Virtually surrounded by the sea, the ocean's salty waters pulse through Nova Scotia's historic veins. Nova Scotia's rich folklore is steeped in sea-related superstitions together with fables, myths, Scottish legends and ghost stories. Here fishermen have cast their nets for centuries and the abundance of contemporary seafood restaurants and historic lighthouses breathe life into their traditions. It includes detailed sections on topics such as wildlife, history, culture, sights and cuisine. Resident in the province David Orkin's insider knowledge provides in-depth insight into the best B & Bs, wineries, beaches, remote villages and top spots to see moose and seals while cycling and walking. Interviews with locals bring the destination to life. For everyone from the first time visitor to the most seasoned traveller, this guide delves deeper than any other guide to reveal the best of this fascinating province both on and off the beaten track.
"Comprehensively covers the "Kingdom of New Scotland.""
- Independent Traveller
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and climate, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture, Natural history and conservation
Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Tour operators, Tourist offices, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Sport and activities, Media and communications, Business, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Halifax, Dartmouth and Around Orientation, Getting there, Getting around, Halifax, Around Halifax, Dartmouth, Around Dartmouth, Bedford, The Uniacke estate
Chapter 4 South Shore Terence Bay, Lower Prospect and Prospect, Peggy's Cove, Hubbards, Aspotogan Peninsula excursion, Chester, Tancook Islands, New Ross, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Around Lunenburg, Bridgewater, Liverpool, Around Liverpool, Port Mouton, Lockeport, Shelburne, Around Shelburne, Barrington, Cape Sable Island, The Pubnicos
Chapter 5 Yarmouth, French Shore and the Annapolis Valley Yarmouth, The French Shore, Weymouth, Gilbert's Cove, Digby, Around Digby, Bear River, Annapolis Royal, Kejimkujik National Park, Granville Ferry, Victoria Beach, Delap's Cove, Parker's Cove, Bridgetown, Middleton, Kingston and Greenwood, Berwick, Kentville, Hall's Harbour, Wolfville, Grand Pre, Windsor
Chapter 6 Minas Basin and Cobequid Bay History, Brooklyn, Avondale, Summerville, Walton, Burntcoat Head, Maitland, South Maitland, Shubenacadie, Stewiacke, Truro, Great Village, Economy and area, Five Islands, Parrsboro, Greville Bay, Advocate Harbour, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Joggins, Springhill
Chapter 7 Northumberland Shore Amherst, Oxford, Pugwash, Wallace, Wentworth, Tatamagouche, Pictou, New Glasgow, Trenton, Westville and Stellarton, Arisaig Provincial Park, Antigonish, Pomquet, Aulds Cove
Chapter 8 Cape Breton Island The west coast, The Cabot Trail, The east coast, Around Bras d'Or Lake, Sydney, Excursions from Sydney, The south, Isle Madame
Chapter 9 Eastern Shore Lawrencetown, Seaforth, The Chezzetcooks, Musquodoboit Harbour, Martinique Beach, Meaghers Grant, Oyster Pond, Lake Charlotte, Clam Harbour, Tangier, Taylor Head Provincial Park, Sheet Harbour, Port Dufferin, Bay of Islands, Liscomb Mills, Sherbrook, Port Bickerton, Tor Bay, Canso, Half Island Cove, Queensport and Halfway Cove, Guysborough, Port Shoreham, Mulgrave, Sable Island
Appendix 1 Further Information
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David Orkin is a freelance travel writer who lives in Nova Scotia.