Things to do for Backpackers in Nova Scotia, Canada
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This picture-perfect red-and-white lighthouse was built in 1914. It is made of reinforced concrete and stands almost 15 metres high. The lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world.Popular withSpiritualBackpackersOutdoor
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Located in the heart of Halifax’s waterfront, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come ...Popular withHistoryFamilies
- 55 reviews
The Cabot Trail was awesome! A highlight was reaching the top of the mountain and looking at the beautiful view.
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If you are around on the weekend, especially Saturday, this is the place to be. Oldest continually operated farmers market in North America now housed in a brand new energy efficient building, you'll find the best food on offer in Nova Scotia in a bustling atmosphere.
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I *highly* recommend the Alexander Keith brewery tour! It's a fantastic experience to tour a historic building in Halifax and taste some delicious Nova Scotian beer. The tour guides dress up in old-fashioned garb and do a bit of fun role-play to make the experience a bit more "authentic", and you'll learn a ton of about the history of Halifax ...Popular withHistory
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Idyllic town that straddles a large hill which dips down into a protected bay. Named a UNESCO Heritage site and it's obvious why. Classic architecture of homes and buildings, tons of tourist shopping, activities, and restaurants. Don't miss the Fisheries Museum. Drive up the LaHave River and take the LaHave Ferry for a shortcut to get to Lunenburg from our ...Popular withHistory
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Taylor Head Beach is a provincial park in Nova Scotia. It has a sandy beach, hiking trails and is one of only a few locations in Nova Scotia where sand volcanoes are found. It is one of those special places to get away from it all.Popular withOutdoor
- 112 reviews
Upper Clements is well worth coming to visit. We spent most of our time in the sister Adventure Park which is obstacle courses and zip lines. For $30 each we spent 3-4 hours doing a guided obstacle course which was so much fun. At the end of each course there was a short zip line. To finish off there were ...Popular withFamilies
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Teacher, scientist and inventor, Bell devoted his life, with unusual success, to the benefit of mankind. Known chiefly as the inventor of the telephone, he also produced important inventions and discoveries in medecine, aeronautics, marine engineering, genetics and electrical science, and greatly advanced the methods and practices of teaching the deaf. Born in Scotland, citizen of the United Sates and ...Popular withHistoryFamiliesLocal
- 132 reviews
These award-winning gardens are frequently rated among the best in Canada. Lovely!Popular withDesignGreenFamilies
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A national historic site of Canada, the Halifax Citadel is a gateway to a bygone era. Enter and you will discover the important role it has played in the birth of this city and in the development of a nation. Restored facilities combine with modern exhibits to showcase why this fort holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians. ...Popular withLocalHistoryBudget
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Great place to storm watch.
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The Town Clock is a three storey, irregular octagon tower atop a one storey white clapboard of Palladian characteristics. The clock face is four-sided and it displays Roman numerals. It has been keeping time since 1803 and its mechanism is wound twice weekly.Popular withLocalHistoryBudget
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Costumed interpreters and period demonstrations help recreate the look and feel of Port-Royal, one of the earliest settlements in North America. Visitors can also take in the panoramic view of the Annapolis River and Basin.Popular withHistory