One of the best ways to get to know this diverse and dynamic province is to drive around it. Load up the Volkswagen and take it from Halifax to Sydney, from Cape North to Yarmouth. The length and breadth of Nova Scotia’s main peninsula and surrounding islands is a tapestry of stunning coastal vistas and inland beauty. Head out on the 107 east of Dartmouth, or the 103 west of Halifax and you’ll find an adventure waiting for you.
Though not as heavily populated as Ontario or Quebec, Nova Scotia is home to Canada’s second-largest coastal city after Vancouver, BC — Halifax. It’s a great place to sample some of the province’s finest seafood, or a warm hearty bowl of hodgepodge, the Nova Scotian vegetable soup that warms the soul of this hardy province.
Perhaps instead you’d prefer a secluded spot like Peggy’s Point Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove. It’s a place to reflect, think, and take in the enormity of Nova Scotia’s beauty. It’s also a nice place to unwind after you’ve spent time visiting the province’s many museums, arts festivals, historical sites, and wilderness areas, and other places of outstanding natural beauty.
Nova Scotia is a province of coastlines and lakes, with harsh winters but warm and pleasant summers. It’s a great place to live and visit, but better yet it’s the perfect place to explore in your family car. Learn more about Nova Scotia by seeing it for yourself.