Nova Scotia, in its rugged entirety, is beautiful, and hiring a car and going on a road trip is the best way of seeing the province. Head along the South Shore region via Peggy’s Cove where you can clamber over the rocks and bask in the sunshine looking out over the Atlantic, or head up towards Annapolis Valley and the remote Scots Bay and feel like you are miles from anywhere and anyone.
Delve into the Halifax art, music and foodie scene. Restaurants serve up delicious locally caught seafood, including Digby scallops and Nova Scotia lobster. There are plenty of galleries and music venues, plus a host of festivals, from the Halifax International Busker Festival to the Halifax Tall Ships Festival and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.
This article first appeared in a wider feature about Nova Scotia in Adventure Travel magazine issue 119.