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Nova Scotia's ecotourism lodges, resorts and outdoor adventure vacations..

Nova Scotia, where the scenic beauty, rich heritage and vibrant culture offer you a truly unique vacation experience. Complementing our spectacular scenery, unspoiled nature and living history, we offer spectacular fishing for trout and salmon. Welcome to our scenic shores.

Come and explore our breathtaking shores - from towering cliffs and long peaceful beaches to picturesque bays and charming villages. Visit Cape Breton's sparkling inland sea Bras d'Or for a few hours or a few days. Complementing our spectacular scenery, unspoiled nature and living history, we offer a full range of outdoor activities and amenities that both inspire and delight - from delicious seafood dining and kayaking to hiking, whale watching and golfing.

View of the beach and deck area on Halls Lake Discover a seacoast destination like no other. Nova Scotia is encircled by ten scenic travelways that lead you around the provinces. Come and explore our breathtaking shores - from towering cliffs and long peaceful beaches to picturesque bays and charming villages.


Nova Scotia also offers you the best living history in Canada as we
celebrate our music and culture at 800 + festivals and events.

Lodges included in this section are:

 

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Mariner Cruises Whale & Seabird ToursTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism & Accommodations

Whale watching and sea bird tours of the Bay of Fundy from Westport, Brier Island, the 'Whale Watching Capital of Nova Scotia'.  Group or corporate discounts available; tours offered from early June to late October every year. Join Penny and Roy Graham for an adventure of a lifetime aboard 'The Chad and Sisters Two'.  All cruises are narrated by local naturalists, who are well-versed in the dozens of mammals and bird species that visit this important ecological region.

Enquiry about our new 'Big Savings for Two' travel adventure package. The package for two adults includes all taxes, one night's accommodation at the Bay of Fundy Inn (on Brier Island), continental breakfast and a whale watching tour (for two) from Marnier Cruises.

Location and Access: West Port, Brier Island, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Inn
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Tours June to October - Accomodation Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Whale & Seabird Tours
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Lunenburg Whale Watching ToursTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism & Whale Watching

Join Capt. Walter Flower Jr. for a whale watching adventure and harbour tour aboard the 45 foot, Eastern Points. Explore the historic port of Lunenburg (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the unusual sea caves of Ovens Natural Park, see numerous species of shore birds and marine life and above all, observe a variety of whale species including Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales and others. Bring your camera there are dozens of photo opportunities.

Tours offered four times a day (May through October each year), from the historic waterfront at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Book early for best availability especially during the peak summer months. See our website for all the details, including our booking form and a list of what you could see on a Lunenburg Whale Watching Tour of Southern Nova Scotia.

Location and Access: Lunenburg , Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Nearby
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Tours June to October
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Sealife Viewing
Whale & Seabird Tours
English

Vacation by the SeaTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism & Photography

Choose a vacation rental from one of three locations in the province. It's a convenient way to plan your Nova Scotia vacation. Private home rentals on the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast, including Admiralty House, on the waterfront in the historic town of Lunenburg. For additional information on each rental, including booking procedures and reservation form, and a list of things to see and do during your visit, click on the link above.

Location and Access: Walton, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Nearby
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Photographys
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Light House Motel Light House Motel

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Nature, Photography

The Lighthouse Motel is only minutes for the town of Bridgewater and the historic towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (a UNESCO world heritage site). Stay for a night, a week or more and see all that southern Nova Scotia and the famous Lighthouse Route has to offer - close to sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, museums, world class restaurants, hiking trails and more. Open from May thru October each year, our established motel is on the LaHave River - 14 rooms available, including three waterfront rentals.

Guests of the motel have access to picnic tables overlooking the river, floating docks, a boat launch, a private beach and children's playground. The spacious and picturesque location is ideal for wedding parties, family reunions and other special occasions. Book now for best availability.

Location and Acccess: Pleasantville, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Motel
Water Front Rental Available
Store - Nearby
Open May-Oct
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - Yes
Beach - Yes,
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Geocaching at Stonehame Tidal Bore

Activities: Geocaching


Stonehame Lodge and Chalets would like to introduce your family and business colleagues to one of the fastest growing recreational activities in North America. Geocaching is fun, team oriented and educational. Come find treasure on Fitzpatrick Mountain, Pictou County or discover the dozens of other caches in and around Central Nova Scotia. Combine your searching with a stay at Stonehame and you have a great vacation activity the whole family will enjoy!

