Province of Nova Scotia Things to Do

  • Peggy's Cove
    Peggy's Cove
    by windoweb
  • Gates
    Gates
    by tvor
  • Things to Do
    by tvor

Province of Nova Scotia Things to Do

  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax Things to Do

    This a small rural community and it is a photographer's paradise! I went there during the summer and it was windy and a little cloudy so it is always better to know the condition of the weather to enjoy the view. Also there is a memorial sight of The Swissair Flight 111 tragedy. You can watch a documentary about it...

    more
  • Bay of Fundy

    Province of Nova Scotia Things to Do

    The first thing we did when we entered Nova Scotia, was to visit the NOVA SCOTIA WELCOME CENTER. Got lots of brochures and information. The center is divided into sections - Purple - Bay of Fundy - Yellow - Yarmouth & Acadian Shores - Orange - South Shore - Blue - Eastern Shore - Green - Cape Breton Island. Also be sure to get your copy of the...

    more
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Halifax Things to Do

    Halifax's citadel is the most prominent landmark of the city. Located close to downtown, it served Halifax well when enemies attempted to invade the city - they never made it. As a matter of fact, the defense system was designed so perfectly that enemies would have been under heavy attacks far before they would reach the actual city. Halifax...

    more
  • Halifax Harbour

    Halifax Things to Do

    My favourite tour of the Halifax Harbour took place aboard the Mar II. If sailing is what you like to do, the Mar II is available for various Halifax Harbour cruises including pirate, cocktail and moonlight cruises. A tour of Halifax Harbour can also be done aboard the Harbour Queen I, a Mississippi style riverboat. You can take a 2 hour history...

    more
  • Downtown Halifax

    Halifax Things to Do

    St. Matthew's Church dates from 1749. In that year the church was called Mather's Church, but later it was called the Protestant Dissenting Church. From 1814 it often was called the Presbyterian Church, but after 1820 it became known as St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church. From 1925 the name changed into St. Matthew's United Church, since the church...

    more
  • Waterfront / Historic Properties

    4 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    The Halifax deportation cross is a reminiscent of the famous deportation cross at the Grand Pré, the original deportation site of the Acadian Expulsion. Arcadia was an area that was formed by the present Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and also part of the US state of Maine. During the Seven Years...

    more
  • Alexander Keith's Brewery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    Those who like it, like it a lot That's the motto for Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. Keith's brewery has been a long standing business in Halifax since the 1820's. Other beers come and go but Keith's remains a local favourite. In the old stone brewery on the waterfront, you can take a tour of the brewery with guides in period dress and hear...

    more
  • Cape Breton

    Halifax Things to Do

    If it's along your travel route and you are vacationing in the fall (Octoberish) then you NEED to take a week-end and 'do' the Cabot Trail. Beautiful scenery along winding roads with many places to pull over and have a 'Kodak moment'. Even us Haligonians try to make a point to get away to do this so if you are a tourist and can squeeze it in...it's...

    more
  • Pier 21

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    Pier 21 is one of the historically most interesting places in Halifax. The pier was where most of the immigrants to Canada landed from 1928 to 1971. It was thus a place of joy and tears close together - joy for those who were admitted to the country, tears for those who weren't. A museum gives an overview on those years, focusing mainly on some...

    more
  • Point Pleasant Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    Point Pleasant Park is a mixture of park and wilderness in the urbanity of Halifax. Paths where joggers go running in the evenings next to marshy tarns, women walking their dogs between weatherbeaten pine trees - you know what I mean. From the park you can enjoy some nice vistas on Halifax's harbour and the ships in the bay. Benches in several...

    more
  • Historic Landmarks

    Halifax Things to Do

    St. Paul's Anglican church, on the Grand parade, is the oldest church in Halifax and the oldest protestant church in Canada. It was built the year Halifax was founded, 1749. The building of course has been upgraded and changed a bit over the years but there are still services held in it on Sundays. It's open to the public as well.

