Tourism in Nova Scotia

Most people associate Canada with images of unique nature with crystal clear waters, endless expanses, diverse wildlife and adventure. The province of Nova Scotia combines all this and much more within a much smaller area than in other Canadian provinces.

In Nova Scotia you can expect very warm, sometimes even hot temperatures in the summer. With its location along the 45th degree latitude, Nova Scotia is situated at the same altitude as Northern Italy and the South of France, which explains the rapid rise of air and water temperatures in spring.

The Atlantic Ocean is omnipresent in Nova Scotia: no matter where you are, you will never be further than 56 km away from the sea. The coastline is of over 7,400 km long, interrupted only by picturesque fishing villages, unique cliffs and kilometres of sandy beaches. A multitude of natural spectacles also makes Nova Scotia unique: for example, you can expect huge tidal waves on the rock walls of the Bay of Fundy, some of which are over 200 meters high. With a difference of over 12 meters between the high and low tide, it is actually the largest in the world.

The vibrant provincial capital of Halifax is one of the most popular cities in Canada. It owes its popularity not only to the low pollution and ozone levels, but also features the highest per capita density of universities in Canada and a high level of education of the workforce. The outstanding position of Halifax is also manifested in a steadily increasing population of currently 390,000. With its year-round ice-free harbour, Halifax also plays an important role in the region’s economic performance and is one of the leading trading ports worldwide.

Bizarre rock formations, ancient forests and a large number of lakes (over 5,400—mostly with drinking water quality) and rivers characterize the landscape. The combination of the province’s breathtaking nature and its continuous, but moderate infrastructural development is remarkable.

In particular, the Nova Scotian island of Cape Breton, which is connected to the mainland by the Canso Causeway, stands out for its high recreational value and offers both tourists and locals a great variety of leisure activities. Numerous stunning Atlantic beaches invite you to go for a swim, enjoy surfing or extensive walks. Water sports aficionados also get their money’s worth with sailing, fishing or kayaking. The extensive forests also offer hunting opportunities, whilst the beautiful landscapes are an invitation to enjoy motorcycle tours.
With a number of superb, well-maintained golf courses, Cape Breton has developed into one of North America’s most attractive and spectacular golf destinations in the interim. A round of golf on a stunning oceanfront or lakefront golf course is a unique experience.

The Cape Breton Highland National Park, in particular, offers visitors a wide range of artistic, cultural, sports and nature experiences: amongst these are extensive trekking trails, sights, such as the world-famous coastal road, the “Cabot Trail”, and unique activities, like whale or moose watching.

Especially the island connected by the Canso Causeway to the mainland Cape Breton in northern Nova Scotia is characterized by a high recreational value and offers for tourists and locals alike a variety of leisure activity. Numerous unique Atlantic beaches invite for swimming, surfing or walking. Even water sport fans come for sailing, fishing or kayaking in each case at their expense. In addition, hunting opportunities are available in large forests or motorcycle tours through beautiful landscapes.

Cape Breton is now known as one of the most beautiful and spectacular golf regions of North America and has a number of very beautiful and well maintained golf courses. The game of golf at stunning coastal and lakefront is a unique experience.

In particular, the Cape Breton Highland National Park offers visitors a wide range consisting of arts, culture, sports and nature. There are, for example, extended trekking routes, attractions such as the world-famous coastal road “Cabot Trail”, but also unique opportunities for whale and moose observation.

Unique nature and diverse leisure activities

The Province of Nova Scotia offers spectacular nature characterised by its coastal regions and the forested interior.

Unique nature and diverse leisure activities

The Province of Nova Scotia offers spectacular nature characterised by its coastal regions and the forested interior.

Bizarre rock formations, ancient forests and a large number of lakes (over 5,400—mostly with drinking water quality) and rivers characterize the landscape. The combination of the province’s breathtaking nature and its continuous, but moderate infrastructural development is remarkable.

In particular, the Nova Scotian island of Cape Breton, which is connected to the mainland by the Canso Causeway, stands out for its high recreational value and offers both tourists and locals a great variety of leisure activities. Numerous stunning Atlantic beaches invite you to go for a swim, enjoy surfing or extensive walks. Water sports aficionados also get their money’s worth with sailing, fishing or kayaking. The extensive forests also offer hunting opportunities, whilst the beautiful landscapes are an invitation to enjoy motorcycle tours.
With a number of superb, well-maintained golf courses, Cape Breton has developed into one of North America’s most attractive and spectacular golf destinations in the interim. A round of golf on a stunning oceanfront or lakefront golf course is a unique experience.

