7 Exciting Things To Do In Nova Scotia: The Coastal Gem Of Canada

Nestled in eastern Canada, Nova Scotia is a pretty Atlantic gem. With a beautiful capital, Halifax and the super-enthusiastic surf of the Bay of Fun, there are a plethora of interesting and fun things to do in Nova Scotia. Go kayaking, whale watching, exploring the history, or strolling through the old town streets, Nova Scotia’s lengthy coastline and historic towns take you on a journey to remember for a lifetime. While the Canadian soil gets adorned with grassy carpets in Nova Scotia, the fact that you are always inside the 67 kilometers from the sea adds another charm to staying in the Province. Want to learn about some more fascinating things to do in Nova Scotia? Read on to know!

1. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

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Dating back to the 18th century, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site will give you a surreal experience of stepping back in time. One of the most famous Nova Scotia historical sites, this French fortress is where you can talk to the local fisherman, servants, and sailors, take part in the 300 years old games, watch the march past of the French soldiers and sip the time-tested rum. 

2. Boardwalk at Halifax Waterfront 

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Featuring a 4 kilometers long lovely boardwalk, Halifax Waterfront is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Halifax. This beautiful waterfront has been the center of all the summer activities in Halifax. While boardwalking, you will find plenty of cool things to see such as the historical photos of rum cakes, Nova Scotia Crystal, Halifax special wines, and a number of restaurants. 

3. Take a guided tour of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the Halifax Citadel is what made the city of Halifax so popular worldwide. Also named as Fort George, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site was constructed in 1749. Perched on a large hill overlooking the harbor and the sea, Halifax Citadel’s main feature is its star-shaped structure. You will also find a cafe and bar at the citadel to relax and chat. 

3. Spend some soothing time at Kejimkujik National Park

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Forming a major part of the Canadian Parks System, Kejimkujik National Park Nova Scotia is a beautiful amalgamation of meandering rivers, lush forests, and picturesque lakes. Encompassing an area of 404 square kilometers, Kejimkujik National Park was established in 1967. Whether you like the dawn or you are more in love with the dusk, Kejimkujik National Park is where you will enjoy the vibrant rays of the sun at their most magical form. 

Want to make the most of your trip? Then go for a Frozen Ocean Canoe Trip in Kjimkujik National Park!

4. Explore the naval history at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Located in the heart of Halifax’s historic waterfront, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest as well as the largest maritime museum in Canada. Walking through the museum, you will find a number of naval exhibits, shipwrecks, the replica of famous ships, and also learn the art of boatbuilding. The piers and boatsheds that surround the museum also tell about its old naval heritage. 

5. Click great pictures of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse

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The historical significance and breathtaking beauty of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse Nova Scotia make it one of the most popular and busiest tourist attractions in Canada. While Nova Scotia is home to around 160 small and big historic lighthouses, Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is the one that got worldwide popularity. Offering spectacular views of the St. Margarets Bay, this is one of the most photographed spots in Canada. 

Take the Peggy’s Cove Day Trip from Halifax and explore the fishing villages of Nova Scotia!

6. Drive along The Cabot Trail

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Biking or riding on the Cabot Trail is something that you must include in your Nova Scotia vacation ideas for its breathtaking beauty is sure to satisfy your unending wanderlust. Considered as the most scenic route in the world, the Cabot Trail is more than just a drive. Running along the coast, this trail offers a stunning sunset over the skyline, majestic mountaintops, and colorful villages on Nova Scotia marked with humble livings. 

7. Take a stroll through Old Town Lunenburg

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The port town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is the perfect place to soak in the local culture of the province. The Old Town Lunenburg is one of the few communities winning the status UNESCO World Heritage Site. Strolling through the colorful buildings of the Old Town, you will come across the fishermen shovel, a replica of replica Bluenose II, and shops selling the local craft. 

With dramatic seascapes, a historic waterfront, and a number of heritage buildings, the province of Nova Scotia is sure to make your Canadian vacation a memorable one. Which place are you keeping on your travel list? Do let us know!

 

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