Unique Experiences in Nova Scotia

This rugged, wild and thrilling maritime region is one of the four magnificent provinces of Canada’s easternmost territory, located just a quick and easy six-hour flight from the UK and perfect for a summer escape.

Nova Scotia charms with its salty fishing towns, candy-striped lighthouses and looming red cliffs. In summer it’s perfect for trail-hiking and beach-lounging, refuelling on lobster suppers, joining lively ceilidhs celebrating locals’ Celtic roots, and other fascinating festivals of cultural heritage and local cuisine. The following are some of our favourite summer activities in Nova Scotia.

Bay of Fundy Whale Watching Zodiac Tour

Set sail on a zodiac watercraft in search of sea life and keep your eyes alert for seals, dolphins, turtles and many different sea birds. The main prize on this trip is spotting whales as they breach from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Nova Scotia is visited by 12 different species of whale each year including the Humpback and the rare Right whale.

Cape Breton Island Tour

Take in the beautiful scenery of Cape Breton Island, which was voted the number one island to visit in continental North America by Travel & Leisure Magazine. You’ll explore the Cabot Trail during a customised tour that offers stops at spectacular view points, a taste of local life and a land and sea adventure. Fresh local seafood is a speciality in many of the restaurants along the trail; look out for lobster, crab, oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, and mackerel.

Fossil Hunting Expeditions at Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Explore the world famous Joggins fossil cliffs, with a celebrated Heritage Interpreter who will identify the geology of the site and provide local history as you survey the site in hopes of discovering a new fossil. This important spot was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

Historic Tour of Lunenburg

One of only two urban communities in North America to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lunenburg’s vibrantly coloured architecture dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The town has a proud seafaring heritage, being the home port to Bluenose II, Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador. During a day trip from Halifax, you can explore the culturally rich town with a professor who will discuss historical facts during a tour of this colonial town.

Lobster Dining Boat Charter

Watch the sunset and feast on lobster during a private charter that offers local lobster, private touring and regional music. Local fishermen will welcome you aboard their working lobster boat where they’ll show you how they set and haul traps and share tales of life on the water.

Morning Meditation and Private Yoga Class at Trout Point Lodge

Rise and experience a mindful meditation as you are led through the forest in East Kemptville with a guide who will show you how to engage your senses with an accent ritual followed by a private yoga session in the great outdoors.

Private Blacksmith Class

Get an introduction to blacksmithing on Cape Breton Island during a private one-on-one class with an artisan who will show you proper technique of this local tradition. The island has a proud history of blacksmithing that dates back to the 18th century, so it’s the perfect place to learn some new skills.

To book your Nova Scotia adventure, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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