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Top attractions in Nova Scotia

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Enjoy wandering among a wide array of plants, trees, flowers, and more at Halifax Public Gardens, one of the finest Victorian-era parks of it
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Lookout
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Step back in time at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, a 250-year-old hilltop fortification overlooking the city. Learn about
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Military Museum
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Visit Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for a fun, history-packed day perfect for the whole family. Examine artifacts salvaged from shipwrecks
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse , Peggy's Cove
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The iconic Peggy's Cove Lighthouse beckons travelers by land and sea with its traditional white-and-red facade, as it marks the rugged easter
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National Park
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Enjoy the outdoors with tranquil walks around picturesque mountains, scenic beaches, and the famed landscape of the highlands at Cape Breton
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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

HalifaxTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Lookout, Pier / Boardwalk IngonishTrip planner BEST FOR: National Park, Hiking Trail, Beach Peggy's CoveTrip planner BEST FOR: Lighthouse, Monument, Gift & Specialty Shop Annapolis RoyalTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Historic Site, Specialty Museum BaddeckTrip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Waterfall, Kayaking / Canoeing

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