Nova Scotia is home to some of the most authentic, exclusive and extraordinary coastal experiences in North America

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  • Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark: The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is Nova Scotia’s 6th UNESCO designation and tells the story of the coming together of the supercontinent Pangea 300 million years ago and its ripping apart 100 million years later. There are numerous attractions and operations located within the Geopark: hiking trails, provincial parks, community and provincial museums, lighthouses, beaches, kayaking tours and more.
  • Georges Island National Historic Site: The newest addition to Nova Scotia’s National Historic Sites family, Georges Island is located in the heart of Halifax harbour, the place the Mi’kmaq called Kjipuktuk or “The Great Harbour.” Discover how this small island and its fortifications played a large role as a prison, as an internment camp for Acadians, in the development of Nova Scotia and in the overall defence of Canada. Georges Island is one of five national historic sites in Halifax which are known collectively as the Defence Complex.
  • Oak Island Mystery Adventure: Sign up for an epic Mahone Bay adventure! Take a narrated voyage and discover the key sites being explored on the infamous Oak Island treasure hunt. Land on the shore and explore the Oak Island Museum, enjoy a picnic lunch and then head off island with a local historian to explore sites of interest that uncover the fabled facts, stories & secrets of the Oak Island Mystery.
  • Starlight Culinary Escape: Indulge at a luxury wilderness escape nestled in the Tobeatic Wilderness Area. Trout Point Lodge is Canada’s only member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and also the world’s first certified Starlight Hotel. Savour an artfully prepared gourmet dinner featuring courses curated by your chef and sommelier. Then wind your way along the river and through the forest with your guide, to where the depths of the night sky are revealed.
  • Horseback Tidal Floor & Fossils Tour: Giddy up with Spirit Reins Ranch! On this Bay of Fundy ocean-floor tour by horseback, you will be guided to a famous fossil site where you’ll see the highest tides in the world revealing 300 million-year-old dinosaur fossils. Ride at low tide along the floor of the Minas Basin observing a variety of tidal creatures such as clams, crabs and shore birds galore.

Spirit Reins Horseback Tidal Floor & Fossils Tour

  • Wild & Wooly Experience: Visit the Barrington Woolen Mill to try cleaning fleece, spinning wool, and weaving your very own wool Rob Roy (lumberjack) tartan to take home! Then hop across the backyard to learn log rolling, bow sawing, tree climbing and axe throwing at the Wild Axe Lumberjack Park. Finish the day toasting your new skills by the campfire enjoying s’mores with Boxing Rock Brewing Company’s craft beer brewed specially for Wild Axe!
  • Membertou Heritage Park: Try 20 traditional Mi’kmaq experiences all for under $20 each! Experiences include making your own moccasins, dream catchers, medicine pouch, or baskets to learning about Mi’kmaq drumming and chanting.
  • Helicopter Tours: Come see the unforgettable sights of Nova Scotia’s ocean playground from the air. Celtic Air Services and Breton Air have high-performance helicopters that take you above Nova Scotia’s rolling landscape for astounding visual experiences. Enjoy the spectacular sights such as the rugged coastline of the Cabot Trail, the soft powder sand of our beaches or the majestic greens of our golf courses.
  • Intimate Dining Experiences: Seasonal set menus in small, cozy and intimate atmospheres are trending in Nova Scotia!
    • Woodroad (Margaree) is a new fine-dining restaurant with daily pre-set, fixed price menu featuring locally sourced ingredients served up against the backdrop of a timber frame open kitchen overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
    • Bessie North House (Annapolis Valley) is a 130 year-old farmhouse that serves up a seven-course, seasonally inspired prix-fixe menu using produce grown on-site and other local producers.
    • GRÁ is situated on a 150 acre sustainable farm located on the Bras d’Or. Various types of produce, herbs, flowers, and animals grown onsite using farming techniques that protect the environment and foster the development of healthy living. GRÁ allows its guests to dine on food grown just a few feet away using traditional cooking techniques.
    • Founder’s House Dining & Drink provides a fine dining experience in a casual and comfortable restaurant atmosphere in the Annapolis Valley. It’s elevated rural dining in a historic setting is rooted in the sea and soil in both the views out the window and on your plate.

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