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10 Best Places To See In Nova Scotia

Updated on December 13, 2015

Nova Scotia Is Filled With History

We recently toured Nova Scotia. I found the beauty and history of the Province to be incredible. Of course, the fresh seafood, including lobster, clams, mussels, salmon, haddock, and oysters, were excellent. The seafood restaurants can be found throughout the Province, and all of the 15 to 20 restaurants we dined at during our tour were excellent.

This lens will show photographs and discuss the top ten places we visited during our trip.

Location Of The 10 Best Places to See

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A markerThe Cabot Trail begins and ends at Baddeck. Home of Alexander Graham Bell. -
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
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B markerFortress Louisbourg protected New France in the early 1700s. -
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
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C markerSherbrooke Village captures life in thd 1880s. -
Sherbrooke, NS
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D markerThe home of the Blue Nose. -
Lunenburg, NS
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E markerThe location of the first tidal power plant. Reconstruction of Port Royal Habitation, a 1700s Frenc -
Annapolis Royal
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F markerLocation of the Marconi National Historic Site of Canada. -
Glace Bay, NS
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G markerAn early British settlement and stronghold. Location of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. -
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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The highlands.
The highlands.

The Cabot Trail

On Cape Breton Island

The Cabot Trail is a 296 km (184 mile) loop that begins and ends in Baddeck, and includes the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Most of the loop has gorgeous views of mountains and the sea. Along the trail you can stop to watch a glass blower, learn about rug hooking, or visit the beautiful Beulach Bann Falls, and the Keltic Lodge.

Photographs of The Cabot Trail

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This is a panorama photograph showing the mountains along the shore on the eastern portion of the loop..The beautiful Cabot Trail shore.This glass blower works at the Glass Artisans Studio & Gallery on the north shore.The Keltic Lodge is near Ingonish Beach.The beautiful Beulach Bann Falls.The shoreline along the western portion of the loop.The Sentinels.
This is a panorama photograph showing the mountains along the shore on the eastern portion of the loop..
This is a panorama photograph showing the mountains along the shore on the eastern portion of the loop..
The beautiful Cabot Trail shore.
The beautiful Cabot Trail shore.
This glass blower works at the Glass Artisans Studio & Gallery on the north shore.
This glass blower works at the Glass Artisans Studio & Gallery on the north shore.
The Keltic Lodge is near Ingonish Beach.
The Keltic Lodge is near Ingonish Beach.
The beautiful Beulach Bann Falls.
The beautiful Beulach Bann Falls.
The shoreline along the western portion of the loop.
The shoreline along the western portion of the loop.
The Sentinels.
The Sentinels.
Sherbrooke Village
Sherbrooke Village

Sherbrooke Village

Restored Village as it was in 1880s.

The Sherbrooke Village is located on Highway 7 along the Nova Scotia Marine Drive, about 197 km (118 miles) east of Halifax. The village is the historic portion of Sherbrooke where restored buildings are located on their original lots. Costumed interpreters demonstrate skills, crafts, and household chores.

There are a total of 32 buildings, including a blacksmith shop, general store, tearoom, and craft shops. Costumed interpreters demonstrate skills, crafts, and household chores. There is also an operating saw mill that is awesome. All of the costumed interpreters were well informed and pleasant. The blacksmith even demonstrated how to ride the early bicycle of the 1880s with the 1.6 metre front wheel.

