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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageEnglish
Area55.283 kmĀ²
Population940,600  (2021)
CurrencyCanadian dollar  (CAD)

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Vacations and Sightseeing

In Nova Scotia, you can participate in many activities. It is possible to spot whales or spend a day sea kayaking or canoeing. The tourism sector in Nova Scotia provides 40,000 jobs.

More than 200,000 cruise ship passengers enter Nova Scotia through the port of Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Here you will find the Maritime Museum with a separate section about the Titanic disaster. One of the finest original formal Victorian public gardens in North America is in Halifax. The public gardens cover 17 acres and feature rare flowers and trees, sparkling fountains and historic sculptures.

The old town of Lunenburg is a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is located about 124 km from Halifax. It is considered one of the best-preserved examples of a British colonial settlement in North America. Lunenburg is one of the largest fishing ports in North America. The Fisheries Museum owns two historic ships (a fishing schooner and a trawler) and includes five waterfront buildings. The buildings contain an aquarium and exhibits on fishing and local history.

The Cabot Trail is a beautiful road around most of Cape Breton Island. It is one of the most beautiful roads in Canada. Many visitors to Cape Breton Island take a whole day - or two, three or four days - to see the sights along the Cabot Trail. This is because of the scenic views, cultural heritage and beautiful hiking trails along the Cabot Trail.


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