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Top Five Places to visit on a Nova Scotia Road Trip

17 May 2011  
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Nova Scotia Attractions

  • 1. Cape Breton Highlands National Park
    Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish, Cape Breton Island

    This is where you will find the Cabot Trail. Famous for it's scenery. Before you begin the trail stop in Chetecamp a small Acadian town where you can find fantastic hand made Acadian Crafts. On the trail in the town of Ingonish you can go on great whale watching tours and stay at some very nice quality accomodations. Beautiful area with lots to do.

  • 2. Fortress Louisbourg

    This is a must see on your visit to Cape Breton. A remarkable reconstruction of a 1700;s fortress. Here you can learn about French North American history in a fully interactive environment.

  • 3. Citadel National Historic Site
    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax, Halifax Region

    Give yourself at least 2 days for the Capital City of Halifax and the surrounding area. You'll find some very good restaurants at all price ranges and quality affordable accomodations just outside the city center. Take a day to visit Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay / Lunenburg area about 1 hr outside the city. There are very fun festivals all summer long and an active night life any day of the week.

  • 4. Port-Royal National Historic Site
    Port-Royal National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal, Southwest Nova Scotia

    This is on the edge of the Anapolis Valley. The whole area is beautiful and full of small wineries. This fortress was the first French fortress built in North America a short drive away in the town of Anapolis Royal is Fort Ann the first British fortress built in North America. You can find plenty of great food and wine in this part of Nova Scotia.

  • 5. Parrsboro and area

    This is a beautiful and little explored area of Nova Scotia. Stay at the Four Season Retreat and explore the highest tides in the world. That Dutchman's Cheese factory and hobby farm and catch a show at the Ships Company Theatre in Parrsboro itself. A beautiful area with very little development.