After time exploring Halifax follow the southern shoreline east via Salmon River Bridge to Cape Breton Island and Dundee overlooking Bras d’Or Lakes. Then across the Island or via the National Historic Site of Louisbourg (90 mile detour) joining the Cabot Trail and the Highlands National Park. Back west along the Sunrise Trail via Pictou to Tatamagouche on the Northumberland Strait. Across the Isthmus of Chignecto taking in the tidal bore on the Shubenacadie River caused by the the world’s highest tides and on to Wolfville near to Cape Blomidon and the Acadian town of Grand Pre. On to Digby famed for scallops and whale watching and then around the coast to Shelburne. Follow the Lighthouse Trail to Mahone Bay and Oak Island with a detour to the Kejimkujik National Park. Then along the bays and inlets of the south shore to Halifax.
A gem of a national park that can be explored by boat, by bike or by foot.
A captivating blend of heritage and charm with Fort Anne Historic Site overlooking the Annapolis river.
A magnificent ‘French’ town; Fortress Louisbourg is the largest historic reconstruction in North America.
A very accessible city, compact and full of history and experiences
Home to the replica of Bluenose fishing schooner (featured on the Canadian 10 cent coin) and a UNESCO historic site.
Full of ancient Celtic culture with historic villages tree covered mountains and magnificent valleys.
One of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world carved into mountains that rise above the shimmering waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence.
Follows the southern shoreline west through coastal villages and idyllic inlets.
Watch the tidal bore and ride the waves on the Shubenacadie River.
Wine and Acadian heritage.
Famous for scallops and for whale watching in the Bay of Fundy. Spectacular scenic drive along Digby Neck and Islands.
Kayaking around the Islands off Prospect or around Mahone Bay. Wonderfully relaxing and with beautiful scenery.