The Cape Breton Highland National Park, in particular, offers visitors a wide range of artistic, cultural, sports and nature experiences: amongst these are extensive trekking trails, sights, such as the world-famous coastal road, the “Cabot Trail”, and unique activities, like whale or moose watching.

Especially the island connected by the Canso Causeway to the mainland Cape Breton in northern Nova Scotia is characterized by a high recreational value and offers for tourists and locals alike a variety of leisure activity. Numerous unique Atlantic beaches invite for swimming, surfing or walking. Even water sport fans come for sailing, fishing or kayaking in each case at their expense. In addition, hunting opportunities are available in large forests or motorcycle tours through beautiful landscapes.

Cape Breton is now known as one of the most beautiful and spectacular golf regions of North America and has a number of very beautiful and well maintained golf courses. The game of golf at stunning coastal and lakefront is a unique experience.

In particular, the Cape Breton Highland National Park offers visitors a wide range consisting of arts, culture, sports and nature. There are, for example, extended trekking routes, attractions such as the world-famous coastal road “Cabot Trail”, but also unique opportunities for whale and moose observation.

Culture and Tradition

The inhabitants of Nova Scotia are not only proud of their coastline, they also place special emphasis on the preservation and care of their own culture and history. Many native Indians (“Mi’kmaq Indians”) still live on Cape Breton in their original areas.

In some parts, there are also still traces of the French language and culture. French is also the second official language in Nova Scotia. Historically, the province was initially settled by the French and subsequently remained francophone for a few centuries. Nova Scotia only became a British colony at the beginning of the 18th century, before being released into self-determination in 1848 as the first colony of the British Empire. It then joined the Canadian Federation in 1867.

Approximately 75% of Nova Scotia’s population today is of English, Scottish or Irish descent, however, you will also occasionally come across Gaelic speaking people. A visit to Fort Louisburg, the rebuilt 18th-century fortress of the French, literally revives the history of Nova Scotia: an extensive visit truly takes you on a detailed journey into the past. Meet French soldiers from that period, visit their homes and courtyards or admire and taste historic pastry treats and culinary delights.

You can also go back in time with a relaxing visit to the museum in Baddeck, named after the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Bell spent much of his life on the island of Cape Breton and is rightly considered as the island’s most famous “child”.

A multitude of traditional culture and music festivals with the charm of traditional Scottish and Celtic music and dances, round off Nova Scotia’s cultural offerings and give the visitor an impression of how the province got its name. Last but not least, Cape Breton is also home to North America’s first single malt whiskey distillery, the “Glenora Distillery”, which is definitely worth a visit!

Culture and Tradition

The inhabitants of Nova Scotia are not only proud of their coastline, they also place special emphasis on the preservation and care of their own culture and history. Many native Indians (“Mi’kmaq Indians”) still live on Cape Breton in their original areas.

In some parts, there are also still traces of the French language and culture. French is also the second official language in Nova Scotia. Historically, the province was initially settled by the French and subsequently remained francophone for a few centuries. Nova Scotia only became a British colony at the beginning of the 18th century, before being released into self-determination in 1848 as the first colony of the British Empire. It then joined the Canadian Federation in 1867.

Approximately 75% of Nova Scotia’s population today is of English, Scottish or Irish descent, however, you will also occasionally come across Gaelic speaking people. A visit to Fort Louisburg, the rebuilt 18th-century fortress of the French, literally revives the history of Nova Scotia: an extensive visit truly takes you on a detailed journey into the past. Meet French soldiers from that period, visit their homes and courtyards or admire and taste historic pastry treats and culinary delights.

You can also go back in time with a relaxing visit to the museum in Baddeck, named after the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Bell spent much of his life on the island of Cape Breton and is rightly considered as the island’s most famous “child”.

A multitude of traditional culture and music festivals with the charm of traditional Scottish and Celtic music and dances, round off Nova Scotia’s cultural offerings and give the visitor an impression of how the province got its name. Last but not least, Cape Breton is also home to North America’s first single malt whiskey distillery, the “Glenora Distillery”, which is definitely worth a visit!

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