The Most Stunning Parks to Visit in Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Highlands | © Nova Scotia Tourism
Cape Breton Highlands | © Nova Scotia Tourism
Photo of Kate Horodyski
12 February 2018

Nova Scotia is brimming with beautiful parks with environments ranging from white sand beaches to rolling highlands. While there is no shortage of stunning spots to explore, we’ve put together a list of the best that the province has to offer.

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik is actually one park split into two locations. Explore the main park, located inland, or head to the Seaside Adjunct along the South Shore. The park’s name is a Mi’kmaq word believed to mean “land where fairies abound,” which perfectly describes the magic and beauty of the park.

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, 3005 Kejimkujik Main Parkway, Maitland Bridge, NS, Canada, +1 902 682 2772

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Cape Breton Highlands
Cape Breton Highlands | © Parks Canada
One of the most stunning parks not only in Nova Scotia but all of Canada, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a must-visit on your next trip to Cape Breton Island. The rolling Highlands give way to the Atlantic Ocean, offering visitors unparalleled views. With 26 hiking trails, there’s a lot to explore in this beautiful spot.

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park | © Nova Scotia Tourism
Must haves for Cape Chignecto include hiking shoes, kayaks, and a camera. This stunning park, located along the Bay of Fundy, offers amazing views and tons of fun outdoor activities. It also has numerous overnight accommodations, including campsites, a bunkhouse, and cabins.

Victoria Park

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Victoria Park
Victoria Park | © Figure8 / WikiCommons
Visitors can easily spend an entire day exploring the beautiful 1,000-acre Victoria Park in Truro. Natural attractions include waterfalls, a winding river, hiking trails, and a steep-sided gorge, and there are plenty of opportunities for recreational activities, including swimming, cross-country skiing, tennis, cycling, cultural events, and more.

Summerville Beach Provincial Park

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Summerville Beach Provincial Park
Summerville Beach Provincial Park | © Dennis Jarvis / Flickr
Head to Summerville Beach Provincial Park for its warm waters and long stretches of fine white sand. The park is home to one of the province’s prettiest beaches, and you can enjoy a delicious meal at the nearby Quarterdeck restaurant.

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