58 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

58 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 1 night
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Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
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Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island
— 4 nights
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Isle Madame
— 2 nights
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Halifax
— 3 nights
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Annapolis Royal
— 3 nights
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Yarmouth
— 2 nights
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Noel
— 2 nights
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Joggins
— 3 nights
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Lunenburg
— 2 nights
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Kentville
— 3 nights
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Sherbrooke
— 2 nights
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Digby
— 3 nights
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East Lawrencetown
— 2 nights
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Advocate Harbour
— 2 nights
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Brier Island
— 2 nights
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Kejimkujik National Park
— 3 nights
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Lockeport
— 2 nights
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Aylesford
— 1 night
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to South Maitland
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South Maitland
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Port Hood, Cape Breton Island
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Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island — 1 night

Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. The harbour had been used by European mariners since at least the 1590s, when it was known as English Port and Havre à l'Anglois. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Louisbourg Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Louisbourg Boardwalk Park and Boat Launch, then examine the collection at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Rectory. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kennington Cove Beach, then examine the collection at Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Louisbourg trip maker.

Calgary to Louisbourg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. July in Louisbourg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Baddeck.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Baddeck, Cape Breton Island — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uisge Ban Falls and Greenwood United Church. You'll explore and learn at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and Margaree Salmon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Baddeck side-trips: Colouratura Art Gallery (in Indian Brook) and Point Michaud Beach (in Point Michaud). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail, stop by Baadeck Yarns, take a leisurely stroll along Baddeck’s Boardwalk, and enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse.

Start your trip to Baddeck by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Louisbourg to Baddeck in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Baddeck are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cheticamp.
Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails
Side Trips

Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island — 3 nights

Cheticamp boasts rich and thriving culture shaped by the descendants of French colonists and indigenous peoples.
For shopping fun, head to Gallery La Bella Mona Lisa or Proud To Be Hookers. You'll explore and learn at Les Trois Pignons and Freya & Thor Gallery and Cafe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheticamp: Pleasant Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lone Shieling, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter's Church, kick back and relax at Cheticamp Island Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and trek along Gypsum Mine Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cheticamp trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baddeck to Cheticamp takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cheticamp are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ingonish.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums
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Ingonish, Cape Breton Island — 4 nights

Nestled on a cozy harbor surrounded by green forests, the coastal town of Ingonish serves as the perfect coastal retreat for those after a quiet getaway.
You've now added Chutes Mary Ann Falls to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Middle Head Trail and Green Cove Trail. Head to Arts North and Salty Rose's and the Periwinkle Caféfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Ingonish to Bay St. Lawrence to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, kick back and relax at Ingonish Beach, play a few rounds at Highlands Links Golf Course, and hike along Bog Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ingonish trip planner.

Getting from Cheticamp to Ingonish by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ingonish can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isle Madame.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

Isle Madame — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pondville Beach Provincial Park, then admire the natural beauty at Pebble and Fern Market Garden, and then make a trip to Marache Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Isle Madame trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ingonish to Isle Madame in 3 hours. Traveling from Ingonish in July, expect nights in Isle Madame to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. You'll set off for Halifax on the 14th (Sun).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Halifax — 3 nights

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.
You've added Old Burying Ground, Harbour Hopper Tours, HMCS Sackville - Canada's Naval Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of HMCS Sackville - Canada's Naval Memorial, stroll the grounds of Old Burying Ground, then enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site, and finally do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, and finally traverse land and water with Harbour Hopper Tours.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Halifax visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Isle Madame to Halifax takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Annapolis Royal.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Annapolis Royal — 3 nights

Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Your day by day itinerary now includes Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour as well as Fort Anne National Historic Site. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour and then stroll through Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sinclair Inn Museum, then learn about all things military at Fort Anne National Historic Site, then hunt for treasures at Annapolis Royal Farmers' and Traders' Market, and finally see the interesting displays at North Hills Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Annapolis Royal online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Halifax to Annapolis Royal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Annapolis Royal are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yarmouth.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Yarmouth — 2 nights

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Forchu Lighthouse. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Forchu Lighthouse and then take an in-depth tour of Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yarmouth itinerary planner.

Drive from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Noel.
Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Noel — 2 nights

Noel is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Municipal District of East Hants, which is in Hants County, Nova Scotia. Burntcoat Head Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Lawrence House Museum, and then stroll around Burntcoat Head Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Noel road trip website.

