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Halifax: The Best in Budget Accommodation

Halifax: The Best in Budget Accommodation

Nova Scotia is the land of watersports, puffins and seals, is the perfect place for a summer getaway far from all those tourist-heavy destinations. One of the beauties of this province is that it has a vast selection of affordable lodgings that caters for all tastes and budgets. If you’re planning on visiting Halifax this summer and need a placeRead the Rest…


Blue Forest Lane Bed & Breakfast: A Cut Above

Blue Forest Lane Bed & Breakfast

In the heart of Bedford there is an amazing property called Blue Forest Lane Bed and Breakfast that goes against the bustle of this bedroom community of greater Halifax, Nova Scotia. Proprietors Brent and Wanda-Lee Kowalczyk have taken great pains to perfect their paradise. The Rooms There are three beautifully-decorated rooms, all located on the upper level, with Queen-sized beds,Read the Rest…



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…