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Enjoy year-round surfing along the Altantic coast

Hiking along the Skyline Trail

Tidal Bore Rafting, Shubenacadie

Sea kayaking on the Bay of Fundy

Golf along the water, the trees, or both!

Discover one of our many beaches

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Outdoor adventures galore in Nova Scotia


Our many expansive nature parks have so much to offer, from endless rivers to wilderness camping, to sandy beaches and massive forests. Savour the salty ocean breezes, catch the sparkle of the sun on the sea, kayak along the ocean shore or down a river, or hear the muffled thump of your footsteps on a spruce-scented path and revel in the marvels of Nova Scotia, any time of year!


Water adventure enthusiasts will enjoy many of Nova Scotia’s water-activities.


  • Go whale watching on the Bay of Fundy where more than 15 species of whales come to mate, play and feast on plankton in the world’s highest tides.
  • Raft on the cresting waves of the only Tidal Bore in the world that happens twice a day, every day. This natural phenomenon is a “spray in your face” memory-making experience for the whole gang.
  • Thrill-seeking surfers will enjoy year-round surfing, visiting the beaches of the Eastern Shore and South Shore to brave huge swells. Beginners can try to hang ten for the first time on a warm summer day.
  • Kayak past shipwrecks and pods of playful porpoise on guided or self-guided kayaking excursions that can last for an afternoon or a week.
  • Step aboard a tall ship for a harbour cruise or set sail on the Bras d’Or Lakes, Cape Breton’s inland sea.


Outdoor enthusiasts will marvel at the spectacular scenery regardless of the activity.


  • Camping, fishing and hiking options abound, with Nova Scotia’s more than 120 provincial parks and the expansive Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada and Cape Breton Highlands National Parks.
  • Great golf courses are as plentiful as the parks, with more than 75 courses across the province. Many courses offer fantastic views of the forest or ocean, sometimes even both.
  • Cycle the challenging Cabot Trail or set a more leisurely pace through Annapolis Valley lowlands or the twists and turns along the rugged Eastern Shore.


From the rolling orchards and dykelands of the Annapolis Valley to the mountains of the Cabot Trail, to the glacial boulders of Peggy’s Cove and the geological formations of the Bay of Fundy, from the warm sands of the Northumberland Strait to the rugged shores of the Lighthouse Route – this is a hiking, cycling, paddling, sailing and just plain playing paradise.