Discover 7 Special Places to Visit in Nova Scotia (Infographic)
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Get to Know Nova ScotiaThe seven regions of Nova Scotia each boast different attractions:
- Annapolis Valley and Fundy Shore
- Northumberland Shore
- Cape Breton Island
- Eastern Shore
- Halifax Metro Area
- South Shore
- Yarmouth & Acadian Shores
Plan a vacation where you can order a McLobster from McDonald's restaurants (when in season.)
On Cape Breton Island, the Cabot Trail is one of the world's most scenic drives, with stops for whale watching, kayaking, hiking, golfing and traditional Celtic singing and dancing. Cape Breton Island is the missing west coast of Scotland.
The Eastern Shore has Canada's best surfing year-round along Nova Scotia's longest beaches. Nova Scotia has 1,500 miles of coastline and is almost completely surrounded by water. Come visit its
- 100 public beaches
- 129 national parks
- 16 historic sites
- And watch for some of the 21 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the surrounding waters.
Halifax is Nova Scotia's capital, where tall ships of yesteryear mix with a hopping modern nightlife. Lighthouses, historic fishing villages, sandy beaches and breathtaking beauty along the South Shore offer numerous photo opps and inspiring strolls. Enjoy the warmest average climate in Canada in Nova Scotia.
Steeped in artisan crafts and Acadian history, the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores region is rich with wonderful culture and hosts many festivals. The Bay of Fundy's tidal change is the world's largest. It could submerge a 4-story building! When the tide is out, walk on the ocean floor and go fossil hunting. Parrsboro, the gateway to the Bay of Fundy, is famous for the number of fossils that have been found in and around its cliffs.
The Northumberland Shore is the landing place of the first Scottish immigrants and is home to many cultural festivals. All over Nova Scotia, you'll find natural beauty and things to do on your vacation for unique experiences and lasting memories. Get to know Nova Scotia.