Georges Island National Historic Site, located in the middle of Halifax harbour is going to open to the public on a regular basis for the first time this summer. The first fortifications were established in 1750 and the island was used for military purposes until the end of the Second World War.
Hail to the Queens—well, Queens County. Nestled beside several counties, Queens holds a special place in southern Nova Scotia. They’ve got a bunch of parks, a few… Read more »
Home to Cape Sable Island, several beaches and trails, and some unique outdoor adventures, there’s never a dull moment in Shelburne. It’s one of the smaller Nova Scotia counties, so with a bit of careful planning, you could explore this whole list over a long weekend trip.
Hants County is an interesting part of Nova Scotia. It holds history going back to the American Revolution, and it has new spaces to explore nature. It has places that transform from winter to summer, providing different kinds of adventure. It’s along the Bay of Fundy, but it also touches the edge of the HRM County. Wherever you go in Hants County, you’re sure to enjoy its natural beauty in a meaningful and memorable way.
The human settlements in Lunenburg show the history and creativity of the region, but their true riches lie in the natural spaces they’ve created. Whether it’s six trails that connect in various points, blue rocks in the water, mountain biking or going to an art park, Lunenburg County’s got it, and just looking at the places will be enough to put your soul at ease.
Named after Sir Guy Carleton, the history of Guysborough county can be explored through several of the outdoor sites mentioned below, stretching back almost 300 years. There’s… Read more »
Halifax Regional Municipality is the most densely populated in Nova Scotia, and there are tons of outdoor places to explore. These places also have the benefit of… Read more »
Antigonish County is perhaps best known for being home to St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX), but there’s so much more to do here. You can find whatever part of the outdoors you love best and have a tremendous time exploring it. From 4 million-year-old-rocks to a modern day amusement park, you’ll become part of the story of the county, and it will become part of your story too.
Pictou County can be distinguished by its variety of stories. You’ve got stories of peoples coming together and learning how to live with each other, stories of people creating spaces to live and learn together outside, and stories of the natural world all over the county. Wherever you spend your time in Pictou, you’ll hear these stories and watch them play out. Come visit, and add your own stories to the tapestry.
The Guinness World Records have been around since 1954 and was created by Sir Hugh Beaver who was the Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery at the… Read more »
Selling out within minutes in 2019, The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery’s Dining on the Ocean Floor event at Burntcoat Head Park took beach picnicking to a… Read more »
Cumberland County lets you experience Nova Scotia waters of Bay of Fundy and Northumberland Strait, so drink in your fill. There’s a big emphasis in this county… Read more »
In Colchester County, you’ll find a wide variety of natural activities. One thing that connects them is the history you’ll experience. From art to agriculture, Indigenous to… Read more »
King’s County is…well, it’s a bit confusing. It’s confusing because this is where you find the Annapolis Valley. Not in Annapolis County, but in King’s County. Ah… Read more »
Explore the towns and communities of Annapolis County. The following is a list of some of the outdoor activity highlights, ranging from simple strolls to experiencing the… Read more »
It has been feeling more like summer and with many businesses opening their doors, it has never been a better time to stay home for your summer vacation. Explore the great outdoors and take in the amazing views of this beautiful province. Try a Stay-Cation in Nova Scotia this year and explore HRM’s best waterways by paddling.
Digby holds plenty of natural wonders. In fact, it sits right at the entrance of the Bay of Fundy, which is one of North America’s seven natural wonders. There’s plenty to do in and around the Bay, and when you’re done there you can branch out to the rest of the county, where you’ll find plenty of beautiful places to explore.
Yarmouth County is a great place to start a tour of Nova Scotia because it’s right where the CAT ferry stops, making it the landing place for… Read more »
When you want to get your fill of nature, Nova Scotia’s South Shore is a great place to go. From really wild areas to oceanic vistas to… Read more »