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Nova Scotia Holidays

Almost entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Nova Scotia is a nautical playground. A Nova Scotia holiday is the perfect way to discover this charming maritime province, adorned with picturesque lighthouses upon rocky cliffs, quaint and colourful towns, some of Canada’s most scenic roads, all stitched together with a rich Scottish heritage. 

Let yourself be embraced by the hospitable warmth of Nova Scotia’s capital Halifax, a city with beauty and culture in equal measures. Immerse yourself in its museums, be it the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, or the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Explore the stunning victorian-era Halifax Public Gardens, or simply wander the waterfront and enchanting streets. 

Leave the city behind and head towards a slower pace of life in one of Nova Scotia’s quaint fishing towns. Nearby, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse stands in the charming village of Peggy’s Cove, keeping watch over the Atlantic Ocean, while a little further on, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, with over 400 years of history is ready to be discovered among its colourful, wooden-fronted buildings. 

Nova Scotia’s nautical nature

On the province’s west side, the Bay of Fundy is home to over 12 different species of whales, making it the perfect place to hop aboard a whale-watching tour. Glide across the water and gaze in awe as whales breach and splash back into the water with a thunderous clap. 

Back on land, wander sandy beaches, explore rocky coves and head to Burntcoat Head Park to walk on the ocean floor at low tide before marveling at the powerful ocean engulfing the land you walked upon earlier at high tide.

Nova Scotia is a playground of outdoor adventure and picturesque fishing towns, but it’s just one of Canada’s incredible Maritime provinces. Why not discover Nova Scotia’s many gems before heading to Prince Edward Island to explore its capital city of Charlottetown on our Maritime Magic Treasures self drive tour?


Destination Highlights
  • Discover Cape Breton Island, home to the stunning Cabot Trail, amazing whale-watching and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Explore Halifax, the small capital city with a big town feel
  • Visit Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in the world
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Town Lunenburg, a quaint fishing town steeped in history

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 6 hours; Air Canada offer a 5 times weekly direct service to Halifax from London Heathrow. Indirect flights are available from other UK airports.


CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check with the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s



Health Information

No vaccinations required

Types of Nova Scotia holidays

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