Destination: Nova Scotia Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Lisa Kopochinski
April 23, 2013
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Learn about Nova Scotia for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
One of Canada’s three Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia consists of a mainland peninsula and islands off its coast. Halifax is the capital. The name was derived from New Scotland and, sure enough, much of the population is of Scottish descent. Scottish culture is front and center in the province, though French and Native cultures also have a presence. The landscape bears similarities to Scotland as well, with large expanses of untouched landscape, rustic features and authentic communities that have preserved a traditional way of life. And like Scotland, the rugged coast is never far away no matter where you stand.
Much of Nova Scotia’s tourism focuses on promoting the cultural elements of the area, but there is a large element that focuses on outdoor experiences and activities as well. The Cabot Trail, located in the highlands of Cape Breton, is a popular hiking trail in what is arguably the most Scottish of all of Nova Scotia’s regions. It snakes along the mountaintops, offering stunning views at every turn.