Photographs of Sherbrooke Village

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The blacksmith's hearth.A carriage was in the blacksmith shop for repair.The Blacksmith demonstrates how to ride an 1880's bicycle.In the post office there is an original Pony Express pouch.The pharmacy has original medicines in the bottles, which were donated by several drug companies.The McDonald Brothers Sawmill operates daily.  The waterwheel connects to belts that move the saw.
The blacksmith's hearth.
The blacksmith's hearth.
A carriage was in the blacksmith shop for repair.
A carriage was in the blacksmith shop for repair.
The Blacksmith demonstrates how to ride an 1880's bicycle.
The Blacksmith demonstrates how to ride an 1880's bicycle.
In the post office there is an original Pony Express pouch.
In the post office there is an original Pony Express pouch.
The pharmacy has original medicines in the bottles, which were donated by several drug companies.
The pharmacy has original medicines in the bottles, which were donated by several drug companies.
The McDonald Brothers Sawmill operates daily.  The waterwheel connects to belts that move the saw.
The McDonald Brothers Sawmill operates daily. The waterwheel connects to belts that move the saw.
Fortress Louisbourg
Fortress Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg

National Historic Site of Canada

The fortress is located on Cape Breton Island on Highway 22, 35 km south of Sydney. The Fortress of Louisbourg includes a reconstruction of the massive fortress built by the French between 1713 and 1745 to protect New France. It became the headquarters for the French fleet and a major fishing and trading centre. Between 1745 and 1760 the fortress was captured by the English, then returned to France through treaties twice, and was finally demolished by the English in 1760.

About 25 percent of the fortress has been reconstructed by Canada as it looked in 1744. Costumed guides depicting musicians, fishermen, soldiers, servants and the upper class are there to interpret the site for visitors. You will need a full day to tour the entire site.

Photographs of the Fortress of Louisbourg

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Canons guard Gabarus Bay.
Canons guard Gabarus Bay.
Canons guard Gabarus Bay.
Alexander Bell loved his grandchildren.
Alexander Bell loved his grandchildren.

The Alexander Graham Bell

National Historic Site of Canada

The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada is located in Baddeck, on Route 205. Baddeck is on Cape Breton Island along the shore of the Bras d'Or Lake, and is the starting point for a tour of the Cabot Trail.

The museum has a collection of photographs, movies, and artifacts that commemorate Mr. Bell's life. I was amazed to learn of Bell's interests and work in aeronautics, agriculture, genetics, marine engineering, medical science and his work with the hearing impaired. In 1909 the Silver Dart, built under the direction of Bell, was the first heavier-than-air machine to fly in Canada. Between 1909 and 1912 Bell and his laboratory manager experimented with and tested hydrofoils on the Bras d'Or Lake.

The museum building is in the shape of a tetrahedron, the geometric form Bell used in designing his passenger-carrying kites.

Photographs From the Alexander Graham Bell Museum

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Testing the hydrofoil on the Bras d'Or Lake.Mr. Bell developed tetrahedral kites with the goal to achieve manned flight using a kite.
Testing the hydrofoil on the Bras d'Or Lake.
Testing the hydrofoil on the Bras d'Or Lake.
Mr. Bell developed tetrahedral kites with the goal to achieve manned flight using a kite.
Mr. Bell developed tetrahedral kites with the goal to achieve manned flight using a kite.
CSS Acadia, Canada's first hydro-graphic vessel.
CSS Acadia, Canada's first hydro-graphic vessel.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is located on Lower Water Street in downtown Halifax. The CSS Acadia, Canada's first hydro-graphic vessel, is docked at the museum's wharf and can be toured during the summer months. Inside the museum are found exhibits on sailing ships, steam ships, the December 6, 1917 Halifax explosion, and the Titanic.

A ship modeller’s guild has constructed and displayed dozens of replica's of historic sailing, fishing, passenger, and war ships.

