Nova Scotia, Canada

Overview

The province of Nova Scotia has a diverse culture with a large population of Scottish and English descendants. Nova Scotia means ‘New Scotland’ and was the entry point for many immigrants coming to Canada during the early to mid 20th century. The famous Pier 21 in Halifax was used as the main passenger terminal for trans-Atlantic ocean liners from 1928-1971 and this was the primary point of entry for over one million immigrants and refugees from Europe and elsewhere around the world.

Nova Scotia, with its over 7400 kilometers of ever-changing coastline, is a premier destination for adventurers. From quaint fishing villages to the rugged landscape of Cape Breton, this province has a wide range of pursuits for the outdoor enthusiast.

Inn to inn cycling and walking tours are a great way to explore the many communities that make up this province. The roadways are perfect for exploring by bike or by foot and follow the coastline closely to allow you to visit historical villages such as Lunenberg and Peggy’s Cove, famous for the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse which has become an iconic Canadian image. 

Cape Breton Island is an adventurer’s paradise. With its rocky shoreline and scenic Highlands, it is an excellent location for hiking and biking. The Cabot Trail is a favorite among cyclists and hikers and considered one of the top biking and walking trips in North America. Combining awe-inspiring scenery, unusual historical inns, and friendly locals, Cape Breton never disappoints.