Province of Nova Scotia Travel Guide

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Halifax

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996,1932,56

Cape Breton Island

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169,438,0

Peggy's Cove

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68,285,0

Lunenburg

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73,239,12

Pictou

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25,36,9

Sydney

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29,95,7

Digby

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19,95,8

Yarmouth

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25,154,7

Chéticamp

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11,77,1

Mahone Bay

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28,108,2

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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18,30,0

Glace Bay

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11,17,0

Annapolis Royal

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38,103,6

Liverpool

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29,67,2

Kejimkujik National Park

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9,22,0

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park

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18,51,0

Ingonish

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3,2,2

Parrsboro

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10,38,2

Sherbrooke

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26,26,2

Bras d'Or Lake

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Dartmouth

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Shelburne

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21,88,1

Wolfville

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9,20,2

Lawrencetown

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2,9,0

Five Islands

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2,3,0

Chester

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8,11,1

Baddeck

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5,41,6

Tatamagouche

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3,19,0

Springhill

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7,15,0

Church Point

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1,2,0

Cornwallis

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Greenwood

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7,37,0

Windsor

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10,18,0

Truro

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5,11,8

Bedford

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2,5,0

Joggins

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3,12,0

Halifax

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  • 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...

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  • The Prince George Hotel

    Halifax Hotels

    This place is overpriced. The are nice places to stay in Halfax that are cheaper than this.

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  • Salty's On the Waterfront

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Halifax Restaurants

    Salty's on the waterfront in one of the best restaurants around. On the first floor you have a great view over the water, which will bring an automatic romantic setting in the evening. I have only positive memories of this restaurant. Bring your money and enjoy! Be aware, there's a Downstairs Menu and an Upstairs Menu (the latter is more high...

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Cape Breton Island

  • MacIntosh Brook Trail

    Cape Breton Island Things to Do

    This was one of the shorter hikes we did. It was only like 3 kilometres and took maybe 40 minutes at a reasonably relaxed pace. As I remember we had just eaten lunch, so it was perfect.It is not a difficult hike, its more of a stroll really. You go up one side of the brook and down the other, ending at a waterfall. You can hear the birds, the...

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  • Skyline Trail

    Cape Breton Island Things to Do

    The most well known, and most popular, trail in Nova Scotia is the Skyline Trail. Why? Well one reason has to be that it is so accessible. In 2001 the redid the trail to protect some of the fragile ecosystem, building boardwalks. For the first part of the loop a wheelchair would probably be able to handle this trail. Its generally nice and flat and...

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  • Hiking Alone

    Cape Breton Island Warnings and Dangers

    There is enormous pleasure to be had from exploring nature, from just sitting listening to the water slap over the rocks or to see an eagle fly. But there is a good reason you are warned not to hike alone, particularly not in a place you don't know well. In late October 2009, a young Canadian folk singer named Taylor Mitchell was attacked by 3...

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Peggy's Cove

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  • Swissair 111 Memorial

    Peggy's Cove Things to Do

    On September 2 1998 Swissair 111 left the JFK airport in New York, heading to Geneva. There were 129 passengers on board that day. There was a fire on board and the pilots requested an emergency landing. The pilot wanted to go back to Boston, but the air traffic controllers told them that Halifax was closer. They started dumping fuel in preparation...

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  • Head out to the Lighthouse!

    Peggy's Cove Things to Do

    It's why you came here, to see the Lighthouse. Take a walk out along the rocks to get to the Lighthouse. Watch out for the slippery spots! The water sprays up and one must be careful not to fall.Their is a small fishing village you can walk though. It's so peaceful and serene.

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  • Local Jewels

    Peggy's Cove Shopping

    Peggy's Cove Jewellery Studio sells local Jewelry.If you look for an exclusive Peggy's Cove souvenir visit this studio.

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Lunenburg

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  • Bluenose II

    Lunenburg Things to Do

    I was not lucky to see the sailboat "Bluenose II" in Halifax's harbour, but to my surprise, she swayed softly on the waves of Lunenburg's harbour. Apparently, the ship travels regularly between these harbours. You might wonder what's so special about this ship. Well, the "Bluenose II" is a reconstruction of the famous "Bluenose I" (who would have...

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  • Smuggler's Cove Inn

    Lunenburg Hotels

    The Smuggler's Cove Inn and Scuttlebutt Restaurant offers a variety of rooms. The restaurant offers...

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  • Drive Over To Annapolis Royal: WIP...

    Lunenburg Off The Beaten Path

    One of the prettiest towns in Nova Scotia is less than a two hour drive away in Annapolis Royal. It is one of my favorite places in Nova Scotia. The drive over coming from Lunenberg and going south is a scenic one and just skirts one of Nova Scotia's national parks. Like Lunenberg, it is compact and easy to walk around in. There are some great...

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Pictou

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  • Jiggs& Reels Boat Tours Ltd.

