What to Do in Nova Scotia

Cruise to Canada's East Coast and hit these must-see spots.

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

This iconic structure, built in 1914, marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay.shaunl

Keep off the Rocks

Lighthouses exist to alert sailors of danger, but at Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, the warning signs are also for the tourists. All too often, visitors wanting a keepsake photo wander out too far on the rocks — where crashing waves pose a real hazard.

Smoke's Poutinerie

Smoke’s Poutinerie

Fries, cheese curds and gravy: These are the basics of poutine. At Smoke’s, varieties abound.mikeinlondon

Upscale or Down

Poutine is a snack found at countless greasy spoons, sometimes with chicken, sausage or bacon to turn it into a meal. Nowadays, you can also find more grandiose recipes that include foie gras and caviar. If you just want to try the basic blend, ask any Nova Scotia restaurant to “poutinize” your french fries.

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Nooks and Crannies

Coves like this one are abundant around Nova Scotia, with pretty foliage during the summer.shaunl

Surf and Turf

Owners with waterfront homes in Nova Scotia rent them out during at least part of the summer season. With some planning, it is possible to have a Realtor find you a shoreside spot near an anchorage for your boat.

Halifax

Argyle Street

This pedestrian plaza in Halifax is lined with shops and bars. Upgrades are planned for this year.Paul McKinnon

Walkable Fun

Argyle Street in Halifax is scheduled to finish an upgrade right about the time you read this. Curbs and parking spots are being removed to enhance the pedestrian experience.