Nova Scotia: Discover the hidden gems

Known as the most picturesque province of Canada, Nova Scotia surely does not disappoint, from its stunning coastlines, landmarks and vibrant culture. While some landmarks such as Peggy’s Cove and the Cabot Trail often steal the spotlight, the maritime province is dotted with lesser-known treasures waiting to be discovered by you! Here are a few hidden gems to definitely check out this summer:

Sable island

For the truly intrepid, Sable Island is a remote sandbar located about 300 KM southeast of Halifax. It is known for its shipwrecks, wild horses and a colony of grey seals that occupy the sandbar. The isolated island is a protected National Park Reserve. As the park has limited access, you typically require a special tour but it’s all worth the effort as you are rewarded with a unique landscape and a sense of untouched wilderness. The island’s shifting sands and biodiversity make it the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventurers.

Black Hole Falls

Located in Canning, Nova Scotia – be prepared to be amazed by the view of the horizon. The Black Hole Falls is a picturesque waterfall that feeds into the Bay of Fundy. This is a hidden gem for hike enthusiasts. Considered a moderate hiking trail, adventure into this 1.5km trail to discover not only the falls but something a little bit more precious.

100 Wild islands

Are you an adventurer looking for the most unique places in NS? I think we’ve found the perfect place for you. Unknown to many, the 100 Wild Islands is one of the most valuable islands you’ve never heard of. The 282 islands are located between Clam Harbour and Mushaboom. The islands are composed of 2,800 hectares of coastal wilderness, essentially a little Caribbean vista right in Nova Scotia.

The islands provide the best of both worlds from crystal clear white sand beaches to bogs and wetlands. Grab your swimming goggles and submerge yourself in this new discovery.

Cape Chignecto Park

This circular 51 km trail is not for the faint-hearted as it takes up to 4 days to complete! But those who have access to a vehicle can cut this 4-day hike short by 12 km to enjoy the spectacular views this trail has to offer of the Bay of Fundy. Cape Chignecto trail leads hikers to the top of towering cliffs and dramatic rock formations, overlooking red sandy beaches.

If you are a fan of camping, this may be your next adventure for this summer!