Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces alongside Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. It is an incredibly beautiful destination and is perfect for anyone interested in culture, gastronomy, adventure travel and of course the great outdoors. About the size of Scotland, and home to only a million people, Nova Scotia features spectacular coastal and inland driving routes. And unlike much of Canada, road distances are relatively short and you will find that the landscapes and cultures change dramatically from one town to the next.
On this holiday to Canada, spend 3 nights in Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. It’s a wonderful place full of history, heritage, culture and a great food scene. With a population similar to that of Edinburgh, Halifax has the feel of world-class cosmopolitan centre, with fantastic museums, galleries, shopping and nightlife (with more pubs per head than in any other Canadian city). Halifax has the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney Australia, but the city itself is small enough to have a fantastically relaxed pace and visitors will find the whole place very walkable. Take time to visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a stunning, huge star-shaped 19th Century fort that overlooks the city.
Your next stop is Toronto where you will spend 4 nights. The city has an aesthetically pleasing mix of high-rise buildings (chief among them is the incredible 553-foot-tall CN Tower. The 7th tallest free-standing building in the world) and bay-and-gable houses, which are mainly found in Old Toronto. Beautiful Victorian and Edwardian houses can be found in neighborhoods like Rosedale, Cabbagetown, the Annex and Yorkville. It’s an international hub for business, finance, arts and culture. The city is home to more than fifty ballet and dance companies, as well as six opera companies. Each summer, The Canadian Stage Company presents an outdoor Shakespeare production in High Park. Toronto is ranked as the third largest production centre for film and television, after only L.A. and New York and its International Film Festival is a major draw for hot shot film producers and cultured cinema-goers alike.
Halifax - From small ceilidhs to huge concerts, there is always something happening here. Experience the best live music and entertainment in the Maritimes. There are concerts, theatre, festivals and nightlife sure to entertain families, couples and singles.
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Toronto has emerged as a major style destination. You will find luxury items, unique vintage, home décor and high fashion all over the city. Be sure to visit the iconic shopping hub – The Eaton Centre which is located downtown on Yonge Street. Here is where you will find over 230 retailers, restaurants and services.