Nova Scotia really is the spirit of the perfect road trip. Around every turn is something new to discover. Whether it's a vibrant seaside town, the perfect spot to get ice cream, a one-of-a-kind shop, or a beautiful sandy beach, you're bound to find something you'll love. All you need to do is hop in the car, turn on your perfect road trip playlist, roll the windows down and go explore all Nova Scotia has to offer. While we've created some of our own road trips, we know there's still more discover. You don't have to take our word for it - we've asked our Facebook community for their ideas and they've given us some great ideas for road trips to take all year long.
The park itself is a popular day-use location during the summer with its green picnic space, beach and boat launch. In the winter,the hiking trails and the gated road becomes part of a larger network where you can enjoy snow shoeing or cross country skiing.
Blogger Krista Spurr relives her best adventures of summer 2012 and brainstorms ways to spend the last long weekend of an amazing summer traveling in Nova Scotia.
The Tall Ships Festival, last hosted in Halifax in 2009, is returning to Nova Scotia this year, making this year a really great year to visit! I love the Tall Ships Festival for the excitement and majesty it brings. Here are my top 10 reasons why you'll love them too!
Theodore Tugboat was once the star of a children's show, named after him, that originally aired for eight seasons, producing 130 episodes shown in of 80 different countries. He lives a life of celebrity, recognized as an icon on the Halifax waterfront for his trademark smile that brightens everyone's spirits.
When Jewel of the Seas departs the Halifax Seaport at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, it will mark the end to another successful cruise season for Halifax. More than 120 cruise vessels visited the Port of Halifax this season, bringing over 240,000 passengers to our region.
'The Avid Cruiser,' as Grizzle is most commonly known, is a widely-respected cruise blogger from North Carolina who was recently in our region with videographer Chris Stanley producing a travel show for cruise ships.
I recently had a chance to go into NovaScotian Crystal on the Halifax Waterfront to see what all the fuss was about. I'd heard they mouth-blow and hand-cut crystal, but I didn't really know what that involved. Now to have seen it first hand, I can tell you it's a must see when you're in Halifax.
Going on the Harbour Hopper is an event. My tour guide, Dana, was funny and energetic - exemplified by getting all tourists to "ribbit" right off the bat. When you're on vacation, you want something light and fun and Dana provided that to the fullest.
As the Halifax Seaport district continues to grow, so too does the flurry of activity at the Seaport during the beautiful summer months. Whether you're planning a cruise with Halifax on the itinerary, arranging a longer-term Nova Scotia getaway or if you're someone local just looking for fun stuff to do, here are five events well worth taking in over the summer months at the Halifax Seaport.
I was raised in Nova Scotia and have lived in Halifax for the better part of five years. I thought I knew all I needed to know about the area...until I went on the Ambassatours Peggy's Cove guided tour last week.
When you look out Halifax Harbour, you see two islands. The larger island an important part in the history of the early settlements by Europeans. But back in the late 1600's, the island was originally known as Isle Chibouquetou by the French. But it wasn't until 1749, when the British gained control, that the island was important to its interest in protecting Halifax.
The loss of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic needs no introduction for anyone alive today. On its maiden voyage in 1912 the great vessel suffered irreversible damage, after a glancing blow from an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on 14 April 1912 opened five water-tight compartments to the in-rushing sea. At 2:20 a.m. the following day, 15 April, the technological marvel of the Edwardian Age sank.