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From whale watching to craft whisky: 11 reasons you should go to Nova Scotia

 

 

Tucked away on Canada’s eastern coast and almost completely surrounded by water, under-the-radar Nova Scotia packs a mighty punch when it comes to delivering on a fun holiday with plenty of surprises. From its ultra-friendly locals, and zingingly fresh seafood, to its fascinating Indigenous and celtic history, you’ll find plenty of reasons to start planning a trip; here’s eleven to get you started!

Peggy’s Cove

With more than 8000 miles of coastline, no wonder Nova Scotia boasts some 160 historic lighthouses, including Peggy's Point Lighthouse (pictured)

With more than 8000 miles of coastline, no wonder Nova Scotia boasts some 160 historic lighthouses, including Peggy's Point Lighthouse (pictured)

With more than 8000 miles of coastline and those famously rough Atlantic waves, it's no wonder Nova Scotia boasts some 160 historic lighthouses. One of the most famous is in the still active and idyllic fishing village of Peggy’s Cove with its much-photographed Peggy’s Point lighthouse, which has been guiding fishermen home since 1868.

Whale Watching

There are 12 different varieties of whale to spot flipping their tails in local waters, including Humpback, Minke, Fin, and Right whales (Pictured: Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy) 

There are 12 different varieties of whale to spot flipping their tails in local waters, including Humpback, Minke, Fin, and Right whales (Pictured: Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy) 

You’re never more than 40 miles away from the sea in Nova Scotia, and all that water means there's some pretty fascinating marine life to view. There are 12 different varieties of whale to spot flipping their tails in the Bay of Fundy, including Humpback, Minke, Fin, and Right whales. You’ll also be able to spot plenty of seabirds, along with seals and porpoises.

The Titanic

Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a fascinating link with the tragic tale of the Titanic and you can learn more at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Waterfront

Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a fascinating link with the tragic tale of the Titanic and you can learn more at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Waterfront

Did you know that Halifax has a fascinating link with the tragic tale of the Titanic? For many who died at sea that night in 1912, their story ended in Halifax and you can learn more at the Maritime Museum of