Nova Scotia Woos Travelers with Natural and Historic Attractions

April 30, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
May 6, 2009 Halifax, Nova Scotia In the face of the global recession, Nova Scotia is aiming to attract visitors with its many natural and historic attractions. For those who enjoy a vacation full of activity and exploration, Nova Scotia is the perfect destination for discovering the unexpected.

Nova Scotia is almost completely surrounded by ocean with too many beaches to count. Beaches so diverse that each is like a new discovery. If you love the beach, check out the white granite sands on the South Shore, search for worn cobble stones on the Eastern Shore and experience the warmest saltwater in the Maritimes walking on the rich red sand of the Northumberland Shore…

Kejimkujik is one of Nova Scotia's many places named in the language of the area's First Nation people. Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site is renowned for its vast system of wilderness trails and commemorating over 4,000 years of Mi'kmaq history! If you are a naturalist at heart, check out the Four Directions Kejimkujik Naturalist Club. Open to kids and adults alike, the Four Directions of the traditional Mi'kmaq medicine wheel inspire this year's learning theme. Complete all four levels and become the Ultimate Naturalist A Star Watcher. Now that's an experience to tell your friends about!

If you are a history buff, there is nothing better than exploring the clues left behind from a well-fought battle at a Nova Scotia fort or fortress. At the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the practice of firing a cannon at mid-day dates back to at least 1857 and with advanced booking, you can even become a "Soldier for a Day". At Fort Anne National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal, you can become a Knight of Fort Anne and at the fully recreated Fortress of Louisbourg, 18th century cuisine is one of the best experiences of the day.

If golf is your passion, Nova Scotia is an award-winning golf destination, home to more than 60 golf courses. Look for the flag symbol marking the 24 member courses of Golf Nova Scotia. They are committed to having tee times available for visitors to give you a jump-start on your Nova Scotia scorecard collection. With a great range in golfing challenge and stunning natural beauty, Nova Scotia golf courses are favourites with golfers around the world.

Visit novascotia.com for more information on these Nova Scotia hidden gems and other great Nova Scotia vacation ideas.