthouse, Stroll through St. John’s Anglican Church, and visit the William deGrathe public gallery. After you sightsee, don’t forget to enjoy fresh off the boat seafood and shop in the small locally owned craft shops.
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.
Lunch at the Keltic Lodge
Completely renovated, the Keltic Lodge Cape Breton Resort and Spa is relaxing, elegant and the food will exceed all your expectations. Perched high overlooking the Atlantic Ocean the Lodge has been in business since 1940 and offers tasty maritime delicacies such as South Bay lobster all while enjoying the spectacular views.
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.
Anne of Green Gables House
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.
No lobster anywhere else in the world tastes like a Prince Edward Lobster. Your own salt water boiled fresh lobster is served with yummy melted butter, the world famous PEI potato salad, grilled corn, fresh rolls and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Reversing Falls in St. John
The reversing falls are a phenomenon that happens in the Bay of Fundy when when the tide changes. The flow over the rapids on the St. John River reverses due to the force of the rushing water. Experience it yourself up close from the rooftop viewing platform at Reversing Falls Park with options to take a harbor tour or a thrilling jet boat ride.
Bar Harbor was founded as a summer retreat for the rich and famous, similar to Newport, Rhode Island. Now home to small unique shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants, and plenty of fun outdoor activities including nature trail walks, bike rides and sailing. Take tours out into the Harbor and experience whale watching, puffins and seals.
Acadia National Park
Comprised of 50,000 acres on the rocky shores of Mount Desert Island and home to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the Eastern Seaboard, Acadia National Park has over 120 miles of hiking trails, two public beaches, and a Nature Center. You can also take the mail boat over to Cranberry Island and explore the Islesford Historical Museum.
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 works.
Experience a traditional Amish meal served family style. The menu will include homemade soups, in season fruits and vegetables, lots of hearty stick to your ribs main courses, freshly baked breads along with their famous shoo-fly pies and whoopie pies for dessert.
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