Province of Nova Scotia Off The Beaten Path

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Province of Nova Scotia Off The Beaten Path

  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    Peggy's Cove might be to Nova Scotia what Tadoussac is to Quebec: a very well-known tiny village! Founded in 1811, Peggy's Cove only has a population of 40, and yet each year thousands of tourists flock to the village to admire its unique landscape and take a picture of the lighthouse, making it one of the most photographed lighthouses in the...

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  • Titanic Cemeteries

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    The Fairview Cemetary in Halifax, located over at 3720 Windsor Street, is an interesting place for history buffs. Back in April 1912, 121 victims of the infamous Titanic disaster were brought to Halifax and buried at Fairview. So many victims (both living and dead) of history's most famous nautical sinking were brought to the city of Halifax that -...

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  • Coastal Walks

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    We did a really neat two hour hike on the afternoon of my arrival in Nova Scotia. Its called the Barrens, its not far from Peggy's Cove and its like a world apart. It was not a difficult hike, most of it was pretty easy, and the scenes, the formations of rocks, the effects of erosion were fascinating especially when you see the shapes it has...

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  • Dartmouth

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    After having seen most of Halifax's architectural heritage, we registered for a trip to Lunenberg at the youth hostel, but not enough people registered and the tour was cancelled. So instead we ended up taking the ferry to Dartmouth. My Greater Halifax Visitor Guide (2002) contained a map of Dartmouth Downtown, including a self-guided walking tour...

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  • Fisherman's Cove

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    Fisherman's Cove, in Eastern Passage, Dartmouth, was a fishing village and has recently been developed with a boardwalk and shops. There is a large restaurant, Boondocks though i find it a bit expensive and there are a line of small "shacks" housing craft shops, a gallery and a cafe along one side. There is a long boardwalk as well that goes out to...

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  • Lunenburg

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    My bus tour stopped at Lunenburg and we had a guide take us on a walking tour of the town. It was all downhill and very interesting. I would recommend the tour for an overall historical view of the area. Our guide told us about many of the churches (esp. St. John's Anglican Church which is being rebuilt after a fire nearly destroyed in on Nov. 1,...

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  • York Redoubt

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    Halifax is a military town. It was founded because the English needed a naval base to offset the french base at Louisbourg. So there's a lot of military history to be seen in the city, mainly old outposts that have never been tested. Go see York Redoubt; the magnificent view of the open harbour is amazing and understand why Halifax would have been...

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  • Flemming Park

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    Visit Flemming Park (a.k.a to locals as 'the Dingle'). The park, and the tower in it, is named after Sir Sanford Flemming, an engineer that helped build the railway across Canada and at the same time 'invented' the 24-hour clock that is used all over the world. Its a small park, but nice, with a lot of strolls. On a nice summer day, you can see the...

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  • Kejimkujik National Park

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    Kejimkujik National Park If you have a day to spare and want to check out some of Nova Scotia's wilderness, I highly recommend coming here and either going along the short hikes (the Hemlocks and Hardwoods is a nice stroll - only 6 km) or renting a canoe and exploring the rivers (very easy to do) or venture into the lake. Unlike a lot of other...

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  • Cape Breton

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    If you go to industrial Cape Breton .....to Glace Bay you can visit an actual Coal Mine . In fact it is the mine where my Dad worked many years ago . It is here in this mine that you'll get a real feel for what the people in the area is really about. Not that they were all coal miners but it is from these roots that the area arose.

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  • Shelburne

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    Shelburne, this town is where 16 000 Loyalists came ashore between 1783 and 1785. Has world's 3rd deepest natural harbour. Most of Shelburne's buildings date back to Loyalist times, including my brother's house, over 200 years old. The movie the Scarlett Letter was filmed here in 1994, the pic is one of the sets. Shelburne is a 2.5 hr drive from...

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  • Shopping

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    I had often heard about the Bayer's Lake Business Park, and how there were a number of good stores and restaurants located there, but I had never made the effort to go there. On my last trip, however, I had client meetings at an office building in Bayer's Lake, so I stayed at the nearby Future Inn. I had no idea that this place had so many stores,...

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  • Halifax Harbour

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    A permanent resident of Halifax Harbour is the CSS Acadia. This ship is the only surviving vessel that was in the harbour at the time of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. The explosion occurred when a munitions ship collided with another vessel and caught fire. The resulting explosion killed thousands and flattened much of downtown Halifax. This...

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  • Mahone Bay

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    I took a tour which stopped at Mahone Bay for a brief time. The countryside was beautiful but the most interesting thing is the reflection in the bay that one can see of three churches. I got a picture of that and, when we stopped, I was able to visit St. John's Lutheran Church. But the other two were closed - St. James Anglican Church and Trinity...

