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Your-Nova-Scotia-Travel-Tips, Issue #005 -- The BEST Nova Scotia Travel Tips
September 15, 2014
Issue #005, September 15, 2014

Hi folks,

I hope everyone is doing well and had some vacation time this summer. It has been awhile since my last newsletter to you and I apologize for that. I am now experimenting with a new format for Your Nova Scotia Travel Tips.

I want it to be less fancy and more straight to the point with some great 'inside info' about Nova Scotia. Well, more like a letter to you!

Don't be shy to give me your feedback!

It was a busy summer so I didn't tour around Nova Scotia as much as I would have liked. But I was witness to a show by about 10 whales as I crossed the Canso Causeway one day from Cape Breton Island to mainland Nova Scotia.

They jumped and dove into the water and gave everyone a real treat. I had never seen whales so close to shore before and never near the Canso Causeway.

It is late in the season but you might still be able to catch some whalewatching tours in the Bay of Fundy or in Northern Cape Breton.

Explore my whalewatching page, contact some tour operators and you might get lucky!!

Do you still have some vacation time left? Do you love the fall colours? Are you interested in hearing celtic music? Are you a hiker? Is visiting Halifax on your mind?

Well, if you have answered yes to any of these then Nova Scotia is waiting for you this fall!

I think everyone loves the fall season colours. The bright red, orange and yellow leaves and trees....they are spectacular!

Driving around the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton during the first couple of weeks of October is something that everyone should do.

The coolness in the air and the beautiful colours will bring you to your knees.

I am definitely doing it this year!

My biggest tip is to take your time travelling the Cabot Trail. Slow down, relax and enjoy it! Stay for a few days! Do some exploring in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park! Stroll the trails, find some waterfalls and take lots of pictures!

Have you heard of the Celtic Colours International Music Festival? This 10-day festival has become one of the best in Canada. It runs Oct 10-18 in communities across Cape Breton.

I am so happy to say that this year I am attending the festival. I have my tickets and I am so anxious!

There are still some tickets left so check out the Celtic Colours website if you are interested.

And if you can't make this festival there are still plenty of square dances and ceilidhs that happen all year-round in Cape Breton. My Cape Breton Festivals page will help you to find out where and when they are.

Do you think you might be closer to the Halifax area? Still lots going on there!

The weekend of Sep 20 is a busy one in Halifax! The Halifax Halifax OKtoberfest is Sep 20 near Pier 21 and the Seaport Market. If you are interested in craft beer, German Cuisine and a pig roast, this is the place to be!

An American Revolutionary War Encampment happens at the Halifax Citadel Sep 20-21.

And Word on the Street is Sep 21st next to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. It is going to be quite the weekend in Halifax!

Do you prefer music?

Bruce Guthro hosts the popular Songwriters Circle series at the Casino Nova Scotia Schooner Room Sep 26-27. Natalie MacMaster performs with Symphony Nova Scotia Oct 3 & 4.

And there is more music with the Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival from Oct 21-25.

What about hiking?

September & October are fabulous months for hiking in Nova Scotia. I have information about several hikes on my hiking pages. All of these are good and fun to explore.

Hike Nova Scotia has a listing of guided hikes throughout the province for this fall. It is a very impressive list! Tag along if you want and enjoy Nova Scotia like the locals do!

That's it for now! Remember to write to me and tell me about Your Nova Scotia Holiday! Your story will get its own page on my website!

take care,

Ann Marie

ps. I wanted to let you know that I have over 1500 pictures of Nova Scotia on my pinterest pages. Check it out & be sure to follow me! Visit's profile on Pinterest.

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