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A hike at Cape Chignecto, located on the pristine coastline along the Bay of Fundy, was held to raise funds to the Tema Trust. (CONTRIBUTED)
Three hours outside of Halifax — driving directions seem to be just head to Parrsboro and keep on going — you will find 600-foot sea cliffs and 29 kilometres of pristine coastline along the Bay of Fundy.
Summer’s end doesn’t mean the adventures need to stop. Explore Nova Scotia’s sea, sky and land with exiting activities for everyone. (Ocean explorations Zodiac Whale cruises)
Even though the summer months are now behind us, the fun and adventure doesn’t have to end. Nova Scotia is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to unique and exciting activities for the entire family.

In all, 2.2 million visitors came to the province last year, an increase of eight per cent, or about 170,000 more visitors over 2015.
True Maritimers know that what little summer we get comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it has a death rattle in mid-September, but you’re almost guaranteed to be bringing a jacket to work by the time Labour Day rolls around.

Luckett's Vineyard is part of the Good Cheer Trail. (Scott Munn)
The craft brewery scene in Nova Scotia is in the midst of a rapid expansion, with new breweries continually cropping up.

The completion of The Great Trail is being celebrated with a five-kilometre walk-run on Saturday. (J. David Ake/AP)
August 25, 2017 - 5:43pm |
The completion of The Great Trail (formerly Trans Canada Trail) will be celebrated on the west coast of Cape Breton Island.
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Nova Scotians know the beauty and wonder of the Cabot Trail (pictured above) and every corner of our seaside province.
August 4, 2017 - 10:20am |
The Cabot Trail on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island is one of the most scenic drives in all of Canada. The 300-kilometre road trip winds though breathtaking peaks and valleys affording unparalleled views. PHOTO OPS
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There are plenty of interesting things to see and do during Avon River Days. (Contributed)
July 28, 2017 - 11:07am |
If you live in Windsor and West Hants, the August long weekend means one thing: lots of activities for all ages at Avon River Days.
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Fishing, kayaking, and hiking are just a few of the outdoor activities that can help you recharge your batteries. (GETTY IMAGES)
July 28, 2017 - 11:06am |
There’s no better place than the great outdoors to get rid of some stress and recharge your batteries. Outdoor adventures are becoming increasingly popular and are as accessible to novices as they are to veterans.
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July 28, 2017 - 11:04am |
Like ‘Antigonish,’ the name ‘Pomquet’ is of Mi’kmaq origin. Its root comes from the word ‘popumkek,’ meaning, ‘sandy beach,’ or ‘a sand beach with bushes growing on it.’
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Cape Sable Island folk artist Lisa Wickens poses with her Canada 150 signature piece for the 29th annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival in Lunenburg on Aug. 6. The piece features the Cape Light, where a Piping Plover has stopped for a rest on the top, a lobster pot and lobster and Mack the fisherman, who Wickens has also incorporated into some of her other works. (Kathy Johnson)
July 25, 2017 - 10:13am |
The best Nova Scotia folk artists and their wares are bound for Lunenburg for the 29 annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival at the Lunenburg War Memorial Arena on Sun., Aug. 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Canada’s many lakes and rivers make boating the perfect summer activity.
July 21, 2017 - 9:46am |
Countless Canadians, including water-loving Nova Scotians, spend their spare time exploring local waterways.
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July 21, 2017 - 9:44am |
A new bike trail is opening and everyone is invited to ride. The Rum Runners bike trail, which connects Lunenburg to the HRM, opens July 30 to cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
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Nova Scotia is a natural gem and our waterfalls make it shine.
July 21, 2017 - 9:43am |
There is something magical about waterfalls, no matter what age you are. Whether it’s a child seeing their first one or an adult seeing their 100th, it always feels a bit like spotting a shooting star or a rainbow.
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July 14, 2017 - 12:12pm |
The pull of the surf is too strong for some people to ignore.
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Nova Scotia is Canada’s ocean playground. When was the last time you got out and played?
June 30, 2017 - 3:23pm |
The ocean is a defining feature of Nova Scotia, drawing visitors every year with its power and beauty. The South Shore is one region that takes full advantage its ocean frontage by offering any number of ways to experience the wind and waves.
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Nothing says Nova Scotia like an old-fashioned lobster boil.
June 30, 2017 - 3:20pm |
Is there any dish more representative of Nova Scotia than lobster?
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Stanley Cup champ Sidney Crosby grew up in Cole Harbour.
June 23, 2017 - 3:21pm |
You might think Nova Scotia’s only famous for its seafood — and we are pretty well-known for that — but there’s a lot you might not know about us.
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Halifax Transit now makes real-time data available to apps and platforms (including Google Transit and Transit 360). 123RF
June 23, 2017 - 3:17pm |
There’s nothing worse than travelling across town to a restaurant or pub you’ve heard about only to realize it’s closed . . . and has been for two years. Darn that outdated brochure you picked up!
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There’s something for everyone in Lunenburg, from taking a tour at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to viewing the Bluenose II.
June 17, 2017 - 6:02am |
For thousands of years, people in this land have lived off the Atlantic Ocean, fishing the water from banks and from canoes, and nowhere is this more apparent than along Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route from Halifax to Yarmouth.
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