A place to match every persona? Then take a private tour to Nova Scotia where you will meet diverse locals who welcome all visitors with open arms.
The province of Nova Scotia is found on the eastern side of Canada and nearly completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It is a fantastic place to take a trip to with its vast range of sights and activities.
Take a road trip around the province, forget the maps and Sat Nav and just wing it! The pace of the province is so laid back the best way to enjoy it, is to go with the flow.
The views from the impressive mountains are spectacular and the vistas from the sea are even better.
he views from the impressive mountains are spectacular and the vistas from the sea are even better.
It completely up to you as to whether you have a quiet relaxing trip or a wild adventure filled one as each option is there at our feet.
There are great museums of all varieties, Art galleries, parks with lakes and waterfalls and plenty of amusing places to keep children of all ages entertained. Read More...
On a Sightseeing Tour of Nova Scotia, Visit the Numerous Historical Landmarks or Go on Whale Watching Private Tour Cruises
There is an enormous influence of Irish and Scottish cultures in Nova Scotia as a result of immigrants from Ireland and Scotland settling here centuries ago.
This is very evident when you go out at nighttime anywhere in Nova Scotia.
You will see the sign ‘Cead Mile Failte’ at the entrance to most bars and restaurants which means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’.
On a sightseeing tour anywhere in the Province, there will be some tale told of the Irish and Scotland.
There are great social events where you will hear Irish music, song, dance and story.
The cuisine in Nova Scotia is also reflected by the Gaelic influence as well as traditional Canadian food, so when you are on a private tour here, there is a great variety of new and exciting food to savour.
Top 10 Things to Do in Nova Scotia
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Located on the rocky shoreline of Cape Breton’s, you are transported back to North Americas busiest seaports in the 18th century when you take a guided tour of the Fortress of Louisbourg. Now a national historic site the Fortress that offers a wealth of experiences to enjoy for all visitors. There are people dressed in traditional clothes of the eras recreating battles and guides explaining the history.
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
Take a guided tour, when visiting Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse to get the best experience of here. It is a beautiful lighthouse that sits on top of amazing rock formations. As you walk up towards the lighthouse, through little fishing villages, you see stunning views. The gift shop is even an experience here with lots of great souvenirs. With lots of good restaurants and cafes to sit, relax, eat great food and watch the world go by!
Take an exciting if not somewhat spooky guided tour of Citadel Hill. It is reported that there is a ‘ghost’ in the wooden guardhouse that is now called Citadel Hill but not confirmed. The shape and architecture of the building is lovely and there is an excellent guided tour of the inside. The surrounding area also tells the history of Halifax, the city, coming into being. There is a museum, re-enactments and changing of the sentry guard to see.
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife
Take a guided tour of Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife and see the wonderful work that is done for animals in Nova Scotia. This park is for animals that were kept in captivity and now free to roam large enclosures. They protect, care and nurture orphaned and sick animals. It is a great experience going around the trails looking at the animals, mammals and birds. There certain times when children can keep to feed some animals.
Take a private tour to Oak Island and find out about the brilliant history of this Island. It is reported that there is treasure buried on this Island from the time of the Templars and many people have searched for it over the past 100 years. There is even a television series on the present search going on. There are lots of people who will gladly tell you their stories of treasure hunting. The boat trip to the Island is an added bonus.
Go on a guided tour of Fort Anne which is found in the Bay of Fundy. It is one of the first European settlements in Canada. Originally established by the French itches been through a few conflicts over centuries and been taken over by English and Scottish colonists. It is a fascinating place to tour and look around while learning the history. Thanks to the locals lobbying the Fort became the first historic site in Canada.
The rugged diamond in Nova scotia’s jewelled crown is Brier Island. Take many a private tour here to avail of all the sights to see and do. There are nature trails to see the incredible variety of fauna and flora, hiking, mountain biking and much more on land. However, the best tour to take is then by boat where you get to see the whales as they swim around the boats. There really are lots more things to do here that are exceptional.
Cape Breton is home to the world renown Cabot Trail and, as per some travel magazines, one of the must see islands in the world. The Highland as their natural beauty is the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities, of which there are a lot here. Play golf, hike, cycle, kayak or whale watching the list is endless. You are guaranteed great welcomes from the locals with their Celtic and Acadian hospitality. The coastal views are stunning.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Take a guided tour of the land and burial area of Alexander Graham Bell which is now a national historic site. It commemorates the genius and compassion of the renowned inventor. There are exhibits that show all the amazing feats that this amazing man achieved during his lifetime but more so when he came to live in Nova Scotia. In the parlour, you can see Bell’s personal comfort items. A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting tour.
Take a guided tour of one of the most important places of Nova Scotia. It was through this ocean liner terminal and shed on Pier 21, in Halifax, that all immigrants came since 1928 till 1971. At the Pier 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration learn the history of the Pier through old photographs and relics that have been collected. A tour of this area is fascinating and informative, as it was the starting point for many generations.
Travel Tips for Nova Scotia
Best Time To Visit
Probably the best time to visit Nova Scotia is the winter months when there is lots of fresh snow on the mountains and great skiing. The ice is thick, so ice-skating is good too. Summer months are very pleasant with warm sunny days and lots of activities. Summer is shorter here and prices tend to increase during it. There are festivals held throughout the year so check out when the one you like is on and work around it for your trip.
For the majority of the year Nova Scotia is on par with the rest of Canada, if not a little cheaper but during the summer months, due to its popularity, the prices increase. Book private tours early in the year for the summer and you will get them cheaper than booking while there. Typical costs for a budget hotel is $65-$85 per night for a single, cheapest meals are the freshest, seafood. It is the cheapest place to buy Lobster in Canada!
Know Before Visiting
Always do research about the destination you intend to travel to. Book as many private tours as possible in advance to ensure you are not disappointed upon arrival. Be aware of your location and never walk alone at nighttime in dark streets. Pickpockets are everywhere in the world so keep your money in a safe place or on your person. You may encounter scam artists looking for money to ‘get back home’, do not engage in conversation
The weather in Nova Scotia is often described as moderate. It is one of the few places where it does not get extremely hot nor does it get extremely cold. Temperatures during the summer are averaging 20-25 degrees Celsius and lots of sun. Winter the temperatures are 0-10 degrees Celsius and lots of snow. Spring and Autumn are, normally, temperatures in between and there maybe some rain at different stages throughout these seasons.