    more
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    This is a great museum and well worth a visit, we spent about three hours here in total. There are lots of boats on display as well as some interesting displays relating to the halifax explosion and the sinking of the Titanic. Check out the website for lots of info.

    more
  • Public Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    One of the most famous gardens in Canada is Butchart Gardens near Victoria, BC. The Halifax Public Garden is not a private enterprise, and yet the quality of the display really warrants it to be one of the best in Canada. The variety of the flowers, and the artistry with which everything was put together was absolutely pleasing to the eye. Don't...

    more
  • Titanic Cemeteries

    Halifax Things to Do

    I visited the titanic cemetery in halifax nova scotia, one of my ancestors died on the Titanic he was an Engineer and there are 2 buried there, so maybe one could be him, it was so sad to see, but very interest

    more
  • Halifax Farmer's Market

    Halifax Things to Do

    If you are at Halifax, do catch the interesting Farmer's Market which opens every Saturday from 7am to 1pm. This market has many sections, ranging from vegetables, meat, bread, seafood, wine, art etc. Interesting sutff in the market include the maple wine and syrup of Nova Scotia and there is a store selling lobster hotdog. You should try this...

    more
  • St. Mary's Basilica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    St. Mary's is at the heart of Halifax, where many students and visitors flock around on Staturdays. Construction started in 1820 and lasted till 1899. Mass times: Mo-Fr: 12.15PM and 5.15PM Sa: 12.15PM Su: 7.30AM, 11.00AM, and 5.00PM

    more
  • Atlantic Playland

    Halifax Things to Do

    Running out of ideas what to do with the kids? Take them to Atlantic Playland! This small amusement park will keep them busy all day long, with rides, waterslides, go-karts, mini golf, batting cages and arcade games. They'll love it!

    more
  • Bedford Institute of Oceanography

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    The Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada's largest center for ocean research, is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Opened on October 25th, 1962, it has grown to rank among the most respected research institutions in the world. This was a very interesting place. They had new equipment they were telling us about how they could view the bottom...

    more
  • St Paul's Cemetery

    Halifax Things to Do

    Old St. Paul's Cemetery was founded in 1749, the same year the city of Halifax was founded, and is therefore the province's first official burial ground. Over the years, some 12,000 people were buried there, even though there only are about 1,200 headstones (so about 10%) marking people's graves in the cemetery, the main reason being that many were...

    more
  • Prince Edward Island

    Halifax Things to Do

    Take the ferry from New Glasgow to Prince Edward Island. This is the smallest and most densely populated province of Canada. The island is 224 kilometres long and at the narrowest part only 6 kilometres wide. There is no part of the island that is more than 15 kilometres from a bay or the sea. The island is flat with farms dotted around between...

    more
  • Discovery Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Things to Do

    The Discovery Centre is a great place for a family visit. It's a hands on centre for finding out about all things science and technology with lots of interactive exhibits. They are actually a registered charitable organization and a non-profit one as well. They run special camps and programs over school holidays as well as offer group and class...

    more
  • Autumn Colours

    Halifax Things to Do

    If you are planning a trip to Nova Scotia or the Maritime Provinces, late-September or early-October is the peak season for the brilliant display of autumn leaves changing colours. Photo taken in mid-Oct., 2002 (the season was a bit late due to unusually warm conditions) in eastern NS between New Glasgow and Antigonish.

    more
  • Casino Halifax

    Halifax Things to Do

    The Halifax casino is somewhat small compared to other casino's. However still a great place to go and lose some cash all while pretending you know how to play blackjack! I only spent 30 bucks and played blackjack for over an hour. I was very proud!

    more
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    Halifax Things to Do

    located in a historic Victorian building, the AGNS has been hosting some really fabulous shows over the last few years including a couple of Impressionist shows. Upcoming in 2005 is a retrospective of Rodin. Features many local and East Coast artists and folk artists, with a lovely shop and really elegant cafe, the AGNS is really worth a visit.

