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Explore Nova Scotia

Sand, sea and stunning views

Nova Scotia juts off the edge of Canada into the Atlantic Ocean, giving it more than its fair share of coastline. The capital Halifax has a ton of history, culture and, uh, shwarma to keep you going while the road trip wonderland of Cape Breton will wow you again and again.

Nova Scotia is known for

  • Surfing
  • Folk music
  • Lighthouses
  • Seafood
  • Fall

What People Love About This Province

  • The port city of Halifax
  • Driving along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, one of the country's best road trips
  • Traditional lobster suppers, bibs and all
  • Rich history at Annapolis Royal and the Fortress of Louisbourg

Did You Know?

  • No point in Nova Scotia is more than 60 km from the ocean
  • Nova Scotia is latin for New Scotland
  • The Bluenose, a schooner from Nova Scotia memorialized on the Canadian dime, was undefeated in races for 17 years

4 hostels in Nova Scotia

HI Cabot Trail

Pleasant Bay, NS

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free coffee & tea
    Free coffee & tea
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Wheelchair accessible
    Wheelchair accessible

HI Cape Breton Island, Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

Aberdeen, NS

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Free parking
    Free parking

HI Halifax, Heritage House

Halifax, NS

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free Coffee
    Free Coffee
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen

HI Wentworth

Wentworth, NS

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Library
    Library
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lockers
    Lockers
  • Campfire
    Campfire

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