Destination by Region

Things to do by Region

Do you know what region(s) of the province you want to explore? Read on for more details about each unique part of this beautiful and humble province.

If you prefer to plan by type of activity click here.

  1. Halifax Metro: The Halifax Metro Region is a vibrant and cosmopolitan area in Nova Scotia, Canada, that includes the city of Halifax and several surrounding municipalities. The region is home to over 400,000 people and offers a diverse range of attractions and activities, including historic sites, cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation. Visitors can explore the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, take a stroll along the Halifax waterfront, or visit the Halifax Central Library, among many other options.
  2. Eastern Shore: approximately 155 km (96 mi) along the Atlantic Coast. The region is known for its beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, and historic fishing communities. Visitors can explore local museums, hike along coastal trails, and visit various provincial parks and beaches. The Eastern Shore is also a popular spot for outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, surfing, and birdwatching.
  3. Cape Breton Island: Cape Breton Island is a breathtakingly beautiful island located in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada. The island is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including the Cape Breton Highlands, the Cabot Trail scenic drive, and the Bras d’Or Lake. It is also home to numerous charming coastal towns and historic sites, as well as a rich cultural heritage that includes Gaelic, Mi’kmaq, and Acadian traditions. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities on the island, including hiking, whale watching, kayaking, and exploring local arts and culture.
  4. Northumberland Shore: The Northumberland Shore is a peaceful and picturesque region in Nova Scotia, Canada, that spans approximately 120 km (75 mi) along the Northumberland Strait. The region is known for its stunning beaches, warm waters, and charming coastal communities. Visitors can explore local museums, galleries, and restaurants, as well as enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing. The Northumberland Shore is also a popular spot for golfing, birdwatching, and hiking.
  5. Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley: The Bay of Fundy area in Nova Scotia, Canada, is a stunningly beautiful region known for its dramatic coastal landscapes, fertile farmland, and charming towns. The area is famous for the Bay of Fundy tides, which are the highest tides in the world and create unique landscapes and ecosystems. Visitors can experience these tides at sites such as Burntcoat Head Park and Five Islands Provincial Park. The region is also home to numerous historic sites, wineries, orchards, and outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking and sea kayaking.
  6. Yarmouth & Acadian Shores: Yarmouth and Acadian Shores is a fascinating and culturally rich region in Nova Scotia, Canada. The area is home to a vibrant Acadian community with a unique history, language, and culture that visitors can explore at various museums, festivals, and cultural events. The region is also known for its picturesque fishing villages, scenic coastal drives, and historic lighthouses. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities in the area, including whale watching, hiking, and sampling local seafood cuisine. The Yarmouth and Acadian Shores is a unique and memorable destination in Nova Scotia.
  7. South Shore: The South Shore is a popular destination in Nova Scotia, Canada, known for its stunning coastal landscapes, charming towns, and historic sites. The region spans approximately 200 km (124 mi) along the Atlantic Coast and is home to numerous beaches, lighthouses, museums, and other attractions. Visitors to the South Shore can also enjoy activities such as hiking, kayaking, and exploring local arts and culture.
Map of Nova Scotia segregated into the 7 regions.
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