Nova Scotia Adventure Guide
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
This guide zeroes in primarily on Canada's Nova Scotia province, the sights, the activities, where to stay and much more. This is based on our much larger guide to all the Atlantic Provinces. Hiking, trout and salmon fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, cycling, kayaking, exploring, puffin spotting - discover all these adventures and more in a world of pristine waters, rugged slopes, breathtaking seascapes, sophisticated cities, historic towns and remote wilderness areas. The book also offers details on the local wildlife, including moose, caribou, bears, seals and whales. Complete restaurant and hotel information. Photos and maps.
"... an excellent guide for sightseers and adventurers. [The authors] leave no physical or cultural stone unturned. Highly recommended." -- Passport Newsletter
"In planning a trip to Nova Scotia (somewhere I have never been) I used this book extensively. We enjoy hiking, kayaking and general sight-seeing. This book not only provided information on outdoor activities but also on lodging, dining and driving as well as the history of the areas in Nova Scotia. It provides a wealth of information and made our stay much more enjoyable than if we just went there not knowing anything. We brought it along and it was a very important reference for us as we toured the province. I highly recommend it. After reading several travel books, this was the best one and the only one we took on our trip." -- DM Dugan.
"This book is excellent. What I particularly liked was that it mentioned small walks that can be taken in the areas that we visited, as well as archeological sites and wildlife viewing areas, all in my areas of interest." -- Sheila Ferrari.
"We love eastern Canada and have traveled there many times. There are parts described in this books that we have not seen and would love to see. " -- R. Satelmajer
"Barbara and Stillman Rogers have created a guide to Atlantic Canada that is comprehensive and critical, yet never diminishes the charm of this too little explored area of Canada. This "adventure" guide is for both the novice and experienced traveller. Very practical -- including tips on how not to get stuck on a muddy road. If the Rogers haven't found every nook and cranny in Atlantic Canada, then there isn't one worth seeing. I wouldn't leave home for Atlantic Guide without this book tucked into my backpack." -- Anne Carol Burgess
"The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador offer a wide variety of geography, topography, natural wonders, and recreational resources. This is an ideal regional planning and travel guide for everything from bird watching, fossil hunting and hiking, to boating, skiing, horseback riding, and climbing, to cozy dining, comfortable accommodations, and much, much more. Whether its a day trip, a weekend away, or an extended vacation, this has all the information to create and enjoy superb experiences and life-long memories." -- Midwest Book Review
"... a very thorough guide.... This is definitely the book to take with you to Atlantic Canada." -- Travelwriter Marketletter
"Jam-packed with useful information, the hefty volume (620 pages) has an easy-to-follow format with plenty of practical travel tips. Included are recommendations on where to stay and eat, plus detailed background on what to do and see, where and when. Whether you're looking for a cultural and eco-travel experience, wildlife-watching, fishing and camping sites, or merely a restful respite from a humdrum workaday world, the Rogers can guide you to a rewarding outdoors getaway." -- Frequent Flyer Magazine
"Although the 1st edition of this book was terrific, the 2nd edition is even better. We've used it to plan several trips, and the authors' write-ups have steered us in the right direction each time. Well organized, with a comprehensive index, and coverage is detailed and well written. We highly recommend it!" -- Amazon customers
They are responsible for 300 miles of trails, including the Corridor Trail, and have a clubhouse at Collingwood. For the territory north and east of TransCanada-104, contact Fundy Trail Snowmobile and Recreation Club, 902/662-3898, snow phone 902/662-3290, which has their clubhouse at Folly Lake and maintains 60 miles of trails. Also check with Sutherland's Lake Snowmobile Association, 902/668-2301, snow phone 902/895-3982, and the North Shore Snowmobile Club, 902/860-1484, which has 65 miles of trails and a clubhouse at West New Annan.
The story of the fisheries is told here not only in artifacts, but by two floating vessels and essential parts of two others. The salt-bank schooner Theresa E. Connor and the trawler Cape Sable are tied up at the wharf, ready for visitors to board and inspect. Nearby, at the end of the wharf, the wheelhouse and Captain's cabin of the side trawler Cape North, and the Royal Wave, a Digby scallop dragger, add to the picture of the fisherman's life at sea. There are three floors of exhibits on the sea, the fisheries and the people who made them, including the story of the Bluenose, Canada's legendary fishing schooner, which won all the races and has become a symbol of the grit of the people here.
The resort is open from May to the end of October. RR#2, West Bay, NS B0E 3K0, 800/565-1774 or 902/345-2649, www. dundeeresort. com. ($$$$) D'Escousse Bed & Breakfast is a cozy little B&B in a 19th-century home with wonderful gingerbread embellishment. If this were Prince Edward Island you'd look for Anne of Green Gables. PO Box 510, D'Escousse, Isle Madame, NS B0E 1K0, 902/226-2936. ($) L'Auberge Acadienne on Isle Madame is a handsome 17-room inn with large guest rooms, centrally located for enjoying this French island.
They are open year-round. Harbor & Bay Tours Wedgeport Tusket Island Cruise is at the Sport Tuna Fishing Museum on Rte. 334 in Wedgeport, 800/566-TUNA (8862) or 902/663-4345, fax 902/663-4448, cyrille@istar. ca. Wedgeport, founded by returning Acadians in 1767, is the point of departure of these tours that sail around and visit some of the 365 islands that lie offshore. Long used by the Micmac Indians, the fishing continues with many fishermen's shacks on the rocky shores. June and July are the best times for viewing the thousands of migrating birds that pass through this area.
Pick up goodies to eat at the town bakery or have a meal at any of the three restaurants located in the restoration (which feature authentic period foods). Buy reproductions of antique handicrafts or talk to a costumed guard about the British threat. Art & Crafts On the Port Hawkesbury waterfront, The Creamery houses the new Artisans Co-op. It sells works of art and other products handmade in Cape Breton. During July there is a quilt market at The Creamery. The Island Forge, Larry Keating, RR#1, Port Royal, NS B0E 3J0, 902/226-9364, operates a smithy and has handmade ironware for sale, including fireplace tools, ornate utensil sets, shelf brackets, coat hangers, lamps and custom wrought iron railings.