Nova Scotia may be the second smallest province in Canada, but that doesn’t mean it lacks things to do. On the contrary, Nova Scotia’s beautiful coastline viewpoints, delicious seafood, and historic attractions make it a great place to visit! And don’t even get us started on the golf!
If you’re planning a trip out east, here are the top 5 things to do in Nova Scotia!
stay and play golf package in nova scotia
Nova Scotia is home to many of Canada’s top golf courses and some of the best terrain in the entire world. You can play on the sister courses of Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links, ranked #1 and #2 in Canada that are situated on some of the most beautiful cliffs you’ll ever see! Or head to Cape Breton Highlands to play with views of mountains, cliffs, ocean and river throughout the course. Regardless of which of Nova Scotias’ 38 courses you play, you won’t be disappointed. Golf is hands down one of the top 5 things to do in Nova Scotia. And always make your golf experience a stay and play so you can enjoy your time off the course as well!
visit the bay of fundy
The Bay of Fundy is one of the most visited spots in Nova Scotia (although it also touches New Brunswick). The Bay of Fundy is renowned for its insanely high tides, making it one of the seven natural wonders of North America. Between high tide and low tide, there is a difference in water level equal to a 4-storey building! Visitors can admire the “flowerpot’ rock formations and explore sea caves. Plus, it’s one of the best places in the country for whale watching, with over 12 species in the area.
explore cape breton island
If you’re into the great outdoors, then you definitely don’t want to miss Cape Breton Island, located on the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia. There are endless cliffside hikes along with kayaking, fishing and whale watching opportunities. Or, you could visit the Fortress of Louisbourg and enjoy the island’s vibrant cultural scene that celebrates the province’s Celtic culture.
sail on the bluenose II
You’ll recognize the Bluenose from the Canadian dime, but the original Bluenose is long gone. In 1963 the Bluenose II was launched, which was a replica of the original design, financed by Oland Brewery, and after eight years, it was gifted to the government. Now, you can relive the legend and experience a ride on the Bluenose II yourself! Visitors can take a harbour cruise, which most often leaves from Lunenburg, but there are also other cruises on the schedule, which you can see here.
visit Peggy’s cove and the lighthouse
Out of the 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, Peggy’s Cove is the most famous. It’s located in the small fishing town of Peggy’s Cove, which is about an hour outside of the capital, Halifax. Beyond visiting the lighthouse on foot, you can also take a boat tour and see the lighthouse from a different perspective. The village itself is peaceful and offers many places to enjoy some of Nova Scotias’ iconic dish – lobster!
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