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Your-Nova-Scotia-Travel-Tips, Issue #024 - The BEST Nova Scotia Travel Tips
May 31, 2022
Issue #024, May 2022

hi folks,

Welcome to Your Nova Scotia Travel Tips.

Have you started to make plans for your 2022 Nova Scotia Holiday? I am here to help!

This issue will focus on the many Nova Scotia Festivals & Events that are happening in Nova Scotia this spring, summer & fall.

The pandemic played havoc with everything and that includes festivals. 2022 promises to see Festivals & Events that we haven't seen for a couple of years


Are you interested in a whale watching tour during your vacation? I have tips on that too!!

Nova Scotia Festivals & Events

Nova Scotia is an awesome place to attend festivals & events. There is something for everyone.

Check out my list to see what's available and start to make your plans. I'll make additions to my website as I become aware of festival announcements.

The current price of gas may have many folks re-thinking their 2022 vacation plans. I encourage you to look to see what festivals & events are in your area.

Sunday Ceilidh - Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Judique, Ceilidh Trail, Cape Breton Every Sunday from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Lunchtime Ceilidh - Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Judique, Ceilidh Trail All summer - Tues to Sat - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaelic College Wednesday Night Ceilidhs St. Ann's, Cabot Trail Every week - 7:30-9pm
Cold Waters Seafood Festival
Eastern Shore
June 4 - 5

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
June 25 - Jul 2

Jun 30 - July 3

KitchenFest! | Feis a Chidsin!
Throughout Cape Breton
Jul 1 - 9

Makin Waves
Wentworth Park, Sydney
Jul 7 - Aug 4 (every Thurs)

Lobster Bash
Jul 8 - 10

Antigonish Highland Games
Jul 8 - 10

Pictou Lobster Carnival
Jul 8 - 10

TD Halifax Jazz Festival
Jul 13 - 17

Halifax Pride Week
July 14 - 24

Annual Acoustic Maritime Music Festival
Kempt Shore Ocean View Campground, Kempt Shore
Jul 14 - 17

Great Annapolis Ride (GAR 2022)
Annapolis Valley
Jul 23 - 24

Halifax International Busker Festival
Halifax & Dartmouth
Jul 27 - Aug 1

Festival de l'Escaouette
Cheticamp, Cape Breton
Jul 28 - 31

Dock St. Days
Shelburne, South Shore
Jul 30 - 31

Natal Day Festival
Halifax & Dartmouth
Jul 31 - Aug 1

Festival Acadien de Clare
Church Point, Acadian Shore
Jul 31 - Aug 7 & Aug 15

Broad Cove Outdoor Scottish Concert
Broad Cove, Cape Breton
July 31

ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships
Aug 3 - 7

Halifax Seaport Cider & Beerfest
Aug 5 - 6

Not Since Moses 5K & 10K
Five Islands, Bay of Fundy
Aug 14

Kempt Shore Music Campout (Retro-Weekend)
Kempt Shore Ocean View Campground, Kempt Shore
Aug 20 - 21

Wharf Rat Rally
Sep 1 - 4

Hike the Highlands Festival
Cape Breton
Sep 9 - 18

Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival
Sep 23 -25

Celtic Colours International Festival
Across Cape Breton Island
Oct 7 - 15

Devour! The Food Film Fest
Wolfville, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
Oct 24 - 30

Nova Scotia whale watching

Have you been whale watching in Nova Scotia?

I have enjoyed whale watching on the Bay of Fundy and in Northern Cape Breton and it was fantastic. We had such a great time.

Whales visiting the Bay of Fundy include fin, humpback, minke and the northern right whale.

Whales visiting Cape Breton include blue, fin, minke, humpback, pilot and the sei whale. You may see other types but these are the most common.

The Northern Right whale is the most endangered whale with only less than 350 known. I was lucky enough to see this whale in the Bay of Fundy.

I have listed all of the whale watching tours in the Bay of Fundy and in Cape Breton on my website. Have a look to see which one is near and book your tour. You will not be disappointed.

Spotlight on Whale Watching Destinations

When you do start planning your whale watching adventure check out these destinations close by and find a great place to spend the night.

For whale watching in Northern Cape Breton check out: Pleasant Bay - Vacation Rentals, Bay St Lawrence - Vacation Rentals, Cheticamp accommodations, Ingonish accommodations.

For the Bay of Fundy check these links: Brier Island accommodations, Digby hotels.

The Cabot Trail

Are you planning to spend some time on the Cabot Trail during your vacation?

Why not order a copy of my e-book: 44 Awesome Things - Cabot Trail plus 14 awesome tips for along the way. This indispensable guide will give you a ton of information about what to see and do on your tour of the Cabot Trail.

Halifax & Cape Breton

Maybe you are planning to spend some time in Halifax and Cape Breton for your vacation? Check out my 2nd ebook:

Itineraries for 3 days in Halifax & 3 days in Cape Breton.

Both ebooks are great guides. They will certainly be useful to you during your Nova Scotia Holiday. You can get a special 'bundle' deal if you want to purchase both. Go to my website and check it out!

Itinerary Planning Service

I am now offering an itinerary planning service. Do you want to spend some vacation time in Nova Scotia but you don't know where to start planning?

I can help. Email me at and I'll send you my rates and service conditions.

YouTube Channel

I am excited to announce that I have launched the Your Nova Scotia Holiday YouTube channel .

Check it out, please subscribe and comment on the videos. And share with your friends. I’ll be adding more videos on a regular basis.

For the moment, these are some of the videos on my channel:

Welcome Piper at the Nova Scotia Information Centre in Amherst

Crossing the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton

The Bluenose II sailing during the 2017 Tall Ships Parade of Sail in Halifax

The Gaff Point hiking trail

The Ovens Sea Caves

Blue Rocks

The Skyline hiking trail

I need your vacation stories!

Do you have a story about your Nova Scotia vacation? It doesn't need to be long or too detailed. Something short & sweet is good. Whatever you are comfortable with.

You will get your own page on the Your Nova Scotia Holiday website featuring your vacation story and your pictures. I'd love to hear from you. Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from many of you.

Nova Scotia Travel Map

Do you have a Nova Scotia travel map?

Call TOLL FREE 1-800-565-0000 and Nova Scotia tourism will send you one for FREE.

Find accommodations on Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor says that Nova Scotia is one of Canada's top destinations. I didn't need Trip Advisor to tell me this!! LOL!

Seriously, Trip Advisor is a great tool when planning a trip. I use it all the time and try to write reviews when I can.

Use this link Nova Scotia accommodations on Trip Advisor for your search and to make your accommodations booking. I earn a small commission with each reservation made via my site and this helps pay my expenses.

I would really appreciate it!! Cheers!!

Nova Scotia covid info

You can go to this website to get up-to-date information about COVID in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia covid information

Don't forget to follow me on social media!

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That's it for now. See you next month.

Best to everyone,

Ann Marie, Editor, Your Nova Scotia Holiday

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