Though Canada’s second smallest province, Nova Scotia offers a world of culture, history, outdoor fun, seafood and local fare, and unmatched scenery.
An incredibly historic region of the continent, Atlantic Canada hosts some of the most impressive landmarks on the East Coast –especially in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia alone is home to 87 National Historic Sites of Canada, two Parks Canada sites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and more than its share of iconic lighthouses.
Peggys Cove is famous for its heavily photographed Peggys Point Lighthouse – a major fixture of the Nova Scotia image, and found along the Lighthouse Trail. Other Nova Scotia lighthouses include Cape Forchu Lightstation in Yarmouth, Fort Point Lighthouse in Liverpool, and many more.
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For you museum hoppers, the Nova Scotia Museum system is a collection of 27 centers across the province. NSM stops include the postcard-perfect Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Old Town Lunenburg, the Wile Carding Mill in Bridgewater, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the Capital City of Halifax.
Outdoor adventure is found in Nova Scotia’s national parks. Cape Breton Highlands National Park sits on the tip of Cape Breton Island, while Kejimkujik National Park covers part of the western Nova Scotia peninsula. Adventurers and traveling families come for the fall colours of Cape Breton, and the sandy escapes of the Kejimkujik Seaside.
Atlantic Canada's easternmost province, Nova Scotia is known for lighthouses, beaches, and scenic cities like Bridgewater and Halifax.
If you’re looking to explore the coast, an action-packed Nova Scotia Drive Tour awaits – with several stops to look forward to.
Plan a family vacation to Nova Scotia. The Upper Clements Amusement Park is a wonderful summer family destination, located south of Kingston. The park boasts to be the "premier fun park" in Atlantic Canada. Featuring thrill rides, kid's rides, bumper boats and a waterslide.
The Ferris Wheel, pedal boats and fishing village are fun areas to explore. The Fun and Adventure rides and activities include swing ropes, tube slides, mini golf, laser tag, climbing towers, the ball room and a wading pool. Schedule plenty of time to do it all!
In addition to the rich bounty from the sea, there is plenty more to taste in Nova Scotia. Each summer, some of the best local food can be experienced at the Halifax Food Truck Parties. The local flavors don’t stop at food; enjoy locally crafted beer and wine featured at local festivals, pubs and wine tours. Learn more about the local food and drink in Nova Scotia.