Vacationing in Nova Scotia
Vacations are lovely and full of fun, thus enabling people to look forward to them. From Easter breaks, and Christmas holidays to summer vacations they are all characterized by the multitude of people who flock beautiful destinations across the world to have some good time.
Students and adults alike feel the warmth of these vacations which help them break their daily monotonous routine and spend some time with family and friends while refreshing the body and mind. One of the places that you really need to visit on your next vacation is Nova Scotia.
There you will catch a glimpse of how it feels to be at home away home. Some of the stunning cities and places you need to visit include:
Bay of Fundy
Located on the Atlantic Coast in Nova Scotia, Bay of Fundy prides itself for having the highest tidal range in the world. It is one of the favorite places to visit in Nova Scotia especially due to the fact that it was named as a finalist for the New 7 Wonders of Nature Contest.
For those who love water adventures like ocean kayaking, surfing or rafting or canoeing, this island is one of the best to visit with its various beautiful places to sight-see and have fun or partake in outdoor activities like whale-watching.
Some of the great places to visit in Bay of Fundy include: Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Victoria Park, Cape Split Hiking Trail, ONTREE Fun and Adventure Park, Fort Anne National Historic Site, Joggins Fossil Cliff Interpretation Center, Oaklawn Farm Zoo and many others.
This 140 acre island in Lunenburg County on the south shore of Nova Scotia is one of the marvelous islands with great natural beauty. For hundreds of years, the island was visited for treasure hunting. It also has rich history depicted by the repeated excavations of man-made artifacts in a location called Money-pit.
This location was named so because of the numerous treasure hunting carried out in the place. All these led to the creation of a reality TV show “The curse of Oak Island” because of the repeated treasure hunting and excavation.
Previously know as Halifax Metro Center, Scotiabanks Center, Scotiabanks Center is a huge multi-purpose indoor sporting arena which is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The event is flocked by thousands of people who converge to sight-see and have fun. Among the notable event are music performances, indoor games, movies etc.
The recent renovations and improvements gave the building a stunning look which has a classic finish, comfortable seats and a modernized arena which still has cozy and warm feeling to make visitors feel at home.
Upper Clements Amusement Park
It is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. It opened in 1989 and has since been one of favorite vacation destinations. The amusement park is built on a 75 acres piece of land with over 30 rides for kids and other attractions. Some of the unique features include: Flume ride, wooden roller coaster and also a Tree Topper roller coaster.
It is a favorite spot for family outings and vacations because its recreational activities are tailored for kids as well as adults. It’s opened from June to the end of September and different outdoor activities are held in this great park.
This is one of the oldest ports in Halifax, Nova Scotia and it prides itself for having been the door which has seen the influx of millions of immigrants into Canada. When you visit the place, you captures the essence of the waves of immigration and the expectations of those coming and the caring of Canada, sometimes through a veil of harsh reality. All this is told through numerous personal accounts, personal stories and experiences of the immigrants and natives who welcomed them.
You will learn how immigrants arriving in ocean liners from 18th century used this port to get into Canada. It was also a major terminal for war brides and enemy troops during the World War I. Among attractions to see in this port are the Halifax Explosion which happened during WWI and also the wreckage of the great Titanic.