Province of Nova Scotia Favorites

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  • Downtown Halifax

    Halifax Favorites

    VYTAIEMO is an Ukrainian greeting after which a statue is named placed in the Coastal Park opposite the Westin Hotel. It is dedicated to the centenary celebration of the Ukrainian immigrants that came to Canada in 1891-1892. The statue displays the 1891 and 1991 Canadian flags as a display of past, present and future.

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  • Historical Halifax

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    There are many universities in Halifax (e.g. Dalhousie University, University of King's College) and you can see students of many races along the streets of Halifax, making this a really cosmopolitan city. In fact, I noticed many Asian students in Halifax especially Chinese. The buildings of the universities look impressive and historical :)

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  • Waterfront / Historic Properties

    Halifax Favorites

    Most of the best attractions are within walking distance of each other. The Maritime Museum, the Citadel, Historic Properties and the restaurants and shops along the waterfront can all be accessed by walking. The Maritime Museum is excellent overall, but skip the extra cost "Titanic 3-D movie--you have seen it all on TV already and 3-D glasses...

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  • Halifax Harbour

    Halifax Favorites

    One of the charms of Halifax Harbour are the impressive ships on display, especially historical ships dating back many years. Of course the most famous ship on display ins the Bluenose II, the re-creation of the famous schooner Bluenose which has won many racing titles during its days. You should visit these ships together with a visit to the...

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  • Taverns, Pubs & Clubs

    Halifax Favorites

    Halifax's downtown is small and perfect for strolling around. It makes for the perfect pub crawl. It's also home to CFB Halifax, where sailors from all over the world come to. You'll meet them in all the bars. Also, across in Dartmouth, is CFS Shearwater, an air force base, where my younger brother was based. So for the single female, it was a town...

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  • Halifax Citadel

    Halifax Favorites

    picture: View from the Citadel of Halifax and Dartmouth on the other side of the Bedford Basin. Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia and is home to the second largest natural harbour in the world. Actually my fondest memory was of one of the Highland dancing related events - a concert featuring some rather amusing Polish dancers and...

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  • Public Gardens

    Halifax Favorites

    1.Alfredo's wine and Ho restaurant 2.the ice cream parlour on the Halifax boardwalk 3.King of Donairs restaurant (the best donairs in the know world) 4.of course the 'Gazebo' 5.my favorite fishing spot in Spryfield 6.a tour bus trip to PEI, the Annapolis Valley and Peggy's Cove i think my fondest memory would be the PUBLIC GARDENS and the Gazebo....

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  • Point Pleasant Park

    Halifax Favorites

    Walk around and enjoy the great scenery and history of the place. The Point Pleasant Park is very nice and has alot of old ruins of forts. In the summer they run Shakespeare in the park, where they put on plays at night at the sites of the old forts. They have a strict set of rules, that I think must have been written by a lawyer. It is almost...

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  • Autumn Colours

    Halifax Favorites

    One of my fondest memories of Halifax is the beautiful autumn colours of the trees and leaves. Usually autumn will reach full height in mid-October, but some leaves can still be seen till end of November. More photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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  • Cape Breton

    Halifax Favorites

    A trip around the Cabot Trail encompassing the tip of Cape Breton Island is well worth it. We had been on the coast of Ireland only two months earlier and were amazed at the similarities in the vistas! This is one of Canada's National Parks, resulting in a very well maintained environment and road system. The highway winds along the coast with...

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  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax Favorites

    My fondest memory is of the very first time my dad took me to Peggy's Cove. My older brother teased me the whole way -- I was terribly upset. Then when we got up to the lighthouse and I saw the ocean, I was frightened. At the time I thought it was the most horrible trip of my life, but now I look back and remember it with such happiness!

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  • Joe's Scarecrow Village

    This is a fun, sort of silly stop just outside Cheticamp. By now you are getting closer to the Cape Breton Highlands and you are really looking forward to seeing this great park that so many people talk about. All of a sudden you see this field, Look closer and you will see they are all scarecrows, artfully dressed up. You have bikers, you have...

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  • Autumn in Nova Scotia

    If you want a wonderful experience see Nova Scotia in autumn. The days are fresh, not too cold yet, nights a jacket is definitely needed, but nothing too heavy yet. Expect a bit more fog near the water, but i was surprised to see how nicely it cleared up leaving some gorgeous days while i was there.The leaves start changing in Nova Scotia from late...

