Five unexpected adventures in Nova Scotia

From glamping to wine tasting to dinosaur digs, there’s no shortage of otherworldly experiences to be had in Nova Scotia—and it’s all just a 90-minute flight from Boston.

–Nova Scotia Tourism

Island glamping in the heart of Halifax

With Halifax Harbour Islands Glamping Adventure, you’ll explore McNabs Island and spend an exclusive night on Georges Island, a National Historic Site in the middle of Halifax Harbour. The adventure begins at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Halifax’s vibrant waterfront. From there, you’ll kayak to McNabs Island to enjoy coastal trails, forts, and a beachside lunch across from a 100-year-old lighthouse. In the afternoon, journey to Georges Island, where you’ll be the only group on the island. Take a private tour through the labyrinth of tunnels beneath Fort Charlotte, built in 1755. Afterwards, enjoy a gourmet, four-course meal, bonfire, and live music while watching the sunset against the Halifax skyline. Spend the night in luxurious glamping tents at Fort Charlotte. After a delicious breakfast the next morning, explore the harbor by kayak, keeping an eye out for seals and other marine wild life.

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A day of wine tasting

Meet up with Go North Tours in Halifax for the Tidal Bay Wine Tasting Adventure, a day tour to three award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Annapolis Valley. Enjoy private tastings and a progressive dinner, featuring Tidal Bay, Nova Scotia’s signature white wine. The tour stops first at Blomidon Estate Winery, where you’ll enjoy Tidal Bay accompanied by charcuterie and local cheeses. Have the main course at Nova Scotia’s oldest winery, Domaine de Grand Pre, home to Le Caveau, named one of the world’s top winery restaurants. Enjoy the view from a harvest table in the vineyard, and experience an authentic lobster boil. The tour finishes at Gaspereau Vineyards, where you’ll sample local wines and savor a decadent dessert.

Go for a big dig

As the Bay of Fundy’s high tides erode the area’s sea cliffs daily, new fossils, gems and minerals are constantly being revealed. Here, you can discover it all with an expert-led visit to an active Jurassic dig site offered through the Fundy Geological Museum. Experience a one-hour Zodiac boat excursion on the Bay of of Fundy to an exclusive site and dig for Canada’s oldest dinosaurs with paleontologists. This exclusive tour includes a beach picnic with lobster rolls and other featured local flavors.

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Discover Halifax’s hottest spots

Hook up with Taste Halifax Tours on a Best of Halifax Foodie Adventure for a sampling of Nova Scotia’s exquisite local cuisine. Explore Halifax’s hottest neighborhoods, and savor award-winning artisanal cheeses, craft beers, charcuterie, and freshly caught oysters. You’ll be driven from location to location on this three-hour tour, which starts and ends downtown, meeting chefs, brewers, and restauranteurs of Halifax’s thriving foodie scene along the way.

Feast by the stars

For the Stellar Beach Feast at White Point, head to Nova Scotia’s South Shore for a four-course surf-side dinner at the White Point Beach Resort. It is located within the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, just 90 minutes from downtown Halifax. Enjoy dinner prepared by executive chef, Alan Crosby, and wine pairings from Dan Tanner, your personal sommelier. After dinner, head to the beach for a guided walk with a dark sky expert, who will explain the area’s constellations and regale you with local tales of the stars. End the beach stroll with a decadent dessert and a wine tasting to cap of this gourmet beach adventure.

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