Colour Me Nova Scotia!

Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 0


Only a 6 hour flight from the UK and the gateway to Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia is filled to the brim with stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures and rich heritage. From picturesque towns to red mud ocean floor wonders and breathtaking autumn foliage scenery, we round up three of the most colourful spots in the Atlantic Canadian province.


Multicolour Lunenburg: Seventy percent of the original colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries continue to greet visitors with their colourful façades in Old Town Lunenburg, one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander Old Town Lunenburg’s distinctive waterfront with its colourful buildings and listen for salty tales of seafaring and rum-running and discover a charming town filled with amazing restaurants, distilleries, breweries, artisans and unique shops. Find out more.


Cabot Trail: October is a special time of year in Nova Scotia. From the colourful changing leaves to the bountiful harvests, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore as sweater weather sets in. As the air crisps up and the leaves begin to turn amber, scarlet and crimson, the province eases into a season of exploration and exhilarating views. From hiking through the colourful fall foliage, canoeing along quiet rivers and traipsing through family farms to tasting local wines at vineyards and visiting heritage sites, there are plenty of top fall experiences in Nova Scotia – our favourite, driving the Cabot Trail. Plan at least for two days to take in the breathtaking pathwork from the numerous look offs in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.


Fancy joining a cultural highlight during your visit? Experience foot-stomping energy and spectacular scenery set ablaze with fall foliage at Cape Breton’s annual International Music Festival, Celtic Colours. (October 7 – 15, 2022). Read more.


Burntcoat Head Park:  A visit to Nova Scotia is not complete without witnessing the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy. Each day, twice a day, 160 billion tonnes of seawater flow in and out of the bay. Burntcoat Head Park is the site of the highest recorded tides in the world. At low tide you can easily make your way down the staircase to the seabed where you can explore. Look for fossils, carefully examine ocean life in the tidal pools, join a guided tour for expert insights, explore the caves, or simply marvel at the incredible scenery distinctive for its red mud colours. A mere 6 hours later the mudflats where you once stood will be covered in up to 42 feet of water. Walking trails, a replica lighthouse, picnic area and scenic viewpoint of Cobequid Bay round out the experience.


So, you’ve explored the seabed. Now what? How about enjoying a gourmet meal on the ocean floor? Yes, we mean a multi-course, white linen gourmet meal. Hosted at Burntcoat Head Park by Food Fantastique where guests can enjoy an intimate 3-course meal consisting of local lobster, cheeses and beef all paired with Nova Scotia produced beer and wine.

Learn more about Tourism Nova Scotia

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