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Nova Scotia

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About Nova Scotia

Wind whipped and buffeted dramatically by the Atlantic, Nova Scotia is a province of bright green fields and beautiful cliffs. Its long peninsula is just connected to New Brunswick by a thin strip of land, then just off shore is Cape Breton Island. Halifax is the capital, and where you’ll find some of the best places to stay in Nova Scotia, but if you’re looking for the serenity and dramatic views this place is known for then you’ll probably find some of the best places to stay in Nova Scotia perched on a cliff looking out to sea.

The name, which you might have guessed is Latin for ‘New Scotland’, gives you a hint about the culture here as well as the landscape. Typically friendly and resourceful, the population enjoy brief summers, spectacular springs and autumns and long, but beautiful, white winters.

Nova Scotia is small by Canadian standards, and fairly densely populated, but if you’re looking for a bit of an adventure you might want to travel the whole length of it, from Yarmouth in the southwest to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which is one of the most spectacular national parks on Canada’s Atlantic coast, in the northeast.

Halifax is a major port and a great place to come to delve into the history of Nova Scotia. It’s where you’ll find the Citadel Hill National Historic Site, a huge fort built in the 18th century on top of Halifax’s central hill, the fascinating Canadian Museum of Immigration and a great Maritime Museum.

Nova Scotia also has an exceptional collection of great lighthouses and light stations, some seriously good destination wineries and breweries and some seriously rugged trails running through the interior and all along the spectacular coastline. Our pick of the best places to stay in Nova Scotia is a gorgeous lodge which allows to you to enjoy this stunning province in the lap of luxury.

  • The Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia is an upscale log lodge, nestled between the Tucket and Napier rivers. There are 12 rustic chic rooms with handcrafted furniture and open fires. There’s also an elegant dining room serving fixed four course banquets. Obviously the fishing is good, but this is also a wonderful spot for hikers.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Nova Scotia for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Nova Scotia, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Nova Scotia

  • Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia 12 rooms from $202

    East Kemptville

    An upscale log Lodge, nestled between the Tusket and Napier rivers in the Tobeatic Wilderness Area. The rustic chic rooms feature handcrafted wooden furnishings, along with plush linens and warm fires. Delicious four course fixed meals are served in the elegant dining room. Sustainable and spoiling.

    Back to Nature  -  Tobeatic Wilderness Area is the largest wild area in the Maritimes, enjoy this unique opportunity to submerse yourself in it.
    Great walks  -  A variety of nature and hiking trails wind through the surrounding area with guests able to arrange guided tours,
    Fishing  -  The lodge has fishing holes with catch and release holes and decking for you to sit in comfort!
    Restrictions on children  -  Children older than 14 years are welcome.
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