Stonehame also offers customized geocaching events for family reunions, weddings, corporate team building activities or other special functions. The staff at Stonehame offer GPS instruction and rentals and helpful advice on local geocaching locations. Visit our new website to learn more about Geocaching at Stonehame

 

Location and Access: Scotsburn, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Inn
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Contact for reservations
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Geochaching
English

Great Earth ExpeditionsTidal Bore

Activities: Ecotourism

Great Earth Expeditions has catalogued some of the best hiking and walking trails in Nova Scotia. Choose from one of seven popular tours or consider a custom tour for your next group or corporate function. Each tour includes a
souvenir t-shirt, lunch, drinks and transportation to and from your motel or cottage.

Planning to be in Halifax on a business trip or family outing? Ask about our 'Glimpse Back in Time' tour of McNabs Island. This half day guided adventure to the mouth of Halifax Harbour is as informative as it is exciting. The
island has a vast history that includes ghosts, treasure and sea serpents. Call Ryan for more information or book your tour online.

Location and Access: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bird Watching
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Tours May to October
Children - Yes
Sea Kayaking
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Seabird Tours
English

Rossignal Surf ShopTidal Bore

Activities: Accommodations & Ecotourism

Surfing Tours, guided sea kayaking tours, kayak, wetsuit and surfboards sales and rentals, surfing apparel and more, Rossignol Surf Shop has everything you need to conquer those big waves this summer. And the staff at Rossignol are experienced in every aspect of the sport. They can offer helpful advice and information on surfboard purchases, surfing accessories and local surfing destinations.

Rossignol's popular Learn to Surf Clinics are held from mid-May until October every year.  Advanced bookings are recommended. Just fill out the form on our 'surfing' page. The Surf Shop is now located at White Point Beach Resort, Hunts Point, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Join us for a summer (and fall) of fun and surfing in South Western Nova Scotia!

Location and Access: Port Joli, Nova Scotia
Ecotourism & Adventure
Dining Room -No
Store - No
May to November
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Wildlife Viewing
Kayaking & Surfing - Rentals & Instruction
English

Bayside Farm & CottagesTidal Bore

Activities: Accommodations & Ecotourism

Choose our historic century farmhouse and cottage destination for your next family vacation or reunion, wedding or weekend getaway. Very private and only feet from the shores of St. Mary's Bay, each of our vacation homes provides the perfect setting for a relaxing, oceanfront holiday.

Bayside Farm & Cottages is only minutes from the Digby Ferry, the village of Weymouth and the towns of Digby and Annapolis Royal. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy fishing or kayaking in the bay, whale watching at nearby Long and Brier Islands or walking the miles of rugged coastline.

Location and Access: Digby & Weymouth, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottages
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - Yes
Whale Watching
Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing
English

Martin's Sissiboo HideawayTidal Bore

Activities: Luxury Accommodations & Ecotourism

Our beautifully crafted, waterfront cabin is the perfect getaway. High on the bank of the Sissiboo River, Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway offers everything you expect from a luxury vacation rental. Enjoy the open pit barbecue with family and friends, the serenity of an early morning paddle on the river or the complete relaxation found in a good book in front the beach-stone fireplace - it's all here for the taking! 

Open 12 months of the year our post and beam cottage is just a short drive from the Digby Ferry and about a two and half hour drive from Halifax. Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway, is surrounded by pristine woods, walking trails and lush hardwood growths. It is a great vacation destination and a convenient home base for the active outdoor enthusiast. Reservations are recommended. Book now for best availability.

Location and Access: Digby & Weymouth, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottage
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Hiking/Wildlife Viewing
Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing
English

Tidal Bore Rafting Park & CottagesTidal Bore

Activities: Rafting, Hiking, Group Functions

Join us for a unique rafting adventure on the Shubenacadie River in Central Nova Scotia. We offer the thrill of a lifetime, for your next family reunion, school outing, business meeting, retreat or corporate event. And new for 2008, three Russian red pine, log chalets especially designed and constructed to make your group travel planning as simple as possible. One chalet is a five bedroom unit that offers the privacy and convenience your group should expect from a premier outdoor adventure facility.

Combine these cozy chalets with the hillside cottages and new restaurant overlooking the river; the expanded meeting facilities and new Russian sauna; and the miles of hiking trails at the rafting park, and you have a guaranteed recipe for success!

Call, e-mail us or visit our website today for tide times and more information about the meeting and small group planning facilities at Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages.

