Category Archives: Nova Scotia as a Tourist Destination

Nova Scotia, Canada’s Oceanfront Playground, has all the ingredients for a successful tourist spot.

Annapolis Royal and Port Royal

Once we had moved to Nova Scotia, Annapolis Royal (which sits on the Annapolis River) became for Ian and I our replacement for Brockville (which sits on the St. Lawrence River).  We first became acquainted with Annapolis Royal while still living in Brockville as it was the closest actual town to the commercial property we were interested in purchasing.  I was surprised when it was referred to as the “historic Annapolis Royal”.  What made it “historic”? In the beginning, we didn’t delve much into its history. We…

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Traveling by Sea to and From Nova Scotia (on a Ferry!)

Our first whirlwind visit to Nova Scotia (during which we made an offer on the Dee Wee store and were shown a variety of houses for sale) ended with a ride on the Princess of Acadia. The Princess of Acadia is a ferry operated by Bay Ferries that connects Digby, Nova Scotia, to Saint John, New Brunswick. (Bay Ferries operates a second ferry line that runs between Caribou, Nova Scotia, and Wood Islands, PEI.)  Riding on the Princess instead of driving cuts off a long…

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