Nova Scotia tourism is so much more than Halifax
Nova Scotia is the most populated of the four provinces in Atlantic Canada, making it a wonderful introduction to life on the east coast. And its seaside location makes Nova Scotia weather quite recognizable to British tourists.
Halifax: Nova Scotia’s major city
Flights to Nova Scotia land in Halifax, the provincial capital and the biggest city east of Montreal. The first thing visitors notice is how many young people there are. Halifax is home to six Canadian universities, and the city feeds off the youthful energy. Art is everywhere in town, and it’s especially good along the boardwalk downtown, upstaged only by the view of the ocean and the occasional whale tail that pops up.
Discovering Nova Scotia beyond Halifax
Visitors fancying a lobster dinner are in the right place; and especially so in Lunenburg, an hour down the 103W. Every plate comes with a side of charm not found anywhere else in Canada. Like Halifax, Lunenburg is a haven for art. It was Nova Scotia’s first designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since then, four more have been added, including the Southwest Nova UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy, Brass d’Or Lake on Cape Bretton Island and the Acadian Villages on the Landscape of Grand Pré. All are worth visiting.
The gem of Nova Scotia tourism
On the way back to Halifax, many visitors stop by Peggy’s Cove, just southwest of town. This is a small fishing village and home to the most famous (and most photographed) of Nova Scotia’s 160 lighthouses. Pilots often point it out on the flight into Nova Scotia, but it’s so much better up close.
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