Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a family adventure, Nova Scotia has something that will please everyone. From art and culture, food and drink, outdoor adventure, history, or just some rest and relaxation, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do or see.
The weather is moderate year-round. In the Summer temperatures stay between 70 – 80 F. In the Spring and Fall the range is from 30 – 70 F, depending on whether it’s early or late in the season. The Winter months are the coldest, staying at or below 30 F.
The Taste of Nova Scotia is a program with more than 150 members that include chefs, farmers, fishers, brewers, distillers, winemakers, bakers, chocolatiers and more. Look for this logo:
When you see the logo at a participating location, you’ll know you are getting a product that reflects the heritage of Nova Scotia; a little taste of history.
You can learn about the history and production of Maple syrup, visit a winery or distillery, or check out a Farmer’s Market.
Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National History Site and learn about how he and his associate’s worked together to achieve Canada’s first powered flight with their airplane Silver Dart, produced the world’s fastest boat, advanced recording technology, designed giant kites and, of course, invented the telephone. Some of the exhibits are hands-on, which the kids are sure to enjoy.
Galleries and art shops abound, in addition to traditional museums. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. They display historic and contemporary Nova Scotian, national and international paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics and other works from temporary exhibitions and the Gallery’s Permanent Collection. The Gallery also displays an acclaimed collection of folk art.
If you want to get in touch with the great outdoors, there are plenty of trails, boat tours, bike tours, sailing, golfing, and zip lining, just to name a few. There are also plenty of festivals.
You can see that there is more than enough to keep you busy and to satisfy everyone’s interests. Here is just a small list of things to get you started as you plan your next trip:
Top 15 things to do and see in Nova Scotia
- World Class Golf
- Whale Watching Adventures
- Hiking Trails
- White River Rafting
- National Parks
- Artisan Studios
- Museums and Art shops