Photographs of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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The Sambro Lighthouse lens.A buoy and ship's pulley.A photograph of Halifax after the December 6, 1917 explosion.An original deck chair from the Titanic.A chart that shows where on the Titanic first, second, and third class passenger cabins were located.Some of the ship models on display at the museum.
The Sambro Lighthouse lens.
The Sambro Lighthouse lens.
A buoy and ship's pulley.
A buoy and ship's pulley.
A photograph of Halifax after the December 6, 1917 explosion.
A photograph of Halifax after the December 6, 1917 explosion.
An original deck chair from the Titanic.
An original deck chair from the Titanic.
A chart that shows where on the Titanic first, second, and third class passenger cabins were located.
A chart that shows where on the Titanic first, second, and third class passenger cabins were located.
Some of the ship models on display at the museum.
Some of the ship models on display at the museum.
Port-Royal French Fortress
Port-Royal French Fortress

Port-Royal Habitation

National Historic Site

This historic site on St. Mary's Bay at Annapolis Royal features the reconstruction of a 17th century French fortress, one of the oldest European settlements in Canada. In 1613 an English expedition from Virginia captured the Port-Royal Habitation and burned the buildings. All French markings were destroyed. The Port-Royal Habitation has been rebuilt near what is believed to have been the original site.

Photographs of the Port-Royal Habitation

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The water supply well was located in the courtyard.The windows were covered with animal skins to keep out the wind.This is a portion of the dining room.Herbs were dried by hanging them from the ceilingThe soldiers slept on the second floor in bunk beds or on the floor.
The water supply well was located in the courtyard.
The water supply well was located in the courtyard.
The windows were covered with animal skins to keep out the wind.
The windows were covered with animal skins to keep out the wind.
This is a portion of the dining room.
This is a portion of the dining room.
Herbs were dried by hanging them from the ceiling
Herbs were dried by hanging them from the ceiling
The soldiers slept on the second floor in bunk beds or on the floor.
The soldiers slept on the second floor in bunk beds or on the floor.
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

The 4-hectare (10 acre) historic gardens are located on St. George Street in Annapolis Royal. The park features themed gardens representing different periods in Port-Royal's history.

Photographs of the Port-Royal Historic Gardens

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Looking across the valley from the gardens.
Looking across the valley from the gardens.
Looking across the valley from the gardens.
The Lunenburg Academy
The Lunenburg Academy

Historic Lunenburg

Old Town Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located on the south shore approximately 124 km (74 miles) from Halifax. It is considered one of the best surviving examples of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Lunenburg is considered one of the greatest fishing ports in North America. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic includes two historic ships (a fishing schooner and a trawler) and five waterfront buildings. Visitors are welcome aboard both the schooner and the trawler. The buildings contain an aquarium, and exhibits about fishing and local history.

Photographs of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Two fishermen in their small boat.Fishermen working on a fishing vessel.Old sewing machines and other clothes making tools.This lady was demonstrating weaving techniques.
Two fishermen in their small boat.
Two fishermen in their small boat.
Fishermen working on a fishing vessel.
Fishermen working on a fishing vessel.
Old sewing machines and other clothes making tools.
Old sewing machines and other clothes making tools.
This lady was demonstrating weaving techniques.
This lady was demonstrating weaving techniques.
Marconi National Historic Site
Marconi National Historic Site

The Marconi National Historic Site of Canada

This historic site is located on Timmerman Street in Glace Bay, which is in the northeast corner of Cape Breton Island. In 1902 Guglielmo Marconi built four giant wooden towers in Glace Bay to support a massive web of copper wire. This aerial was connected to transmitter in an adjacent building. Marconi sent the first radio message to Poldhu, on the southwest coast of England. The museum contains artifacts and the concrete bases of the aerial towers.

Marconi and his assistants continued their experiments at this site in 1903, but the service was unreliable. More powerful equipment and longer aerials were needed.

During the winter of 1904 - 05, the entire Table Head station with its towers, wires and buildings was dismantled and moved to a site near Port Morien, 9 kilometres away. Here they got the results they needed. In 1907 regular transatlantic communication service was established.

Photograph of Poster Advertising Lecture

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One of the displays at the Marconi museum.You can see the concrete foundations that are all that remain of the wireless operating room.
One of the displays at the Marconi museum.
One of the displays at the Marconi museum.
You can see the concrete foundations that are all that remain of the wireless operating room.
You can see the concrete foundations that are all that remain of the wireless operating room.

