6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

6 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Baadeck Yarns, then browse for gifts or souvenirs at Colouratura Art Gallery, and then take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Uisge Ban Falls, then stroll through Ski Tuonela, and then fly down the slopes at Ski Ben Eoin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baddeck trip planner.

Toronto to Baddeck is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Baddeck is 1 hour. In December, Baddeck is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Go for a jaunt from Halifax to Peggy's Cove to see Peggy's Cove Lighthouse about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, explore the galleries of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Halifax trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Baddeck to Halifax takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Halifax are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

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Nova Scotia travel guide

Historic Sites · Military Museums · Gardens
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.