Province of Nova Scotia Travel Guide

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     Cape Breton simply stunning 

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     You might not want to leave! 

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     Give yourself enough time to enjoy this friendly and welcoming province. 

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Cape Breton Island


Peggy's Cove










Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park


Mahone Bay


Kejimkujik National Park


Cape Breton Highlands National Park


Glace Bay








Annapolis Royal




Bras d'Or Lake

























Cape Sable Island








Point Tupper


Musquodoboit Harbour






Eastern Passage





See all 989 Halifax Tips

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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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...

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 73 Lunenburg Tips
  • 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...

  • Lunenburg Arms Hotel

    Lunenburg Hotels

    94 Pelham Street, Box 1378, Lunenburg, B0J 2C0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Walk the Historic Downtown

    Lunenburg Things to Do

    Lunenberg for me was definitely like taking a step back in time. The town has done an exceptional job of keeping the area as true to its early heritage as possible. Clapboard homes with no front setbacks. Many vividly painted and almost all of them very well kept up.While there in many cases no sidewalks walking downtown Lunenberg among the various...



See all 25 Pictou Tips
  • 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....

  • Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

    Pictou Hotels

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

  • 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...


Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park

Mahone Bay

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Gifts & Books

    Mahone Bay Shopping

    Simple Thing is a small book- and gift shop just North of town, where there is a parking spot at the water to see the three churches.Most gifts are madeby Maritime artisans. Simple Things is the home of "Sheepie" shirts and cards. There is a wide range of adult & children's books,games & stationery.


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.

  • 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...

  • 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...


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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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...

  • 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.

  • 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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    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...

  • 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


    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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See all 29 Liverpool Tips
  • 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...

  • 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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