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A Virtual Field Trip Through Nova Scotia AND Giveaway!

A Virtual Field Trip Through Nova Scotia AND Giveaway!

Nova Scotia is a beautiful province, well worth visiting! We fell in love with Cape Breton Island in particular the moment the plane landed (we moved here from Ontario eight years ago). Join me and my family for a virtual field trip, with breathtaking views and fun activities for all!

All across Nova Scotia, you will find our famous lobster. It’s even available at McDonald’s – lobster rolls are delicious! I could eat lobster every day.

virtual field trip through Nova Scotia

On the west coast of Nova Scotia is the Bay of Fundy, famous for having the world’s highest tidal range. At low tide, walk halfway out into the Bay!

From there you will find Mount Kejimkujik and Keji National Park. Every year during the first week of September, homeschoolers across the province gather for Not Back-to-School Camping!

Near Halifax, you can view Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (built in 1868) at Peggy’s Cove, a world-renowned tourist spot.

The largest city in Nova Scotia, and its capital, is Halifax, the home of the Halifax Citadel. It is the original British military installation.

Every fall, Halifax is host to an incredible event (especially if your family happen to be geeks or nerds): Hal-Con! Read all about the fun and learning that can happen at Hal-Con.

Hal-Con 2014

And no visit to Halifax is complete without a visit to the Freak Lunchbox downtown to buy your choice of any candy your heart could possibly desire!

About an hour’s drive from Halifax, you can visit Truro and check out the charming Little White Schoolhouse Museum. It’s a one-room schoolhouse built in 1868.

virtual field trip through Nova scotia

Cross the causeway and you’ll find yourself on Cape Breton Island, North America’s number one island paradise. The largest city here, Sydney, is the home of the biggest fiddle in the world! We always take our international students to the Big Fiddle for a photo op:

Virtual Field Trip Through Nova Scotia

A short drive away you will find the historic Fortress of Louisbourg. Every summer they offer week-long children’s camps and apprenticeships to experience colonial life.

Virtual field trip through Nova scotia

Virtual field trip through Nova scotia

Take a scenic drive over Kelly’s Mountain to go to the charming town of Baddeck. There you will find one of our favourite haunts, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. It sits nearby Bell’s beautiful summer home, Ben Breagh (beautiful mountain in Gaelic). Exhibits detail all of Bell’s tinkering and innovations. Did you know that he worked with the deaf, or that he built flying machines and hydrofoils? In fact, he built the fastest boat in the world.

Cape Breton is probably most famous for the Cabot Trail.

Virtual field trip through Nova scotia

On your eight hour drive along the trail, you will find breathtaking views, especially in the fall…

virtual field trip through Nova scotia

And it’s also where you’ll find another one of Canada’s national parks, Highlands National Park.

These are just some of the amazing sights and activities to be found in Nova Scotia. If you ever have a chance to visit from away (as Nova Scotians say), let me know!

And now for the amazing giveaway! One lucky person will win:

1) Family/Group Discovery Pass from Parks Canada. Valid for 1 year from date of issue. Value $136.40.

2) Rough Guide: Canada – travel guide book. Value $29.99.

3) The Ultimate Guide to Field Trips in Canada ebook. Value: $5.99. From Sharla Kostelyk of The Chaos and the Clutter.

Rules: Open to Canada, excluding Quebec, 18+. Ends April 15th @11:59pm ET. Good luck! I wish I could enter! Click below!

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Kimberly

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her husband of over 20 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also a freelance writer, editor, social media manager, and VA. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, engage in local theatre, and horseback ride.

5 thoughts on “A Virtual Field Trip Through Nova Scotia AND Giveaway!

  1. We have loved our visits to Nova Scotia. Such a beautiful place! Love your post. Need to go back and show the boys. I am sure my hubby will love these lobster meals

  2. I would love to visit the East Coast. All these places sound amazing!!! My mom has talked about the Cabot Trail… she grew up in Ontario and visited the Maritimes as a kid. My brother is out there now and has explored quite a few places, so maybe someday I’ll make it out to visit him and have my own opportunity to explore. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your favourite places!

  3. How gorgeous. My grandmother grew up in Nova Scotia (long before I was around). I didn’t really know anything about it though…love getting a tour!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Wherever Wednesday!

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