This picturesque province will have you spellbound with its never-ending shorelines, magical lighthouses, and peaceful national parks.
Turn your dream of exploring Canada’s east coast into a reality with our Nova Scotia tours and holidays. Full of coastal towns with plenty of whale-watching spots to get lost in, infinite seafood to fill up on, and over one hundred historic lighthouses to marvel at, this maritime destination offers outdoor adventure and extraordinary scenery for a trip you’ll never forget. Whether you want to immerse yourself in this province’s natural beauty, explore colourful fishing villages or treat your tastebuds to the sugary alcohol this region is known for, a journey through Nova Scotia is guaranteed to be one of your favourites.
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
There are plenty of ways to get to Nova Scotia including driving along the Trans-Canadian Highway and connecting with the Nova Scotia Highway 104, flying into Halifax Stanfield National Airport from various destinations within Canada, and catching public transport including ferry, bus, and train services.
Getting around Nova Scotia is super easy if you're travelling with a car or able to rent one from the airport once you've landed. However, without a car, getting to and from different places in Nova Scotia becomes more difficult with no clear public transportation system that will take you to the popular/tourist locations. There are bus and shuttle companies that operate day tours from places such as Halifax to Lunenburg, as well as public transport systems within the larger cities themselves that are reliable and efficient.
Nova Scotia has something to offer in every season but the most popular time to travel to this maritime province is in summer when events and festivals are frequent and the weather's warm enough to lay out on its beaches. The shoulder seasons of autumn and spring are also a great time to visit the region with fewer crowds, more availability, and lower accommodation prices than in the height of summer. Some of the best things to do during these seasons are hiking and surfing.
What to pack for a trip to Nova Scotia is largely like packing for any other destination but it does depend on what time of the year you're travelling in. Temperatures rarely get that high in summer so packing dresses, t-shirts, and shorts will do the trick. If you're travelling in winter make sure you rug up with waterproof jackets, coats, lots of layers, and thick socks. Regardless of the season you're travelling in, you should always pack sunscreen, a reusable drink bottle, a backpack or day bag, and a camera.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.