Docstoc

Tourism in Nova Scotia

Document Sample
Tourism in Nova Scotia Powered By Docstoc
					Tourism in Nova
            Scotia
Halifax, the capital, offers an international airport with connections to Europe, Central and South
America, and Mexico. But Nova Scotia is worlds away from the traffic jammed streets, pollution,
and problems of a major city. Serene. Scenic. Safe.




These are the most common words used to describe Nova Scotia by the many visitors who
enjoy our beaches, parks, and resorts.




Nova Scotia offers:
*a quality of life second to none in the world - the United Nations has named Canada as the
best place to live in the world.
*a safe, clean environment and affordable cost of living.
*a choice of rural, urban, and suburban lifestyles with all the cultural amenities.
*a health care system that is among the best in the world.
*a state-of-the-art telecommunications system, with more Internet users per capita than
anywhere else in Canada.
General Information About
      Nova Scotia
   Geographically, we're centrally located: next to the northeastern United States, less than
    two hours' flight from Boston and New York, or from Toronto and Montreal.


   Nova Scotia is an ideal place in which to live and the perfect location to learn and grow.
   A Nova Scotian education is a North American education. It is a wonderful and safe
    immersion in the language, music, art, and lifestyle of North America. And an ideal way to
    develop social and business connections for a lifetime.


                   •The communities range from the urban capital region of the province,
                   Halifax; the industrial area of Sydney, Cape Breton; the commercial
                   centers of Truro, Bridgewater, Yarmouth, Kentville, Antigonish, and
                   Amherst; to the rural areas of Oxford, Barrington Passage, Stellarton,
                   and Bridgetown. The rural areas vary from fishing communities found
                   along the Atlantic coast to farming communities and small regional
                   centers of northern Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Valley.
                   •Language concerns are well looked after in Nova Scotia. We are a
                   leader in language training, especially in the area of English or French
                   as a second language. .
                   •more universities per capita than anywhere else in Canada, offering
                   superior education in all programs including science and technology, all
                   the professions, fine arts, and music
   Touring In Nova Scotia




Indulge yourself in Nova Scotia's great Touring Experience.
Savour the salty ocean breezes. Catch the sparkle of the sun on the sea. Hear
the muffled thump of your footsteps on a spruce-scented path, and revel in the
knowledge that you can enjoy these delights every season of the year.
 Culture And Heritage
Long recognized for its natural beauty and vast territory, Canada is increasingly being
   recognized internationally as a center of artistic and cultural achievements.




This issue of Tourism Insights summarizes the industry's record performance in 1997, with
    more detailed statistics to be published shortly in the 1997 Tourism Statistical Review.
As noted in previous issues of Tourism Insights, overall tourism numbers were up significantly
    from previous years, and the rate of growth is the best in a quarter century. A number of
    factors contributed to the increase in tourism activity, including new festivals and events, a
    more aggressive regional advertising program and initiatives designed to keep Nova Scotia
    open year round. Also, for the first time, Nova Scotia partnered with Prince of Fundy
    Cruises and the Canadian Tourism Commission to create an integrated television and
    newspaper advertising campaign aimed at the New England market.
Festivals, events and weather a major boost The Cabot celebrations in both Newfoundland and
    Nova Scotia, the opening of Confederation Bridge, increased overseas air access to Nova
    Scotia, and sporting events, such as the World Canoe Championships in Dartmouth,
    helped boost activity in the province. Celebrate our Music events such as Celtic Colors and
    the Stan Rogers Festival also struck a chord with tourists, as did activities surrounding the
    150th anniversary of the writing of the poem "Evangeline." Of course all of these events
    were coupled with great weather this year.
                                   History
 A trip to a Canadian museum or
  gallery means a lot more than just
  staying behind the velvet ropes, it
  means an unforgettable vacation
  experience.

As home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage
    Sites and nearly 850 National Historic
    Sites, Canada is the perfect place to
    explore our shared past.

Historic Properties is the city's
    entertainment hot spot with its harbor
    views, home to The Maritime Museum
    of the Atlantic, waterfront casino,
    charming restaurants and trendy pubs.
    Every summer jugglers and magicians
    perform at the Halifax International
    Busker Fest and theatre lovers enjoy
    performances year-round at Neptune
    Theatre, the Cohen Auditorium,
    various dinner theatres and
    Shakespeare in the Park (at Point
    Pleasant Park).
                      Sports

Volleyball
Volleyball Nova Scotia exists to provide athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers
with opportunities and support for participation, development and advancement
within the sport of volleyball.




Athletics
The purpose of the Association is to develop, coordinate and promote track &
field, road running and cross country running in Nova Scotia as outlined in our
constitution.
         Entertainment
There are many festivals in Nova Scotia, Nova Scotians love to celebrate their culture and
history.




This is a centre for Celtic music and you can hear this throughout the province, along with
the occasional sound of the bagpipes. Halifax has a lot to offer in entertainment, from
excellent theatre to brew-pubs featuring local talent and some great seafood.




