Ever since Nova Scotia’s epic snowfall a couple weeks ago the weather has been pretty incredible! Mild and sunny, it feels like these could be the first few days of spring. Undoubtedly there will be many more blizzards and -20 forecasts left for March of 2017, but we’re starting to get excited about the warm weather ahead.
For those of you who have already started planning your spring travel adventures, take a look at the destinations below and make sure you road trip out to a couple of the awesome spots we listed.
Halifax Comedy Festival
Start your spring in the city at the Halifax Comedy Festival, held from April 26th to the 29th at over 14 stages across the HRM. More than 30 comedians from all over Canada will come to Halifax for a weekend full of laughs on the 22nd year of this awesome Atlantic comedy festival. For more information and tickets click here.
Nova Scotia’s Golf Trail
Golf your way through Cape Breton at one of the many world-class courses spread throughout the region. Try all eighteen holes at the Cabot Links, or stay overnight for a luxurious retreat at Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa. Take a week and road trip through the area this spring to try some challenging courses and take in some incredible views!
The Annapolis Valley
One of the most beautiful places in Nova Scotia to see in the springtime, drive down to the Annapolis Valley and explore the region’s breathtaking scenery. Take a wine tasting tour at Luckett Vineyards, or enjoy the Apple Blossom Festival on May 27th!
South Shore Cycling Tour
For a more active road trip, drive down to the South Shore and embark on a massive bike trip along the coastline. Join Pedal & Sea adventures as they take clients along a six-day cycling tour through the beautiful landscapes of Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Liverpool, Shelburne and more!
Drive the Lighthouse Route
To see the same scenery with no physical exertion required, embark on a drive along Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore, and take in more than 20 lighthouses that line the coast throughout this gorgeous twelve-day journey between Halifax and Yarmouth. Stop in the historical town of Lunenburg for a couple days, and explore the history of this UNESCO world heritage site. Take in the beautiful churches in Chester, and the Tancook Islands near Mahone Bay. The Lighthouse Route is the perfect road trip for anyone looking to take in all the coastal beauty Nova Scotia is known for.
Mabou Spring Concert
Take any excuse you can to visit the picturesque town of Mabou, especially during their annual Spring Concert, which will be taking place this year on May 21st and will feature traditional performances from a wide variety of talented musicians, dancers and singers.
Bore Rafting in the Shubenacadie
For a more extreme way to get your spring started, drive out to Hants County during the beginning of May and embark on a Tidal Bore Rafting tour along the Shubenacadie River. Stay overnight at the Rafters Ridge Cottages, and enjoy the region’s gorgeous scenery in between rafting trips.
Whale watching at Brier Island
Not only is this Bay of Fundy Island a beautiful place to explore, but there are many whale watching tours leaving the region during the summer and fall months which give visitors the chance to see a huge variety of spectacular marine wildlife. Hike the beaches of this Nova Scotian island or boat along the shore for an awesome local travel experience.
Hike or camp through Blomidon Provincial Park
As the weather starts to get warm, adventurers start looking for camping and hiking opportunities all over Nova Scotia. Take a road trip out to Blomidon Provincial Park on the shores of the Minas Basin, and spend a couple nights camping and exploring this unique landscape.
Shelburne County Lobster Fest
End your spring road trip by visiting Shelburne from June 1st to June 4th and experience some of the most delicious seafood available in North America. Their annual County Lobster Fest is just one possible spot in Nova Scotia to celebrate your undying love for seafood – adventure all across the province this spring to places like the Eel Lake Oyster Farm and Ye Olde Argyler Lodge to enjoy a diverse variety of lobster, mussels and fish.