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Nova Scotia is the real deal. Its wild and wonderfully varied landscape is home to a diverse population of resourceful, hospitable folk, who love to sing and dance but who'd happily break you at dodgeball in a second.

Short-lived summers are a sheer delight, as the locals emerge from the cold to celebrate life: accommodations fill fast and prices hike. As difficult as the late spring and peak fall conditions are becoming to predict, these times afford spectacular scenery and a milder climate, while long, white winters are harsh but beautiful affairs.

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$44.32 Tours & Sightseeing

Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax

Of the over the 160 historic lighthouses in Nova Scotia, Peggy's Point Lighthouse is Nova Scotia’s most well-known and cherished landmark. Situated in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, guests have travelled from all around the world to paint, photograph, and be enchanted by her presence. This picturesque village of Peggy’s Cove is nestled on the rugged Atlantic shoreline and is surrounded by impressive rock formations, traditional fishing shanties, and hiking trails with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Peggy's Point Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, a testament to its preservation as well as the guardianship of a dedicated community. Ambassatours Gray Line provides safe, comfortable transportation to and from Peggy’s Cove, which includes poignant commentary from our knowledgeable guides. It’s no wonder why it is said that “a trip to Nova Scotia isn’t complete without a visit to Peggy’s Cove”.

$32.90 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Halifax Harbour Hopper Sightseeing Tour by Land and Sea

Your 1-hour tour begins at the Halifax Ferry Terminal, where you’ll board the Harbour Hopper, a refitted amphibious Vietnam War vehicle that formerly transported supplies from ships to shore. From your seat on the covered open deck, enjoy excellent vantage points of the city’s top attractions on and off dry land as you listen to your guide’s banter and engaging commentary. During the tour, pick up tips on where to eat, shop and find the best entertainment in town.First, stay on land and weave through Halifax’s historic district downtown. Pass St Paul’s Church, the city’s oldest building dating back to 1749, and the first Anglican cathedral built outside of England. Capture views of Citadel Hill, where Fort George sits on top as a landmark and tribute to Halifax’s key naval role during the British Empire. Drive by Halifax Public Gardens, a stunning example of a Victorian-era garden. Admire linden and elm trees and catch glimpses of wrought-iron gates, a bandstand, fountains and statues, as well as exotic and semitropical flowers. Then hold on as you plunge into the waters of Halifax Harbour for views of the waterfront and navy ships and submarines. Learn about the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the city’s naval fleet, and Halifax’s role during times of war and peace. Return to the departure point, ready to hit the town for further exploration on your own.

$107.93 Tours & Sightseeing

Peggy's Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: SS Atlantic Heritage Park, Terence Bay, Halifax Region, Nova ScotiaVisit the interpretive centre to learn about this disaster and walk out to the memorial for some scenic photos.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove, Halifax Region, Nova ScotiaEnjoy time on your own to explore the village shops and take photos.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Peggy's Cove, Halifax Region, Nova ScotiaTouching memorial with a beauty shoreline setting.Duration: 15 minutes

$123.35 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Small-Group Annapolis Valley Wine and Food Tour from Halifax

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Planters Ridge, Port Williams, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova ScotiaPrivate tour of the wine cellar and discuss wine making while tasting their wines.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Grand Pre Wines, Wolfville, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova ScotiaVineyard tour and private wine tasting followed by a two-course gourmet lunch at their restaurant Le Caveau.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Wolfville, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova ScotiaFacility tour and wine tasting.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Tangled Garden, Grand Pre, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova ScotiaGarden Tour and tasting of jams, jellies, liqueurs and more!Duration: 45 minutes

$105.50 Water Sports

Spicers Cove to Three Sisters Sea Kayaking Day Tour with Lunch

Meeting times for this tour depend on the tide and range from 7 am to 2 pm. Checking in at our office in Advocate Harbour, you will get outfitted with a life jacket, a sprayskirt, dry bags and get directions to the launch spot. It is a 30 min drive into Cape Chignecto Park, and you will meet your guide on the beach in Spicer's Cove where everything will be ready to launch. After an introduction and safety talk by your guide, the double kayaks will be floated, and your guide will make sure that you are comfortable with the steering. Paddling next to the high cliffs of Cape Chignecto, your guide will explain more about the geology, the tides, the ecology and history of this magnificent park, that is truly a kayaker's playground. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Key holes, archways, and sea stacks inspire the fantasy, and to no surprise the local legends connected to these places abound. Paddle into the bowl of the natural amphitheatre, where Black Guillemots nest in early summer, and marvel at the majestic Three Sisters, that can only be seen in their full glory from the water. After about 1.5 hrs of relaxed paddling, it's time for a stop for a picnic of homegrown salad, beer bread, fruit and muffins on a pristine beach. The adjoining tidal river mouth that was bustling with shipbuilding activities during the Age of Sail, and you could go for a walk and explore or just relax and enjoy the peace. While you sit on top of the beach, the tide changes immensely. The return paddle will have your jaws drop as you experience how quickly the water level changes - after all, you're looking at the biggest tides in the world. It is a joy as you look at the inter-tidal zone that is now exposed. After landing back in Spicer's Cove, you leave your gear with your guide and continue traveling or enjoy the beach some more at your own discretion.

$70.47 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Halifax Harbour Sightseeing Gourmet Buffet Dinner Cruise

When the sun goes down, Halifax’s waterfront and Northwest Arm provide the perfect setting for your dinner cruise. At the ferry terminal, step aboard the Harbour Queen I, an elegant Mississippi-style sternwheeler, for your 2-hour journey along Halifax Harbour.Take to your private table and indulge in a gourmet dinner buffet prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, like Atlantic mussels and salmon. (See below for a sample menu.)Enjoy light commentary from your crew on the main attractions along the way. At the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula, hear about Point Pleasant Park, a historical 190-acre (77-hectare) wooded area, and find out how much Halifax pays the British government to lease this land. Admire stately homes situating along the waterfront, not easily visible from land. If you look below, you might spot a porpoise or seal riding the waters with you. The Harbour Queen I turns around near the Dingle, formally known as Sir Sandford Fleming Park. Catch sight of Dingle Tower on top of a grassy knoll and learn about the park’s history. When you’ve had your fill of dinner, purchase a cocktail from the fully equipped bar and head out with your family or friends to the open-air upper deck. Feel the sea breeze, listen to the music playing in the background and watch ships sail by.Sample buffet dinner menu (subject to change):First courses Garden greens house salad Creamy potato and vegetable salad Seafood chowder Atlantic mussels steamed in white wine, served with garlic butter Main courses Chicken breast wrapped in bacon glazed with barbeque sauce Poached Atlantic salmon filet served with dill hollandaise sauce Side dishes/accompaniments Oven-roasted potatoes Rice pilaf Fresh vegetable of the day Desserts Deep-dish baked apple crisp topped with whipped cream Drinks Coffee and tea Additional drinks available at the fully equipped bar (own expense)