Attractions in Nova Scotia
View our list of recommendations for what to see and do during your stay in Nova Scotia during your next visit or vacation.
The picturesque town of Wolfville overlooks beautiful Cape Blomidon, situated in the narrow passage separating the Bay of Fundy from the Minas Basin. Wolfville is home to many beautiful gardens. On the campus of Acadia University you’ll find the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, featuring lush gardens and greenhouses showcasing native flora of the Acadian Forest region, making this a perfect place for a quiet walk. Wolfville’s Main Street is a popular spot; among the shops and eateries you’ll also find the Acadia University Art Gallery. Visiting in the fall? Be sure to take in The Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival, the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival and the Valley Pumpkin Festival.
The Wolfville Farmers’ Market welcomes you each Saturday morning with a sampling of crafts and artistic pieces from local artisans, foods and baked goods from local bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants and fresh produce from nearby farmers’ fields. Cafes, bistros, and pubs welcome you on Main Street, where you can stop for lunch while browsing boutique shops. Many of the restaurants in Wolfville are dedicated to creating fresh seasonal dishes from local produce and seafood. Devour is a food and film festival that is taking place in Wolfville October 2nd - 29th, 2017.
Take a tour of one of the nearby wineries such as Domaine de Grand Pre Winery, L’Acadie Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards or Luckett Vineyards. Taste the wines produced from unique varietals such as L’Acadie Blanc, Riesling and Tidal Bay. Take a tour and stop for a picnic lunch, or dine at Grand Pre’s Le Caveau Restaurant, listed as one of the “World’s Best Winery Restaurants” in 2012 by Wine Access Magazine.