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50 Ideas For Your Nova Scotia Vacation

Can you feel the relaxation already? If you are here, you have decided to go to Nova Scotia for your vacation. Congratulations, and get excited because there is so much fun and relaxing to be had! Nova Scotia is a good place for a vacation. It is home to some of the most beautiful places in Canada, and people say it is one of the main reasons Nova Scotia is worth visiting. In this article, we will help fill your itinerary with loads of entertainment & unwinding activities. So, here are the top 50 Nova Scotia vacation ideas. This checklist will certainly help make the most out of your Nova Scotia vacation.


  1. You must visit Cabot Trail, a scenic driving loop that passes through historic communities and fishing villages

  2. Must tour Peggy's Cove fishing village

  3. Don't forget to go to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

  4. Don't miss Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  5. Don't ignore downtown Halifax and the tasty seafood

  6. Must go to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

  7. Kejimkujik National Park is a must-go-to place

  8. Halifax Harbour is also a favourite go-to place

  9. Go to Lunenburg townscape

  10. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

  11. Walk through the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

  12. Check out Halifax Public Gardens

  13. Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park makes an excellent day trip

  14. Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site

  15. Visit Port-Royal National Historic Site

  16. Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy

  17. To see historic farming go to Ross Farm Museum

  18. Check out the protected UNESCO Town of Lunenburg

  19. See the UNESCO Landscape of the Grand Pré

  20. Watch the dramatic changes in the tide

  21. Make a call from the Luckett Vineyards phone box

  22. Take a Candlelight Graveyard Tour in Annapolis Royal

  23. Hike literally anywhere in Nova Scotia

  24. Go to Nova Scotia beaches

  25. Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg

  26. Check out Nova Scotia's celebrated lighthouses

  27. Camp in National Parks

  28. Visit Artisan studios in Nova Scotia

  29. Cycling along seacoasts

  30. Cycling on high-lands

  31. Rent a seaside property or cottage

  32. Cycle through a historic town

  33. You must listen to the well-known live music scene in a pub

  34. Go whale watching

  35. Catch low tide at Burntcoat Head Park

  36. Hike the Skyline Trail

  37. Go to the 18th-century seaport at Louisbourg

  38. Be a soldier for a day at Halifax Citadel

  39. Visit Peggy's Cove to see the iconic lighthouse

  40. Find and catch clams in Nova Scotia

  41. Visit the wooden boardwalk in Halifax

  42. Listen to fiddlers on Cape Breton

  43. Enjoy famous Digby Scallops

  44. Enjoy craft breweries at Good Robot

  45. Eat at a Nova Scotia Lobster pound

  46. Taste the famous Canadian maple syrup

  47. Go for a lobster dinner date night

  48. Stroll along the vibrant Halifax Waterfront

  49. Go for a hike on Port Joli Head Trail, Trails of Point Pleasant Park, and or Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail

  50. Don't forget to eat Nova Scotia's world-famous lobster, fish, blueberries, and apples.


Nova Scotia is the most fantastic place to spend your vacation. It has beautiful coasts, rich culture, lush green mountains, impressive waterfalls, designated historic sites, scenic beauties, highland mountain tops, hiking trails, pastoral fields, river valleys, stunning seacoasts, dramatic cliffs, isolated white sand beaches, and so much more.

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