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Travel Guide - Nova Scotia
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia Fiddler in Halifax Nova Scotia Halifax skyline at night in Nova Scotia

"You might notice license plates with the slogan, “Canada’s Ocean Playground.” It’s true that visiting Nova Scotia will make any person feel youthful again. All you need to do is bring your bathing suit and dive into the adventure."
Nova Scotia Tourism

While Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada, it’s widely diverse. With its name translated to “New Scotland” in Latin, many associate this southeasterly coast as the country’s premier lobster destination. However, it’s a little-known fact that Nova Scotia’s population of about a million unites Mikmaq people, black Nova Scotians, French Acadians, Annapolis Valley farmers and Haligonians.

During the month of August, Halifax puts on its annual Busker Festival that boasts street performers along the waterfront. It's a must see, with amazing acts, some grand and awe-inspiring, some quaint, others funny. A very lively time of year along the harbourfront, with music and stalls selling food and other goods. On a musical note, people often visit Nova Scotia because it’s known as the home of famous singer Anne Murray.

It is also preferable to head to Nova Scotia during June to October when the weather is warm and the skies are blue, especially when travelling along the waterways. The province is encircled by 11 scenic travel way routes that lead you around the span of the land. Each travel way describes the culture, history and natural features along the route and is referenced with all the places to stay and things to do in the area and is just a highlight of the 3,000 lakes in Nova Scotia.

Tourists also flock to Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, the famous lighthouse on rounded rocks located 35 km southwest of Halifax. Also facilitating a post office, there is a restaurant and tourist information. The tower was built in 1915 to shine a light to mark the eastern entrance to St. Margaret's Bay.