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Discover fall in Nova Scotia

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See the province in red, yellow and orange.

During the fall season, explore a dazzling landscape coloured with brilliant shades of red and vibrant hues of yellow and orange. Autumn in Nova Scotia offers many new opportunities to explore the province’s rich culture and heritage. As the leaves change colour, take advantage of the balmy fall weather and travel down the Cabot trail to watch the whales one last time or visit one of the local wineries for a unique tour. Make sure to leave time to attend one of the great fall celebrations and a spooky trip around downtown Halifax.

Fall fairs and harvest celebrations.

Discover a wide range of fall events and festivals that celebrate everything from the biggest pumpkin to Celtic culture. Nova Scotia’s harvest celebrations and farmers’ markets will have you sample some of the best award-winning wine and fresh picked apples. For a cultural maritime experience, make sure to attend one of Nova Scotia’s events, exploring maritime culture and art with a variety of fall programs.

Scenic Trails.

There’s no better way to experience the beauty of the changing leaves season then with a countryside drive. Travel down Cabot trail and see a radiant display of reds, oranges and yellows from the top of a mountain. A drive down one of Nova Scotia’s scenic routes also gives you a chance to visit local towns and discover other unique fall traditions.

Ghost and Graveyard tours.

Skip the common trick or treating and join one of Nova Scotia’s featured ghost and graveyards tours. Your spooky adventure can lead you through Canada’s oldest English graveyard in the Annapolis Valley or around the Fortress of Louisbourg by candle light.

Nova Scotia wines.

Many of the wineries in Nova Scotia are located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. During the autumn season, enjoy a tour of a winery, learning about the secrets of winemaking. Indulge in a wine tasting and take home a bottle for all to enjoy. Learn more about Nova Scotia wine and wineries here.

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins.

Satisfy your craving for pumpkin during your Atlantic vacation. Local towns host a variety of pumpkin festivals, featuring the popular pumpkin carving event and of course, delicious homemade pumpkin pie. Be sure to stop by Dill’s Atlantic Giant in Windsor for some of the biggest pumpkins you’ve ever seen!


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