    more
  • Halifax City Hall

    Halifax Things to Do

    The construction of the Halifax City Hall began in 1887. Back in the 1870s, Montreal and Ottawa, among others, had built new, stately city halls and the city of Halifax felt it needed a building that would reflect the importance and prosperity of the city. The first council meeting was held on May 14, 1890. Free guided tours of City Hall are...

    more
  • Province House

    Halifax Things to Do

    It's always fun to visit the Leg building when you happen to be in a provincial capital because it's a great - and free - way to learn more about the province's history and current state. Unfortunately they were doing a bit of restauration to the building during our stay in Halifax so there were a few rooms we didn't have access to, but we still...

    more
  • ~ Buy a NS Museum Pass ~

    After traveling in NS for almost 3 weeks, covering the north shore, south shore, Halifax, Dartmouth and the Eastern Shore I found out that there is a Nova Scotia Museum Pass. This pass allows you to get into the NS Museums for free. There are 27 museums that participate in this Pass.You can buy this pass at any of the NS Museums - although I didn't...

    more
  • Nova Scotia in the Civil War

    I found it rather interesting that Nova Scotia had some involvement in the American Civil War.Bear in mind that Nova Scotians had immigrated to New England for quite a while, so it wasn't like there was no familiarity of contact. Historical sources claim that at least 200 Nova Scotians (and possibly a few thousand at most) actually fought in the...

    more
  • Coastal Barrens

    We did a really nice two hour hike on the afternoon of my arrival in Nova Scotia. It's called the Barrens, its about 10 minutes from Peggy's Cove but it's 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...

    more
  • Cape Breton Island

    This was the highlight of my stay in Nova Scotia! If you are coming to Nova Scotia in autumn the one place you cannot and should not miss is Cape Breton Island. The tour I was on was mainly geared towards backpackers and hikers. We did relatively few of the usual tourist stops. We had a bunch of hikes at several places around the island, some were...

    more
  • Seeing the moose

    I had heard that you might (might!!!) see wildlife on Cape Breton. There were some eagles we saw near our hostel . Still, I generally was taking advisories that we might see wildlife with some caution.We had just gotten into the Cape Breton Highlands Park, literally the first turn up the hill, and the guide alerts us that she had seen a moose on...

    more
  • Halifax

    If you came in by air your journey will usually start at Halifax. The most important city in the Canadian Atlantic provinces, Halifax is still a major maritime and naval center. For a bigger city (relatively speaking) Halifax has a delightfully unhurried nature. With several universities in town you will find a youthful vibe to the city. Lots of...

    more
  • Peggy's Cove

    This seemed to me the major tourist attraction in the Halifax area. Peggy's Cove is a small fishing village on the Chebucto Peninsula, about 43 km southwest of Halifax. The story is told that the name came from a shipwreck survivor. Nobody can tell you for sure that Peggy was her name, there are lots of stories about that. She ended up marrying...

    more
  • Nova Scotia Lighthouses

    Nova Scotia has more lighthouses than any other province in Canada. The total number is 160. Most visitors will probably get a chance to see the famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, which is only about an hour from Halifax. Another famous one, and the oldest one in North America, is the Cape Forchu Lighthouse near Yarmouth. That was easier to visit...

    more
  • Savor the sunset

    The chosen speed in Nova Scotia seems to be a bit slower than other places. Take time to slow down and savor the simple pleasures Nova Scotia has to offer. I was surprised by the intensity of the colors at sunset particularly this late in the year.Make sure to take your camera and take lots of pictures..the sunsets are gorgeous!

    more
  • VISIT CHETICAMP - CAPE BRETON ISLAND

    Thursday September 13, 2012I loooooved everything about CHETICAMP - its location - The atmosphere - the Acadian Culture - the beautiful sunny day we were there.Cheticamp is a thriving fishing village on the west coast of Cape Breton Island and the western entrance to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The downtown area overlooks a large Bay.The...

    more
  • CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK

    September 12 & 13, 2012Hans and I entered CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK at the Eastern Entrance at Ingonish. The Western Entrance is near Cheticamp. Entry Fee for Seniors was $6.80 or $13.60 for the two of us. The Permit is valid for a 24 hour period and the Expiration time is clearly marked on your receipt. You must keep this receipt handy...

