Activities in Nova Scotia, Canada
Wherever you are in the south eastern Canada province of Nova Scotia, it is impossible to be more than 56 kilometres (35 miles) from the sea. The shoreline – nearly 7,500 kilometres long (4,700 miles) – features beautiful unspoilt bays, inlets, coves and small islands.
Nova Scotia has more than 60 golf courses including a number that have a 4.5 star rating from Golf Digest ‘Places to Play’ or are in SCORE Golf’s ‘Top 100 Courses in Canada’. The top-rated courses include:
- Highland Links Golf Course, Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton – 4.5-star
- Fox Harbour Resort, Wallace – 4.5-star
- Bell Bay Golf Club, Baddeck – 3-star
- Digby Pines Golf Resort – 4-star
Nova Scotia has four ski resorts that offer downhill skiing and snowboarding.
- Wentworth features a 815 ft vertical rise of 19 trails with the longest run coming in at 9,240 ft, 2 quad chair lifts, 1 T-bar and 2 rope tows. It also has snowboarding and snow tubing, with night skiing available on 3 of the 20 alpine trails.
- Martock features a 600 ft vertical rise of 7 trails with the longest run 5,280 ft, 1 quad chair, 2 T-bars and 2 rope tows. Activities available include skiing, snowboarding, canals for ice-skating and cross-country trails. All mountain trails are lit for night skiing.
- Cape Smokey features a 1,000 ft vertical rise of 16 trails with the longest run being 8,000 ft, 1 quad chair and 1 platter lift.
- Ben Eion features a 502 ft vertical rise of 11 trails with the longest run of 4,100 ft, 1 T-bar, 1 rope tow, 1 poma, 1 quad chair and night skiing.
Nova Scotia also offers cross-country ski trails with a variety of facilities. In addition to Martock and Ben Eoin above, the following also offer cross-country skiing:
- Highland Ski Touring offers guides, equipment rental and warm shelters.
- North Highland Nordic Ski Trails is rated 5 stars by users, with 12km of trails.
- Kejimkujik National Park offers 50 km of trails.
With over 5,400 lakes in Nova Scotia you are never too far away from catching Salmon, Trout Bass or Carp – a true angler’s paradise. A general fishing license or salmon fishing license is required and are readily available throughout the province.
Trans Canada Trail
Forest Lakes Country Club adjoins the Trans Canada Trail, an 18,000 km recreational corridor which passes through every Canadian province and territory, connecting three Oceans. This is the longest trail of its kind in the world. You can find out more about the Trans Canada trail by clicking here