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Nova Scotia

Explore picturesque lighthouses, lay out on the beach and trek along miles of hiking trails overlooking the ocean in this scenic maritime province. 

Nova Scotia is almost completely surrounded by ocean, making it a terrific choice for tourists looking to smell the fresh salty air and escape from the mainland. Hike or cycle your way along sunny coastal beach paths, climb up to the tops of lighthouses and tour the capital for a range of cultural attractions. 

Visit the capital, Halifax, for waterfront views, fascinating museums and Victorian flower gardens. Taste the local cuisine at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and stroll along the boardwalk at Fisherman’s Cove, a restored fishing village. Learn about maritime discovery at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and listen to an open-air concert in the Halifax Public Gardens.

Beach lovers should head to the Northumberland Shore region, where warm-water beaches stretch for miles across the coast. Visit the Cape George Lighthouse for panoramic views of St. George’s Bay. Mountain biking is popular at Keppoch Mountain and Trenton Park. Travel to Seafoam to taste lavender ice cream at Seafoam Lavender Farm.

Over on the Eastern Shore, hike the Liscomb River Trail, whose star feature is a suspension bridge overlooking a waterfall. For more outdoor fun, kayak along the coast, go swimming at Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park and cycle along the Musquodoboit Harbour Trailway.

On the tip of Nova Scotia is Cape Breton Island, home to the Cabot Trail, a scenic coastal-view path. Take a guided walk in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and if you are feeling fit, attempt the 10-Trails-in-One-Day Challenge. Visit the Louisbourg Lighthouse for uninterrupted views of the Fortress of Louisbourg, a reconstructed defensive fort.

To reach Nova Scotia by air, fly into the main airport, Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For views of Nova Scotia from the sea, arrive by ferry. Ferry services depart from several Canadian ports. Renting a car is the most efficient way of touring the area, although motorcycles are also popular for zipping along coastal roads.   

Nova Scotia is a popular vacation destination offering an appealing mixture of nature, culture and adventure.

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Cambridge Suites Hotel CA $104
Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020
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Cambridge Suites Hotel

Cambridge Suites Hotel

1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
     
    4.4 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Loved the location! Time to update to HD tv service. Bathroom caulking needs some updating. Would stay again!

    Quality Inn Halifax Airport CA $128
    Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020
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    Quality Inn Halifax Airport

    Quality Inn Halifax Airport

    60 Sky Blvd, Goffs, Enfield, NS
       
      3.9 of 5
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great place to stay. Comfortable beds. Love the park and fly

      Alt Hotel Halifax Airport CA $199
      Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020
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      Alt Hotel Halifax Airport

      Alt Hotel Halifax Airport

      40 Silver Dart Drive, Enfield, NS
         
        4.5 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Very clean and stylish! We could have a nice stay as the last night of our 1-year Halifax life.

        The Barrington Hotel CA $101
        Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020
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        The Barrington Hotel

        The Barrington Hotel

        1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
           
          4.2 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          When i checked in you guys had made a mistake and booked 1 double bed instead of 2..

          Hotel Halifax CA $101
          Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020
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          Hotel Halifax

          Hotel Halifax

          1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
             
            4.2 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            I always choose the Halifax Hotel when staying in Halifax. It's clean, has parking right there at scotia square, has pedway access to Scotiabank Centre and the Casino and is close to all the places to eat and drink.

            Prince George Hotel CA $134
            Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020
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            Prince George Hotel

            Prince George Hotel

            1725 Market St, Halifax, NS
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              I love the room & the bed was amazing! The staff were so friendly and amazing. Would totally stay again

              The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites CA $112
              Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020
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              The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

              The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

              1515 South Park Street, Halifax, NS
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Very clean , nice , fresh look, convenient location for our medical appt in the area

                Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham CA $106
                Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020
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                Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

                Chateau Bedford, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

                133 Kearney Lake Rd, Halifax, NS
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Good location close to major highway, shopping and restaurants

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