Day Trips

Day trips is our section to show you places in Nova Scotia that make great trip either for the day or extended vacations.

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Cape d'Or

cape dor

Cape D'or is located just outside Advocate Harbour on route 209 which takes you from Parrsboro to River Hebert. Cape D'or is on a high rocky coast over looking the point where The Bay of Fundy and the Minas Basin meet. MORE

Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal is a small town located in the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia.  With nearby Port Royal being the first permanent settlement in North America, north of St. Augustine Florida, established in 1605, the area is steeped in history. MORE

Five Islands Provincial Park

Five Islands

Five Islands Provincial park is located on Route 2, approximately 32 km (20 mi) east of Parrsboro and 57 km (35 mi) west of Truro along the Glooscap Trail. Highway 2 can be accessed via highway 104 in Glenholme, Springhill and Amherst. MORE


Fort Anne Grave Yard Tour

Grave Yard Tour

What better way to spend a summer evening than walking through a graveyard by lantern light and learning about it's residents. If you drop by the Fort Anne National Historic Site at around 9:30pm, Alan Melanson will ensure the tour is a memorable evening. MORE

Middle Head Trail Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Canada's east coast offers up some of the most rocky, yet beautiful seaside views, and the Cape Breton Highlands has plenty to offer. One such area is Middle Head a coastal peninsula that was settled by Alexander Graham Bell's, good friend Henry Corson. MORE

Memory Lane Heritage Village

Memory Lane Heritage Village

The village is a peek back to life in the ’40s, though many of the artifacts will be recognized by those who grew up in the ’60s and are a baby boomer’s delight. The entrance to the village is through the front doors of Hosking’s General Store. Looking around, I was suddenly transported back in time to visiting the store in my grandmother’s community. There’s an old pop cooler where glass bottles chill in water and the wooden shelves that line the walls are filled with cans of kitchen goods, such Domestic Shortening and Christie’s Butter Wafers. MORE



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