Plan your Nova Scotia

summer getaway

Welcome to your ocean playground

Nova Scotia is the perfect destination to experience one-of-a-kind culture, exciting festivals and events, unique wineries and breweries, and so much more—all while exploring over 8,200 miles of coastline.

Roam along one of our stunning beaches. Get swept up in the energy of Halifax’s vibrant nightlife and thriving culinary scene. Or set out for an adventure at our provincial and national parks, where you can hike and bike your way through unforgettable natural beauty.

There are endless ways to experience Nova Scotia, so why not start planning your trip today? After all, inner children need playgrounds too.

Sea-doo'ing on the Halifax Waterfront
Halifax Waterfront, Halifax Metro

Summer fun

Exploring wineries, enjoying fresh seafood on a waterfront patioplus whale watching, kayaking, tidal bore rafting, golfing, beaches and more – there are so many reasons summer in Nova Scotia is the best. 

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Where to stay

From picturesque oceanside resorts and luxury hotels to scenic cottages and glamping domes – find your home away from home in Nova Scotia this summer.

Find your stay

Close up of a fresh lobster roll in Peggy's Cove.
Peggy’s Cove, South Shore

Food and drink

Foodies rejoice! Nova Scotia is home to world-class fresh and local cuisine. Please your palate with a Nova Scotia food tour or sip and savour at a brewery, cidery, distillery, or winery.

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Trip planning tips

from locals and visitors

Check out the stories section for insider travel planning tips to help you discover more adventures around Nova Scotia.

Summer packages,

itineraries and trip ideas

You don’t need to be a master planner to enjoy the best of Nova Scotia. Our convenient packages and itineraries can help ensure you get the most out of your visit.

Getting to Nova Scotia

Whether you’re planning to come to Nova Scotia by air, sea, or land, we’ve got you covered.

Find out how easy it is to get here. Learn more about non-stop flights and airline options at the Halifax, Boston, Philadelphia and Newark airports.

Arriving by air

Whether you’d like to travel on a major cruise ship, sail or take a ferry, there are options to get you here – including The CAT high-speed ferry travelling from Bar Harbour, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in just 3.5 hours.

Arriving by sea

If you’re driving here or getting here by train, RV or bus, be sure to learn about all your transportation options, points of entry, and highways. While you’re here, add in a road trip to experience our regions.

Arriving by land

The stuff OMGs are made of

Wherever you look in Nova Scotia, you’re likely to see something jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, or totally awe-inspiring. Not to mention Instagram-worthy. Check out our gallery for just a taste of what’s in store in Nova Scotia.