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  • SEAL ISLAND LIGHT MUSEUM - BARRINGTON NS

    A 35 foot replica of the 67 foot original lighthouse situated on Seal Island, the SEAL ISLAND LIGHT MUSEUM displays lighthouse equipment and memorabilia of the Barrington and Cape Sable area. The structure is topped by the cast iron lantern which was removed from the tower in 1978. From the third level, you can climb the iron stairs to see the...

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  • EGLISE SACRE- COEUR

    Located in Saulneirville NS, EGLISE SACRE-COEUR was founded om 1880and is the oldest parish church in the region. The Church was renovated many times during its first century of existence, but especially so between 1977 and 1979 in preparation for its centennial celebration.As the door was open, I went in to see the interior, which was beautiful.

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  • ST. MARY'S CHURCH / MUSEUM

    Eglise Sainte-Marie / Musee' or ST. MARY'S CHURCH / MUSEUMwith its steeple rising 56.4 meters ( 185 feet) is the largest wooden church in North America. St. Mary's Parish was the first Roman Catholic parish to be established in the St. Mary's Bay area. Located on Route#1 in Church Point NS

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  • EGLISE SAINT - BERNARD

    Located in Weymouth NS along Route #1 in the Acadia Shores, this large granite Church EGLISE SAINT BERNARD took a group of Acadians over 32 years (from 1910 to 1942) to build. The First Mass - Premiere Messe - was held in 1942. The Gothic style architecture is simply amazing and BIG. Hans and I both said "WOW" when we first laid eyes upon it. It is...

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  • GILBERT'S COVE LIGHTHOUSE

    Sunday, September 9, 2012 A Provincial Heritage Property overlooking St. Mary's Bay, GILBERT'S COVE LIGHTHOUSE, was built in 1904. The original light keeper was "Willie Jane" Melanson, his wife May and their five children tended the kerosene lantern in the top tower for over 60 years. An electric red light now shines from the tower. The Lighthouse...

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  • WALTON LIGHTHOUSE

    Located off the Minas Basin on Pier Road, Route #215, the WALTON LIGHTHOUSE , built in 1873, is Walton Hants County last remaining shingled wooden lighthouse. Out of use since the 70's, the lighthouse remains a popular tourist stop. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy a panoramic view of the cliffs and the Fundy tides.Donations are...

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  • COBEQUID BAY

    An inlet of the Bay of Funday COBEQUID BAY is located at the easternmost part of the Minas Basin.The eastern end of the bay hosts the estuary of the Salmon River, whereas the west end of the bay is less well-defined, typically delineated by Burntcoat Head on the southern shore and Five Islands or Economy Mountain on the northern shore.The highest...

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  • HST and Things to do.

    Try this for info on the HST. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/visitors/There are lots of places to stop between Yarmouth and Lunenburg. Without kowing what you want makes it hard. Try this www.destinationsouthwestnova.com/

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  • Thanks

    Thanks Babygrand and Tourtech. We will stop in Annapolis Royal for lunch at Brown-eyed Susans and Public Gardens. Planning to spend some time at Peggy's Cove. We will do Louisburg and the Cabot Trail drive as well. Thanks for your input. Kids are a little old for the Tugboat but we may check it out. Not old enough for the Louisburg Murder Mystery...

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  • Wild Flowers - A Show of Colour Along...

    One of the things I noticed as I drove around the province were the wild flowers, and in particular the Lupins - such beautiful display of colour. Along with the lupins were the wild roses, especially bordering the beaches, and then the profusion of rhododendrons.So many homes had beautiful flowers surrounding their property - some of it was...

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  • The Province of Nova Scotia

    The Provice is known as the Atlantic Playground and this is so apt such a lot of outdoor activities are offered here. I loved the great outdoors, the vast open spaces. You are never far from the sea here and the landscape is simply stunning. I loved the diverse beauty of Nova Scotia especially Cape Breton ..............ah how I miss this little...

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  • Best time to go

    Try to visit this province off season, as obvious as that seems sometimes people forget. I had gone at the end of September and not only did I get great motels at cheap prices, but there weren't any crowds going to the typical tourist places. The children are back in school and most people are back at work. The people... wonderful. Friendly,...

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  • Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia :Population : 980,000Area : 55,486 sq.km. (21,425 sq.mi)Capital : HalifaxHighest point : 532 metres (1747 ft.)White HillTime zone : Atlantic DSTNova Scotia has a great website on which you can find a lot of information about this province : http://explore.gov.ns.ca/default.htm On this webside you can also order the Doers and Dreamers...

