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Planning Your Nova Scotia Motorcycle Trip

Planning Your Nova Scotia Motorcycle Trip

Nova Scotia has some of the best planning sites in all of tourism, anywhere. The planners make it easy to put together a custom-made motorcycle trip of a lifetime. It all starts out with the “Doers’ and Dreamers’” guide, a 384 book filled with pictures, descriptions and maps that divides the province in to seven sections: Fundy Shore and AnnapolisRead the Rest…


Cruise Ship Stops Up in Halifax in 2015

When you think that cruise ships were almost non-existent twenty years ago having 261,216 passengers visit Halifax in 2010 is a great accomplishment. This equates to a 14.7% increase over 2009 and an abundance of revenue for Halifax businesses as well as employment. Cornerstone of the Cruise Ship Business Based on a collaborative marketing initiative by the Atlantic Canada CruiseRead the Rest…


Acadien Bus Lines

Acadien Bus Lines

One of the easiest ways to get around Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is Acadien Lines buses. For many years travel throughout Nova Scotia was hampered by inefficient sub-lines that rarely corresponded with the major carriers. This scared off bus travelers because the time and money spent did not equal the expectations of the sightseer. For example,Read the Rest…


Is Nova Scotia RV Unfriendly?

Nova Scotia RV Unfriendly

A few years back I was accosted by an awful little man who owned a campground down the road. The reason? I had allowed a friend to park his RV on my acreage while he drove around Nova Scotia in his small car. He was from the west and wanted a break from the confines of his vehicle. In additionRead the Rest…


The Silver Dart Flies Again

When the average person is asked about the accomplishments of Alexander Graham Bell he or she will probably lift up a cell phone. However in Canada he is known for his accomplishments with voice transmissin and providing the very first heavier-than-air air machine to ever fly in this country.

When the average person is asked about the accomplishments of Alexander Graham Bell he or she will probably lift up a cell phone. However in Canada he is known for his accomplishments with voice transmissin and providing the very first heavier-than-air air machine to ever fly in this country.  For over thirty years Bell spent his  summers in Baddeck, NovaRead the Rest…


TIANS Against Halifax Historic Properties Redevelopment

TIANS Against Halifax Historic Properties Redevelopment

The (Halifax) Historic Property core region is one of the most defining elements on the Halifax Waterfront. Any development that mitigates the authentic experience and preservation of this area would be very short-sighted and detrimental to tourism over the long term. – Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia It is now standard practice in big business to develop for theRead the Rest…


Travel Media Association of Canada

Travel Media Association of Canada

In 1994 some journalists from Toronto thought that the media and the tourism industry should form a professional relationship and the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) was formed. Since then the ranks swelled to over 450 members with a breakdown of 4-% media and 60% industry partners. Guided by a volunteer Board of Directors TMAC includes travel writers, authors,Read the Rest…


Kat Gurholt – The Best Photographer in Nova Scotia

Judging by the title you’d have to say I was stretching things a bit. I mean everyone thinks that they know the “best” photographer in Nova Scotia. And Sherman Hines would probably have a few things to say about my ravings.

Judging by the title you’d have to say I was stretching things a bit. I mean everyone thinks that they know the “best” photographer in Nova Scotia. And Sherman Hines would probably have a few things to say about my ravings. Sherman Hines is about the best scenic photographer in the world. For years he has honed his craft soRead the Rest…


BESTT on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)

“BESTT is an international coalition of businesses and trade associations from across the United States and Canada who share a common concern about the ramifications of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Our goal is to raise awareness of the important cultural and fiscal ties that exist across the 5,500 mile long border, and to help ensure public policies thatRead the Rest…


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…