Gateway to Atlantic Canada and only a 6-hour flight from the UK, Nova Scotia is filled to the brim with stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, rich heritage and friendly, friendly people. The county is home to some of the most authentic, exclusive and unusual coastal experiences in North America – here are some of our best!
If you are an adventurous person, Tidal Bore Rafting should be firmly placed on your list of things to do in Nova Scotia! Every day, twice a day, 160 billion tons of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy, the tides rising and falling (between 3.5 meters (11 feet) and 16 meters (53 feet), depending on the phase of the moon). When this massive flow of water pours into the Shubenacadie River, the waters collide to create rapids, waves, and a raft of waves. Give the experience a try by slipping on mud after your kayaking trip! Top Rise? The world record occurred on October 4 and 5, 1869, during the Saxby Gale, a tropical cyclone, with tidal changes reaching 21.6 meters (71 ft).
Continuing along the Bay of Fundy region, the magnificent Mi’kmaw legends and Canada’s oldest dinosaur fossils await at the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, Nova Scotia’s sixth UNESCO designation. The geopark has added a horseback tour of the intertidal land and fossils to its many offerings. Tour the ocean floor on horseback, trot along world-famous Bay of Fundy to a fossil site where you’ll see low tides revealing 300 million-year-old dinosaur fossils. Along the way you will notice a variety of tidal creatures such as clams, crabs and the abundant shore birds. Telling the story of the confluence of the supercontinent Pangea 300 million years ago and its disintegration 100 million years later, the geopark follows the stunning Bay of Fundy beach with many attractions to explore such as hiking trails, regional parks, community museums, lighthouses, beaches and kayaking tours.
No visit to Nova Scotia would be complete without a lobster dinner…Each year 50,000 tons of crabs are brought from Nova Scotia waters. Have you ever wondered about different ways to serve lobsters? Make it your mission to try as many as possible by joining The Lobster Trail featuring over 40 restaurants serving everything from traditional lobster dinner to lobster rolls and lobster poutine to lobster pizza. Can’t get enough? Check out lots of ideas and more experiences for lobster lovers in Nova Scotia!
If you want to escape the wilderness in the world’s first starlit hotel, Starlight Culinary Escape is the answer. Available at Trout Point Lodge, located within the Southwest Nova Scotia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Yarmouth. The experience includes overnight stays, guided woodland walks (explore the edge of the Tusket River on wooded trails and boardwalks to your stargazing deck), and expert-led stargazing where you’ll hear stories shared by an astronomer while enjoying the brilliance of Nova Scotian. vintage.