Regarded as the most stunningly beautiful province in Canada, Nova Scotia boasts of a great expanse of coastline, laidback maritime culture, and delicious cuisine. It is a one-of-a-kind destination that offers a wide variety of activities and places to discover. With a ton of history and gorgeous scenery, the province will give you a hard time narrowing down places to visit.

If you are planning to spend your hard-earned money to escape the real world for a while and have some peace and quiet, this beautiful place in Canada is the one to visit. Here are some of the dream destinations in Nova Scotia that you can consider for your next travel plans.

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Georges Island National Historic Site

Georges Island National Historic Site is an island that can be easily accessed by riding a private boat or ferry. Located right smack in the heart of Halifax Harbor, this site was formerly a fortified place that has a lot of history in it.

It once served as Canada’s first line of defense, as an internment camp for the army and it also was once a prison. Halifax Harbor can be seen from a different perspective and vantage point from this island, and you can also take a tour through its historic tunnels.

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is a haven for people who love the outdoors. It offers comfortable campsites, stunning views of the ocean, and great hikes. It is also home to the most popular site inside the park - Three Sisters Sea stacks, which are gigantic rocks created by prehistoric flows of lava.

For a side trip, head a bit east from Cape Chignecto Provincial Park to the town of artists, Parrsboro. This picturesque community is filled with interesting installations, beautiful murals, and vividly colored lighthouses, igniting the photographer in you.

Train Station Inn In Tatamagouche

Tatamagouche, a place bursting with museums, local art, and history is a great destination to explore. In this town, a unique accommodation experience awaits you when you visit the Train Station Inn.

Made with train boxcars converted into deluxe hotel rooms, this Inn will leave you stunned. Guided photo excursions are also available, where you can fully immerse yourself in the history of the area’s railways. You will also find a gift shop, restaurant, and cafe.

Jost Vineyard

Jost Vineyard, located near Tatamagouche is known as one of the greatest Nova Scotia vineyards. Feast your senses for a day of travel, great scenery, food, and wine in Nova Scotia’s first wine country. People who visit here are in awe as to how wines are made in Jost Vineyard given the place’s close proximity to the ocean and its landscape.

Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island

The Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island is a loop that is 186 miles long and curves all the way to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Considered one of the greatest drives in the world, the trail has plentiful stops where you can participate in numerous activities.

Some of the top places to stop are at Skyline Trail for a hike, watching whales in Pleasant Bay, taking a dip at Ingonish Beach, and stopping at the village of Baddeck.

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Martinique Beach Provincial Park

If you are missing the sun, sand, and sea, then Martinique Beach Provincial Park is the place to visit. Branded as the sandiest and longest beach in Nova Scotia, Martinique Beach has the best swimming spots that have white, smooth sands and wooded areas that are perfect for having picnics in the afternoon.

But if you feel like sweating it out a little and want some adventure, then you can hike the Martinique Beach Trail. The trail stretches for over 8 kilometers and is suitable for all types of hikers - beginners and experts alike.

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Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark

The Cliffs of Fundy is a newly selected UNESCO Global Geopark site that covers a 165-kilometer drive by the coastline. Along the way, colorful and vibrant villages, more than 40 geo-sites, and a variety of historic, unique, and beautiful places to stop will greet you.

This long and entertaining drive will begin in Debert, all the way to Apple River, and in between, you will see numerous sea stacks, rock formations, picturesque views, and hiking trails.

As the Cliffs of Fundy is located near the Bay of Fundy, safety is your first priority. Checking the times of the tide is a must as changing currents dramatically alter the landscape. For your protection, you can plan your drive by heading out as the tide lowers and head your way back a couple of hours sooner than the high tide.

Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove, located at Bluenose Coast in Nova Scotia is considered among the most popular sites in Canada. Situated merely 45 minutes away from downtown Halifax, you can explore numerous coves, go kayaking, hike the trails or take pictures of the popular lighthouse.

A new addition to Peggy’s Cove’s attractions is a stunning viewing deck. If you are one of those photography nerds who want to up their game, this deck is the perfect place as it provides great and unbelievable views of the entire area or you can also just spend time and be awed at the spectacular views.

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