It was our very first B&B experience and we just fell in love with this place!  What a lovely place you have here ! Loved the rooms, loved the dog, and loved your hospitality!! Thank you for everything.  You made our day one of our trip to NS memorable.
~ Tera & Grace, Ontario

Sandstone cliffs at low tide

Burntcoat Head. Photo credit Scott Munn.

No matter where you travel in the province, the ocean is never more than 35 kilometers away. The coastline is more than 7,400 kilometers long, punctuated by idyllic harbors and inlets, sandy beaches and glacier-shorn cliffs.

Climate: Nova Scotia is a very temperate province with four distinct seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Summers tend to be warm (20°C to 30°C), and temperatures tend to cool off in October. There is usually snow by December. January and February are the coldest months (-15°C to 0°C) while temperatures begin to rise by late March.

Travel Information

Nova Scotia is located in Canada, on the upper east coast of North America, lying between the provinces of New Brunswick (in the west) and Newfoundland (in the northeast). [View Nova Scotia Locator Map]

How do I get there ?

Via Air

Nova Scotia is easily accessable by Air, Sea or Land. Check out all our airline options by clicking here.

An international airport is located just outside the capital city of Halifax. There is also an airport located in Sydney which services the island of Cape Breton.

Ferry

ferrySeveral ferry services operate in Nova Scotia, offering connection to the United States eastern seaboard (Portland, Maine), and New Brunswick (Saint John), Prince Edward Island (Wood Islands) and Newfoundland (Port Aux Basques and Argentia).

  • Sailing daily between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Traveling between New England and Nova Scotia has never been easier or more enjoyable. Drive or walk on board the cruise ferry, Nova Star, for an entertaining travel experience never before offered between these two exciting vacation destinations. A variety of unique dining options, a casino, spa, live entertainment and more are all part of the cruise experience.
  • Digby is the terminal for the car ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick. Buses depart daily to Halifax. Caribou/Pictou is the terminal for ferries which arrive daily from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, between May 1 and mid-December. Highway 106 leads from the ferry terminal to the Pictou Rotary and the Northumberland Shore.
  • North Sydney is the terminal of the ferry service from Port-aux-Basques and Argentia, Newfoundland. North Sydney is at the eastern end of Trans Canada Highway 105.

Highway

welcome-to-NSNova Scotia is connected to mainland Canada at the New Brunswick border. Travelling the Trans Canada Highway east from New Brunswick, you enter Nova Scotia in the Amherst area.

From there it is a 1.5-hour drive to our Bed & Breakfast in Stewiacke, and less than an hour from Stewiacke to the city of Halifax.

Train

Passenger rail service is provided by VIA Rail, with stations in Truro and Halifax.

Travel Links

boats and city skyline

Halifax Harbour at night

Nova Scotia Tourism website

Explore Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Bed and Breakfast Association

Central Nova Tourist Association

Atlantic Canada Cycling