Fortress of Louisbourg

Hotels in Nova Scotia, Canada

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Nova Scotia (New Scotland) might be Canada's second smallest province but it is also one of the country's three maritime provinces and has plenty to offer visitors.  With so much to see and do, the local tourism industry is thriving and the hotels in Nova Scotia are always welcoming new guests.  For visitors who are looking for a cheap holiday without sacrificing quality, there are numerous affordable hotels in Nova Scotia and other types of budget accommodation.

Experience the local culture and sights in Nova Scotia

The local tourism industry focusses on making visitors feel welcome by providing them with a truly unique and world class experience.  When booking your room at one of the Nova Scotia hotels, motels, apartments or other accommodation in Nova Scotia, you can be sure that you will be treated to top notch service.

The province offers the opportunity to learn about the ethnic heritage through visits to such sites as the Glooscap Heritage Centre, the Grand-Pré National Historic Site and Hector Heritage Quay.  For insight into the working history of the area, you can visit the Cape Breton Miners' Museum and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

In terms of the local cuisine, the food is generally Canadian.  Due to its coastal location, you can expect plenty of fresh fish and seafood on the menu.  The only potentially original meal from this province is the “donair”.  It is somewhat similar to the doner kebab.  When a Greek immigrant tried to sell traditional gyros and failed, he adapted the recipe to suit local tastes and thus the “donair” was born.

The province also plays host to several events and festivals throughout the year including the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Atlantic Film Festival, Celtic Colours, Nova Scotia Gaelic Mod and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.  Before you book your hotel accommodation in Nova Scotia, you should check the local listings for your favourite shows and events.

Sightseeing in Nova Scotia

The best way to get out of your hotel room for the entire day is by touring the area.  Leave your room as early as possible each morning and explore such places as the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Ingonish, the stunning Victorian-inspired Halifax Public Gardens or the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island. 

The Fortress of Louisbourg is a famous National Historic Site well worth visiting.  The fortress has its very own themed restaurant where you can enjoy a meal made just as it was back then!  You can also experience the loud boom of the cannon, take a hike along one of the nearby trails and sign up for a bit of murder mystery at the local dinner theatre.

Peggy's Cove is another lovely place to visit and its main feature is the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Take in the ocean views and the fresh air as you explore this peaceful spot.

As far as local shopping is concerned, you should definitely visit at least one of the local farmer's markets.  They can be found in all the cities and towns and this is the best place to go for fresh produce and to meet some of the locals.  Keep an eye open for locally made crafts to take home as gifts and souvenirs too.  Each city and town also has its fair share of speciality shops that range from knit shops to sweet treats and everything in between.

If you prefer to be guided along the way, there are several tour companies located across the province.  Some offer whale watching tours, others are best for kayaking enthusiasts and there are even spooky ghost tours!  There really is something for everyone and you won't be spending much time in your hotel or bed and breakfast accommodation in Nova Scotia!