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Luxury Nova Scotia Holidays

Nova Scotia is a destination for something a little different. Spot whales off the coast, eat fresh lobster, walk in beautiful National Parks and see quaint lighthouse all along the coast. Choose Nova Scotia for a taste of something new.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Nova Scotia

Arriving off a relatively short trans-Atlantic flight will have you refreshed and ready to explore the quaint harbourside city of Halifax straight away. Downtown shops and bars offer something for everyone, while the waterfront has museums and the fantastic Seaport Farmers Market – the oldest of its kind in North America. Overlooking the city is Halifax Citadel, a National Historic Site. Dating well back into the 18th Century, learn of the first British settlers in the region and how the location of the citadel allowed them to easily defend the harbour. South of the city, travel to Peggy’s Cove on the Atlantic and see one of over 160 historic lighthouse that dot the entire coast of this maritime province. Over 100 years old, this lighthouse still now watches over the surging ocean and helps keep lobster boats and fishermen safe. To the west, between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick lies The Bay of Fundy, home to one of the largest tidal movements in the world. Each day, over 160 billion tonnes of water moves in and out of bay, twice! This can mean a difference between high and low tide of over 10 meters so seeing both high and low tide show two different versions of the same place. At the north end of the province is Cape Breton Island. Here, explore the stunning Cape Breton Highlands National Park along 26 hiking trails or the winding roads of the Cabot Trail. Get onto the water on majestic Bra d’Or Lake or hit the fairway on Baddecks excellent golf courses.

The seasons are quite distinct in Nova Scotia. Summer brings warm sun and good temperatures, rarely getting too warm and usually in the mid-20s. Spring and autumn can be cooler, with the winters bringing plenty of snow and temperatures often below freezing.
British and EU citizens don’t normally require a visa to visit Canada, but you will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to enter the country. For more information on visa requirements and general travel advice visit GOV.UK
As an Atlantic Maritime province, Nova Scotia’s menus are unsurprisingly dominated by fresh seafood. The lobster, caught close by in the Atlantic Ocean, is possibly some of the finest you will ever experience while local farms also produce wonderful fruit which lead to fantastic deserts such as Nova Scotia Blueberry Grunt. Wine is produced in the province so sample a local vintage, drink some of the local craft beer and even locally distilled spirits for every pallet.

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