Nova Scotia

Explore Nova Scotia:

While the most populous of the 4 Atlantic provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia still only has less than a million inhabitants most of whom historically were involved with the sea.

These days, with the demise of cod, people have turned to tourism, making it an ideal holiday destination with a plethora of small hotels and inns to choose from and plenty of whale watching, golf, tidal bore rafting and other activities, as well as fabulous scenery.

Direct flights to Halifax with Air Canada and several low cost airlines only take 6 hours from London, making Nova Scotia easily accessible whether you are looking for a short city break to Halifax or a longer fly drive holiday.

Brier Island Whale Watching

Taking a Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruise is watching whales and seabirds—and much more. It is also joining a scientific survey studying an area teeming with marine life. The cruises yield important information on endangered or rare species of whales like the Humpback, Finback and Right Whales, and on other species of Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and on seabirds.

Cheticamp Whale Watching –

Daily departures at 1000 and 1300. expect to see finback and humpback whales plus some breathtaking landscapes.

Digby Neck Whale Watching –

Departing from Tiverton 45 minutes west of Digby, you will travel by zodiac through the waters of the Bay of Fundy where you should see minke, humpback and finbacks and if you are very lucky, a sperm or blue whale. Daily departures at 1230 June 1-October 31. NB Not suitable for pregnant ladies, very small children and those with bad backs.

Tidal Bore Rafting

A unique Atlantic Canada family vacation adventure Tours are specifically designed to experience the fullest effect of this impressive tidal river, unique in North America.

On our versatile Zodiacs we venture down stream at low tide between sand flats and high cliffs enjoying the scenic beauty of this impressive salt water tidal river while watching the magnificent bald eagle in its natural habitat.

Experience nature at its fullest as we meet the world-famous tidal bore head on. Watch in awe as a small tranquil river reverses direction before your eyes and turns into a turbulent one. The wet and wild white water rafting adventure begins as we ride the tidal bore and the roller-coaster rapids over and over following the incoming tide back to where we started.

Shower and relax in our 2000 sq- ft Main Rafting Lodge or enjoy a meal in our newly licensed restaurant overlooking the Shubenacadie River.

The four hour trip covers the longest section of river, 18 km (10 miles), with impressive scenery on the way downstream and up to 8 sets of rapids on the way back. Our two hour trip covers approx. 9 km, (6 miles) one way. This is a great way to experience the full effects of the river without missing any adventure, just a shorter version. Great for people short on time or with young children. Don’t forget Mother Nature… Air temperature can change as much as 4 or 5 degrees cooler between the mouth of the river and further inland, so make sure for those longer trips you dress accordingly. You need to bring a change of clothes, shower items, a towel and sneakers or sandals. We supply mandatory life vests, rainwear and boots if needed. On those cooler days we supply warm floatation suits at no extra charge. River water temperature: C 20-27 degrees / F 55-80 degrees

Frontier’s Personal Experience

Ensure you have scallops for dinner at least once whilst in Digby, Nova Scotia as it’s famous for them. You can actually eat them all over Nova Scotia but they are at their best here.

Joanne Moores, Frontier Canada