Plan your trip to Nova scotia

Flights to Nova scotia are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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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.

Discover Nova Scotia with Air Transat and see what makes Canada’s east coast so special.

Nova Scotia must-see destinations

Halifax

Halifax

When Brits came over to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries to make a new life, they landed either at Ellis Island in New York or Pier 21 in Halifax. Today, visitors land at Halifax Stanfield Airport and visit the Pier 21 museum commemorating Canada’s immigrants—one of many things to do in Halifax. Other popular attractions include St Paul’s, the oldest church in North America; the dinosaur exhibit at the Halifax Museum of Natural History; the Halifax Citadel, a military base turned museum with the absolute best view of the city; and Halifax Mooseheads ice hockey team, whose fans are as mad about their ice hockey as Brits are about footy.

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Airports in Nova Scotia serviced by Air Transat

Currency

Canada uses the Canadian Dollar, which you can get at most banks, or obtain once in Nova Scotia at currency exchange establishments or through automated teller machines (ATMs).

Official language

While Canada is a bilingual country (English and French), most Nova Scotians speak English.

Entry/exit requirements

For information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the Government of Canada’s travel website.

As of March 15, 2016, travellers looking to visit Canada will be required to fill out an application form (eTA). This document will be required when boarding a flight to Canada. For more details, please visit Canada.ca/eTA.

Tourist Office

To get information regarding Nova Scotia, please visit the Tourist Office Website.