Best places in Nova Scotia

Discover the best places in Nova Scotia, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 3.8K places in the region.

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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Historical landmark
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Absolutely beautiful. One of the highlights of our trip. The light house and town are serene. We were there at dusk. It couldn't have been more beautiful.
4.80 (7K reviews)
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Halifax Public Gardens
Garden
Historic landscaped gardens hosting regular concerts & events, plus walking tours & flower exhibits.
4.80 (6.3K reviews)
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Shubie River Wranglers
Raft trip outfitter
πŸ‘πŸ‘ This is so much fun. I wish we had more adventures like this in Nova Scotia. Our trip was amazing. Even though the air was a little cool, the owner accommodated us and gave us a great ride. Truly a great experience. I would definitely recommend doing this πŸ’™
5.00 (414 reviews)
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park
National park
Massive park featuring sweeping mountain & ocean vistas, especially from its famed Cabot Trail.
4.80 (3.1K reviews)
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Shubie Park
Park
Forested, 16-ha. lakefront park with a beach, campground & picnic area, plus a visitor center.
4.80 (2.3K reviews)
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Victoria Park
Park
Bucolic, 1000-acre park featuring an extensive trail system, picnic areas & waterfalls.
4.80 (2.1K reviews)
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East Coast Surf School
Surf shop
5.00 (349 reviews)
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HaliMac Entertainment Halifax
Entertainer
4.90 (564 reviews)
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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
National park
National park spanning 164.5 square miles of lakes, forests & beaches steeped in Mi'kmaw heritage.
4.80 (1.3K reviews)
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Jonnys Cookhouse and Ice Cream Shop
Takeout restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Best burgers and ice cream you'll ever find. πŸ˜‹ must try!!
$$ $$
4.80 (1.3K reviews)
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Skyline Trailhead
Hiking area
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Probably the best of best trails along the Cabot trail. Stunning views. Did the loop, it was about 9km. The north side had nothing to see, while the views to the south side were breathtaking. Arrived first at the higher platform, then descending to the lower platform. At each step, you get a differe...
4.80 (1.2K reviews)
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Big Mike Pizza
Pizza restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ The pizza and garlic fingers were absolutely incredible!! Seriously, the best I’ve ever had. The amount of toppings that come on the pizza is insanely good for the price! And the garlic fingers and donair sauce…just omg!! Incredible! The lady was super sweet, so lovely to chat with, insured everythi...
$ $$$
4.90 (503 reviews)
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Salt Marsh Trail Head
Hiking area
πŸ‘πŸ‘ A picturesque trail for walkers and bikers alike. Beautiful, open waterside views give way to serene woods on a trek from Cole Harbour to Lawrenctown. See eagles, cranes, hawks and breathtaking sunsets. A welcomed gentle breeze coming off the water keeps the bugs at bay. Throw in your headphones and...
4.90 (501 reviews)
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RINSE Hot Yoga and Pilates
Yoga studio
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Simply amazing. I've been doing hot yoga for about 5 years across a few different studios, and RINSE has certainly been my favourite. The studio is beautiful, and I always leave feeling amazing.
4.90 (473 reviews)
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Humble Pie Kitchen Inc.
Pie shop
Takeaway Β· Delivery
$ $$$
4.90 (471 reviews)
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Blomidon Look-Off
Tourist attraction
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Great lookoff on the North Mountain past Canning. It has a nice parking area with outhouses and there is also a small canteen where you can buy food and ice cream. If you're on your way to Cape Split for a hike or visiting Halls Harbour, you should stop in for a look.
4.80 (1K reviews)
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Neptune Theatre
Performing arts theater
Longtime performing arts venue with 2 stages for a variety of plays & musicals, with youth classes.
4.80 (1K reviews)
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Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery
Restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Stopped in for take out breakfast Sunday and it was so great we came back for lunch Monday! It was mobbed both times, but we got food within 35 mins. Everyone was cheerful despite surely being exhausted. The breakfast sandwiches are made on the most delicious cheddar biscuits. We loved them. My dau...
$$ $$
4.80 (831 reviews)
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The Narrows Public House
Pub
πŸ‘πŸ‘ What a magical place. Walking in, you're transported to another world, going back in time to a familiar and cozy place. The decor is unreal, so beautifully curated. The menu is robust, lots to choose from. Flavours are on point and authentic. Personally I would diversify the drinks menu but the be...
$$ $$
4.90 (419 reviews)
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The Noodle Guy
Restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ The food was incredibly good. My daughter tells me it is pretty well known in the greater area. I am not surprised. I had the beef stir fry which was superb. I have had stir fry in lots of places, but never this good. I also had the blueberry crabapple cider which was also very good. My wife h...
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4.80 (766 reviews)
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