The province of Nova Scotia has a diverse culture with a large population of Scottish and English descendants. Meaning ‘New Scotland’ in Latin, Nova Scotia was the entry point for many Canadian immigrants 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. It was also a major port of entry for over one million immigrants and refugees from around the world.
With 7400 kilometers of ever-changing coastline, Nova Scotia is a premier destination for adventurers. From quaint fishing villages to the rugged island of Cape Breton, it's no wonder Nova Scotia is known as 'Canada's Ocean Playground'.
Inn to inn cycling and walking tours are a great way to explore the many small communities in the province. The roadways are perfect for exploring by bike or foot and follow the coastline closely to allow you to visit historical villages such as Lunenberg and Peggy’s Cove.
Cape Breton Island is an adventurer’s paradise. With its rocky shoreline and scenic Highlands, it is an excellent location for hiking and cycling. 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.