distinctly different coastal areas and four
breathtaking scenic trails packed with great
attractions to enrich your journey.
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The Bay of Fundy
Nowhere else in the world will one find a more extraordinary tidal
environment than Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy where 14
billion tonnes (14 cubic kilometres) of seawater
flows into the Bay's Minas Basin twice daily,
actually tilting the Nova Scotia countryside
slightly under the immense load! Walk the ocean
floor and visit the site of the highest recorded
high to low tide range in the world at Burncoat Head
Nova Scotia is located in Canada, on the upper
east coast of North America, lying between the
provinces of New Brunswick (in the west) and
Newfoundland (in the northeast).
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How do I get there ?
Nova Scotia is easily accessable by Air, Sea or
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international airport is located just outside
the capital city of Halifax. There is also
an airport located in
Sydney which services the island of Cape
Several ferry services operate in Nova Scotia,
offering connection to the United States eastern
(Bar Harbour and Portland, Maine), and
New Brunswick (Saint John), Prince Edward Island
(Wood Islands) and
Newfoundland (Port Aux Basques and Argentia).
Yarmouth is the terminal for the high speed
ferry The Cat, operating from Bar Harbor,
Maine to Yarmouth (4 days a week early and
late season, 3 days a week mid-summer) and
from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth (3 days a
week early and late season, 4 days a week
mid-summer). Regular bus service links
Yarmouth to Halifax.
Digby is the terminal for the car ferry from
Saint John, New Brunswick. Buses depart
daily to Halifax.Caribou/Pictou is the
terminal for ferries which arrive daily from
Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, between
May 1 and mid-December. Highway 106 leads
from the ferry terminal to the Pictou Rotary
and the Northumberland Shore.
Nova Scotia is connected to mainland Canada at
the New Brunswick border. Travelling the
Trans Canada Highway east from New Brunswick
will enter Nova Scotia in the Amherst area...
from here it is roughly a 2.5 - 3 hour drive to
the capital city of Halifax.
Passenger rail service is provided by
VIA Rail, with stations in Truro and
Visitor Information Centres
There are Visitor Information Centres located
throughout Nova Scotia, staffed by travel
counsellors who will help you with travel
information and literature (brochures, maps,
guides, etc. There are also Nova Scotia
Visitor Information Centres located in both
Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine. Just f ollow
the Question Mark ( ? ) signs!
Drop into our visitor information centres in the
following areas when touring in our areas.