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Ranked #1 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: National Parks

Cheticamp is a simple Acadian fishing village at the gateway to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The restaurants aren't fancy and aren't geared toward fine dining, but... more »

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Ranked #2 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
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Ranked #3 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Performances
Owner description: The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s most beautiful... more » Owner description: The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces.Take part in educational workshops, exciting festival events and of course, our daily two-and-a-half hour show jam-packed with world-class entertainment, sure to delight the whole family.This show is fast-paced – every scene only lasts about 3-6 minutes, so there is always something new to see and experience.Looking for a taste of true Nova Scotia? There’s bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions.Hoping for something more modern? The Tattoo also features innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines and cutting-edge videos.Don't miss the world’s largest annual indoor show. Only in Nova Scotia. « less
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Cabot Trail (Cape Breton Island)
Ranked #4 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Scenic Drives; Hiking Trails
Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton... more » Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands. « less
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum (Cape Breton Island)
Ranked #5 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Specialty Museums; Mines
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Ranked #6 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and... more » Owner description: Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and present come together to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage. Visit during peak season and take in a full range of services: make friends with a costumed ‘resident’ and enjoy a delicious period meal in a themed restaurant. Feel the ground tremble with the boom of the cannon. Explore the beautiful beach and scenic hiking trails nearby. Then after the sun goes down, figure out ‘whodunnit’ at our murder mystery or take in our dinner theatre, where great comedy and wonderful cuisine is always on the menu. Visit in the shoulder season for some services and to discover the exterior architecture of the Fortress’ reconstructed buildings. Marvel at the stunning views of both the sea and the Fortress from one of our hiking trails, open throughout the year. Take in the quiet and tranquility of the streets in the off-season. Close your eyes to listen to the crash of the waves in the distance. « less
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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (Peggy's Cove)
Ranked #7 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #8 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Gardens
Owner description: This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most... more » Owner description: This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most beautiful and cherished sites. « less
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Ranked #9 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Lighthouses
Owner description: The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160... more » Owner description: The Lighthouse Route begins at one of Nova Scotia's most photographed lighthouse, the Cape Forchu Lightstation. With over 160 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the most of any other province in Canada, they have become a shared symbol of our culture! We offer a Museum, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Leif Erikson Park with walking trails and Interpretative panels, guided walking tours by reservation, picnic tables, courtesy cart, public washrooms, parking for all types of vehicles. Bring your camera! Open daily 12-7, mid-May to mid-October, weather permitting. « less
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Ranked #10 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents... more » Owner description: This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents accumulated by Dr. Bell and his family during their time in Nova Scotia. « less
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Skyline Trail (Cape Breton Island)
Ranked #11 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #12 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse... more » Owner description: Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Historical Acadian Village of Nova Scotia) invites you to step back in time and discover the heart, life and work of the Acadians in the early 1900s. « less
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Ranked #13 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: This museum tips its hat to the rich fishing heritage of Canada's Atlantic Coast by offering a wealth of attractions and... more » Owner description: This museum tips its hat to the rich fishing heritage of Canada's Atlantic Coast by offering a wealth of attractions and activities, from boarding the banks schooner Theresa E. Connor to talking with "old salts" who fished the North Atlantic. « less
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Ranked #14 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Parks
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Ranked #15 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
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Ranked #16 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: ESCAPE from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to Annapolis Royal’s beautiful Historic Gardens!In a beautiful... more » Owner description: ESCAPE from the hectic pace of everyday life with a visit to Annapolis Royal’s beautiful Historic Gardens!In a beautiful setting overlooking a tidal river valley, the 17 acre Historic Gardens is a premiere Nova Scotia attraction showcasing gardening methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history. Highlights include a Rose collection of more than 270 cultivars, an Acadian House representing pre-deportation 1671 time period, and much more… « less
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Ranked #17 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
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Ranked #18 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums; Lookouts
Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax.... more » Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army - the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders and the precision of the Royal Artillery thrill visitors daily with live re-enactments. The skirl of the bagpipes mixes with the crack of a rifle and the assembly of recruits for the next foot drill. There's no shortage of authentic experiences to view and participate in! Kids will love the Xplorers Program - an activity book just for them. When the sun sets, it's time to experience the other side of the Citadel - join the Citadel Ghost Walk and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800's. Tours start mid-July and run every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Cash at the front gate. « less
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Ranked #19 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
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Ranked #20 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Experience the lifestyle of the Scots in Nova Scotia at the Village's Outdoor Pioneer Museum or look up your Cape Breton... more » Owner description: Experience the lifestyle of the Scots in Nova Scotia at the Village's Outdoor Pioneer Museum or look up your Cape Breton roots at the Genealogy and Family History Centre. The Highland Village is situated on a beautiful site overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes and is open from May to mid October. « less
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Louisbourg Playhouse (Louisbourg)
Ranked #21 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #22 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Hiking Trails
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Middle Head Trail (Ingonish)
Ranked #23 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
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Sherbrooke Village (Sherbrooke)
Ranked #24 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Museums
Owner description: Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With 80 buildings, over 25 open to the public, most... more » Owner description: Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With 80 buildings, over 25 open to the public, most with costumed interpreters, it is the largest Nova Scotia Museum site. Visit the woodturner shop, blacksmith, pottery shop, and printery. Built on an economy of ship building, lumbering and gold mining, Sherbrooke Village reflects Nova Scotia as it was during its industrial boom in the late 1800s and early 1900s. « less
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Old Barn Gallery (Antigonish)
Ranked #25 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #26 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Geologic Formations; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Natural History Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #27 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Parks; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Have a picnic with sweeping ocean views or hike through 186 acres of forest in one of Halifax's most cherished parks.
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Cape Smokey (Ingonish)
Ranked #28 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #29 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums; Military Museums
Owner description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and... more » Owner description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments. « less
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Ranked #30 of 666 attractions in Nova Scotia
Category: Ferries/ Boats

HALIFAX HARBOUR FERRY Taking the municipal ferry across to Dartmouth provided an excellent view Halifax from the water. There are many expensive organized cruises or tours... more »

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