From bustling coastal cities to historic waterfront attractions to gorgeous walks and gorgeous drives, nearly everything in Nova Scotia revolves around the sea.
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The Halifax Citadel, which sits on a high hill overlooking the city, was built to protect the city’s shoreline residents. Discover the star-shaped military fortress, which has never been attacked since it was erected in 1856.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic:
A historic city on the ocean usually has a sea-related history. Learn about the Titanic’s connection to Halifax, as well as the 1917 Halifax explosion, which shaped the city’s future. You can look through over 30,000 items and an equivalent number of images.
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site:
Going inside the walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg is like stepping back in time to the 1700s. One of the busiest harbours was this National Historic Site. There are French soldiers, sailors, servants, and children, all dressed as they should be. You’ll see food cooked over an open fire, see lace being created.
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse:
The red-and-white Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse was built in 1915 and rests on a granite outcropping overlooking a huge bay. Visit Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, take a selfie with this iconic structure, and then head into the nearby fishing village for some fresh lobster and souvenirs.
The Cabot Trail:
The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s most well-known drives. The 300-kilometre route runs along Cape Breton’s coast, providing unsurpassed vistas of the coastline and access to many of the island’s most famous destinations.
Old Town Lunenburg:
Old Town Lunenburg transports you to the same period but through the eyes of an English colony. Lunenburg has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is the best surviving planned British colonial town in North America.
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk:
One of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks is located on the Halifax waterfront. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are among the cultural and historical attractions along the three-kilometre Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.
The Skyline Trail:
When it comes to witnessing the sunset in all its beauty, the Skyline Trail is the place to go. The track is a reasonably moderate eight-kilometre round-trip hike that takes you into the boreal forest, past meadows, and up onto a cliff in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
The Bluenose was launched from the coast of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 1921. That ship would go on to become a racing champion, spending 17 years without losing and solidifying its status as a Canadian classic. The Bluenose legend is as vital to the province as it has always been.
The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus:
The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus is everything it claims to be. Take a huge double-decker bus from one stunning vineyard to the next, sampling wines along the way. Wolfville is one of Canada’s major wine districts, and the bus trip will take you to four different wineries for an hour of drinking and learning.