    Pictou Transportation

    A daily water taxi service that leaves downtown Pictou and connects to the heart of downtown New Glasgow. OR,Enjoy Pictou County's finest boat tour thru inland waterways and out into the Northumberland Strait. The three hour tour, departing from downtown Pictou or downtown New Glasgow, offers historic scenery, entertainment, deep sea fishing, etc....

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  • Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

    Pictou Hotels

    Pictou Lodge is a beautifully restored log Resort located on the ocean, on 165 wooded acres of a...

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  • Follow the locals.

    Pictou Restaurants

    The Stone House Cafe restaurant is one of Pictou's most historic buildings and dates back to the early 1800's. The original house was for many years Pictou's largest and was originally built for John Dawson, a local businessman. The Stone House Cafe is appropriately named as it is of a freestone and scottish granite construction and as well as a...

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Sydney

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  • Casino Night

    Sydney Nightlife

    The casino in Sydney was as fun as casinos go if you don't gamble. A bunch of us got together and through in ten dollars each just to see our $300 or so go to about $600 or so and then down to $0.There are plenty of slots, black jack and a russian roulette wheel.

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  • Cambridge Suites Syndey

    Sydney Hotels

    I stayed at the Cambridge Suites in the summer of 2006 for 2 days/2 nights. It is by far the best...

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  • Lunch in a coffee shop

    Sydney Restaurants

    We had asked about a local place to have lunch downtown in Sydney and were told this was a good sandwich place. It was noon time and the place was full of locals including a lot of girls from a nearby girls school. It's basically a coffee shop but they also served a wide selection of soup and sandwiches. I got a tuna sandwich and a cup of chicken...

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Digby

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  • ~ A Drink on the Dockside ~

    Digby Things to Do

    We stopped in for a few drinks at the Fundy Restaurant early one evening. Deciding not to miss out on the beautiful weather we went out to the upper patio where there is a gorgeous view of the Bay of Fundy. The restaurant also has a lower deck where you can dine or sip your drinks on picnic or patio tables under umbrellas, or stand at the railing...

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  • Digby Pines Golf Resort And Spa

    Digby Hotels

    103 SHORE ROAD, Digby, NS B0V1A0

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Stuffed Full of Donair Meat

    Digby Restaurants

    Ricardo's serves pizza, donairs, and subs.I had a donair when I was there, it was stuffed full of donair meat, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and sweet sauce. It was delicious. In fact it was so full of meat it was hard to finish the whole donair.

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Yarmouth

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  • Amero Shuttle Service Inc.

    Yarmouth Transportation

    Amero's Shuttle travels the "North Shore" between Yarmouth and Halifax, and from Halifax back to Yarmouth. They are prepared to make stops between the two primary destinations, but you should arrange this in advance. Shuttles leave Yarmouth at 7:00 am Monday to Friday, and 8:00 on weekends.Standard fares are $60.00 one-way, but if there is more...

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  • Comfort Inn Yarmouth

    Yarmouth Hotels

    96 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS B5A2T5

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Campbell's Shuttle Service

    Yarmouth Transportation

    Campbell's travels mainly the "South Shore" (Highway 103, through Shelburne, Lunenburg) between Yarmouh and Halifax. They make every reasonable effort to pick you up at your location, and deliver you to your destination. Shuttles leave Yarmouth at 8:00am on weekdays and 8:30am on weekends. The return leaves Halifax at 4:30 pm and arrives back in...

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Chéticamp

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  • CHETICAMP FISHERIES - PECHERIES

    Chéticamp Favorites

    One of the fun things we did was roam around the facilities of CHETICAMP FISHERIES - PECHERIES. Located along the Harbour, the area around the Fisheries building was full of Fishing Boats which were probably dry-docked or waiting for repairs to be done on them.Cheticamp Fisheries, established in 2007, is a fish processing Plant and seafood...

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  • Auberge Doucet Inn Hotel

    Chéticamp Hotels

    Route 19, Cheticamp, B0E 1H0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • ST. PETER'S CHURCH

    Chéticamp Favorites

    Erected in 1892-1893, on a site along the Cabot Trail Drive, overlooking the Cheticamp Harbour. ST. PETER'S CHURCH or L'Eglise Saint-Pierre, is Cheticamps local Catholic Church.With its architecture, frescoes and stained glass windows, it is one of the most beautiful churches on Cape Breton Island.The large sandstone church is a prominent structure...

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Mahone Bay

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  • Mahone Bay Settlers Museum

    Mahone Bay Things to Do

    Not the number one museum in the world, but for a small place like Mahone Bay definitely a pro! The Settlers Museum tells you more about the immigrants to this particular area of Nova Scotia. Many people with a German background came here in the 19th century, and funnily enough I found a large map in the museum that showed that half of my hometown...