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Noel takes 3.5 hours. In July in Noel, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Joggins.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Joggins — 3 nights

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Mary's Point Bird Sanctuary/Shepody National Wildlife area, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Enrage, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waterside Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Joggins online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Noel to Joggins takes 2.5 hours. July in Joggins sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Lunenburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Lunenburg — 2 nights

An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lunenburg Historic District as well as Ironworks Distillery. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ironworks Distillery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lunenburg Historic District. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St. James' Anglican Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Laurie Swim Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then see the interesting displays at Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, and finally look for gifts at Haskapa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lunenburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Joggins to Lunenburg takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Joggins in July: highs in Lunenburg hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kentville.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Kentville — 3 nights

Kentville is a town in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Cape Split Trailhead has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Benjamin Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Prescott House Museum, then learn about winemaking at Planters Ridge, and finally stroll through Cape Split Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Grand Pre National Historic Site, do a tasting at Domaine de Grand Pre, pause for some serene contemplation at The Old Covenanter Church, then examine the collection at Randall House Museum, and finally hike along Harvest Moon Trailway.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kentville trip planner.

Getting from Lunenburg to Kentville by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Lunenburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kentville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sherbrooke.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trips

Sherbrooke — 2 nights

Sherbrooke Village has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sherbrooke online journey planner.

Getting from Kentville to Sherbrooke by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sherbrooke are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Digby.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Digby — 3 nights

Digby is a town in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Prim Point Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Bernard, then view the masterpieces at Denise Comeau, then stroll through Balancing Rock Trail, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Prim Point Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Digby route planning app.

Traveling by car from Sherbrooke to Digby takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Digby, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to East Lawrencetown.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

East Lawrencetown — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lawrencetown Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the East Lawrencetown day trip planning app.

Getting from Digby to East Lawrencetown by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Digby in August, East Lawrencetown is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Advocate Harbour.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Advocate Harbour — 2 nights

Advocate Harbour is a Canadian rural community located in Cumberland County, Nova ScotiaThe community is situated on Route 209 and has a small well-protected fishing harbour opening on the Bay of Fundy; the harbour dries at low tide.The community's economy is tied to the seasonal industries of fishing and tourism. Your day by day itinerary now includes Nova Shores Sea Kayaking as well as Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Nova Shores Sea Kayaking and then stroll through Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Spencer's Island, take an in-depth tour of Age of Sail Heritage Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Spencer's Island Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape d'Or Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Advocate Harbour journey maker.

Getting from East Lawrencetown to Advocate Harbour by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from East Lawrencetown in August, plan for little chillier nights in Advocate Harbour, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Brier Island.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Adventure
Side Trips

Brier Island — 2 nights

Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Peter Island Lighthouse, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Passage Lighthouse, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Brier Island Lighthouse and then stroll through Pond Cove Beach and Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Brier Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Advocate Harbour to Brier Island takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Advocate Harbour in August, expect nights in Brier Island to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kejimkujik National Park.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Kejimkujik National Park — 3 nights

You've now added Whynot Adventure to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site and then gear up at Whynot Adventure.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kejimkujik National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brier Island to Kejimkujik National Park. When traveling from Brier Island in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kejimkujik National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Lockeport on the 16th (Fri).
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Lockeport — 2 nights

Lockeport is a town and port in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crescent Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Crescent Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lockeport trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kejimkujik National Park to Lockeport. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Aylesford.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Aylesford — 1 night

Aylesford is a farming community in the county of Kings in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. Your day by day itinerary now includes Oaklawn Farm Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oaklawn Farm Zoo and then get a taste of life in the country at The Lords Ranch Ministry.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Aylesford trip builder site.

You can drive from Lockeport to Aylesford in 2.5 hours. In August in Aylesford, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.
Outdoors · Golf · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips

Sydney, Cape Breton Island — 3 nights

Sydney is a population centre and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Big Fiddle. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at United Heritage Church, view the masterpieces at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, then see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Jost House Museum, and finally make a trip to The Big Fiddle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Ed's Books and More, stroll through Two Rivers Wildlife Park, and then tee off at The Lakes at Ben Eoin Golf Club & Resort.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aylesford to Sydney. August in Sydney sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Maitland.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Golf
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South Maitland — 2 nights

Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures has been added to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Maitland road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sydney to South Maitland with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in South Maitland are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Hood.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums
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Port Hood, Cape Breton Island — 2 nights

You've now added Celtic Music Interpretive Centre to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Hood trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Maitland to Port Hood takes 3 hours. August in Port Hood sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
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Nova Scotia travel guide

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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.