Think of rocky shorelines adorned with quaint lighthouses, succulent lobster dishes caught straight from the sea, vineyards and majestic whales splashing in the water, and you’ll have conjured an image of Nova Scotia. Utterly charming, this Canadian maritime province evokes a gorgeous nautical vibe, with plenty of splendid outdoor recreation that will put a smile on anyone’s faces.
Nova Scotia’s wildlife is a big draw. Adorable puffins and cheeky seals can regularly be seen basking in the sun along the coastline, whilst a boat trip along the spectacular Bay of Fundy will grace you with unforgettable views of humpback and finback whales.
Halifax - Nova Scotia’s capital - is lively and vibrant, yet quaint too, with gorgeous Victorian-era Public Gardens, and a sparkling waterfront that just begs to be explored. Dip into cool cafes and wander through picturesque boutiques, or even indulge in a bit of wine tasting. Lunenburg is a gorgeous town in Nova Scotia too, characterised by its brightly coloured houses nestled on the rolling hills of Fairhaven Peninsula.
Why visit Nova Scotia
The Bay of Fundy is home to some of the best whale watching in the world
Home to 160 historic lighthouses, there’s plenty of culture to delve into here
Nova Scotia is known for its fantastic water sports, especially kayaking along the craggy coastlines