• Peggy’s Cove/Mahone Bay & Lunenburg

    Peggy’s Cove/Mahone Bay & Lunenburg

    Join us as we explore the heritage of the Lighthouse Route and learn the stories behind Peggy’s Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, when and why they were settled, the history of the fishery and the natural history of the Atlantic Coast….Discover the connections between coastline, geology, landscapes, climate and natural resources that have sustained…


  • Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

    Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

    Get a snapshot of Halifax’s classic sights in an unconventional way — on a 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour. You’ll travel on both land and water aboard a renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. Drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and the Victorian beauty of Halifax Public Gardens, and then splash into Halifax Harbour for great views…


  • The Best of Halifax Walking Tour

    The Best of Halifax Walking Tour

    Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends .Want to get the best of your canadian experience? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of…


  • Lake Rossignol Canoe Trip – 3 Day

    Lake Rossignol Canoe Trip – 3 Day

    This trip is best suited for folks who want shorter travel days, little or no portaging and lots of time relaxing in camp. This trip is excellent for families with young children.Paddle with Whynot Adventure through the Tobeatic’s century old legacy of fully guided canoe tripping. Drenched in history and lore and balanced with masterful…


  • Romantic tour in Halifax

    Romantic tour in Halifax

    An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely…


  • Taste of the Tobeatic Canoe Trip – 4 Day

    Taste of the Tobeatic Canoe Trip – 4 Day

    This trip is best suited for experienced paddlers who enjoy lots of hard work, difficult wilderness travel and extremely remote camp- sites.This 4-day canoe trip was created for the adventurers out there who are looking for something a little more out of the ordinary. With the extra day we’re able to push out of the…


  • Private Arrival Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport YHZ

    Private Arrival Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport YHZ

    Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to your hotel in downtown Halifax and other nearby locations.


  • Wine & Spirit Escape

    Wine & Spirit Escape

    This tour visits 2 unique wineries in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and 1 award winning distillery. Learn about and enjoy our aromatic whites, world class sparkling, cool climate reds and locally produced spirits. Guests will enjoy a bistro style lunch along with a glass of wine/beer or cider. ​Wineries Visited: We will visit 3 of…


  • 2 Hour Mersey River Quickie Adventure

    2 Hour Mersey River Quickie Adventure

    On this tour you’ll explore the Mersey River (one of the most beautiful places in the park to paddle, in my opinion).Rendezvous at the Whynot Adventure HQ (Jake’s Landing) 15 min before the tour is set to start. We have a large parking lot situated just before you arrive at our location on the river.…


  • Private Cabot Trail Discovery Tour

    Private Cabot Trail Discovery Tour

    The Cabot Trail Discovery Tour explores Nova Scotia’s most iconic road trip. From the rugged coastlines and majestic mountains to the charming small fishing villages, this tour provides breathtaking viewpoints, endless photo opportunities, and local culinary experiences.We follow the coastline as we climb and descend mountains and traverse the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Picturesque…


  • Frozen Ocean Canoe Trip -3 Day

    Frozen Ocean Canoe Trip -3 Day

    This trip is best suited for families with children, or folks who want a slightly easier trip without compromising any adventure.Explore Kejimkujik National Park’s classic 3-day canoe adventure. This route has been traveled by many over the decades of park history, and for good reason! Comfortable campsites are connected by a system of small picturesque…


  • Seal Watch Boat Tours – Pictou NS

    Seal Watch Boat Tours – Pictou NS

    A fantastic day on the water along the Atlantic Ocean shores. We meet at the Town of Pictou Wharf and get fitted with life-jackets and have a safety briefing.We tour up the harbour as the guide explains the history of the local area. Your main stop is at a colony of seals.We continue back home…


  • Keji Southern Lakes Canoe Trip – 4 Day

    Keji Southern Lakes Canoe Trip – 4 Day

    This canoe trip is best suited for folks who are looking for a longer trip, don’t mind long days with long portages and who are looking for remote campsites, excellent swimming and extraordinary scenery.Similar to our 3-day version, but offering an added day for exploration and relaxing, this extended Keji Southern Lakes canoe trip is…


  • Alexander Keith’s Brewery Tour

    Alexander Keith’s Brewery Tour

    Welcome to tour the oldest working brewery in North America. Take and unforgettable tour of Alexander Keith’s original brewery. Experience beer tastings and brewing education together with real Nova Scotian good times. Songs, stories and – of course – our fine variety of ales.Air Conditioned & Non Alcoholic beverages available. All ages permitted.


  • Explore Halifax with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Wacky Walks

    Explore Halifax with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Wacky Walks

    Wacky Walks of Halifax is a great way to see the city in a fun way! You’ll use an app on your phone to submit photos of items you find around the city. For every photo you submit, you’ll get points. You’ll be able to see your score on the rankings after compared to all…


  • Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Crazy Dash

    Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Crazy Dash

    Crazy Dash of Halifax allows your team to discover the city in a fun way! Our app will instruct you to find a variety of different items around the city. For every item you find, you’ll get points. You can find these items in any order you’d like. You’ll also participate in exciting challenges for…


  • Small-Group Sailing Learning Experience in Halifax

    Small-Group Sailing Learning Experience in Halifax

    The Family Fun – Learn to Sail is Halifax’s only wind-powered sailing adventure!This 45′ sailing yacht is the perfect vessel to ignite a lifelong love and appreciation for sailing.You are alongside our Captain and Deckhand throughout the sailing experience, and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the tour!