    more
  • VISIT CAPE BRETON ISLAND

    Wednesday, September 12 & Thursday September 13, 2012An Island on the Atlantic Coast, CAPE BRETON ISLAND is part of the Province of Nova Scotia. The 3,981 square mile island accounts for 18.7 % of the total area of Nova Scotia. Although physically separated from the Nova Scotia Peninsula by the Strait of Canso, it is connected to the mainland by...

    more
  • DRIVE THE SCENIC CABOT TRAIL

    September 12 & 13, 2012Located on Cape Breton Island the CABOT TRAIL is a scenic roadway. The route is 298 km (185 miles) in length and makes a loop around the northern tip of the island, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497.The Northern section...

    more
  • VISIT PICTURESQUE PEGGY'S COVE

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012A small community, PEGGY'S COVE is located on the Eastern Shore of St. Margarets Bay and 43 kilometers southwest of Halifax. Peggy's Cove is one of the numerous small fishing villages located around the Chebucto Peninsula. Many artists and photographers flock to Peggy's Cove as do tourists and Bus Tours. The village's...

    more
  • VISIT MAGICAL MAHONE BAY

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012We were told "you're going to love Mahone Bay". Well, we did. It certainly is a Special Place.Located only one hour from Halifax MAHONE BAY is easily accessible via Highway 103, The Lighthouse Route, on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia.European settlers arrived here in 1754. The town's heritage homes and original...

    more
  • VISIT HISTORIC LUNENBURG

    Monday, September 10, 2012Situated on Nova Scotia's South Shore, LUNENBURG is located on a peninsula at the western side of Mahone Bay and approximately 90 km southwest of the city of Halifax. The historic town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg's unique...

    more
  • VISIT NOVA SCOTIA WELCOME CENTER

    The first thing we did when we entered Nova Scotia, was to visit the NOVA SCOTIA WELCOME CENTER. Got lots of brochures and information. The center is divided into sections - Purple - Bay of Fundy - Yellow - Yarmouth & Acadian Shores - Orange - South Shore - Blue - Eastern Shore - Green - Cape Breton Island. Also be sure to get your copy of the...

    more
  • Halifax Harbor Boat Tours

    I researched our options on going on a boat trip before we went and found this site. It turned out to be the best choice if you would like to be on a sailboat. We went on the "Pirate Cruise" . The 3-men crew worked very hard at "sailing" the ship, and only used the engine near the dock and were very happy to explain to us what they were doing and...

    more
  • Admiral Digby Museum, Digby NS

    The Admiral Digby museum was founded in 1972. It was named for Admiral Robert Digby who brought a fleet of Loyalists to the area in 1783. It focuses on the culture and history of the area with lots of antiques and exhibits to see. There's also a geneological research facility as well. My favourite was the costume room showing old clothing and...

    more

Province of Nova Scotia Hotels

Top Province of Nova Scotia Hotels

Halifax Hotels
996 Reviews - 1932 Photos
Digby Hotels
19 Reviews - 95 Photos
Pictou Hotels
25 Reviews - 36 Photos
Sydney Hotels
29 Reviews - 95 Photos
Yarmouth Hotels
25 Reviews - 154 Photos
Wolfville Hotels
9 Reviews - 20 Photos
Mahone Bay Hotels
28 Reviews - 108 Photos
Lunenburg Hotels
73 Reviews - 239 Photos
Shelburne Hotels
21 Reviews - 88 Photos
Scots Bay Hotels
See nearby hotels
Kejimkujik National Park Hotels
9 Reviews - 22 Photos
Ingonish Hotels
3 Reviews - 2 Photos
Annapolis Royal Hotels
33 Reviews - 86 Photos
Whycocomagh Hotels
1 Hotel
West Bay Hotels
1 Hotel

Instant Answers: Province of Nova Scotia

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

Province of Nova Scotia Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Province of Nova Scotia things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Province of Nova Scotia sightseeing.
Map of Province of Nova Scotia