Discover Canada: Nova Scotia
Taking a trip from Canada’s westernmost province BC, we head East to the one of Canada’s maritime provinces, Nova Scotia!
Latin for “New Scotland,” Nova Scotia is one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada and is Canada’s smallest province. Even though it is the smallest, Nova Scotia has a lot to offer!
Nova Scotia’s beauty is not limited to land … it can also be seen in the water with the amazing whale watching opportunities! Whale watching season starts in the spring and ends in late fall. The two most recommended places for whale watching is the Bay of Fundy where you will see Fin, Humpback, Mink and Northern Right whales. You can also go whale watching in Cape Breton and see Blue, Fin, Mink, Humpback, Pilot and the Sei whale. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are tours in a zodiac boat that get you up close and personal!
Did you know that Nova Scotia has over 160 historic lighthouses? Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses and is the most photographed light house in Canada. Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is one of the many things to see on Peggy’s Cove including its picturesque and East – Coast profile.
Not too far from Peggy’s Cove, you can check out Lunenburg! A UNESCO world heritage site (offers conditions for observation of stars which are protected from polluted light), National Historic District and winner of Communities in Bloom most beautiful small town Canada. Very much a walking town, visitors can take in the colorful heritage properties or take a guided horse and carriage ride to see all of Lunenburg’s famous sites.
Looking to relax? Why not check out Canada’s new wine destination Annapolis Valley. The Annapolis Highland Vineyard is surrounded with rolling hills and lush forest. Take a seat and sip on their 2015 All Canadian Wine Championship Bronze Winner L’Acadie Blanc Vintage while taking in the breathtaking views.
If your itinerary is starting to look full, don’t forget to schedule some time to visit Nova Scotia’s capital city, Halifax! The Halifax Waterfront is a MUST see when visiting Nova Scotia. A four kilometre boardwalk stretches ten city blocks starting at the Casino of Nova Scotia and ending at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 1. Along the way, you will see heritage vessels, small sail boats, tugs and ferries come and go. You will also see the Historic Properties of Privateers Wharf, where Halifax seafarers used the buildings to sell store goods.
With all these activities, make sure you take some time to grab a bite! Nova Scotia is known for its fresh and local food, especially the seafood! Fresh from the ocean you can choose from Atlantic lobster, Digby scallops or salmon. Yum!! Don’t forget dessert! How about a helping of … grunt? A local specialty, grunt is a blueberry dumpling pastry served with cream sugar or lemon sauce.
Last on the check list, is somewhere to stay! But where? Why not Trout Point Lodge? A 5-star resort member of the Select Registry; Distinguished Inns of North America; and Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Canada, Trout Point Lodge will exceed all expectations! Anexclusive lodge with permission only access will allow for a peaceful getaway. Trout Point Lodge is three stories, 14,000 square feet and constructed from logs cut onsite. Rooms are equipped with natural stone vanities, six-foot-deep bathtubs, Italian tiles, handmade rugs and views of the garden and river. Also, make sure to take advantage of their outdoor amenities such as; the wood – fired hot tub by the river, outdoor barrel sauna and beautiful hiking trails.
Interested in learning more about Nova Scotia or the stunning city of Halifax, and how it could be a great location for your next corporate event? Contact Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc. to create a lifetime experience for your attendees.