  • Halifax City Scavenger Hunt Excursion by 3Quest Challenge

    Halifax City Scavenger Hunt Excursion by 3Quest Challenge

    Walk around Halifax while completing the 3Quest Challenge scavenger hunt! Use our app to find a list of objects (provided in riddle form) around the city and participate in fun challenges for points. Collect points and take a look at your score compared to others on the app’s leaderboard. All of the objects and challenges…


  • Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

    Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

    This tour is about Halifax’s Remarkable History including all the Titanic and Halifax Explosion Sites and the Stories and Miracles of these Two Historic Tragedies. See ALL that Historic Halifax, Dartmouth and Fisherman’s Cove has to offer in a Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 14 Passenger Van…


  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax downtown – Arrival Private Transfer

    Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax downtown – Arrival Private Transfer

    Book your Private Arrival Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax hotel or address. Don’t go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer.Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably…


  • Sunset Wine and Cheese Activity

    Sunset Wine and Cheese Activity

    Our 45′ luxury sailing yacht is one of a kind on the Halifax waterfront. Our hands-on crew love to invite our guests to be involved in sailing – take the helm, hoist the sails, or sit back and enjoy the beautiful sights and wines Nova Scotia has to offer.


  • 4 Hour Eel Weir Quickie Adventure

    4 Hour Eel Weir Quickie Adventure

    On this tour, weather permitting, we’ll guide you out to Keji Lake from the Eel Weir and share with you some of our insight and stories we’ve collected over the years. While paddling your canoe or kayak through dark waters, you’ll learn about one Keji Lake resident who’s probably better travelled than you (can you…


  • Peggy’s Cove Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

    Peggy’s Cove Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

    This tour offers a wide variety of stops that will amaze you and will take you to places off the beaten path! Learn about the SS Atlantic – the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. At the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, visit the interpretative centre (open mid-May -October 31) to see…


  • Halifax Segway City Spin

    Halifax Segway City Spin

    See and learn about the beautiful and historic sites of Halifax during this guided 1.5-hour Segway tour. Your friendly guide will take you by some of Halifax’s most popular landmarks, including the Halifax Waterfront, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Argyle Street, and Grand Parade Square. Choose from one of three departure times daily when…


  • Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Zombie Scavengers

    Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Zombie Scavengers

    In Zombie Scavengers of Halifax , players will use an app to try to survive a zombie apocalypse. You’ll do so by finding survival objects around the city, in any order you’d like, to get points and do fun zombie themed challenges for points as well. Use strategy to try and find as many items…


All about Nova Scotia

When to visit

There’s never a bad time to visit Nova Scotia—the changing seasons just mean new activities are around the corner. Spring and summer offer the perfect weather to explore Nova Scotia’s expansive parks and enjoy hiking, camping, and swimming. Summer is also the height of the tourist season, with plenty of festivals for those who like to party. Otherwise, visit in the fall for wine tasting and apple picking, or bundle up for a winter visit that includes skiing and skating.

Getting around

The famous Cabot Trail highway makes renting a car a popular option and gives you the freedom to explore the province’s quaint fishing towns and remote parks. If you’re staying in Halifax, the public bus service makes it easy to access the main attractions, while long-distance bus routes run between major cities. Public ferries also operate between coastal villages and islands.

Traveler tips

Seafood is essential to Nova Scotian cuisine, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to dine on local lobster and fresh scallops. Visit the Halifax Seaport Famers’ Market—North America’s oldest, continuously operating farmers market—to discover the taste of Nova Scotia at specialty food vendors and fresh fish stalls.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Nova Scotia?

Don’t miss the lobster—Nova Scotians have been fishing for lobster for generations. Head to Salty’s in Halifax for waterfront views with your lobster dinner, or Halls Harbour Lobster Pound, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy and features dishes like lobster mac and cheese, lobster poutine, and lobster nachos.

What do people do in Nova Scotia for fun?

Nova Scotia has inherited a lot from the Scottish immigrants who made the province their home—including the name! Scotland’s cultural influence on Nova Scotia is reflected in its kitchen parties, Gaelic festivals, and live music-filled pubs, all popular among locals and visitors alike.

What is the prettiest place in Nova Scotia?

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s most popular spots—and for good reason. Backed by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the historic lighthouse rises 30 feet (10 meters) over the imposing rocky shore. The nearby village of the same name is a charming example of an active fishing community.

What is the best month to visit Nova Scotia?

Visit in October or May for mild temperatures and a lull in the tourist season. The leaves start changing color in October, adding a whole new dimension to Nova Scotia’s beauty, while springtime sees the province come alive as its gardens and countryside bloom.

What is Nova Scotia best known for?

Nova Scotia is known for the hospitality of its locals. Don’t be surprised if one of the new friends you’re about to make invites you to a kitchen party or a ceilidh—just be ready to dance!

Can you see the northern lights in Nova Scotia?

Yes—Kejimkujik National Park is the only Dark Sky Preserve in Nova Scotia, which means a sky free from light pollution. Visit during the winter months for the best chance to observe this natural phenomenon, and be sure to wrap up warm.