Nova Scotia

I love Nova Scotia. This founding province of Canada is known for all things nature, sea life and joy. This Canadian Maritime province meaning ‘New Scotland’ entices visitors with the ebb and flow of it’s beautiful waters, blueberries and apples and lobster galore. Whether you’re headed here for a multi-generational family trip (like I did), a solo road trip or you’re grabbing your gaggle of girlfriends to find a land of adventure – Nova Scotia will not disappoint.

Some of my favorite experiences

Going beyond the popular sites to find my Nova Scotian loves

  • Montreal to Halifax: Mom and I cruised (via train) along the Ocean Route – give it a whirl.
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park in their “Red Chair Challenge”: Where we found one of the favorite and most clever uses of the Adirondack chair I’ve ever experienced.
  • Halifax Citadel!: Where we spent some time doing our best to make the guards crack a smile at – because, why not?
  • The Bay of Fundy: The tides found here are unique and most definitely destination worthy. The spot alone spreads it’s claim to fame of having the highest tidal range in the world.
  • Road tripping: Our ‘over the river and through the woods’, took us past Nova Scotia past lighthouses, rocky beaches and lobster boats – picturesque doesn’t even cut it.
  • Guysborough: Spending some time exploring the culture and cuisine of “small town” Canada
  • Cabot Trail: Hiking the highlands on the Cape Breton Cabot Trail – whether you have one day or five, this experience is totally worth it!
  • Cabot Cliffs Golf Course: Where even the non-golfers like me can have an incredible experience.

Hotels in Nova Scotia

Headed north to Nova Scotia can to search for adventure and a fabulous accommodation experience? Don’t worry – Nova Scotia can provide exactly that!

Nova Scotia Food

Feast your eyes and your taste buds on all things delicious

 Nova Scotia Pictures:

Do you love stunning pictures of rocky shorelines and iconic lighthouses?  Get on over to my Nova Scotia picture gallery and feast your eyes on these!!

Things to do in Nova Scotia

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Things to do on Cape Breton Island

August 29, 2023 No Comments »

cape breton hikes

My mom and I turned into the French Mountain parking lot in Cape Breton’s Highlands National Park. After pulling into a parking space I walked over to the Skyline Trail sign. I had been told hiking the Skyline trail was one of the best things to do on Cape Breton. This was supposed to be […]

Things to do in Nova Scotia as you Road Trip Across the Province

August 16, 2021 43 Comments »

nova scotia things to do road trip

Scenic routes, coastal access, the Bay of Fundy, and delicious seafood are just a few of the offerings that inspire people to travel to Nova Scotia. Throw in the adorable seaside towns and the abundance of hands-on experiences and things to do in Nova Scotia – and you’ve got an incredible vacation destination. When it […]

Travels with My Mother

August 29, 2013 11 Comments »

Family travel

“Mom, what are you still dreaming of doing, what big wish remains that you still want to do or accomplish, what passions haven’t you accomplished yet?” I ask eagerly. I watch the road in front of me as I anticipate hearing some amazing answer about road trips, mountains to see, people to meet, maybe even […]

Guysborough Nova Scotia: A Small Town with Big Attractions

August 27, 2013 38 Comments »

“There are few places left on earth like the District of Guysborough. Better come now.” – that’s the motto of the area – and it’s true – there aren’t many places left like Guysborough. The District covers more than 2,100 square kilometres, with a healthy dose of coastline and forest – and approximately 5,400 permanent […]

Nova Scotia Lobster: Where and When to Find it and Cook it

August 22, 2013 2 Comments »


Dip anything in butter and, I will like it. So the Lobster in Nova Scotia was a guaranteed delicious experience for me. And better yet – we were there in lobster season. Okay okay, truth be told – every month is lobster season in Nova Scotia. To prevent overfishing, different districts within Atlantic Canada are […]

Where Have All the Pencils Gone?

August 21, 2013 6 Comments »

Crossword puzzle

I sat on the train and watched my mom complete her crossword puzzle with her No. 2 pencil. I was thinking about how I hadn’t even seen anyone use an actual pencil for a long time. I remember it used to be a staple of my school supply purchases every August – but that was […]