Nova Scotia Travel Guide

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Nova Scotia is the land of lighthouses and lobster traps: throw a dart at the map and you’ll likely hit one or the other. But there are inland highlights, too, like sylvan orchards and dramatic highlands. If you’re looking for urban amenities, the capital—hip, historic Halifax—is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and has the region’s broadest range of dining and nightlife options.

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2 Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is the land of lighthouses and lobster traps: throw a dart at the map and you’ll likely hit one or the other. But there are inland highlights, too, like sylvan orchards and dramatic highlands. If you’re looking for urban amenities, the capital—hip, historic Halifax—is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and has the region’s broadest range of dining and nightlife options.

3 New Brunswick. Fronted by the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick is a fine place to witness the action of the planet’s highest tides as they rise and fall a phenomenal 14.5 meters (48 feet) twice daily. Beyond the bay, the province boasts rivers, mountains, and dense forests—all of which offer abundant adventure opportunities—plus two rich cultures (English and French) and more than four centuries of history.

4 Prince Edward Island. PEI is rightly nicknamed "The Gentle Island" because it’s generally prettier and more pastoral than its neighbors. PEI’s rich red soil supports thriving farms, while its sandy warm-water beaches and nostalgia-inducing towns are a magnet for vacationers. Being largely flat, Canada's smallest province is also hugely popular with cyclists and golfers.

5 Newfoundland and Labrador. This province is rugged and remote (Newfoundland sits alone in the North Atlantic; Labrador is tucked into northern Québec). It’s also relatively cold, which allows for iceberg-watching in summer, great snow sports in winter, and wildlife-viewing year-round. Nevertheless, a warm welcome is assured: people here have been greeting visitors since the Vikings arrived 1,000 years ago.

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