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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Your Nova Scotia travel experience will combine the area's history with its beautiful scenery. Cabot Trail demonstrates this with a reputation as one of the most scenic coastal drives in North America. Explore the Gaelic heritage, national park and valleys of the Acadian forest on Cape Breton Island.

Learn more about the Anglo-French hostilities at the Fortress of Louisbourg and Halifax Citadel National Historic Sites. Or visit Province House where the Fathers of Confederation met about the formation of Canada.

Explore the South Shore along the Lighthouse Route and stop off for pictures of the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove. Enjoy visiting the picturesque fishing villages en route and admire the colourful 18th and 19th century buildings at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg.

Relax on the number of beaches dotted around the province with excellent surfing opportunities along the Eastern Shore. Look out to the changing tides of the Bay of Fundy or discover the farm and vineyards of the nearby Annapolis Valley.

Top itineraries in Nova Scotia

Unique Properties of the Maritimes Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,245 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Explore the Canadian Maritimes as you travel through the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.Taste remarkable seafood, discover a unique Acadian culture and drive some of Canada's most spectacular coastlines.

Authentic Nova Scotia Self-Drive

17-day tailor-made self drive from £2,475 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

This road trip showcases the natural beauty of Nova Scotia's landscapes and coastlines and explores this Atlantic Canada province in depth. Enjoy the unique culture, friendly locals and superb seafood as you discover wild beaches, remote lighthouses and pristine national parks.

Treasures & Lighthouses of Nova Scotia Self Drive

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,805 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Coastal beauty, stunning landscapes, gingerbread houses and storybook lighthouses give this Atlantic province its own distinctive identity and it has truly become the crown jewel of Canada’s eastern coast - see it all on this wonderful 16 day self-drive tour.

A Taste of New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Self Drive

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,725 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Take this self-drive tour of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick to experience the provinces through their cuisine, which is heavily based around seafood.

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Top places to stay in Nova Scotia

Trout Point Lodge

Contemporary lodge

This luxury retreat is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and offers a place of solitude, excellent food, memorable wilderness experiences and the ability to switch off from the outside world.

Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa

Traditional hotel

Fox Harb’r was created by the co-founder of Tim Horton’s coffee who wanted to bring something that would help the local economy.

The Halliburton, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Traditional hotel

Tucked away on a quiet street in downtown Halifax, this redbrick boutique hotel offers an elegant alternative to the big chain experience within easy walking distance of all the central attractions of the Nova Scotian capital.

Queen Anne Inn, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Small & intimate hotel

Situated centrally in the historic Nova Scotia town of Annapolis Royal, this award-winning Victorian inn provides discerning travellers with luxury comfort and hospitality in exquisitely maintained surroundings.

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Where to go in Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island

Cabot Trail is arguably the most scenic coastal drive in North America. You wouldn't want to forget your camera on this journey that encompasses Baddeck, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the valleys of the Acadian forest.

Lunenburg

Follow the Lighthouse Route along the coast of the South Shore Region to reach Lunenburg. You'll find the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove along the way and end the trip viewing Yarmouth's Cape Forchu Lighthouse.

Halifax

Your Halifax travel experience will offer a port city rich in history and culture. During the struggle for power the British used Halifax's strategic position by building a fortress that rivalled the French one on Cape Breton Island. Walk around Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, visit the Old…

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Nova Scotia articles

Visiting the 4 provinces that make up Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada may seem vast, but remember – this is life on a North American scale. Our guide to the provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island – will help you decide where to plan your Canadian holiday this year.

Gems of Nova Scotia

Explore Atlantic Canada like a local, with our guide to the best spots for scenic photos, sweeping coastal drives, UNESCO landmarks and much more.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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