Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

The second-smallest province of Canada, Nova Scotia is a geographer’s dream destination. Consisting of the mainland peninsula with its many estuaries and bays, as well as 3 800 islands, nowhere are you more than 67 km from the sea. Nova Scotia has many fossil-bearing rock formations (students can discover their own fossils here!) and has the highest tidal range in the world. Here in the Bay of Fundy, the adventurous can experience the adrenaline rush of tidal-bore rafting in a Zodiac, catching waves up to 4m in height. There are many hiking trails and an abundance of beautiful beaches. Good ways to experience Nova Scotia are by cycle, kayak or canoe. But this is not just a summer destination – winter in Nova Scotia opens up a range of exciting adventures, from skiing to skating, snowshoeing to lobster fishing. Nova Scotia is also home to the first certified UNESCO-Starlight Tourist destination – areas which are protected from light pollution. There are opportunities to go whale-watching and have a chance to see some of the 12 species that visit Nova Scotia each year. But Nova Scotia has even more to offer – with 28 museums and interpretive centres, 13 National Historic sites and dozens of community-based museums, the rich history can be explored from a multitude of angles. For example, the Fortress of Louisbourg takes you back to the French colonial era of the 1700s. This one-quarter reconstruction of the original French town and its fortifications is the largest of its kind in North America. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is sure to be a winner, with one of its exhibits being “The Shipwreck Treasures of Nova Scotia”. This is truly a unique area which offers a range of activities and educational experiences. Contact one of our agents today so that we can put together a trip your students will always remember.

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Optional Activities

West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall
Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum
Telus World of Science & IMAX
Telus World of Science & IMAX
Fort Edmonton
Fort Edmonton
Elk Island National Park - Educational Programs
Elk Island National Park - Educational Programs
Tour-of-the-Legislature-(with-Scavenger-Hunt)
Tour of the Legislature (with Scavenger Hunt)
Dinner Theatres
Dinner Theatres
Andy Devlin | Edmonton Oil Kings
Edmonton Oil Kings (seasonal)