Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s Maritime Provinces, those coastal states significantly influenced by their proximity to the ocean. They have decidedly different weather and climate and perhaps more importantly a different lifestyle than the rest of Canada.
Nova Scotia is probably the most developed as far as tourism is concerned and certainly has quite a few major attractions, of interest to the traveler.
Halifax is the largest city and is a fun place to use as a base of operations. However, this province is very large and difficult to experience from a single location.
A short distance from Halifax is the lovely town of Peggy’s Cove which features a distinctive lighthouse.
Further along the Lighthouse Route is the World Heritage city of Lunenburg. It’s a delightful place to stroll.
Further south is the quaint town of Annapolis Royal, which contains a lovely garden.
Cape Breton is like another world, in comparison to the rest of Nova Scotia. The people here must be even hardier souls to flourish in this windswept and rather desolate region. Visit the open-air museum at Louisbourg Fortress for a look at the history of the area.
Be sure to drive the wonderful Cabot Trail for incredible vistas and cute towns..