Nova Scotia Journals

Nova Scotia in July

A July 2007 trip to Nova Scotia by Norman

Peggys Cove Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia More Photos
Quote: I traveled to Nova Scotia, Canada as a volunteer with Earthwatch. There I participated in field research and visited some of the area‘s sights.

Nova Scotia in July

Overview

Sailing by the Lighthouse Photo, Nova Scotia, Canada
Quote:
I visited Nova Scotia, Canada in July when the temperatures were lows around 60°F and highs in the middle 70s. I was on the east coast where there was daily fog. The roads are well-marked with many information signs. Drivers were quite courteous and the roads were not crowded. You can visit the Bay of Fundy on the west coast and experience the highest tides in the world. I visited Halifax, Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg; and participated in a Conservation Research Initiative through Earthwatch, www.earthwatch.org. The project was ‘Mammals of Nova Scotia’ a study of a forest environment.Halifax airport is about 20 miles from downtown Halifax. There ...Read More
Quote:
I enjoyed my one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. The staff were friendly and helpful, and my room was comfortable with more than the necessary amenities. It had a microwave, refrigerator, and Internet access. The hotel had a ‘Pantry’ that sold some snacks and drinks, including microwavable products. The bar and restaurant is part of the lobby. It had a wide variety of items on the menu and good food. The most important perk is the complimentary airport shuttle service which picked me up within seven minutes of my call from the airport.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2007

Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport
200 Pratt & Whitney Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia B2T O2A
(902) 873-1400

Peggy's Cove

Attraction

Peggy's Cove Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Quote:
Peggy’s Cove is a small quaint village about a half hour’s drive from Halifax. There you will see a small fishing village with rocky shores and a lighthouse. You can walk to a small cove where lobster and fishing boats dock.There is a large gift shop and restaurant. The Swissair Flight 111 Memorial is about 1/2 mile northwest of Peggy’s Cove on the main road. I visited early in the day, around 9am, and saw more fog than scenery. It did clear a bit later. The drive to the area and it’s unique beauty make this a worthwhile destination. For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggys_Cove,_Nova_Scotia...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2007

Peggy's Cove
(45 minutes down the Halifax shoreline)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Old Town Lunenburg

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Lunenburg"

Old Town Lunenburg Photo, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Quote:
Lunenburg is a small fishing town 57 mile southeast of Halifax. Upon visiting, you will find a full day of activities all within walking distance of the main dock. Old Town Lunenburg, founded in 1753, is an outstanding example of British colonial settlement in North America, in terms both of its conception as a model Town plan and its remarkable level of conservation. The Town's cultural evolution based on shipbuilding and the fishing industry can be seen in the buildings and spaces that exist throughout the Town. (Lunenburg’s Heritage www.town.lunenburg.ns.ca/view.php?history-heritage) Lunenburg is designated as a Nat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 31, 2007

Old Town Lunenburg

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Attraction | "Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Sit"

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Photo,
Quote:
Kejimkujik (the locals call it Ketchy) features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for canoeing. The lush woodlands and gently rolling landscapes are home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors will find historic canoe routes, portages, and many beautiful hiking trails in the park (from website). There are plentiful locations within the park for canoeing (boat and bike rentals available) and relaxing hikes. You will find places to picnic with restroom facilities throughout the park.While visiting the park you can learn about the native Mi'kmaq (Mee-mack) who hunted, fished, and lived in the area.The were a few ranger talks available on a variety of natural and cultural subjects.For mo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2007

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Box 236
Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia B0T 1B0
(902) 682-2772