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Top 15 Attractions in Nova Scotia

Popular Nova Scotia landmarks and tourist spots
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    Part of the beautiful Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    The Bay of Fundy is one of Canada's greatest natural treasures. It is a 170-mile long swath of coastline that stretches from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. The main pull of this area is that the Bay experiences the highest tides in the world. In a single day, the tides move more water than exists in all the freshwater sources across the entire world ...

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  • Canada's National Museum of Immigration, Pier 21, is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the gateway of Canada's European immigration. During the summer Pier 21 is open seven days a week during business hours. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays during the winter. Prices are $8.50 for adults and $5 for children. There are special discounts for groups, seniors, and students. Parking is available and a free shuttle runs during the summer ...

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  • The Halifax Citadel is a 19th Century military fort in the midst of a beautiful, lively city overlooking an amazing harbor. This old fort still maintains the steep masonry walls and stone lined underground rooms. It was completed in 1856, the fourth of the British Forts at this location. Currently, the complex has been restored and identified as a national historic site ...

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  • An unforgettable five days in Halifax, Nova Scotia is during the Tall Ships Festival when spectacular sailing ships from all over the globe join in this world-class gathering. This is the time that Halifax inhabitants and visitors celebrate their rich nautical culture and diverse seafaring legacy. The finest entertainment is available while enjoying the parade of tall ships.

    Some of the main events that visitors to Halifax will delight in includes:

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  • Established in 1936, the Cape Breton National Park spans a total land area of 950 square kilometers and takes up almost 20% of the entire Northern Cape Breton region. It is currently one of the largest protected areas in Nova Scotia and a part of a system of national parks in the entire country of Canada. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its picturesque landscapes. It derives its name from the spectacular highlands that open to the ocean, and is considered as the most striking feature in the park ...

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  • The Maritime Museum of Halifax allows the visitor to become immersed in the rich marine history from the museum's intriguing collection of articles from anchors to shipwrecks, barnacles, to sailing ships. This museum can keep the visitor engrossed in the many topics housed in the museum.

    There are several permanent and temporary exhibits in the Maritime Museum of Halifax, and include the following:

    1. Days of Sail Gallery depicts the golden age of Nova Scotia when shipbuilding and fishing were the main careers of the day ...

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  • The Province House is one of the Historical Sites to visit while in Prince Edward Island in Canada. Recognized as the birthplace of the Canadian Confederation, it has been the seat of the provincial legislature of Prince Edward Island since 1847. It was officially proclaimed as a National Historic Site in July 1983, and is currently under the protection and care of Parks Canada ...

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  • Named after the man who is responsible for the invention of the telephone, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada is a unique exhibit complex where tourists can view various models, replicas, photo displays, artifacts and films about the life of this inventor that has greatly revolutionized the way the world communicates today.

    The complex is divided into a series of different buildings and areas, each offering something different for the thousands of visitors that flock to the site each year. The Main Building houses three different exhibits halls all pertaining to the life of Alexander Graham Bell, beginning with the "Home" exhibit which is situated just right after the reception and orientation hall ...

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  • The Halifax Public Gardens, officially built in 1867, are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This Victorian-era garden has some of the most beautiful plants, and trees, of any park on the continent. The many features to the gardens provide visitors many hours of delightful sights, aromas, flora, fauna, and sculptures to make them wonder where the many hours went while they were strolling through these beautiful grounds ...

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  • The HMCS Sackville is the Naval Memorial in Canada, and is currently operated and maintained by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. The HMCS Sackville was originally established in order to maintain and preserve the HMCS Sackville, which is only one of the 120 corvette ships that were built in the country during the Second World War. Today, the HMCS Sackville not only serves as a model of the battleships used by Canada during World War II ...

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  • Hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides travelers the ultimate waterfront experience they would possibly ever experience. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is located in the town of Lunenburg in Nova Scotia and it is opened Monday-Friday between 930AM and 4PM.

    This Museum is home to one of the most magnificent aquariums in this side of the world. The museum houses a total of eleven salt water tanks and three fresh water tanks, each containing a wide array of different aquatic plant and animal life, including the endangered Atlantic Whitefish which can only be found in the Petite Riviere area of Lunenburg County ...

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    Cape Smokey is located on the eastern side of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada, and is considered to be one of the highest peaks in this region. Travelers visiting Cape Smokey are treated to spectacular and breathtaking sceneries on their way to the park which is situated on the top of the mountain as they travel through the Cabot Trail, which is a coastal road which doubles up as a great trail to go cycling and hiking ...

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  • Several generations – both young and old alike – enjoy the Museum of Natural History in Nova Scotia, Canada. Visitors enjoy learning about their heritage, life as it has been for hundreds of years, the ecological aspects of the local environment, and the animals that roamed the wide open spaces of the region. There are many very interesting topics to interest visitors to this excellent museum ...

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  • For young and old alike who are fascinated with fossils, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs Interpretation Centre is an absolute must-see place for visitors to Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to being an amazing piece of architecture, the center's location reflects the natural allure of the Joggins Cliffs. The overall shape of the building is reminiscent of the coal mine, once occupying this location.

    There are some interesting topics for the guests of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs Interpretation Centre, including:

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    A scenic highway, Cabot Trail, measuring 298 kms (185 miles), is in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, located in northern Iverness and Victoria county on Cape Breton Island. The road has several curves and overlooks the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Driving on this road requires the visitor to complete the drive along the full loop and will not be able to cut across in between. Without any stops, this full distance can be covered in approximately five hours ...

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