Nova Scotia

The delightful maritime region of Nova Scotia has over 7,400km of spectacular coastline, and nowhere within the province is more than 67km from the Atlantic Ocean. As Canada’s ‘Ocean Playground’, Nova Scotia is abundant with marine life, and is home to rare cranes, sea birds, the world’s largest population of grey seals, and of course, Nova Scotia’s famous lobster.

Over 80 percent of Nova Scotia’s population can trace their ancestry either wholly or partially to the British Isles. Nova Scotians have maintained proud traditions from their Celtic heritage, so evident throughout the province and in local culture today.

There is no shortage of interesting places to visit in Nova Scotia. Every day offers a new adventure, allowing you to choose whether to discover the region’s historic lighthouses and dramatic beaches, tour cultural hotspots or any of the 27 museums, indulge in numerous sports and outdoor activities, explore the beautiful wilderness, or simply wander around one of the region’s 150 outdoor parks.

Surfing, golfing, fishing, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, diving, riding, hiking, whale watching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and even zip-lining are all available within a short drive. And, for the most adventurous, the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy offer exhilarating wave rides you won’t experience anywhere else.