Top Outdoor Adventure Activities in Nova Scotia
Located on the eastern coast of Canada, Nova Scotia is one of country’s Maritime Provinces on the Atlantic. Made up of a peninsula and several offshore islands, the area is home to both puffins and seals and is a popular destination for water sports. Known for its famously extreme tides, the Bay of Fundy is popular with both water sport and whale watching enthusiasts. With an incredible variety of scenery, Nova Scotia is the perfect destination for a wide variety of outdoor adventure activities.
Kejimkujik National Park: Kayaking and Canoeing
No matter your level of experience, there’s something for every type of paddler in Kejimkujik National Park. The mellow Mersey River is perfect for novice paddlers to explore by canoe or kayak, but there are also plenty of multi-day trips available for more experienced paddlers. If the idea of a 400m portage sounds appealing, you may want to consider doing the trip from Big Dam Lake to Frozen Ocean Lake, while the Peskowesk Lake System offers a 48km true wilderness experience. All the necessary equipment can be also be rented on the spot, so you won’t have to worry about bringing anything along.
Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail: Backpacking
The Coastal Trail in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is by far the best backpacking trail Nova Scotia has to offer. While it certainly is a tough trek with plenty of descent highs and low, the 51km loop can be completed in either direction – certainly tougher than a visit to your favourite betting sites – but accommodation must be reserved ahead of time. A major highlight of the trail is the section between Little Bald Rock and Seal Cove thanks to the fog forests and you’ll have your breath taken away by the incredible beauty of the Bay of Fundy.
South Shore: Cycling the Backroads
If you’re visiting Nova Scotia during mid-June, it’s the perfect time to cycle the backroads and you’ll find the best scenery on the south shore between Peggy’s Cove and Lunenberg. While the trail can be driven, cycling is by far the best way to see the area and you should select backroads as far as possible to make the most of the experience. The Aspotogan Peninsula offers unrivalled beauty and you should absolutely plan a side trip to Blue Rocks, but be prepared for a moderately hilly ride. Although, we can assure you that the hard work will be worth it!
Blomidon Provincial Park: Hiking to Cape Split
The majority of the hike up to Cape Split in the Blomidon Provincial Park is a bit of a drag, but you won’t be disappointed once you reach your destination. Offering sprawling views of the Bay of Fundy complete with lichen encased cliffs, craggy rock spires, and a grass-covered rock pillar, you’ll be hard pressed to find comparable beauty anywhere else in the world. It’s advisable to plan the mid-point of your trip with the incoming tide in order to experience the sounds of the turbulent tidal currents which are known as “The Voice of the Moon”.