Nova Scotia Tidal Power Demonstration Project

The Tidal Power Project is located on the causeway that connects Annapolis Royal with Port-Royal. The station built by a partnership of Nova Scotia Power and an Irish company, OpenHydro, was opened in 2009. A ten metre diameter, 1 Mega Watt turbine,set in the Minas Passage of the Bay of Fundy, is the first and only tidal power plant in the western hemisphere. Tours through the power plant are very instructive. On the above ground floor level there are videos, charts, and photographs that explain how power is obtained from the tides. A Nova Scotia Power employee gives a tour of the structure at a level 5.4 metres (18 feet) under the water surface. From a catwalk you can observe the turbine another 5.4 metres below. The size of this tidal demonstration project is both impressive and amazing.

The turbine only runs when the difference in water level upstream and downstream of the turbine is significant. Tours are given when the turbine is shut off. You can stop by the facility and check on when tours are given on any particular day.

Photographs of the Tidal Power Project

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The plume of water can be seen across the causeway as water passes through the turbine.This is a photograph of the top of the turbine.  The top of the turbine is approximately 10.8 metres (36 feet) below the water surface.
The plume of water can be seen across the causeway as water passes through the turbine.
The plume of water can be seen across the causeway as water passes through the turbine.
This is a photograph of the top of the turbine.  The top of the turbine is approximately 10.8 metres (36 feet) below the water surface.
This is a photograph of the top of the turbine. The top of the turbine is approximately 10.8 metres (36 feet) below the water surface.

Additional Reading About Nova Scotia

Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (Frommer's Complete Guides)
Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (Frommer's Complete Guides)

America's #1 bestselling travel series, this Frommer's has more full-color guides than ever before, foldout maps in annual guides, outspoken opinions, exact prices, and insider tips.

 
Scenic Driving Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador
Scenic Driving Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador

A first edition, Scenic Driving Atlantic Canada features nearly thirty separate drives through the beautiful Canadian coastline, from Nova Scotia up to Newfoundland. An indispensable highway companion, Scenic Driving Atlantic Canada includes route maps and in-depth descriptions of attractions.

 

Let me know what you think about this lens and which of the 10 places in Nova Scotia that you want to visit most.

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      martingallagher 3 years ago

      Looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for the lens.

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      crbphotography 4 years ago

      @GardenerDon: You must return someday. My wife and I have been there multiple times and we always find new things to explore and repeated places to enjoy again.

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      My wife & I were in Nova Scotia last fall as my company had a meeting in Halifax. I wish I'd seen your lens prior to going as we took a few extra days touring, but we were kind of going blind - and missed some great sights it seems.

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      My wife & I were in Nova Scotia last fall as my company had a meeting in Halifax. I wish I'd seen your lens prior to going as we took a few extra days touring, but we were kind of going blind - and missed some great sights it seems.

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      Joanie Ruppel 4 years ago from Keller, Texas

      I enjoyed your layout and will remember this lens if ever traveling to NS. Nice job!

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      crbphotography 4 years ago

      @mommytalks lm: Thank you for your comments. The current flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy is awesome! If you go to Annapolis Royal be sure to visit the tidal power project.

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      mommytalks lm 4 years ago

      I wrote about the Bay of Fundy once for a client and find myself compelled to go there. It's on my bucket list :) Great lens

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      jamesdesalvo lm 4 years ago

      I've been to Nova Scotia a few times and loved it. Thanks for making me want to go back.

