Most of the activity centres in Nova Scotia centre around the capital city of Halifax, where the laidback locals have a passion for art, filmmaking, beer brewing and drinking.

The city has several  universities so it has a vibrant nightlife, and  incidentally, the most drinking holes per capita.

Natural beauty

As for scenery in Nova Scotia, there are plenty of quaint fishing villages dotted along the coast, as well as white sand beaches and dramatic cliffs. For a spot of rugged camping, head to Meat Cove — a beautiful area with hiking trails — where you can pitch a tent and watch whales from your campsite.

Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island is another highlight; particularly the Highlands National Park, which has one of the country’s best-known scenic drives, winding through mountains and giving incredible views of steep highlands and coastal wilderness. Keep your eye out for moose, caribou and bald eagles.