Nova Scotia

Explore Nova Scotia:

Nova Scotia is inextricably linked with the sea, even down to the shape of the land and it forms a large part of what makes Nova Scotia such a great holiday destination. With a vast range of small hotels and inns to choose from and plenty of whale watching, tidal bore rafting and other water-related activities, as well as fabulous scenery and inland activities, such as golf, it is a perfect place to explore the best of Atlantic Canada.

Direct flights to Halifax 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.

Why should I visit Nova Scotia?

Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, the province of Nova Scotia is shaped by the sea with a culture ranging from traditional to avant-garde, with Celtic roots, a colourful history and an exciting range of modern activities.

From tidal-bore rafting to whalewatching, with a cuisine full of seafood – and lobster, of course – and fabulous wines, beers and even whiskies.

On a fly-drive holiday of Nova Scotia, you can bike, hike, sail or paddle your way to spontaneous discovery


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

Things to do in Nova Scotia

Experience nature at its fullest as you 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 you ride the tidal bore and the roller-coaster rapids over and over following the incoming tide back to where you started.

More than just a whale and seabird watching cruise, a Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruise is also part of a scientific survey studying an area teeming with marine life. During each cruise, the team of naturalists and researchers are involved in data collection and photographing of all species of whales and seabirds. All the information that is collected during is then compiled and made available to various research organizations around the world. As a result, the cruises yield important information on endangered and rare species of whales like the Humpback, Finback and Right Whales and others, as well as seabirds.

The Regular Cruise on the 50 ft. Mega Nova is equipped with an open viewing deck with seats, rails, bathroom facilities and shelter.

Jun 15 – Jul 14: 930am and 130pm
Jul 15 – Aug 30: 930am, 130pm and 530pm
Sep 01 – Oct 01: 930am and 130pm

Grand Pre Winery is an award winning, Swiss owned winery in the wine-growing area of Nova Scotia. Stroll leisurely across beautifully landscaped grounds, past row upon row of grapevines. At the winery, learn the secrets of wine-making and visit the wine boutique to view fine Nova Scotian artwork.

Daily, May 9 – Oct 25: 11am & 4pm