It might be the last long weekend of the summer, but there's still lots of time left in the season to explore Nova Scotia. Here's a few of our favourite summer photos from Instagram to inspire your next road trip.
There is nothing quite like the ocean air to rejuvenate the soul. As luck would have it, we have plenty of it in Nova Scotia for FREE. Camping is a great and budget friendly way to explore Nova Scotia and experience the great outdoors. Here are just 5 great places to camp by the sea...
I decided to check out the beach first. The beach overlooked Psyche Cove. I've been walking along the Beach Walk trail until I was reached the junction to the Spry Bay Trail. The well marked trail signs showed me that I could do the 4km loop or a more adventurous 12km loop by adding the Headland Trail.
Hurricanes can be a destructive example of the power of Nature, they are also a surfers best friend. The strong sustained winds create waves 3 meters high (10ft) which is enough to make anybody with a board or boat excited.
My Queen of Awkwardness title was put to the test yet again a couple of weeks ago when I received an email from Donna at White Point Beach Resort inviting me to try surfing with a group of other "virgin surfers".
This coming Monday, August 1st, is Natal Day and this means it's going to be a long weekend for a lot of us. What better way to spend it then on the Tidal Bore! With a 14.5m tidal variance it's looking to be a bumpy and fun ride. Myself and at least four other kayakers will be there, will you?
Until I moved to Nova Scotia just two and a half years ago I had never even heard of a Tidal Bore. Caused by the large tidal change in the Bay of Fundy twice a day the lower 30km of the Shubenacadie river changes direction and flows upstream. This reversing flow can create standing waves of almost 5 meters. For the sane you can ride the waves in high-horse power zodiacs through the local tour operators. For the brave, and experienced you can paddle it in a sea kayak.
If you're a whitewater kayaker here in Nova Scotia, Rain is good news, Rainfall warnings are cause for celebration. Most Nova Scotia rivers are only fun to paddle after significant rainfalls. Mid June we were treated to a Rainfall warning giving us four great days on the lower section of the Musquodoboit river.
June 6th, 2011 was a calm day on the Ocean. Liz, Marc and I took advantage of the calm seas to paddle around Mar's Head just off of Lower Prospect, NS. Half-way to Peggy's Cove, Marr's head marks the final resting place of the SS Atlantic; the White Star Lines first major maritime disaster.
This is Mahone Bay, a popular town about one hour away from Halifax. Known for it's three beautiful churches along the water's edge and a of boat building. There are some really gorgeous interesting houses and colours here.
Harmony Bazaar is fast becoming one of Nova Scotia's top music festivals and the beautiful seaside town of Lockeport is doing amazing things to help it to grow. A new concert venue has been built in the middle of town with a tower reminiscent of a lighthouse complete with a stage in front.