Location and Access: Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia, 23 miles from Truro, NS
Accommodation: Cottages
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Hiking Trails
Meeting Facilities
English

Irwin Lake Chalets

Activities: Nature, Family, Photography

Welcome to Irwin Lake Chalets where peace and serenity await you. Escape to your own cozy log chalet, nestled in a tranquil hardwood stand on a private lake. For total seclusion just five minutes from the Trans Canada highway and eight minutes from downtown Truro, Nova Scotia, Irwin Lake Chalets is your home away from home! Lying in the heart of Nova Scotia we offer a high quality retreat surrounded by 500 acres of demonstration forest and trails that allow visitors to enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. A private, 500 acre world of your own with abundant wildlife and no motorized watercraft on Lake.

Acommodation: One and two bedroom log chalets, each with a covered deck, is furnished with country decor, a fully equipped kitchen, full bath, and a wood stove.

Take a leisurely stroll on one of our many roads and trails. In the summer, bring your bucket for berry picking along the way and your fishing pole to catch supper in the stocked pond, complete with covered bridge. Drive 3 minutes to the Bay of Fundy to see the famed Tidal Bore or go river rafting. Eight minutes to Truro with malls, museums, Victoria Park and the International Tulip Festival.

Location and Access: Irwin Lake, Nova Scotia, 8 miles from Truro
Accommodation: Chalets
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes
English

Balmoral Farm Vacation

Activities: Hiking, Nature, Photography, Romantic, Hiking, Cycling

You dreamed of the perfect Nova Scotia vacation. Balmoral Farm Vacation is 250 acres of peaceful, pastoral Nova Scotia, countryside. It is exclusively yours to enjoy, with no host on site and no other guests. It's ideal for a private Nova Scotia vacation, intimate honeymoon, anniversary or ecotourism adventure. One of the nicest farm homes in Nova Scotia, as attractive as it is comfortable and it's fully equipped. Feel safe and secure on higher ground inland, but we're just minutes from the beautiful Northumberland beach area. The ideal central location for short day trips exploring Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. But you won't want to leave the farm!

The beautiful house is the centerpiece of your experience: The house is among the nicest farm homes in Nova Scotia. It is bright and cheery throughout, fully equipped and furnished with everything you need for your comfort and enjoyment. It is surrounded by green lawns, mature trees and flower beds with a babbling brook within 30 feet. It overlooks green pastures rising to spectacular sunsets. It's located on a sleepy country road at Balmoral, off the Sunrise Trail at Brule. Nearby, Rushton's Beach Provincial Park offers sandy beaches and the warmest sea water in Eastern Canada. Start your adventure on site or nearby and enjoy the excellent opportunities for hiking, cycling, nature and wildlife viewing, bird watching, sea kayaking, sailing, seal watching and more as you tour the area.

Our location is perfect for exploring throughout Nova Scotia and Cape Breton and into neighbouring provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. We are 30 miles from the PEI ferry; 60 to the PEI bridge; 40 to New Brusnwick, 65 to Halifax, and two hours to Cape Breton. Return from anywhere at the end of the day for relaxing evening barbeque, camp fire and beautiful sunset.

Location and Access: Balmoral, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Vacation House
Dining Room -Yes
Store - Nearby
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Nearby
English

Sandy Lane Vacation Cottages

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Birding, Nature, Photography

Welcome. At Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals, we offer distinctive holiday homes and vacation rentals along Nova Scotia’s famous Lighthouse Route. Our vacation rentals are privately owned and range from ocean front cottages to stately homes in the center of Shelburne’s historic waterfront. Nova Scotia’s South Shore is known for its spectacular beaches, delicious seafood, friendly folk and lively festivals. So, whether it’s adventure travel or a peaceful holiday at a seaside getaway, Sandy Lane can help you find the perfect Nova Scotia cottage.

Discover Shelburne County and find the perfect spot for a family vacation. From bird watching to beach combing; hiking to biking; sailing to kayaking; there are always things to do, Nova Scotia festivals to attend, Nova Scotia events to see. Spend an afternoon soaking up the sun on one of our many deserted white sandy beaches. Take in a round of golf. Learn to kayak in our sheltered bays and coastal inlets. Watch as bald eagles glide gracefully overhead. Discover the rich heritage of our maritime history - twelve Lighthouses dot the shoreline.

Location and Access: Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Accommodation: Cottages & Homes
Self Serve Cottages
Store - Nearby
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes, Nearby
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