The Best Winter Vacations to Take in Nova Scotia

Sugar Moon Farm | © Michael Stack
Sugar Moon Farm | © Michael Stack
Photo of Kate Horodyski
30 January 2018

Tourists come to Nova Scotia in droves during the summer months, but winter is full of fun activities too! Check out the list below for the best winter vacations the province has to offer.


Nova Scotia has a number of ski hills around the province (five to be exact!) and plenty of cross-country ski opportunities. Try your hand at downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, or Telemark – a mix of cross-country and downhill.

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Winter camping

If adventure is calling your name, plan a winter camping trip at one of the province’s many parks. Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Kejimkujik National Park are two beautiful spots that offer tons of activities and ample adventure.

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Halifax’s Savour Food & Wine Festival

Savour Food & Wine Festival is a series of events that run through the winter months and showcase the best of the province’s culinary and drink scene. Events include IMBIBE, a cocktail event, Rare and Fine, a fine wine event and Decadence, showcasing indulgent food and wines.

Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

For two weekends every winter, locals and tourists flock to the Annapolis Valley for the annual Nova Scotia Icewine Festival. You’ll have the chance to sample local wines, icewines, and cuisine at this not-to-miss event.

Sugar Moon Farm

If the thought of all-day maple breakfasts gets your heart beating a little faster, you’ll want to check out Sugar Moon Farm near Tatamagouche. The maple farm offers tours, demonstrations, snowshoeing opportunities and, of course, a deluxe all-day maple breakfast.

Sugar Moon Farm | © Michael Stack

White Point Beach Resort

Enjoy winter by the sea with a getaway at White Point Beach Resort. Enjoy their spa, hiking and cross-country ski packages, indoor pool, romantic getaway packages and so much more.

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Hatfield Farm

Located just outside of Halifax, Hatfield Farm is a quick and easy escape from the city. Celebrate winter with sleigh rides, snowy walks, hot chocolate and more at this picturesque farm.