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  • Bayview Pines Country Inn

    Mahone Bay Hotels

    678, Oakland Road, Indian Point, Mahone Bay, B0J 2E0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Mahone Bay stopover

    Mahone Bay Restaurants

    Kedy's Inlet is one of the best smaller restaurants. They serve some of the best Nova Scotia seafood and other traditional Canadian meals.The homemade desserts are fantastic; those are also available for takeaway.If the weather permits you can dine on the terrace.Open Daily:Lunch: 11:30AM - 5PMDinner: 5PM - 8PM

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  • Cape Breton Highlands

    Cape Breton Highlands National Park Things to Do

    The Cape Breton Highlands are a mountainous plateau of older rock and forests on the northern portion of Cape Breton Island. Most of the area is within the Cape Breton National Park that was established by Canada in 1936. The area contains many magnificent views of deep canyons, harbors, and great coastal scenery. The Cape Breton Highlands are most...

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  • Joe's Scarecrows in Cheticamp

    Cape Breton Highlands National Park Things to Do

    Just south of Cheticamp is the very unusual Joe's Scarecrows. As you approach you are not sure what is. Literally tens to hundreds of scarecrows are located on a grass field with halloween masks. They are dressed in many different ways portraying everything from lumber jacks, to police officers to little kids. Many of them are arranged in circles...

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  • Fascinating Cheticamp

    Cape Breton Highlands National Park Things to Do

    Located just south, of the entrance to Cape Breton National Park, on the western side is the town of Cheticamp. The town of Cheticamp is home to about 4,000 residents. It is the largest Acadian and french speaking town in the Cape Breton area. Cheticamp grew up primarily as a fishing town in the 1700's and its first permanent residents didn't...

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Glace Bay

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  • The Chip Wagon

    Glace Bay Local Customs

    Who wouldn't love this tradition . I always wondered how th could be chips could be sooo good. I was happy to see some things never change when I saw Hamburgers on the menu for $2.25 and hotdogs for $1.7.5 But wait "Poutine!!" where did that come from . Oh well most things stayed the same . This wagon was where everyone stopped in the summer...

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  • Renwick Brook

    Glace Bay Things to Do

    This is beautiful park with walking trails on either side of the brook with easy access at the Commercial Street bridge in the heart of downtown Glace Bay. The tree- lined trails follow the brook between Brookside and Catherine Streets and you'll see many locals enjoying the walk that lead to Queen Elizabeth Park.

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  • Commercial St

    Glace Bay Things to Do

    This was always know as "Down Town" to me. However to some it was " Up Town" it depended on which side of the hill you lived. It was once much larger and my Mom relayed stories of a street car. Growing up that sounded so exotic! Today its a small town with a scattering of little shops and coffee bars and of course a drug store . It's anchored at...

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Annapolis Royal

  • A brilliant, historic, friendly pub.

    Annapolis Royal Things to Do

    Annapolis Royal has many attractions and I commend them to you but what it appears to be slightly short of is pubs. There are plenty of restaurants, many of them licensed but the vagaries of the Nova Scotian licensing laws mean that you have to eat there if you want an alcoholic drink. Indeed, this seems to be the case in much of the Province, a...

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  • Annapolis Royal Inn

    Annapolis Royal Hotels

    3924 Highway 1, Allains Creek, Annapolis Royal, B0S 1A0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • A graveyeard after dark - are you mad?

    Annapolis Royal Things to Do

    Readers of other pages I have constructed here on Virtual Tourist know that I am fascinated by old graveyards as I find them a wonderful source of social history as well as being just plain interesting and so it was a very happy planxty that stumbled upon the graveyard adjacent to Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal. It was an even happier planxty that...

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Liverpool

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  • Mersey river

    Liverpool Things to Do

    The Mersey River is named after that of the River Mersey in Liverpool, England. The river proper flows from the eastern end of Eleven Mile Lake in Annapolis County southward to Kejimkujik Lake in Kejimkujik National Park, then through Lake Rossignol to empty into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The river was a major...

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  • Best Western Liverpool

    Liverpool Hotels

    63 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, B0T 1K0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Farmers Markets

    Liverpool Local Customs

    There are lots of markets for fresh produce around this whole area . This one just outside town was really good . And of course there's always fresh fudge. Bob and the Boys

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Kejimkujik National Park

  • Heavy Rains A Danger for Canoeists

    Kejimkujik National Park Warnings and Dangers

    The park can get very heavy rains during the fall. Rivers and streams that are calm can turn into torrents in a short time. Before setting out on a trip please check the local weather report or check in with the park service office.

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  • Hire bikes in the main park

    Kejimkujik National Park Things to Do

    In the main park we hired 5 bicycles for an hour or so. The hire centre is at Jakes landing. The bikes were great and had been well cared for.We found an easy route that took us through forest and down by the lakes. We also skirted around the large campsite set amongst the trees.It was a good way to see more of the park and yet be close to the...

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  • Ask the wildlife Ranger

    Kejimkujik National Park Things to Do

    We were in the visitor centre area of the main Kejimkujik Park where we hired bikes for an hour or so. After our cycle ride we stopped by and started chatting to the friendly young female ranger. We were being very enthusiastic about the place and in particular about the animals we'd seen. There were several that we still hadnt spotted during our...

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