Scotia invites you to discover a place like no other, where the scenic
beauty, rich heritage and vibrant culture offer you a truly unique
vacation experience. Nova Scotia is encircled by 11 scenic travelways
around the provinces. Nova Scotia offers you the best living history in
Canada. Learn about and appreciate our rich and diverse past at an
impressive network of museums and heritage sites in historical
communities throughout the province, including places like Lunenburg, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Come and join us as we celebrate our music and culture at more than 800
festivals and events throughout our province. A traditional favorite is
the Nova Scotia International Tattoo where a cast of thousands captures
the spirit of our rich military past through a symphony of music and
Complementing our spectacular scenery, unspoiled nature and living history,
we offer a full range of outdoor activities and amenities that are sure to
inspire and delight - from delicious seafood dining and kayaking to
hiking, whale watching and golfing. We offer world-class golf courses,
with SCORE Golf Magazine ranking Highlands Links as the number one
course in Canada. National Geographic Traveler magazine described us as
a 'must see' destination and Conde Nast Traveler recognized Cape Breton
as the world's most scenic island.
We are pleased to help you plan and book your Nova Scotia vacation and look
forward to hosting you here.
Bluenose II - Nova Scotia's Sailing Ambassador
We thought our clients would like to know that the husband of one of staff members in Nova Scotia is working on this historic and fascinating project. Watch them work to build this famous symbol of Canada shown proudly on the back of the Canadian dime.
Image courtesy of Maurice Crosby
Copyright - Maurice Crosby
Bluenose II maiden voyage 1963
History under sail! As part of the Bluenose II Restoration Project, you can view the construction phase by checking this webcam link See in real-time the various trades at work or visit the Lunenburg Shipyard and witness first-hand Nova Scotia Boat Building at its best.
Each summer, Bluenose II - Nova Scotia's Sailing Ambassador -gives public cruises and travels to special events near and far. Stories of Lunenburg's Original Bluenose and Captain Angus Walters have enthralled generations of Atlantic Canadians. As the undefeated Queen of the North Atlantic, she was the world's most famous Nova Scotian fishing schooner. Her remarkable voyage began with her launching from Lunenburg's Smith & Rhuland boatyard on March 26, 1921. It tragically ended a quarter century later.
In 1963, Bluenose II was launched from the same shipyard, built by many of the men who had worked on the Original Bluenose. Bluenose II is operated by the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia. Their dedicated service to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic which they also operate, and Bluenose II is well-matched with their knowledge of vessel maintenance, engineering, fabrication, retail and accounting. Many members have long-standing family roots in various aspects of our maritime heritage.