Province of Nova Scotia Travel Guide

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Halifax

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1052,2159,56

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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91,328,12

Sydney

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29,95,6

Yarmouth

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44,240,8

Digby

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29,140,9

Mahone Bay

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29,114,2

Pictou

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25,36,9

Glace Bay

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16,57,0

Liverpool

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35,95,2

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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24,81,1

Chéticamp

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11,77,1

Chester

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14,40,1

Dartmouth

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33,144,14

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park

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18,51,0

Annapolis Royal

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45,132,6

Sherbrooke

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36,160,3

Bras d'Or Lake

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13,14,0

Wolfville

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9,20,2

Parrsboro

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10,38,2

Kejimkujik National Park

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9,22,0

Church Point

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3,14,0

Shelburne

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21,88,1

Greenwood

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8,43,0

Antigonish

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5,18,4

Springhill

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7,15,0

Barrington

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6,11,0

Tatamagouche

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3,19,0

Louisbourg

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20,121,1

Havre Boucher

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3,15,2

Sheet Harbour

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1,7,0

Musquodoboit Harbour

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4,62,0

Joggins

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5,12,0

Halifax

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  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Halifax Things to Do

    It is literally impossible to go anywhere in downtown Halifax and not notice the Citadel as it is the most prominent feature in the city, set on a height which, I suppose, is why it is there in the first place as an easily defensible and militarily advantageous place. The Citadel (why it is called that I have no idea) is situated on a large hill...

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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 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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  • Lots of ovens but no bread.

    Lunenburg Off The Beaten Path

    This tip refers to a place that is technically in the area of Riverport but there does not seem to be a place on the VT database for that and so I have included it in this section of my Lunenburg page. As there is no address field in "off the beaten path", the full postal address is 326 Ovens Road, PO Box 38, Riverport, Nova Scotia, BOJ 2WO. In...

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  • Rum Runner Inn

    Lunenburg Hotels

    Sitting on top the restaurant of the same name, this place has very nice clean rooms at a reasonable...

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  • Another great old vessel.

    Lunenburg Things to Do

    I have written a tip on this page about the Theresa E. Connor vessel attached to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic which was an old saltbanker eventually put out of business by more modern steel trawlers with a larger capacity and in a strangely fitting way, the other large vessel here is exactly the type of craft that would have superseded the...

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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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Yarmouth

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  • ~ Yarmouth County Museum ~

    Yarmouth Things to Do

    If you have time during the Sea Captains Walk stop in here at the Yarmouth County Museum. There is a lot of history stored in this once before Tabernacle Congregational Church - but became the home to the Yarmouth County Museum in 1969. There is over 12,000 sq feet in this museum - there is so much to see. Depending on what type of Museum person...

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  • Comfort Inn Yarmouth

    Yarmouth Hotels

    96 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS B5A2T5

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • ~ Step Back in Time ~

    Yarmouth Things to Do

    Welcome to the Pelton-Fuller House. This is where Alfred C. Fuller and his wife Mary lived - in the summer as this is their summer home. Alfred C Fuller would soon become famous for his fuller Brushes. I'm sure everyone has one or more of his brushes throughout their lifetime.This house has been decorated in the period of the late 1800's early...

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Digby

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  • ~ Savory Provincial Park ~

    Digby Off The Beaten Path

    This is a beautiful picnic park. There are picnic tables all over the park, some are even under huts to keep you out of the rain. It is very peaceful. You can enjoy your picnic and watch the tides flow in and out. Or you can be there on a sunny day and watch as the fog rolls in. It is an open and hardwood-treed picnic area overlooking St Mary’s...

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  • Digby Pines Golf Resort And Spa

    Digby Hotels

    103 SHORE ROAD, Digby, NS B0V1A0

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • ~ Admiral Digby Museum ~

    Digby Things to Do

    The Admiral Digby Museum started out as a small library in 1966. In 1969 the “Woodror/Dakin house” – an 1840’s Loyalist/Georgian house was purchased by the Admiral Dibgy Library Association and opened to the public. In 1972 a few antiques were placed in the Library, thus began the Admiral Digby Museum .Digby was originally named Conway, in fact...

