Stroll Halifax’s Waterfront:
Take time to explore Halifax’s many museums, including the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, where family trees and photographs reveal Halifax’s role in the history of Canadian immigration. Afterward, stroll onto Halifax’s waterfront boardwalk, one of the longest in the world, for waterfront dining and shopping.
Roughly an eight-hour drive end to end, Nova Scotia could be conquered in a day. But Canada’s second-smallest province is best experienced slowly, with plenty of time for personal reflection, scrumptious plates of seafood, seaside chats, leisurely blueberry-picking, and wharf-side ceilidhs.
Nova Scotia is home to the highest tides in the world, vibrant seaside cities and towns, five UNESCO-designated sites, and a beautiful folk art heritage.
Cait Etherton is a Virginia-based writer and frequent contributor to National Geographic Travel. Follow her journey on Twitter.
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