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      Sgelvira 5 years ago

      Nice Lens. I love to adventure. there place is so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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      Sgelvira 5 years ago

      Nice Lens. I love to adventure. there place is so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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      RogerErickson 5 years ago

      can't believe that there's no mention of the natives that occupied the island for at least, what, 5000 years?

      www.gov.ns.ca/abor/aboriginal-people/

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @kimbesa2: Make it a New Years resolution to go in 2013.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @favored: Thank you for your comments.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @missmary1960: Put it on your 'Bucket List" and do it.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @netcardo: I am an American that fell in love with Canada 22 years ago and stayed. I have been in 9 Provinces and find each of them unique and beautiful.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @Phillyfreeze: Thank you for the wonderful comments.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @HouseBuyersOfAmerica: There are so many wonderful places to visit there that it was difficult to pick the top 10. You must make the trip!

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @DebMartin: Thanks Deb. We have returned to Nova Scotia several times. We love it there and always learn more about it's history each time we visit.

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      I've been wanting to go for years. Why have I not seen Nova Scotia yet? I'm now more determined. Beautiful lens.

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      HouseBuyersOfAmerica 5 years ago

      Your lens is just awesome...loved it. Would love to visit each and every place in Nova Scotia.

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Nova Scotia has a long and rich history in the development of global communications. Alexander Bell's inventions laid the foundation for the transatlantic cable and 100 years later...Insight, Time-Warner, and Att&t are still "laying cables" somewhere in the world!

      Enjoyed viewing the beautiful photos that captured the pristine natural beauty of this historical island "off the coast of Canada".

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      Hrodebert 5 years ago

      Nice lens and nice photos. Thanks. I've always wanted to visit Nova Scotia.

      My wife is from Scotland. I've been told that Cape Breton would be a great place to visit because it is similar to the highlands of Scotland.

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      GrammieOlivia 5 years ago

      A beautiful lense for sure, I have been to Nova Scotia a couple of times and you captured some really beautiful scenes. I want to go again, soon! One of these days I will see the whales, just have to get the seasickness out of me!

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      SQuidMonster 5 years ago

      beautiful would like to be there anytime soon ,do meet me

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      TopDigitalMarke 5 years ago

      This is awesome! I would love to visit any of these beautiful places one day :)

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      netcardo 5 years ago

      love this make me want to visit Canada, beautiful scenery

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      thegrayrabbit 5 years ago

      I have just added this to my bucket list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing and congrats on LOTD

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      missmary1960 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD, these pictures are beautiful, I would love to visit now!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Blessed-Congrats-Lovely photos

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Blessed-Congrats-Lovely photos

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      mytone 5 years ago

      great photos....nice topic...

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      What a great article... very fun and interesting read. Thanks, and congrats on being Lens of the Day!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Really nice. The photos are great. Congratulations on LotD.

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      squiderr66 5 years ago

      nice lens, I wish I could visit them all.

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Congrats on lotd ;)

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      you will buy cheap ugg boots at http://www.clearanceuggsforsale.com

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      AshleysCorner 5 years ago

      Looks like a great place! Would love to visit someday.

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      May be one day I will go to see Nova Scotia too, because I live In Toronto. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Nova Scotia. Canada is really a beautiful country with beautiful provinces.

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      jinggaberseri 5 years ago

      nice lens thanks for sharing

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      jinggaberseri 5 years ago

      nice lens thanks for sharing

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      Great lens! We recently were in Nova Scotia and did our own review, and there's just so many great places to see in the province that we overlapped only a bit with you! I may just use this lens to help plan our next trip there!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      Nova Scotia has been on my places to visit list for a long time. The Annapolis gardens and Fundy Power...I want to see everything! Congratulations on LOTD!

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      july_lim 5 years ago

      Great Lens..Thanks for your information

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on LOTD! "Visited Nova Scotia a couple of times and really enjoyed Louisbourg Fortress. Just love Peggy's Cove, too!"

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      Nova Scotia is somewhere I would really like to go. Now I've got Acadian Driftwood by The Band playing in my head. Thanks for that.

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      JimH 5 years ago

      I visited Nova Scotia about 30 years ago and had a great time, just wonderfully warm people there. I keep saying I'll go back and I really should!

