Nova Scotia by David OrkinNova Scotia by David Orkin

Nova Scotia

byDavid Orkin

Paperback | May 1, 2017

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This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Nova Scotia remains the most comprehensive guide available to this increasingly popular region of eastern Canada. Access to Nova Scotia from the USA is easier than ever. New direct (non-stop) flights operate from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC to Halifax International Airport. A new ferry service connecting Portland, Maine with Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, started in 2013. The operator and vessel changed to a CAT ferry in 2016, shortening the journey time by almost half! Expert author David Orkin is resident in the province and his insider knowledge provides in-depth insight into the best B&Bs, wineries, beaches, remote villages, walking and cycling routes, and top spots to see moose and seals. Also included are detailed sections on wildlife, history, culture, sights and cuisine, while interviews with locals bring the destination to life. World-class golf courses are also here, along with details of buying Nova Scotia real estate. Even waterfront properties sell at a fraction of the price of those in, for example, New England. For everyone from the first time visitor to the most seasoned traveler, this guide delves deeper than any other guide to reveal the best of this fascinating province both on and off the beaten track. Salty waters pulse through Nova Scotia's historic veins. Virtually surrounded by the sea, the region boasts 4,600 miles of coastline. Here fishermen have cast their nets for centuries and the abundance of contemporary seafood restaurants and historic lighthouses breathe life into their traditions. Nova Scotia's rich folklore is steeped in sea-related superstitions together with fables, myths, Scottish legends and ghost stories. Traveling through rural Nova Scotia feels like going back to a time when life's pleasures were simpler: shopping at a Farmers' Market or a roadside fruit stall, buying lobster fresh off the boat at the wharf, or photographing the lighthouse by the old fishing village.
David Orkin is a freelance travel writer whose work has appeared regularly in leading UK publications such as The Independent and Wanderlust and Food & Travel, international publications such as Marie Claire and Condé Nast Traveller, and many travel websites. He has traveled extensively since the mid-1970s as a backpacker, on business,...
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Title:Nova ScotiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.55 × 5.3 × 0.85 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178477040X

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Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography, Climate, Natural history, Conservation and environmental issues, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture Chapter 2 Practical Information 36 When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Tourist information, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Sports and activities, Time, media and communications, Business, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Halifax, Dartmouth and Around Orientation, Getting there, Getting around, Festivals and events, Halifax, Around Halifax, Dartmouth, Around Dartmouth, Bedford Chapter 4 South Shore Terence Bay, Lower Prospect and Prospect, Peggys Cove, Southwest towards Chester, Chester and around, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and around, Bridgewater, Liverpool and around, South towards Shelburne, Shelburne and around, The far southwest Chapter 5 Yarmouth, French Shore and the Annapolis Valley Yarmouth, The French Shore, Towards Digby, Digby, Digby Neck, South of the Annapolis Basin, Annapolis Royal, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, Around Annapolis Royal, East towards Kentville, East towards Wolfville, Kentville and around, Wolfville, Grand Pré, Windsor Chapter 6 Minas Basin and Cobequid Bay Around Windsor, Along Cobequid Bay, Shubenacadie and around, Truro and around, En route to Parrsboro, Parrsboro, West towards Cape Chignecto, The northwest coast and interior Chapter 7 Northumberland Shore Amherst and around, Along Highway 6 to Pictou, Pictou, New Glasgow, Trenton, Westville and Stellarton, Antigonish and around Chapter 8 Cape Breton Island The west coast, The Cabot Trail: west, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, The Cabot Trail: north, The Cabot Trail: east, The Cabot Trail: south, Around Bras d'Or Lake, Sydney and around, The south, Isle Madame, Port Hawkesbury Chapter 9 Eastern Shore Lawrencetown to Sheet Harbour, Sable Island National Park ReserveAppendix Further Information Index

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Comprehensively covers the 'Kingdom of New Scotland'.