Nova Scotia can be found on Canada's eastern coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This Peninsula touts dense, rich forests to windswept, rocky shores and fertile inland orchards that make it a perfect vacation spot for scenic viewing and perfect relaxation.The French first settled in Nova Scotia in 1605 - one of the oldest settlements in North America by Europeans.
This is now home to a vibrant ethnic mix of cultures. Nova Scotia offers a unique combination of European history along with its cultural diversity.On your vacation, visit historical landmarks such as the Halifax Citadel.
Go back in time and view the Capital city, Halifax, from the Citadel, a fortress completed in 1856 and in use by British and Canadian Forces until the Second World War. Experience the Victorian age recreations of soldiers training in the courtyard - kilts and all! The Citadel also portrays soldier's wives and civilians in authentic recreations.Nova Scotia's history also plays a role in of one of the largest sea tragedies in recorded history, the sinking of the Titanic, and is home to the graves of the largest concentration of the victims.Do you enjoy the outdoors? Want to take an active vacation? there are several scenic trails that cut through Nova Scotia's inlands and coastal areas.
There are also hiking, canoe, kayaking and biking routes and tours.Spring ushers in the traditional festivities of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival in May where you can enjoy parades, celebrations and the breathtaking beauty of some of the loveliest apple orchards in full bloom. Fall is equally well admired with the landscape becoming a sea of brightly colored trees painting the hills and valleys with orange, yellow and red.View the barren, rocky landscape of Peggy's Cove and visit the most photographed lighthouse in the world. You'll also be impressed with the awesome power and beauty of the ocean crashing and spraying over the rocks. Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy is home to the world's highest tides - so be aware when enjoying the many beaches that dot the coastline.
There are quaint pubs, shops and the art shops of the historic properties in Halifax. Great high end shopping on Spring Garden Road or take a glimpse of works by up and coming artists at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design - a leading visual arts university in North America for more than a century.Nova Scotia, a beautiful and diverse local, whatever your taste and enjoyment, there is always something for everyone!..Adventure Package Travel: for travel tips, advice, insight and booking for Air/Cruise to North American and Caribbean vacation spots.
By: Selvyn Patterson