Nova Scotia is a unique geographical location with the Bay of Fundy as well as its stunning landscape. This is a trip that will be best planned to happen during the summer as the weather will be ideal for the types of adventures you will want to partake in. There’s a reason many travelers and adventures have settled in Nova Scotia. It has an aesthetic and beauty that stands out no matter how many destinations you’ve traveled to.

Day One - Halifax to Lunenberg

The first day consists of a three-stop road trip along the coast from Halifax to Lunenberg. The first stop is just a brief venture from Halifax to Peggy’s Cove. Next, is a slightly longer loop to the peninsula and home of Blandford where you can grab lunch and enjoy a walk or ride along the coast. Finally, it's time to head to Lunenberg where you will spend your evening.

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  • Day’s Travel Distance - 179 km, 2 hours 30 minutes
  • The Route

Halifax

For this leg of the journey, there will only really be time for breakfast, but that is important. Here are the number one recommendations for breakfast in Halifax.

Dilly Dally Coffee Cafe: An upscale breakfast spot that does your favorites with quality ingredients and service.

  • Address - 6100 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A1, Canada
  • Contact - (902)407-5554
  • Cost - $$
  • Must-Try - Sourdough Croissants
  • Website

Peggy’s Cove: Peggy’s Cove consists of a lighthouse and its small surrounding village. It is a scenic location great for photography and exploration. Wander the rocks and coast surrounding the lighthouse to take in its beauty.

Blandford: A scenic stop and an opportunity to grab a bit of lunch and stretch your legs amid this day's journey. Here’s the lunch destination you should check out.

The Kiwi Cafe: This little cafe offers a great menu and is quite friendly to vegetarian diners. Some of them have claimed it has the best veggie burger ever!

  • Address - 19 Pleasant St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
  • Contact - (902)275-1492
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Veggie Burger
  • Lunch Menu

Lunenberg

Lunenberg is a peaceful town with a few dining options. Here are a couple of choices for dinner.

A beloved location in Lunenberg, the Salt Shaker Deli and Inn offers up delicious food using fresh and local ingredients.

  • Address - Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
  • Contact - (902)640-3434
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Margherita Pizza
  • Menu

Grand Banker Bar & Grill: This local bar & grill offers a great seafood selection as well as other favorites you would expect. Everything is high quality and the atmosphere is fun.

  • Address - 82 Montague Street Brigantine Inn, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
  • Contact - (902)634-3300
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Fish & Chips
  • Menu

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Day Two - An Adventure to Wolfville

Day two of this trip will take you north to Hall’s Harbour and finally Wolfville. In Hall’s Harbour, you will visit Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound where you can learn a bit about lobster fishing as well as enjoy some for lunch. Next will be a short trip to Blomidon Look-off which offers a scenic view of the coast and Scott’s Point in the distance. Finally, it’s time to visit Wolfville where you will enjoy your evening.

  • Day’s Travel Distance - 151 km, 2 hours 6 minutes
  • The Route

Lunenberg

Before getting on the road be sure to grab breakfast. Here are some must-try breakfast locations that will have you ready for your day.

The Savvy Sailor: The Savvy Sailor offers breakfast and lunch with a local flavor. You can expect to find a variety of seafood options making great use of local ingredients.

  • Address - 100 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
  • Contact - (902)640-7245
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Savvy Brekky 14
  • Menu

Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound: Most of your time at Hall’s Harbour should be spent at Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound. If you love lobster will love the variety of ways it's served here.

  • Address - 1157 West Halls Harbour Rd, Centreville, Nova Scotia B0P 1J0 Canada
  • Contact - (902)679-5299
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Lobster Roll
  • Menu

Blomidon Look-Off: This is a brief scenic stop that adds a break in your drive to Wolfville. Accessing the Blomidon Look-Off is quick and easy and the views are stunning. It is also a great bit of rewarding exercise to add a break to all the driving.

  • Address - 3374 NS-358, Canning, NS B0P 1H0, Canada

Wolfville: Wolfville will be your final destination for the day. Here you should visit Planter’s Ridge Winery where you can enjoy, and perhaps take home, a selection of their wonderful wines. You may be looking for additional dining options once you have finished up at the winery. Here are a couple of places you could try.

Planter’s Ridge Winery

  • Address - 1441 Church St, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0, Canada
  • Contact - (902)542-2711

Blomidon Inn: This is an upscale dining establishment with a reputation for having a quality dining experience. Make sure to make your reservations!

  • Address - 195 Main St, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1C3 Canada
  • Contact - (877)542-2291
  • Cost - $$$$
  • Must-Try - Their menu changes based on what's available
  • Website

Troy Restaurant: Offering a blend of Mediterranean, European, and Turkish flavors has made it popular with travelers and with its community.

  • Address - 12 Elm Ave, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1Z9 Canada
  • Contact - (902)542-4425
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Seafood Kebabs
  • Menu

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Day Three - Enjoying the Bay of Fundy Then Back to Halifax

After enjoying your morning in Wolfville it's time for the two-hour drive to Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafter Resort where you will get a taste of both lunch and adrenaline as you do a bit of rafting in the Shubenacadie River.

  • Day’s Travel Distance - 177 km, 2 hours 14 minutes
  • The Route

Wolfville

Starting your morning off in Wolfville be sure to try breakfast at the Naked Crepe Bistro before you start your journey for the day. This day will be a bit more adrenaline-filled than your previous days!

Naked Crepe Bistro: The Naked Crepe Bistro is popular for its delicious breakfast but also for being accommodating to diners of all types. Regardless of whether you are a devoted carnivore, a vegan, or can’t touch sugar, this is the go-to spot.

  • Address - 406 Main St, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1C9 Canada
  • Contact - (902)542-0653
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - The Nicolette
  • Menu

Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Resort: The tides of the Bay of Fundy cause the Shubenacadie River to develop quite substantial rapids. Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Resort will take you on a perfectly safe and adventurous rafting expedition into these rapids! They also offer delicious and spectacular dining options.

  • Address - 12215 NS-215, Urbania, NS B0N 2H0, Canada
  • Contact - (902)400-0104
  • Website

Halifax

With the end of this journey comes a return to Halifax. Once you’ve returned to Halifax you will have the opportunity to enjoy one last dining experience before you mark the end of your adventure. Here are a couple of places to try.

​​​​​​​Edna Restaurant: They are a bustling and deservingly popular restaurant. They offer popular Canadian-style dishes as well as vegan and vegetarian-friendly options.

  • Address - 2053 Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B2 Canada
  • Contact - (902)429-2550
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Rib Eye Steak
  • Menu

Stories Fine Dining: A popular fine-dining venue in Halifax, Stories Fine Dining offers Canadian dishes and options for all types of diners.

  • Address - 5184 Morris St The Halliburton Halifax's Boutique Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1B3 Canada
  • Contact - 902-444-4400
  • Cost - $$$$
  • Must-Try - Faroe Islands Salmon
  • Menu