This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Nova Scotia remains the most comprehensive guide available to this increasingly popular region of eastern Canada. Access to Nova Scotia from the USA is easier than ever. New direct (non-stop) flights operate from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC to Halifax International Airport. A new ferry service connecting Portland, Maine with Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, started in 2013. The operator and vessel changed to a CAT ferry in 2016, shortening the journey time by almost half Expert author David Orkin is resident in the province and his insider knowledge provides in-depth insight into the best B&Bs, wineries, beaches, remote villages, walking and cycling routes, and top spots to see moose and seals. Also included are detailed sections on wildlife, history, culture, sights and cuisine, while interviews with locals bring the destination to life. World-class golf courses are also here, along with details of buying Nova Scotia real estate. Even waterfront properties sell at a fraction of the price of those in, for example, New England. For everyone from the first time visitor to the most seasoned traveler, this guide delves deeper than any other guide to reveal the best of this fascinating province both on and off the beaten track. Salty waters pulse through Nova Scotia's historic veins. Virtually surrounded by the sea, the region boasts 4,600 miles of coastline. Here fishermen have cast their nets for centuries and the abundance of contemporary seafood restaurants and historic lighthouses breathe life into their traditions. Nova Scotia's rich folklore is steeped in sea-related superstitions together with fables, myths, Scottish legends and ghost stories. Traveling through rural Nova Scotia feels like going back to a time when life's pleasures were simpler: shopping at a Farmers' Market or a roadside fruit stall, buying lobster fresh off the boat at the wharf, or photographing the lighthouse by the old fishing village.
- ISBN-13: 9781784770402
- ISBN-10: 178477040X
- Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
- Publish Date: May 2017
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
- Page Count: 416