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      karen-stephens 5 years ago

      wonderful photos. thanks

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      nicey 5 years ago

      I have learnt some new facts about Nova Scottia.

      Keep up the good work.

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      Art Inspired 5 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD! Make it a creative day!

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      adminghb 5 years ago

      Amazing places! Congratulations on LotD!

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      I would love to visit Nova Scotia. Lovely lens! Congratulations on LOTD!

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      webmavern 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! I think I would like to visit Sherbrooke Village.

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      tally lm 5 years ago

      This is and awesome lens. I love the pictures and I would like to see the gardens and the lighthouse.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Terric pictures, excellent lens. Congratulations on getting LoyD!

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      Jack 5 years ago

      Nova Scotia looks like a great place to visit. Excellent photos. Congrats on LOTD.

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      MelissaRodgz 5 years ago

      So many great places but I would love to see the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Congrats on LOTD. I love the history that you have highlighted here. I would love to visit all of those places but Sherbrooke Village and the Fortress of Louisbourg stand out as places I would be fascinated in the most.

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      TheGoodHut 5 years ago

      I'm always drawn to 100+ year-old structures! Thanks for sharing.

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      mizanurrahman1 lm 5 years ago

      A great descript leans & historical event.. really great

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      shelleymax 5 years ago

      Wow your lens is great..just your description of the food makes me want to go there..A little bit far from New Zealand...Wpuld be worth the journey for the Haddock..YUMMMM my fav..Thankyou

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My husband and I are from New Brunswick (his family is from NS), currently living in Calgary. While we had been to NS many times, neither of us have ever travelled the Cabot Trail. I've told him that the next time we plan a visit back home, that needs to be on our to-do list. Great Lens.

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      RealityTV LM 5 years ago

      Congrats on lotd ;)

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Gorgeous photos! Congratulations on LOTD.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Well, I know where to go now, if I ever make it to Nova Scotia. Thanks. Congratulations on LOTD

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      Mary Stephenson 5 years ago from California

      Congratulations on LOTD. Never been to NS lived in BC when I was growing but moved south to sunshine after that. Some day maybe I will get over there and see the rest of the world. Did a great job on this.

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      smaraymond 5 years ago

      Very good lens. Congrats on lens of the day! I usually head south when I vacation but this lens has me thinking that I will look north when it's time to plan my next.

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      smaraymond 5 years ago

      Very good lens. Congrats on lens of the day! I usually head south when I vacation but this lens has me thinking that I will look north when it's time to plan my next.

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      TheGoGlobalBabe 5 years ago

      I just loved your lens! Congrats on lens of the day!

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      TheGoGlobalBabe 5 years ago

      I just loved your lens! Congrats on lens of the day!

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      Wes2012 5 years ago

      A very good lens living on the east coast this gives me a perspective to head north instead of south for a great vacation.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful! I intended to go to yearbook camp there one summer, but plans changed. It's still on my "Must Do" list, and your lens makes it even more appealing to me.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i know of someone who lives there and at least I now know what it's like.

      Thanks.

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      mrdata 5 years ago

      Congrats Crbphotography! Your lens is very constructive and Nova Scotia is wonderful :) Thanks!

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      No wonder you received Lens of the Day! This lens is wonderful! I've only ever been to British Columbia and Alberta, but I'd sure love to see Nova Scotia. Thank you so much for letting us visit. Your photographs are excellent.

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      WordChipper 5 years ago

      We recently went to Nove Scotia and really enjoyed the Miner's Museum coal mine tour in Glace Bay. Also a lot of fun is tidal bore rafting in Truro

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      Pete Schultz 5 years ago

      This is a very nice visit to Nova Scotia, and the photos are great. I enjoyed the trip, and would like to explore more on my own. Congrats on lotd.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! I sailed with a gentlmen who was born and raised in Nova Scotia. He was the best sailor and seamen I have ever met. He once told me that his fisherman grandfather taught him to sail as a child. He recounted that his grandfather blindfolded him at the tiller to show him how to actually feel the wind, weather, and sea. Some day I hope to get the chance to visit.

