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Cat Ferry Nipped at Yarmouth

Cat Ferry Nipped at Yarmouth

Since 1998 the town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia has welcomed the arrival of a ship with two hulls that runs on jet engines. An unusually fast ship the Cat Ferry cut in half the two-day trip from Bar Harbor, Maine to the southwest Nova Scotia town. This brought American tourists to Nova Scotia complete with cars, recreational vehicles or tour buses. TheRead the Rest…


Yarmouth’s Ferry Tale

Yarmouth’s Ferry Tale

The decision this month by Nova Scotia’s government to end its subsidizing of the fast-ferry service from Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia has left many tourism operators scrambling to reorganize their businesses. For years a key tourism link between Atlantic Canada and New England has been the ferry. The “Scotia Prince” a  car-carrying cruise ship, was the mainstay ofRead the Rest…


5 Reasons Why Atlantic Canada Needs the Ferry Service

Atlantic Canada Needs the Ferry Service

The new NDP government has been saddled with many problems in its first few months in power: labour disputes, budget deficits and even traveling expenses. However, as troubling as these items are now nothing will come back to bite Nova Scotia and the other Atlantic problems like the termination of a ferry service between the U.S. and Nova Scotia. ForRead the Rest…


Hiking Tours in Nova Scotia

Hiking Tours in Nova Scotia

Here is a guest blog by popular travel blogger Rob Barham If you want to hike in Nova Scotia, whether you are an experienced hiker or not, you can easily take a tour which starts and ends in Halifax, the capital of this ocean influenced Canadian province. Although the hike is primary, tours also include experiences that will give youRead the Rest…


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…