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Sightseeing in Nova Scotia

Posted on 26 March 2018 by admin (0)

The famous Nova Scotia province is the second smallest one in Canada, a beautiful peninsula situated on the Canadian mainland’s eastern edge. The beautiful long coastline is lined with lots of fishing harbors, beautiful sandy beaches, and lush islands. Being located in maritime latitudes, it has a pleasantly breezy if rather damp climate. Summer in Nova Scotia is bright and sunny, but weather conditions often cause fog here, with snowfall in winter.  We were traveling throughout the northeast recently, from Main and Vermont, up into Canada and over to Nova Scotia.  We met up with some ‘snowbirds’ from Arizona and stayed a few days in Nova Scotia with them doing some fishing and leisurely boating and had a great time.  Halifax is the capital and largest city of Nova Scotia.  Here are some other great places to visit:

1 Cabot Trail

This 300-kilometer long scenic drive rings around the northwest coast of the island and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It is an amazing route along the sea, where the highest mountains of Nova Scotia meet the vast Gulf of St. Lawrence. Cliffs, beaches, viewpoints, and a zigzag road give countless photography spots. You can also find a lot of unique small communities and attractions along the route. Autumn is the best time to drive down the Cabot Trail given the region’s unrealistic fall colors.

2 Peggy’s Cove

Located nearly 43 kilometers southwest from Halifax, the beautiful fishing village of Peggy’s Cove has a historic feel and sits amidst the fog of Atlantic Coast. The much-photographed lighthouse marks an ironic point. It should definitely be on your list of places to visit if you are there for a short time (1-2 days).

  1. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

This historical history museum is famous around the world for the way it recreates mid-18th-century life with its over forty historic buildings, costumed guides, and working establishments. It is a living history museum with a cast of soldiers, servants, fishermen, maids, and merchants who go about daily life. A defensive wall surrounds this beautiful town, and the Frédéric Gate stands on the waterfront, providing better access to ships.

Our trip to Halifax and Nova Scotia in general was a blast!   Looks like we may be going to the desert for our next trip.  We went with some friends to celebrate being in business together for 10 years.  We are co-owners of a Mesa House Painting Company. He does painting and home improvement projects in local retirement communities.  He has invited us to hand out there next winter, when the average temperature is 60 degrees.   Sure beats freezing in Canada during the winter!  I think we’ll go.  Stay tuned!