Nova Scotia has some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Canada. With the gorgeous highlands, roaring Atlantic Ocean, and miles of wilderness hiking trails, it is hard to argue that we’re incredibly lucky to live in such a breathtaking province.
In honour of Earth Day we are listing some of the most awe-inspiring places in Nova Scotia to visit. With the numerous options, this list is of course is not exhaustive of all of the amazing places Nova Scotia has to offer.
So be sure to save this article and add these locations to your summer 2022 travel list!
No doubt one of the most iconic sites in Halifax (and the most photographed) is the vibrant fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Built in 1915, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse stands still over surging ocean waves and working lobster boats. Explore the majestic area over giant rocks but please remember to be mindful of the black rocks.
The Skyline Trail is an 8.2 km (loop) trail that has the most incredible view of the Cabot Trail winding its way down the mountain. The trail has a dramatic headland cliff that overlooks the ocean and sometimes you may even see a whale from the viewing deck!
The Bay of Fundy has some of the highest tides in the world with 100 billion tons of water rising and falling from 10 to 16 meters (35-52 feet) twice daily.
Climb 300-foot cliffs to take in the breathtaking views and watch the whales play. Then, take a romantic stroll along the ocean floor.
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Nova Scotia is blessed with a remarkable amount of hiking trails and waterfalls. One of the most beautiful trails on our personal bucket list is the Uisge Bàn waterfall hike on Cape Breton Island, located just outside of Baddeck. The trail itself is one of the greenest locations in Nova Scotia, with a forest floor filled with tree roots and trees covered in moss. This easy hike is 1.5 hour (round-trip) and follows the North Branch River with beautiful strands along the cliff and of course views of a spectacular waterfall!
Connect with nature and the rich history of the Mi’kmaw people at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. View numerous petroglyphs and learn more about Mi’kmaw culture by exploring the traditional encampment areas and canoe routes.
You can also enjoy pristine white sand beaches, astounding turquoise waters, coastal bogs, abundant wildlife, and rich lagoon systems.