Despite being one of the smaller provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia has much to offer. Discover its incredible natural beauty by hiking through its forests and kayaking through its waters. Learn about local wildlife with a whale tour or by visiting a beach. Discover lighthouses, historic sites, cities, food, culture — no matter what you choose to do, you are sure to have an unforgettable vacation when you stay in one of the best bed and breakfasts in Nova Scotia.
Things to See & Do
Nova Scotia offers plenty of opportunities to explore its beautiful landscape. This region is home to a unique marine ecosystem, so you’ll to keep your eyes peeled for the puffins, seals, and whales that make their homes here. Take a whale tour out into the Bay of Fundy and enjoy fantastic close-up views. Some parts of Nova Scotia are remote, which makes for great stargazing at places like the Deep Sky Eye Observatory. Rent a kayak or a paddleboard to explore one of the area’s many lakes. Or, go to Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park if you’d like to enjoy many different activities in one place. This 280-acre park presents opportunities for canoeing and swimming as well as several trails that meander through the quiet, natural beauty of the region.
Where to Eat & Drink
If you are adventurous when it comes to food, try Nova Scotia’s Solomon Gundy. This dish consists of pickled herring and onion, and NS is the only place that uses the name Solomon Gundy. While you’re trying unique dishes, see if you can find some “dulse”, a snack made from the seaweed that grows on the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. For some delectable comfort food, order garlic fingers paired with donair sauce or a delicious (yet messy) Halifax donair. Of course, no visit to a place surrounded by water would be complete without trying the seafood. Treat yourself to a tasty lobster roll during your stay — you won’t regret it!
Best Time to Visit
Nova Scotia enjoys all four seasons, and the average temperatures are fairly moderate. During the summer months, temperatures can get up into the 80s, perfect for swimming and outdoor activities. Winter can bring chilly temperatures so be sure to pack layers if you visit during this time.
Nova Scotia is known to have fluctuations in temperature due to the sea, wind, and air masses that converge here. From region to region, the climate may differ. Keep this in mind when planning your vacation.
Where to Stay
Choosing a Select Registry property ensures a unique place to stay in Nova Scotia. Our properties are off the beaten path and offer getaway experiences you won’t soon forget. Enjoy views of rivers and forests right from your room while unwinding in a quiet, elegant accommodation.
You can expect luxurious amenities and service that goes above and beyond in one of the best places to stay in Nova Scotia. Browse our properties below and choose the perfect place for your getaway!