The Most Breathtaking Natural Wonders in Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia is a natural paradise, with everything from beaches to waterfalls and highlands. It was hard to narrow it down, but we’ve put together a list of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the province.

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Balancing Rock

The 2.5-km hike along the Balancing Rock Trail in the Bay of Fundy will reward you with one of the area’s most well-known natural wonders. The name really explains itself, but to be clear Balancing Rock is a narrow column of basalt balance on the edge of an attached rock!
#balancingrock #nova scotia #digbyneck #st.mary‘s bay #whalewatching # digby scallops # lobster
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100 Wild Islands

The 100 Wild Islands are actually a collection of 282 islands located off the coast of Nova Scotia. Their rainforest conditions have created an almost tropical looking environment, drawing them many comparisons to the Caribbean. While they are owned and managed for conservation purposes, tourists and locals are still invited to visit these mesmerizing islands.
“I feel like I’ve really done my job as a photographer, when they get to see something or experience something that perhaps has been in their backyard this entire time and they’re just seeing it for the first time now” Thanks @nickhawkinsphotography for helping to show people the incredible beauty of the #100wildislands conservation lands! Read the full @cbcnews story (link in bio) #conservation #conservationphotography #nature #protected
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Kejimkujik National Park

Filled with both natural beauty and historic significance, Kejimkujik is both a National Park and a National Historic Site, and it’s one of the best places to enjoy the province’s amazing wilderness. Hiking, camping, biking, canoeing, and stargazing are just the beginning of the activities that the park has to offer. You can also discover stone-carved petroglyphs left by the Mi’kmaq people thousands of years ago.
a misty morning paddle out of the backcountry after a great thanksgiving weekend with some solid people 🛶🍁 | 📷: @pouncepronto @parks.canada #kejimkujiknationalpark #kejimkujik #explorens #explorecanada #getoutside @lachlanriehl @izzsea @aaribdoyle
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The world-famous Cape Breton Highlands do not disappoint and should be at the top of everyone’s travel bucket list! You’ll marvel at the rugged forests, river canyons, mountains, ocean views, and dramatic cliffs. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself planning your return trip before you even leave.
Along the #skylinetrail in #capebretonhighlands When they say “where the ocean meets the mountains” they aren’t kidding. One of the most stunning hikes along one of the most stunning drives in the world.
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Great Falls

Nova Scotia is home to hundreds of waterfalls, but with a 90 ft. single drop, Great Falls is estimated to be the tallest waterfall in mainland Nova Scotia and is located deep in the Cobequid Hills.

Brier Island

Brier Island is a haven for nature lovers. Located in the Bay of Fundy, visitors come here to enjoy the rugged forests, amazing array of wildlife, stunning sunsets, and whale watching.
#rainbow #rainblows #humpback #Whale #magical #wildlife #ocean #sea #Whalewatching With #MarinerCruises off #BrierIsland in the #Bayoffundy is an #ocean #wildlife #travel #adventure #visitnovascotia #explorecanada
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Sable Island

This is definitely an off-the-beaten path destination and is well worth the journey, whether by plane, tour, or your own private vessel. This remote island is home to over 500 wild horses and the world’s biggest breeding colony of grey seals. A visit here is not cheap but if your budget accommodates it, it’s an amazing opportunity that’s not to be missed.
Sable Island in January may look inviting, but check out #wildcanadianyear on sunday at 8pm to see how harsh it really is!! #sableisland #wildlifefilming #cbcdocs #natureofthings #parkscanada #horsies
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Peggy’s Cove

Touristy? Yes. Still worth it? Definitely! Don’t let the tour buses scare you away, Peggy’s Cove remains a stunning destination and we promise that the parking lot will feel much more crowded than the rocks themselves. Spend the afternoon walking the rocks and marveling at the rugged ocean views.
No words. #EastCoastTourHidemycoat
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Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy is one of the most popular destinations in the province and for good reason! It’s home to the highest tides in the world, and 160 billion tonnes of water flow in and out of the bay twice a day! There are lots of great ways to enjoy the stunning area including hiking, canoeing, camping, and tidal bore rafting.

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