Opening directly into the Atlantic Ocean, Nova Scotia is an ideal location for anyone looking to engage and partake in the various water activities available, whether for fun or for sport, as a beginner or as an expert. The 7000km shoreline of Nova Scotia, with its pleasant coastal landscapes makes for an idyllic sailing backdrop, while the expanse of the Atlantic offers further opportunity to explore. Our long standing tradition of seamanship is continued in the various sailing academies and schools, offering lessons, boat charters and more. Those looking to discover the coast, with its islands, cliffs and bays may be interested in canoeing and kayaking, and there are numerous stores across Nova Scotia that offer boat rentals and tour sessions. The province’s long coasts and beach lines also make it an ideal location for surfing and kite surfing, while those looking for sport might consider the various rowing academies and schools.