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Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore

Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore

A tidal bore is a wall of water that moves up certain low-lying rivers due to an incoming tide. Tidal bores form when an incoming tide rushes up a river, developing a steep forward slope due to resistance to the tide’s advance by the river, which is flowing in the opposite direction. Thus we have the phenomenon of the riverRead the Rest…


Birding

Birding

Did you know that birding is the number one sport in America? According to US Fish and Wildlife Service, there are currently 51.3 million birders in the United States alone, and this number continues to grow! – Audubon Society My short answer is, no I didn’t. Like almost everyone I know, I like birds. I grew fond of ducks, geeseRead the Rest…


Peggy’s Cove Celebrates 200 Years

Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is about one of the best known images of Canada outside a mounted policeman, a beaver or Lake Louise. It’s lighthouse, although not very tall, is the standard by which people think of the seacoast beacons. It’s hard to believe that the area will be 200 years old this summer. Two hundred years ago King George III issuedRead the Rest…


Nova Scotia Welcomes “Encyclopedia Titanica”

Nova Scotia Welcomes “Encyclopedia Titanica”

No other floating enterprise in the history of the world has attracted more attention than the R.M.S. “Titanic.” Although the ship only sailed for barely two weeks (from sea trials to her sinking) the attention garnered in recent times has spawned whole industries. For example, model kits of the “Titanic” out-sell any other models including cars and other modes ofRead the Rest…


Rumrunner Suite at White Point Vacation Home is a Smuggler’s Delight!

White Point Vacation Home

White Point Vacation Home is gearing up for the 2011 holiday season with the inauguration of the Rumrunner Suite, a single bedroom apartment built on a smuggler’s theme. This is because the home was built by a real, live liquor smuggler who operated out of Hunt’s Point wharf during the Prohibition era in the United States. Old Ship Architecture DefinesRead the Rest…


Liverpool Privateer Days

Liverpool Privateer Days

During the late 1700’s an act of the Imperial Parliament in England sanctioned privateering along Nova Scotia’s south shore. This was an effort to protect the local towns and villages from attacks by American ships. The new rules let the ordinary citizens to apply for a “Letter of Marque,” which allowed them to attack and capture the ‘enemy’ vessels. IfRead the Rest…


“The Ocean” – VIA’s Train from Halifax to Montreal

“The Ocean” – VIA’s Train from Halifax to Montreal

When train travel is all but extinct compared to what it was 50 years ago the Montreal-Halifax route is a real crowd-pleaser. ”The Ocean” is a passenger train that runs 6 times a week each way between Montreal and Halifax. On the Montreal-to-Halifax leg, “The Ocean” leaves Montreal in the evening and the traveler gets to see the townships alongRead the Rest…


The Unique Vista of Broad Cove

4 Deluxe House-Keeping Apartments on Nova Scotia’s Beautiful South Shore

Broad Cove is a small, scenic, seaside village on the picturesque Lighthouse Route 331, an area that has all the best Nova Scotia has to offer. It is equidistant -21 miles (35 km) – from the towns of Lunenburg, Liverpool and Bridgewater and just 1 1/2 hours from Halifax, Dartmouth and the Airport. We are just 2 Hours from theRead the Rest…


Festivals Abound in Nova Scotia in 2009

Festivals Abound in Nova Scotia in 2009

There are few places that top Nova Scotia in the summer and fall seasons. Unlike the west coast of Canada Nova Scotia has more sunny days and better beaches. But best of all, Nova Scotia has the festivals. But don’t wait for the summer to get started when there are some amazing events beginning this week. Silver Dart Centennial GoingRead the Rest…


“New 7 Wonders of Nature” Picks Alberta Instead of the Bay of Fundy

Bay of Fundy

Growing up I used to imagine what it would be like to the keeper of the Light of Alexandria. The lighthouse was built on the island of Pharos in the 3rd century B.C. , started by Ptolemy, Egypt’s first Macedonian ruler and favorite of Alexander the Great. He never lived to see it completed. For almost 1,000 years the greatRead the Rest…