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2020 is the Year to Staycation in Nova Scotia

Winner of the 2020 Travel Lemming Reader Choice Awards, our readers thought Nova Scotia was poised for a breakout year in international tourism in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic had other plans for Nova Scotia, and international tourism is on pause for good reason. But here's some good news: Nova Scotia has fared relatively well agaisnt the virus, and is slowly re-opening travel to residents of the Atlantic Provinces - making the summer of 2020 the perfect year to plan your staycation in Nova Scotia. 

COVID-19 ADVISORY AND UPDATES

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO READERS: 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.

Helpful Links:

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority - Get the most recent news and updates regarding COVID-19 straight from Nova Scotia's local health authorities.

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TOP NOVA SCOTIA DESTINATIONS

  • Cabot Trail
  • Peggy's Cove
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Halifax Harbour
  • Lunenburg

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WHEN TO VISIT NOVA SCOTIA

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.

Nova Scotia Facts and Trivia

  • Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland.
  • Nova Scotia's capital city, Halifax, is the economic and cultural hub of the region. And it is a major international seaport and transportation center.
  • The first permanent European settlement was established by French colonists in 1605 at Port Royal. It became known as Acadia.

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What to Pack for Nova Scotia

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Perfect Nova Scotia Road Trip

Road Trip Tips

  • Always remember that “daytime running lights” are the law in Canada and cars are manufactured this way.
  • Looking to rent a car? We suggest checking out Discover Car Hire because they make it easy to compare quotes from many Nova Scotia care rental companies.
  • Or, for a real treat, check out Motorhome Republic for a variety of awesome RVs, campervans, and motorhomes to rent.
  • Bring insect repellent and check for ticks.
  • And most importantly, drive safely!

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