Nestled in the heart of downtown Truro, Victoria Park is a 400 acre natural park offering walking/hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, picnic and recreation areas, and more. If you’re up for the challenge, take Jacob’s Ladder, a 175 stair staircase, to the top of the park.
Learn about the famous Bay of Fundy tides - the highest tides in the world - and the unique tidal bore that happens on the Shubenacadie River, twice every day. The Interpretive Centre staff will tell you about the "reversing river" and, if you time your visit just right, you can witness it firsthand on the Observation Deck.
Located on North Mountain just 12km (7.5 mi) from Blomidon Provincial Park, this roadside stop treats visitors to an absolutely breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapolis Valley and Minas Basin. On a clear day, you will literally gaze upon five counties at once!
Dating back to 1779, Hall’s Harbour has long been known for its picturesque and dramatic landscape that reveal the incredible Bay of Fundy tides. This small fishing hamlet is home to a harbourfront boardwalk with interpretive panels, a restaurant, lobster pound, and numerous artisans.
The historic town of Digby is situated on the Bay of Fundy and is home to the world famous scallop fleet. Stroll the historic and Admiral’s Walk along the Digby waterfront, watch fisherman at work, experience fresh seafood, partake in a whale watching or kayaking adventure, and be sure to have your camera with you.
At Cape Chignecto, towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests and over 40 km (25 mi.) of wilderness trails.
The Balancing Rock, an approximately 30 foot tall vertical column of basalt, balanced on its tip, is the most-photographed of Long Island's striking basalt formations. A well-groomed 2.5 km trail with a 235-step staircase leads visitors to a viewing platform that presents a picture perfect view of the Balancing Rock and St. Mary's Bay.
The end of summer in Nova Scotia is just the start of another amazing season. Heading out on a road trip among the bright yellows, oranges, and reds is one of our favourite things to do. Our annual Leaf Watch keeps track of where the leaves look their most colourful and give us inspiration to head out in search of the best fall has to offer. From to a day trip to the Annapolis Valley to pick apples to a weekend getaway to drive the Cabot Trail, there's no shortage of things to do in fall.
But you don't have to take our word for it, find out what our Facebook and Twitter community have to say about their favourite things about fall in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia really is the spirit of the perfect road trip. Around every turn is something new to discover. Whether it's a vibrant seaside town, the perfect spot to get ice cream, a one-of-a-kind shop, or a beautiful sandy beach, you're bound to find something you'll love. All you need to do is hop in the car, turn on your perfect road trip playlist, roll the windows down and go explore all that Nova Scotia has to offer.
While we've created some of our own road trips, we know there's still more discover. You don't have to take our word for it - we've asked our Facebook community for their ideas and they've given us some great ideas for road trips to take all year long.
When I saw the tidal bore come rushing towards us I knew we were in for a fantastic ride. I knew in that instant I was finally experiencing the true power of the Bay of Fundy. I grew up in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia and spent many afternoons watching the Bay and playing on the ocean rocks. The Bay of Fundy is well known for having the highest tides in the world, and this was reinforced throughout my childhood as I watched the Bay rise and fall many feet in only a few short hours from the steps of my grandmother's cottage.