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Nova Scotia

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Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Use our Canada trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Nova Scotia.
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Places to visit in Nova Scotia

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Popular things to do in Nova Scotia

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Emera Oval ©
Park
Emera Oval Halifax
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 ©
Historic Site
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Halifax
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Military Museum
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Halifax
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Victoria Park ©
Park
Victoria Park Truro
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Nova Scotia

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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse Peggy's Cove
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Fairview Lawn Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Properties ©
Historic Walking Area
Historic Properties Halifax
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Nova Scotia

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada ©
Military Museum
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada Halifax
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History ©
Natural History Museum
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Halifax
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Specialty Museum
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Lunenburg
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia ©
Art Museum
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Nova Scotia

Halifax Public Gardens ©
Garden
Halifax Public Gardens Halifax
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Point Pleasant Park ©
Park
Point Pleasant Park Halifax
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
DeWolf Park ©
Playground
DeWolf Park Bedford
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Port Hawkesbury Community Park ©
Playground
Port Hawkesbury Community Park Port Hawkesbury
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Nova Scotia

St. John's Anglican Church ©
Church
St. John's Anglican Church Lunenburg
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Shearwater Aviation Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Shearwater Aviation Museum Dartmouth
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Big Fiddle ©
Landmark
The Big Fiddle Sydney
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Nova Scotia

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Dartmouth Crossing ©
Shopping Mall
Dartmouth Crossing Dartmouth
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Stanfield's Factory Outlet ©
Factory Outlet
Stanfield's Factory Outlet Truro
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Wolfville Farmers Market ©
Flea Market
Wolfville Farmers Market Wolfville
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Fundy Treasures ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fundy Treasures Joggins
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Terra Beata Cranberries ©
Farm
Terra Beata Cranberries Lunenburg
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Dakeyne Farm ©
Farm
Dakeyne Farm Falmouth
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ski Tuonela ©
Ski Area
Ski Tuonela Baddeck
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kayak Cape Breton & Cottages ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayak Cape Breton & Cottages St. Peter's
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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