Nova Scotia – Fun and Recreation

Known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground,” Nova Scotia delivers amazing recreational opportunities. Obviously, water sports are popular with visitors to this Atlantic Province. Boating, swimming, kayaking, sailing and surfing, as well as fishing, are perfect ways to spend the day in scenic Nova Scotia. This province has beautiful beaches for an evening stroll or a morning of beachcombing with the kids. Vacationers can play in or by the ocean.

Yet this beautiful province offers as much excitement and adventure on land as on the sea. Visitors can enjoy whale watching (even from lookout points on land) or bird watching in the forests. Whether you prefer walking and hiking, riding a bicycle or an all-terrain vehicle, skydiving or geocaching, Nova Scotia has adventures waiting for every visitor.

Kids love camping and taking part in the events and activities in Nova Scotia parks. This province believes that “parks are for people.” Following up on that theme, the parks host free events.

All ages enjoy the various tours – boat tours, nature and wildlife tours, and town and country tours. Nova Scotia’s outdoor adventure tours and multi-activity adventures will satisfy the strongest craving for adventure.

‘Into the Wilderness Expedition’ is just one of the multi-activity adventures. On this trip, groups can explore the natural environment with professional naturalists as their guide. ‘Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures’ at Smelt Brook can be guided or self-guided tours (or full-day or half-day excursions). The adventures can include whale watching in Cape Islander or zodiac boats, as well as kayaking, hiking, and cycling. This adventure tour is available year-round and will include cross-country and backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Golf lovers can choose from outstanding courses across the province. The Abercrombie Country Club is in New Glasgow. The Annapolis Royal Golf and County Club overlooks the Annapolis River and Fort Anne. Visitors can find comfortable and affordable Nova Scotia hotels in this picturesque region.

Nova Scotia offers several vacation packages. People can focus their holidays on do-it-yourself activities, guided outings, extended tours, or just play it by air. Visitors will always find fun ‘things to do’ in this province and there is something for everyone. This exceptional Atlantic Province provides diverse experiences.

Everyone enjoys the province’s parks (referred to as “Nature’s Resorts”). As an alternative, vacationers can relax in a health spa or wellness centre in a spectacular setting. Tourists can even take part in Aboriginal Tourism including visits to aboriginal cultural centres, learning about the traditions and culture of the people, and attending traditional events such as an Annual Powwow.

As well, Nova Scotia offers the Outdoors-Woman® (BOW) program, a workshop aimed primarily at women, to help them learn outdoor skills. BOW® focuses on fishing, hunting, and additional outdoor activities, as well as building bonds and friendship among women.