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  • Quaker House

    Halifax Off The Beaten Path

    Across the harbour from Halifax, in Dartmouth is one of the oldest residential houses in the area. The man who built it was a cooper and a Quaker. The house was originally built in 1785 and has been restored to that era. It's only open June, July and August. Easiest way to get there is go to Dartmouth on the ferry and walk up a couple of blocks...

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  • Cape d'or

    I stayed here once and loved it. Great chef and accomodations. Allow yourself twice the travel time as it looks on the map. One caution: Not handicapped accessable, It's a good hike down to the inn. Make sure you make a reservation.

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  • Sinclair Inn, Annapolis Royal

    Sinclair Inn, built in the early 1700's is one of the oldest examples of Acadian construction techniques in Canada. It has been used as a Masonic Hall, tavern, inn and a court house. The current building is actually two brought together in 1780. The front part of the building dates back to 1710. The building is open to the public and open from June...

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  • Sherbrooke Village

    A national historic park and museum, Sherbrooke Village is a living history museum that reflects life from 1869 to the early 19th century in Nova Scotia. There are 25 of the 80 buildings open to the public and there are weekend events, family days, concerts and demonstrations. The village is seasonal from June 1 to October 15 but is open for a...

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  • Bear River

    A small community near Digby and Annapolis Royal, Bear River is an old settlement, founded after the American Revolution by the Loyalists. The area had been settled previous to this by the First Nation Mi'kMaq and the French. It has evolved into a small community filled with artists and craftspeople and you can purchase their wares in local shops....

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  • Go to the tip of Cape Breton

    I highly recommend the bay near Meat Cove in Cape Breton. There are great hikes near there, kyacking, a good oyster farm, a great resort (the Markham) and a wonderful guide who can gear you up with mountain bikes, kyacks, and all else. They are http://www.cabot-trail-outdoors.com/ and are really fantastic - they do winter and summer sports. The...

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  • The Three Sisters

    Located in Cape Chignecto on the Fundy Shores are the rock formations The Three Sisters . If you come at low tide you can explore along the coastline and see sea caves, and as well as the sea stack formations known as "Three Sisters". No pictures can do justice to this rugged beauty!!Near Advocate Harbour, bay of Fundy

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  • A Llama Trek

    Llama are starting to get more common in Nova Scotia . There are lots of farms raising these wonderful animals . There is even one place in Annapolis Valley offering Llama treks. I haven't done it myself but it looks like fun!!3661 Hwy. 358 Canning NS CAN B0P 1H0

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  • Ingonish has a great beach

    We had a very enjoyable and relaxing walk on Ingonish beach, it is pretty quiet here with no mass crowds of sunbathers, just the sea, sand and each other for company. The beach has fine white powdery sand a perfect carpet to walk upon. We did meet other walkers here, but not many, we were greeted by a cheery hello from the Canadian's and a Hi from...

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  • Sherbrooke Village

    This tip is about Sherbrooke village in Nova Scotia. It is a couple of hours away from Halifax. You can't miss it when you drive along the east coast to the north (route 7).Sherbrooke village is a living museum with restaured buildings. In each building there is someone in period costume that will tell you a bit more about how live was in this...

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  • Museum of Computers, Annapolis Royal

    There is a small, one room museum attached to a retail shop on St. George Street in Annapolis Royal that features a brief history of personal computers, video games and robots. we really enjoyed seeing the old PC's and portable computers and gaming machines. You'll probably recognize them too if you've worked with desktop computers for 10 years or...

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  • Settler's Museum, Mahone Bay

    In the picturesque little town of Mahone Bay, about an hour's drive south of Halifax, there's a small blue house that contains a little gem of a museum. It's a community museum run by a non-profit foundation. See things like ceramics, antiques, displays on the local ship building heritage, as well as temporary exhibits. Located on the main street...

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  • O'Dell House, Annapolis Royal

    O'Dell House used to be a Victorian Stagecoach inn on the Annapolis Royal waterfront near the wharf that was the terminus for the train. It has rooms on the main floor that are furnished with period antiques and the second floor has some temporary exhibits and a toy and doll collection. There is also a geneology research facility here. Free...

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  • Take the scenic side trip to Meat Cove

    While touring the Cabot Trail in August 2002, we took a side trip from Cape North and headed out to Meat Cove. It was incredibly scenic, though the half-hour or so of gravel road was a bit jarring and rather slow-going! Excellent views, though...

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