If you’re an outdoor enthusiast and dying to explore some undiscovered terrain this summer, you might want to give Nova Scotia a try. Thanks to its variant and breathtaking scenery—from the massive boulders at Peggy’s Cove to the unique geographical formations of the Bay of Fundy—Nova Scotia is a playing paradise for the outdoor adventurer. Here are the top 5 outdoor activities to do while you vacation in Nova Scotia:
With 7,400 km of saltwater coastline and thousands of lakes and rivers, it’s literally a fisher’s paradise. For the brave angler, there’s deep-sea fishing at Lunenberg Harbour, and for the quieter family fishing trips, you can toss your lure at a tranquil stream in Kejimkujik National Park. Oh, and FYI: the brook trout the provincial fish.
With its spectacular coastline, Nova Scotia is a kayaker’s dream vacation destination. The province offers many great kayaking experiences from the novice to the expert, with or without the help of guides. Many kayak tour companies offer amazing half-day, full day or overnight adventures. Of course, nothing beats paddling solo in remote areas rarely seen by vacationers.
Sailing is a rich tradition in Nova Scotia embedded within its history. Once you’ve sailed here, the rest of Canada’s waterways just won’t measure up. With hundreds of coastal islands, there’s always a new place to discover, and with dozens of marinas and yacht clubs, there’s plenty of opportunity to find fuel, supplies or even grab a shower.
Nova Scotia is quickly gaining international recognition as a go-to surfing destination. With an awesome topography that gives up everything the ocean needs to form sweet breaks or twelve-foot barrels, this is the place to bring your board.
5 Whale Watching
This unique experience should be at the top of your list when you visit the province. Whale watching tours can be found throughout Nova Scotia, from the world famous Cabot Trail, to the Bay of Fundy, and all the way to Metro Halifax. This is an awe-inspiring moment that can’t be missed.