This travel book has interesting stories and interesting iformation about travelling in Nova Scotia. It, however, somehow gives me the feeling that it is not really very well updated since the last version.
this book and a map is all you need
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 18 years ago
I used this book (4th edition) a few years ago on a road trip from Halifax, NS to Saint George, NB. This book and a road map were very helpful in getting around the region and getting a sense of the history and background of the area. The book covers New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Each province is divided into multiple sections and each section has a map with some key towns on it. You will find lots of recommendations for shopping, lighthouses, natural parks, art galleries, historical homes, museums, restaurants, places to stay, local tours, and as the book title suggests, some off-the-beaten path places. Interspersed with this information is local history, trivia, stories, and even recipes for dishes like Rappie pie and Irish moss pudding. On my trip, I ran out of time and I did not make it to Cape Breton. However, some of my favorite things were: Peggy's Cove (NS), The Ovens Natural Park (NS), Sackville Waterfowl Park (NB), Hopewell Rocks Park (NB), spotting a moose around dusk at Fundy National Park, and of course, visiting lots of lighthouses. The Public Gardens, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the waterfront area in Halifax were enjoyable too. All of these places are described in this book. One place that was not included is the Parrsboro Rock & Mineral Shop. Parrsboro is a great place for rock and fossil hunting. When I stopped at this shop, I had the pleasure of talking with Eldon George who is a well-known fossil collector in the area. In 1984, he found what was then the world's smallest dinosaur prints. If you're interested in geology, I highly recommend that you stop by there when in Parrsboro.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
We used this guide for an individual trip (not a group tour)to Nova Scotia. Don't be misled by the title--it's a great book for mainstream tourists, focusing on the history and culture and sites, giving a lot more background than your standard Frommer's guide for example. At the end of each chapter there's a very limited list of hotels and restaurants, so you'll also want one of the standards--Frommer's for example, as a complement. Also, the Nova Scotia Tourism authority has GREAT free material and maps which are yours for the asking on their website.
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