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Oh, and I’ll be on a tight budget, so I’m not really interested in seeing commercial places, I’m more of a nature buff. I’m planning on seeing the coast and maybe the whales. I basically want to see the best of the cities, even small towns if I pass through them.
Also, what’s the cheapest transit to get around? I’m looking into some bus services, and even rideshares. Not sure how safe those are though. I’ll be surfing coaches, so if there are any hosts out there, I’d appreciate it infinitely!
I want to cram in the the cheapest, most awesomest sights. I know it’s a tall order, but I think experiencing NS any way will be amazing. I can’t wait!
Wow Feb….interesting choice for time of year. Nova Scotia in February is very cold and snowy but I guess since you are from Toronto you already knew that :-) You can certainly spend a few days in Halifax, there’s quite a lot to see and do. Peggy’s Cove is just outside of Halifax and good for a day trip. Lunenburg which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home of the Bluenose is pretty nice and located about 1 hour south of Halifax. Make sure that you find your way to The Knot Pub. Anapolis Royal is a really quaint and cute town on the Bay of Fundy where you can see the first permanent settlement in North America as well as Fort Anne. Hope that helps.
I agree with @Bosephus98, Lunenburg is pretty cool. The downtown is very colorful.
But if you’re a nature buff, hit Peggy’s cove for sure. But also if you can do it, head up to Cape Brenton Island. It’s beautiful. My buddy and I went up in March and it was still very cold, snowy. There was ice all over the sea, broken up. At the tip, somewhere around Pleasant Bay or Dingwall, we turned in at a Bed and Breakfast. They thoguht we were up there for the nordic skiing, I guess it’s pretty big up there.
If you can, you’ll want to drive it. It’s the 2nd most beautiful drive I’ve ever done. Second only to the icefields parkway in Alberta.
Cape Breton is definitely a must see, but also make sure you go to Kejimkujik National Park. It’s in the center of the island and also has a seashore location.
Tight budget? you should check out Maxwell’s Plum downtown for 4$ mussels! They give you a good amount and it’s only 4$, I still can’t believe it! (http://themaxwellsplum.com/home.html?http&&&themaxwellsplum.com/foodmenu.html)
Peggy’s Cove definitely, but try to go on a sunny day. All the restaurants in that area will be closed though. You can walk around bishop’s landing and try to find the lobster statues! There’s one at the airport and one at the basement of some store..
People in Halifax are very nice, you can go there without planning and just go with the flow and ask around! You’ll have a good time!
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