109 Things To Do in Nova Scotia

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So just what can you do here in Nova Scotia? In this huge guide, you’ll find 109 things to do in Nova Scotia.

Note (January 18, 2017): This page is a work in progress. It will be completed later this winter.

Things to do in Nova Scotia

Looking for the best beaches, waterfalls and lighthouses around the province? Check out our detailed guides: Nova Scotia Beaches, Waterfalls and Lighthouses.

109 Things to Do in Nova Scotia

This guide is broken into eight regions of Nova Scotia:


9 Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lawerencetown Beach, Nova Scotia

Lawerencetown Beach, Nova Scotia

7 Beaches in Halifax:

Here are 7 beaches in Halifax: Crystal Crescent Beach (directions), Maugers Beach on McNabs Island (directions), Rainbow Haven Beach (directions), Lawrencetown Beach (directions), Conrad’s Beach (directions), MacCormacks Beach (directions), and Chocolate Lake Beach. See more about all the beaches in Halifax.

2 Lighthouses in Halifax:

Here are 2 lighthouses in Halifax region: Chebucto Head Lighthouse (directions) and Maugher Beach Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the lighthouses in Halifax.

Waterfalls in Halifax:

 

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17 Things to Do on the South Shore, Nova Scotia

Peggys Cove Nova Scotia Sunset

Peggys Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

10 Beaches on the South Shore:

Here are 10 beaches on Nova Scotia’s South Shore: Carters Beach (directions), Sandhills Beach (directions), Queensland Beach (directions), Rissers Beach (directions), Crescent Beach (directions), White Point Beach (directions), Kejimkujik National Park Seaside (directions), Bayswater Beach (directions), Hirtle’s Beach (directions), and Cleveland Beach (directions). See more about all the beaches on the South Shore.

7 Lighthouses on the South Shore:

Here are 7 lighthouses on the South Shore: Baccaro Point Lighthouse (directions), Fort Point Lighthouse (directions), Medway Head Lighthouse (directions), Peggys Cove Lighthouse (directions), Seal Island Light Museum (directions), Terence Bay Lighthouse (directions), and Western Head Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the lighthouses on the South Shore.

Waterfalls on the South Shore:

 

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14 Things to Do in Cape Breton

Inverness Beach, Cape Breton

Inverness Beach, Cape Breton

7 Beaches in Cape Breton:

Here are 7 beaches on Cape Breton Island: Inverness Beach (directions), West Mabou Beach (directions), Port Hood Beach (directions), Cabots Landing / Aspy Bay Beach (directions), North Bay Beach (directions), Ingonish Beach (directions), and Pondville Beach (directions). See more about all the beaches in Cape Breton.

7 Lighthouses in Cape Breton:

Here are 7 lighthouses on Cape Breton Island: Balache Point Range Lighthouse (directions), Gabarus Lighthouse (directions), Jerome Point Lighthouse (directions), Louisbourg Lighthouse (directions), Low Point Lighthouse (directions), Mabou Lighthouse (directions), and Neil Harbour Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the lighthouses in Cape Breton.

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5 Things to Do on the Eastern Shore (Nova Scotia)

Martinique Beach, Nova Scotia

Martinique Beach, Nova Scotia

3 Beaches on the Eastern Shore:

Here are 3 beaches on the Eastern Shore: Taylor Head Beach (directions), Martinique Beach (directions), and Clam Harbour Beach (directions). See more about all the beaches on the Eastern Shore.

2 Lighthouses on the Eastern Shore:

Here are 2 lighthouses on the Eastern Shore: Port Bickerton Lighthouse (directions) and Queensland Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the lighthouses on the Eastern Shore.

Waterfalls on the Eastern Shore:

 

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8 Things to Do on the Northumberland Shore (Nova Scotia)

Melmerby Beach, Nova Scotia

Melmerby Beach, Nova Scotia

5 Beaches on the Northumberland Shore:

Here are 5 beaches on the Northumberland Shore: Melmerby Beach (directions), Blue Sea Beach (directions), Rushtons Beach (directions), Pomquet Beach (directions), and Bayfield Beach (directions). See more about all the beaches on the Northumberland Shore.

3 Lighthouses on the Northumberland Shore:

Here are 3 lighthouses on the Northumberland Shore: Cape George Point Lighthouse (directions), Caribou Island Lighthouse (directions), and Coldspring Head Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the lighthouses on the Northumberland Shore.

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9 Things to Do on the Fundy Shore (Bay of Fundy Region)

Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia

Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia

3 Beaches on the Fundy Shore:

Here are 3 beaches in the Bay of Fundy region: Blue Beach (directions), Burntcoat Head Beach (directions), and Five Islands Beach (directions). See more about all the Bay of Fundy beaches.

6 Lighthouses on the Fundy Shore:

Here are 6 lighthouses in the Bay of Fundy region: Burntcoat Head Lighthouse (directions), Cape d’Or Lighthouse (directions), Five Islands Lighthouse (directions), Port Greville Lighthouse (directions), Spencer’s Island Lighthouse (directions), and Walton Harbour Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the Fundy Shore lighthouses.

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13 Things to Do in the Annapolis Valley

Margaretsville Beach, Nova Scotia

Margaretsville Beach, Nova Scotia

4 Beaches in the Annapolis Valley:

Here are 4 beaches in the Annapolis Valley: Blomidon Beach (directions), Halls Harbour Beach (directions), Morden Beach (directions), and Margaretsville Beach (directions). See more about all the beaches in the Annapolis Valley.

9 Lighthouses in the Annapolis Valley:

Here are 9 lighthouses in the Annapolis Valley: Annapolis Lighthouse (directions), Boar’s Head Lighthouse (directions), Brier Island Lighthouse (directions), Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse (directions), Grand Passage Lighthouse (directions), Hampton Lighthouse (directions), Margaretsville Lighthouse (directions), Point Prim Lighthouse (directions), and Port George Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the lighthouses in the Annapolis Valley.

Waterfalls in the Annapolis Valley:

 

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6 Things to Do in Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore

Cape Forchu lighthouse Nova Scotia

Cape Forchu lighthouse, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

2 Beaches in Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore:

Here are 2 beaches in Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore: Mavillete Beach (directions) and Port Maitland (directions). See more about all the beaches in Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore.

4 Lighthouses in Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore:

Here are 4 lighthouses in Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore: Abbotts Harbour Lighthouse (directions), Belliveau Cove Lighthouse (directions), Cape Forchu Lighthouse (directions), and Cape St. Marys Lighthouse (directions). See more about all the lighthouses in Yarmouth and the Acadian Shore.

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