Nova Scotia, Canada

If you’re considering a vacation to a place you’ve never been, consider Nova Scotia, and when you do you’ll find an adventure you’ve never thought of before.

Along with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, or New Scotland, is one of the three maritime coastal provinces on the Atlantic side of Canada, and is the most populous. The capital city of Nova Scotia is Halifax.

A visitor to Nova Scotia will be delighted by the Scottish brand and the emphasis on all things Scottish. The pride of the people of Nova Scotia is felt everywhere here, and especially the pride of their heritage gives a wonderful, authentic flavor to the area.

The climate here is mid-temperate, and because the province is almost entirely surrounded by the water, the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the north, the Bay of Fundy on the west, and the Atlantic on the south and east, the temperatures are more moderate than might be expected. The water is definitely the major influence on the climate, and moderates and mitigates the cold winters and the warm summers, making Nova Scotia one of the warmest of the Canadian provinces.

Nova Scotia has long been known for its artistic and cultural excellence. There is a wide collection of art centers and museums here, each representing one of the various communities that make up the culture of this unique province. Visitors here can enjoy the Glace Bay Miners Museum, or the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic or a host of other centers. For a cultural feast the discerning tourist can visit the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Neptune Theatre, or the Ships Company Theatre. For a delightful musical experience the Symphony Nova Scotia is there to entertain.

Other activities that have been entertaining throughout the province for years and years are the many musical festivals that are offered each year. The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Halifax Jazz Festival, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, the Celtic Colours, Deep Roots Music Festival are just a few of the many music festivals that will delight audiences from around the world. Every year Nova Scotia also host the wonderful Atlantic Film and Atlantic Fringe Festivals.

The province also boasts several historical museums like Habitation at Port-Royal, the Fortress of Louisbourg, and Citadel Hill. Other highlights of Nova Scotia’s culture include whale watching off Brier Island, exploring Cabot Trail, and experiencing the rugged landscape of Peggy’s Cove.

The adventures and experiences in Nova Scotia are almost limitless. Relax at the beautiful 17 acre Historic Gardens that overlook a tidal river valley and showcase wonderful and expansive gardening methods and dazzles with a rose collection of over 270 natural species. After relaxing in the Garden, the adventures of a life time can be experienced on the Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises.

Nova Scotia offers the finest accommodations anywhere. Choose the 2011 Travelers Choice winner, Antigonish Evergreen Inn, or the every-popular Comfort Hotel at Bayers Lake or the spacious and comfortable Cambridge Suites. Whatever your decision, choose Nova Scotia for the experience of a lifetime.


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