• Peggys Cove

Nova Scotia Holidays

This charming province sits right on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada. A stunning coastal region of incredible beauty; enjoy amazing wildlife, majestic seascapes, beautiful bays, mirror-still coves and breathtaking beaches. Explore the craggy Atlantic shoreline and mist-cover islands of Nova Scotia, Canada’s ocean playground.

Take a trip along the dramatic coast, whether by car, bike or on foot, to breathe in the salty ocean air and feast on fresh seafood. In Halifax, Nova Scotia's laid-back capital city, time is best spent enjoying the ocean views with a glass of the award-winning local wine, followed by a visit to the beautiful public gardens. For an outdoor adventure, embark on a whale watching trip to see magnificent humpbacks in the wild, or explore the region by foot on one of the many hiking trails, taking you high into the landscape and low to the seafront. 

Once you've explored Nova Scotia, head to New Brunswick for unspoiled nature and wilderness, or visit Ontario for a chic city escape. 

Destination Highlights
  • Drive the famous Cabot Trail
  • Explore Kejimkujik National Park
  • Visit picturesque Cape Breton Island
  • Brier Island whale watching
  • Photograph Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
  • Enjoy some of Nova Scotia's world class wine

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.

Currency

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

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Almost completely surrounded by ocean, with some of the best hiking trails and steeped in history, you will never be left wondering how to spend your days. You can spend your mornings on the water and your afternoons in the hills witnessing whales breaching in the ocean. No matter how active you want to be, there is something for everyone in Nova Scotia.

  • Cabot Trail

    Discover the Cabot Trail, one of Canada's most beautiful drives - with rolling fields, rocky cliffs and highland scenery to be explored. Stop at Cheticamp located on the Cabot Trail, you'll be taken back by its beauty. For the more active hike the trails or take a guided nature tour.

  • Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

    Lighthouses

    Nova Scotia holds the more lighthouses than any other province and its not hard to see why, with it's dramatic coastlines. Often said to be the most photographed lighthouse in Canada, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy's Cove. We recommend you book a lighthouse tour, one of the best ways to visit and learn their history. This is a great place for enjoying the stunning coastline and breathing in the sea air.

  • Kejimkujik National Park

    With verdant forests, crystal clear lakes and winding rivers; mix with the locals as you immerse themselves in the nature. Canoe, Kayak and hike through many waterways and trails that have been there for thousands of years. Located an easy hour and half drive from Lunenburg, this is a National Park not to be missed.

  • Cape Breton Island

    Cape Breton Island is truly breathtaking, and one of the most scenic destinations in the world. Head to The Fortress at Louisbourg, learn about the significance of this fortress and the history behind it. Hear the boom of the cannon if you are visiting in summer. Pack a picnic and hike the lighthouse trail from the Old Town in Louisbourg, this trail winds along the coast. Take a guided kayak tour, float alongside seals and watch seabirds pass you by. You will not want to leave this Island.

  • Whale watching

    Take to the ocean for the most spectacular whale watching Canada has to offer. Whale watching tours start as early as April and finish in October, the best whale watching can be found off of Cape Breton Island and around the Bay of Fundy. You'll see the playful humpback whales breaching and putting on a show for visitors, a sight not to be missed.

  • Outdoor activities

    Nova Scotia has many outdoor pursuits for all ages and abilities. From whitewater rafting to gentle sailing tours, there is plenty to do on the water or take to the hills hiking or maybe cycling the Cabot Trail. If there is only one thing you do in Nova Scotia make sure it's the Tidal Bore Rafting this is an experience like no other, one moment you are floating on a peaceful river next you riding the rolling coaster of rapids.

  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    "Hike the Skyline route on the Cabot Trail, the amazing views will make it all worthwhile."

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