Photo Credit: Dennis Jarvis

Nova Scotia is place that holds the door wide open for those who come alive when they go outside. Step through, throw away your map, and discover a world of outdoor adventure waiting to be explored on this beautifully rugged and welcoming Canadian coastal province.

Whale Watching

There is little that can prepare you for the thrill of witnessing a whale breaching the ocean surface. Although whales can be found in the waters all around Nova Scotia, the best whale watching experiences are on the Bay of Fundy, in Digby Neck, or along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. In addition to several species of whales, you might also catch sight of dolphins, seals, seabirds, and other marine life while on a whale watching cruise.


Hop on your bicycle and tour the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, spanning from Port Hastings to the Town of Inverness on Cape Breton Island. Ninety-two kilometers of trail hug the coastline, taking you through thriving fishing communities and along warm-water beaches, while plenty of live Celtic music provides a celebratory soundtrack.


The large playful swells that roll in from the Atlantic Ocean and our long sandy beaches combine to attract surfers from around the world. Although fall is still the favored season to hit the waves, winter surfing in Nova Scotia is an intense experience that is quickly gaining in popularity.


Discover Nova Scotia’s extraordinary natural landscape up close. With secluded coastal inlets, tranquil lakes, meandering rivers, and tidal bore rapids, there’s a paddle for every pace.


After your first visit to one of Nova Scotia's magnificent beaches you’ll want to visit them all. And with 125 beaches and 7,600 km of seacoast, you might want to tell your friends you’re not coming home.

Skyline Trail

Experience an eagle’s view of the Cabot Trail nestled in the majestic Cape Breton Highlands National Park. This natural wonder rivals any other in the world.

Tidal Bore Rafting

Take a wet thrill ride through the world’s highest tides! Our famous Bay of Fundy tidal bore rafting trips take you on a rapid riding adventure you’ll find only in Nova Scotia. When the rapids subside, keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles and learn about the history of the area, as expert guides take you on this incredible adventure.

Peggy's Cove

With a legendary lighthouse and commanding view, Peggy’s Cove is the quintessential Nova Scotian experience. Explore the fishing village or take in the grandeur of a rocky shoreline shaped by the sea.


Tee off at some of Canada’s finest golf courses. Cape Breton is home to Bell Bay, Dundee Resort, Le Portage, The Lakes, the award winning Highland Links, and Cabot Links - the first true links course in North America. Each course has a distinctive flavor and features breathtaking views of land and sea. So relax, line up your drive, and test yourself against Cape Breton’s Spectacular Six.

Halifax Waterfront

Refreshing sea breezes won’t be all you’ll experience as you stroll along the Halifax waterfront. It’s the perfect setting for treasure-filled shops, mouth-watering food, fascinating history, a seaport market, and lively music. The bustling harbor is a delight for your senses.