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Favourite Things to Do in Nova Scotia

Welcome to Nova Scotia!

It probably feels like it’s taken forever for you to get to Canada. Now that you’re here, we want to make sure you make the most of your time. You’ll be very busy with school, of course, but there are some things about Nova Scotia that you simply must see, do and taste!

  1. Peggy’s Cove – the most photographed spot in North America, Peggy’s Cove is one of our most beautiful natural attractions. Be sure to follow the instructions on signs that are posted here, so you have a safe visit. Send a postcard from the lighthouse, take photos with friends, sit on a rock and look at the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, and have something to eat at the seaside restaurant.
  2. Culture – Music is very important to the culture of Nova Scotia. No matter where you are in the province you will definitely have an opportunity to take in some live music. Don’t miss out on this experience! You will also find art in abundance. Visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia or the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD with resident collections that will astound you, but don’t hesitate to visit the various galleries and studios you will find throughout the province.
  3. Taste a Donair – this delicious treat is specific to Nova Scotia. There’s really no way to explain it properly, you’ll just have to try it. Spiced meat, veggies, sweet sauce, wrapped in a warm pita; the donair is a favourite late night treat.
  4. Lunenburg – Visit Lunenburg to experience one of our three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The town is exactly what you imaged a small Nova Scotian town would be: brightly coloured houses with views of the sea, friendly people, excellent crafts and shopping. This is the original home of the Bluenose and ships are still built and repaired in the shipyard.
  5. Annapolis Valley – Low lying mountains, a green lush valley, artisans and studios in every little town, and amazing views of the Bay of Fundy this special part of Nova Scotia must be seen. Visit the oldest settlement in Nova Scotia, check out the home of the world’s highest tides, and visit our wineries and orchards for delicious treats.

No matter what your personal interests are, there will be something in our province that will amaze and delight you. Take a break from your studies to fall in love with Nova Scotia.