Nova Scotia Travel Guides

Super useful and totally free travel guides to Nova Scotia

lighthouse on a rocky landscape
Peggys Cove Lighthouse

Why We Love Nova ScotiaNova Scotia is the perfect place to unwind and visit Canada off the beaten path. From whale watching to mud river rafting to taking a road trip around Nova Scotia, there is plenty of adventure too. Whatever you do, you’re sure to love exploring Nova Scotia.

Best of Nova Scotia

🏙️ Destinations

Aerial view of Halifax in Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia

From charming seaside towns to the bustling capital of Halifax, there are so many places to visit in Nova Scotia. Some of the best include:

  • Halifax
  • Lunenburg
  • Sydney
  • Peggys Cove
  • Cape Breton Island

Things to Do

There are so many fun activities, things to do, and places to see in Nova Scotia:

  • Cabot Trail
  • Mud River Rafting
  • Sugar Moon Farm
  • Annapolis Valley
  • Fortress Louisbourg

👉 Read our full guide to the best things to do in Nova Scotia.

several people in a raft enjoying tidal bore rafting
Tidal bore rafting/photo: Tourism NS, Wally Hayes

Nova Scotia Travel Advice

🗓️ Best Time to Visit

There is a definite charm to visiting Nova Scotia in the winter, as it is achingly beautiful and delightfully low-key during this season. However, most people will probably want to come during the months of June to October as you will find everything open, and the roads are dry. Obviously, October has cooler weather, but the payoff is a breathtaking fall color display.

⚠️ Safety

Nova Scotia is generally safe to travel, but you should check the latest public health situation before visiting Nova Scotia. Travel Lemming encourages you to avoid international travel until such time as local public health authorities in both your country and your destination advise that travel is safe for you and the communities you will visit.

🤓 Facts & Info

  • Population – 975,000
  • Capital – Halifax
  • Currency – Canadian Dollar ($1 = 1.27 CAD)
  • Language – English
  • Plugs – Type B, 110-120V.
  • Country Canada

💵 Budgeting & Money

In general, Nova Scotia is a moderately expensive destination to visit. Credit cards are widely accepted, though some places operate on a cash-only basis. ATMs are widely available.

📰 Canada Travel Guides

Getting planning your trip to Nova Scotia with all our Nova Scotia travel guides: