Thought I'd bump this up and make it easier to find. All the links seem to still work and I figured the rest of you ungrateful schmucks could add your favorite hot spots and watering holes to the thread as well.
Let's try and keep it clean and tidy; it's for tourist info, not our typical useless banter and babble.
As for places to visit, for nice drives stick to the coasts... most of the routes are in good or better shape, (depending on whether you're in a tory riding or not!), with nice twisty winding roads and some really beautiful scenery. The South shore or "Lighthouse Route" is particularly nice. Watch for Peggy's Cove
, Mahone Bay
. Beautiful small towns with ample craft and antique stores. If you go into Peggy's Cove
, make sure you treat yourself to the hot gingerbread and icecream.... truly decadent!
Otherwise, if you're looking for touristy stuff, maybe cut across country and check out Ross Farm
on your way to Annapolis Valley
. While in the Valley, you can check out things like the Zoo in Aylsford
and the town of Wolfville
. Right outside Wolfville is the area of Grand Pre
. It's a National Historic site dedicated to the Acadians and the their expulsion in 1755. Very pretty area. There's a nice winery
there as well.
If you head up towards the Eastern end of the Province, Cape Breton is an amazing drive. The Cabot Trail
offers some beautiful views and a great drive up through the Highlands. There's a National Park just outside of Sydney called Louisburg
. Worth checking out.
Halifax is a great place to spend a few days as well. The waterfront is full of shops and museums with all the typical seaport tours and offerings. Jump on one of the Harbour hoppers
or the double decker busses for a cool tour of the city. If you want a tour that's a little cheaper, hop on the ferry across to Dartmouth and back for a great view of the waterfront and the bridges then watch for the public transit bus called FRED
. It's free and does a complete loop through the city, running every 20 min or so. If you like beer, there's some great microbreweries in and around Halifax too... Rogues Roost
on Spring Garden Road
is one of my favs.
That should keep you busy for a while. I'm sure the guys will add to this, look them up on Google maps and plan your trip.
Let us know when you're around and feel free to give me a shout if there's anything I can help out with.