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Mahone Bay

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  • Fine pub with a fine view.

    Mahone Bay Things to Do

    As I alluded to in my intro page here, we had only intended to stay for a small while here before hitting the road again and before mechanical failure (well, electrical actually) sent us scurrying back to Lunenburg. What we did find in our very short time here was an absolutely excellent pub with a view that any publican would break your arm for...

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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 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • 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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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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Glace Bay

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  • ~ Miners Village ~

    Glace Bay Things to Do

    Life as a miner was a hard job that paid little and even with that small 'paycheck', after the deductions for 'goods and services' were taken from the Company Store; there wasn't much left to improve their lifestyle. The miners often referred to the Company Store as the 'Pluck Me' Store, as it worked to keep the miners under the thumb of the Mining...

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  • ~ Walk Beneath the Atlantic ~

    Glace Bay Things to Do

    How would you like to walk beneath the Atlantic Ocean? Well when you go to the Miners Museum and opt to take the Underground tour you can do that. When we purchased our tickets to go into the Miners Museum we were asked if we wanted to do the Underground Tour also. The admission fee is $6.00/adult and $12.00/per adult if you want to take the tour....

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  • Real living history - we even shook...

    Glace Bay Things to Do

    I am not really even sure where to start writing about the Miner's Museum near Glace Bay as it was, simply put, a most memorable and stunning example of living history and was absolutely one of the highlights of my six week trip round the Maritime Provinces of Canada this year. I had a vague idea of what to expect having read about it but I...

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Liverpool

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  • Two for the price of one.

    Liverpool Things to Do

    Close by the Fort Point lighthouse (see separate tip) I spotted a cairn style monument and, being the inquisitive (for which read nosy) that I am I went to investigate. When I looked closer I was surprised to see that the monument commemorated not one but two historical events. The first event was the arrival in Liverpool Harbour in 1604 of Pierre...

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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

  • A beautiful old lighthouse.

    Liverpool Things to Do

    Lighthouses seem to dominate Nova Scotia and, indeed, the other Maritime Provinces of Canada. Given the climatic conditions (in some places fog over 150 days per year), the treacherous currents, shoals etc., I suppose it is hardly surprising as these are very dangerous waters for shipping. The lighthouse, specifically of the old wooden and often...

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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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Chester

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  • A very poignant reminder.

    Chester Off The Beaten Path

    I am going to write here about something the traveller may want to see just outside a tiny little place called Bayswater but it does not appear on the Virtual Tourist database of locations and so the best I can do is locate it as an off the beaten path tip for Chester which is less than half an hours easy drive away along Highway 329 going in the...

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  • Mecklenburgh Inn

    Chester Hotels

    78 Queen Street, Chester, B0J 1J0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Oldest of it's kind and very good.

    Chester Things to Do

    I am not being unkind to Chester when I describe it as not being the biggest place I visited in Canada and so it was a great delight to me to discover not one but two absolutely excellent pubs, one of which was the Fo'c'sle. I visited there by myself initially as my travelling companion had gone for a nap as she was tired although it says something...

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Dartmouth

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  • Memorial to where it all started.

    Dartmouth Things to Do

    Before anyone starts having a go at me, I fully appreciate that the Mi'qmak people had been in the area of Halifax / Dartmouth for centuries if not millenia and I do not wish to decry that at all. I wish to draw attention to a memorial of not even the first European settlers to the area but perhaps the most significant group. Sited in the...

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  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax -...

    Dartmouth Hotels

    65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth, B3B 0G2, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Legendary, and rightly so.

    Dartmouth Things to Do

    I dislike the words legend / legendary as I find them much overused by lazy journalists tring to "spice up" a headline. Why then, would I use it in regards to a small eatery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia? I'll tell you, it is simply because this place deserves the accolade.I was travelling there recently with my dear friend VT member RavensWing and she...

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