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      Gayle B Olson 5 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

      Lovely feature, I have wanted to visit Nova Scotia since my BFF moved there a decade ago - I now want to visit more than ever!

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      KatPalmer LM 5 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. We are planning a trip to the Maritimes and I want to see all of the places you list. Especially, Fortress Louisbourg and the Marconi as I want to visit every national historic site in Canada. Your photographs are amazing.

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      laurenrich 5 years ago

      This is an awesome lens. It has beautiful pictures and is very informative. I would love to visit the Annapolis Royal Gardens. Thanks for sharing this great lens.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi. You are right. I had a difficult time selecting the top 10 places. We just did not have any disappointing experiences. We have been to NS 5 times and will certainly go back.

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      congrats on your LOTD

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Nova Scotia made its way into my latest novel as I visited as a teenager and absolutely fell in love with the place! One day I do hope to re-visit. Lovely lens, full of information and great photos!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think you'll have many wanting to take a tour of Nova Scotia themselves with this fascinating photo journal of this wonderful experience and it sounds like there is plenty more to do and see in Nova Scotia with this being your top 10. It sounds like each site has it own special nuance and the interpreters acting out the period would certainly add to the experience to make history come alive, kind of like time travel. I sure didn't know about Alexander Graham Bell's wide areas of interest, he must not have needed much sleep. Delightfully done and a fun way to wake up this morning walking through Nova Scotia with you!

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      DMarcil 5 years ago

      If you ever get a chance to get back there you need to go to Peggy's cove. It is an amazing place!

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      sjewula 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. Never thought I'd want to go there - but I do now. Thanks!

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @Elaine Chen: Hi Barbara, Thanks for your comments. The Port-Royal Historic Gardens were awesome. They were laid out to show how gardens were displayed historically. The Fisheries Museum was very interesting. They had so many model ships that let you visualize shipping in the past. Wonderful. You will have to return to your old home and visit all of the sites that you missed while there.

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      I like the Port-Royal Historic Gardens and Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic; hope that I will be there one day.

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      Great photos. I lived in N.S. for a year and didn't see most of this.

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      images in this lens has boosted lot of traffic. congrats for LoTD for this lens

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @Teapixie LM: Thanks for your comments. We love Newfoundland as well. Check out my lens on the 10 places to visit in Newfoundland.

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      crbphotography 5 years ago

      @Dressage Husband: Hi Stephen, You are absolutely right. I did leave out many places that we have visited several times in the past. Mahone Bay is beautiful. We did have lunch there on this trip. We have been to Peggy's Cove several times. It is beautiful but usually crowded with bus loads of tourists. I took some photos of a harbour just before Peggy's Cove on this trip because it was not full of people. I will put Sherman Hines museum on my list for my next trip. Thanks for the tip.

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      Tom 5 years ago

      Nova Scotia looks like a beautiful place, I'd love to visit there some time.

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      Stephen J Parkin 5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      You certainly got a lot of the good stuff in the Province here, but there is also an awful lot that you missed. Mind you I live here I would add in the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy, Mahone Bay (which anyone visiting Lunenburg should add in as it is so close). The vineyards of Prost. The Citadel in Halifax etc.

      I am glad that you enjoyed the visit and liked what you saw the Province is a real gift to the photographer. You should visit the Sherman Hines museum in Liverpool too which celebrates this famous photographer. Check out his website to see some of his current work, he has also produced some great photographic guides to the Province. I am sure you would enjoy his pictures.

      Well done on LOTD and thank you for promoting our Province.

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      JeffSawyer 5 years ago

      Beautiful places. Congrats on being LOTD

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      That looks beautiful! I'll ;have to put it on my list.

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD! Great lens and photos of places In Nova Scotia!