Halifax and southern Nova Scotia has lots of things happening in the performing arts and the
cinematic arenas. The community has a wide range of facilities for both live theatre and
movies
Beaches And Waterfront
  Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat or a fun-filled holiday,we are located in the beautiful
     seaside community or New Edinburgh which is situated in the French Acadian Shores of Clare.
     Newly constructed in 2003, we have three themed 2 bedroom cottages fully equipped with washer
     and dryer, whirlpool tub,dishwasher, propane fireplace, satellite t.v.,

  free in house movies,BBQ, fenced in playground,private deck over looking St. Mary's Bay. Some of the
        activities at our cottages are outside camp fires, hiking/biking,walk to quanite beach, board
        games,seal watching, bird watching just to mention a few.
  Come have your FUN FUN FUN time on the bay. Rated 4 1/2 stars from Canada select. We are located
        25 minutes away from Digby and 35 minutes away from Yarmouth at exit 28 off HWY 101 turn
        west on #1 HWY follow sighs, your only 5 minutes away.




  The Waterfront Development Corporation Limited was established in 1976. Its fundamental purpose
      was to redevelop and revitalize sections of the waterfronts of Halifax and Dartmouth through
      carrying out the Halifax-Dartmouth Waterfront Development Project provided for by the
      Subsidiary Agreement between Canada and Nova Scotia. The corporation held considerable real
      estate in both waterfront areas, making sections available for high-quality private development, and
      providing public amenities such as green belts and pedways. In 2001 it absorbed the Bedford
      Waterfront Development Corporation Limited. The corporation's current mandate is property
      acquisition, management and development within designated areas in Bedford, Dartmouth and
      Halifax; marketing and promotion designed to stimulate public use of the waterfronts; and
      coordination and planning of the waterfronts of Bedford, Dartmouth and Halifax -- including the
      stewardship of harbourfront assets owned by the province.
               Cape Breton
Cape Breton Island has lured visitors to her shores for thousands of years. It is an
   amazing place, where the sand and sea air have joined forces with the
   enchantment of our history to create an

indescribable atmosphere. As you visit with us today, you’ll see what we mean!




Interested in historic sites, cultural events, outdoor adventure or just sheer
    relaxation? Cape Breton Island’s five Scenic Trails can deliver. Pack a picnic
    for the splendor of sunsets over the Bras d’Or Lakes or photograph your way
    through a hike along the rugged coastline of the historic east. And the waters
    on our western "Sunset Side of the Island" are your perfect host for whale
    watching, sailing, kayaking and scuba diving.
Out-doors Activities
Camper's Haven!

Nova Scotia is a camper's haven, offering everything from tent-and-trailer villages to
   wilderness campsites accessible
only by canoe or on foot. You can camp in the woods, beside a stream, or on a hill
   overlooking the ocean. Campsites are available in both of the national parks, the 21
   provincial parks, and about 130 privately operated campgrounds.




All privately owned campgrounds in Nova Scotia have been inspected by government
    inspectors and have approved water and toilet facilities.
                                                                        Next
Campsites are classified in two ways. An 'unserviced' site is an individual campsite
  of 110m² with a cap parking area and a picnic table, but no recreational
  vehicle hookups. A 'serviced' site has one or more hookups for recreational
  vehicles--electrical, water or sewer. For your safety, comfort and enjoyment.

we encourage you to use our fine assortment of campgrounds. We ask you not to
   camp or park your camping vehicle overnight in any area that is not designated
   as a campground (e.g. parking lots, shopping malls and beach areas). It is
   illegal to camp indiscriminately




     Previous
                                       Museums




When the Shand family built this ornate late-Victorian house in 1890-91, it was the latest thing. It
  had central heating, closets, electric lighting and even indoor plumbing. Climb the tower steps
     to get a panoramic view of the river where large vessels lay alongside the wharves, when
  Windsor was a major shipping and manufacturing town. Most of the things acquired and used
  by the Shand family since the house was built are still there. Among them are the furnishings
 chosen by Henrie Shand as a young bride, the carriage for her children, Errol and Gwendolyn,
              and the trophies won by Clifford for racing on his high-wheeled bicycle.
                      Dining



The Taste of Nova Scotia Society is a unique province-wide restaurant program
   which highlights Nova Scotia's finest harvests of both land and sea. Its member
   restaurants are committed to offering quality local food products and genuine
   hospitality.




Nova Scotia is well-known by its sea-fisheries. For example: Salmon,crab,tuna.
                Restaurants

If you're a food lover and enjoy dining out, the diversity of
restaurants and pubs in Nova Scotia will astound you. Oriental,
East Indian, Italian or fresh, fresh seafood-your tastebuds will be
delighted in Nova Scotia. Enjoy your dining experiences in the
area.
   Buskers And Parades
Many jugglers who are buskers have visited Nova Scotia as part of the annual
Halifax International Busker Festival that takes place in Nova Scotia. Some of them
include som e of the finest professional buskers, circus stars and cabaret
performers from around the world, as well as rising stars.




 During the norm al year the band m ay play at 30 events - 8 to 12 parades such as
 the big Ex and Halifax Natal Day, 14 to 16 concerts such as the concerts in
 Shipyards Landing each Wednesday at 7:00 PM during July and August, a
 Christmas special with the Riverport Choir, and specialty events such as the
 Shiner's fundraiser. Participation in these events is key to m aking the band
 successful.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:6
posted:2/13/2012
language:
pages:15