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  • Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia is one of the Maritime Provinces; and in my opinion, a very beautiful part of Canada. Nova Scotia is 7,400 kilometres of capes, cliffs, bays, estuary, and coastline! You are never more than 35 kilometres away from the coast and the Bay of Fundy offers the world`s highest tides! You have to see the beautiful coastline of Cape Breton and...

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  • Doers and Dreamers

    For anyone traveling to Nova Scotia, send for the Tourism's Doers and Dreamers guide. It has advice on destinations and recommended hotels and Bed and Breakfasts.Doers and Dreamers Guide That website is probably the best site to use for planning your trip to NS, and includes maps, route planning, advice and a lot of really good information about...

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  • drive around the coast

    Drive along the many coastal highways in Nova Scotia. They are extremely scenic and you'll be able to stop by small fishing villages. There's an innumerable amount of small islands just off the coast. Some inhabited, while others are just barely big enough to fit a few people on.

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  • gingerbread houses

    Quite a number of houses in Lunenburg have this architectural style that locals refer to as "Gingerbread" house style. The local Lunenburg Academy is one example of this unique architecture.This house located on Pelham Street in Old Town Lunenburg is another example of this Gingerbread style.

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  • lunenburg harbour

    drive to the other side of Lunenburg Harbour to get a photograph of the town with the harbour included.

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  • tall ships in Lunenburg

    Lunenburg is home to many tall ships. Go down to the waterfront here to see the replica of the infamous "Bluenose" along with other vessels.

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  • ship building Lunenburg

    Lunenburg has a history of being a ship-building town. If you wander along the waterfront you will notice some huge warehouses and shops for ship manufacturing.

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  • fisherman

    ....watching the local fisherman bring in his daily catch.Speaking of catch, the seafood in NS is delicious. Make sure and try some mussels and scallops, and if you want to splurge go for the lobster.

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  • sailors in Lunenburg

    These sailors stand tall on a building in Lunenburg. Now I can see that the man on the left has a drink in his hand and the center man is steering the ship...but what exactly is the man on the right in red doing?!?

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  • visit in Autumn

    Nova Scotia draws herds of tourists during the summer, primarily because the weather is beautiful at that time of year. I opted to come here in Autumn, one because I was not in North America over the summer, and two because I figured it was the perfect time to visit and see the fall foliage.I was just a week or so late, the leaves had started to...

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  • gazebo

    There is a small gazebo on the water in Mahone Bay. It is a nice place to sit and relax, watch the water, read, eat, (or in my case nap).

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  • houses of Nova Scotia

    The lovely Victorian houses of Nova Scotia are all so brightly and colorfully painted. They are quite an eye-catch.

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  • Hurricane Monster

    Unlike the scarecrows I saw....I must say that "Juan the Hurricane Monster" in Mahone Bay is a bit more intimidating. Hurricane Juan did some extensive damage on Nova Scotia in September of 2003. I guess this local created this monster in attempts of scaring any future storms away ;-)>

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  • Scarecrow Festival

    When I arrived in Mahone Bay, I was a bit taken back by the amount of clown-looking stuffed creatures all over the entire town. I figured they were decorations for Halloween, just about a week away. I came to learn that Mahone Bay is home to a huge scarecrow festival in which the locals design creatively. Sorry, if I were a bird, many of these...

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  • Port Royal - "The habitation"

    Originally established in 1605, this is the sight of Canada's first settlement. See more photos and history in the travelogue.....

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  • Halifax

    Photo taken from the pier in downtown Halifax.... You would never know I was in the middle of the city!

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  • The Lookoff

    North of Wolfville ('woofle), this high point is an excellent place to view the tidal Minas Basin. You'll even be able to see Grand Pre if you know what you're looking for...GPS Coordinates:N 045.11.989W 064.24.446

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  • Grand Pre

    Site of a dark side of Canadian History, the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. Here is a statue of Evangeline, the focus of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem about the Acadian culture and expulsion.GPS Coordinates:N 045.06.632W 064.18.567

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  • The Acadian Diaspora

    The peaceful Acadians were expelled from the region by the British in 1755. This painting is part of a series on display at Grand Pre, depicting the expulsion. Acadians were dispersed all over the Atlantic. The largest group went to the French Mississippi tidal waters, and later became known as "Cajuns"

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