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Holidays in Nova Scotia

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Most Nova Scotia hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in Nova Scotia

Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
4 out of 5
101 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, NS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$100 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
4.4/5Excellent! (726 reviews)

"Great location to Dartmouth downtown area. Friendly staff and comfortable rooms ."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
4.5 out of 5
1515 South Park Street, Halifax, NS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$94 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,374 reviews)

"The room was spacious and decorated very well.The customer service was excellent andnthe restaurant was lovely."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2021

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Cambridge Suites Hotel
Cambridge Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$107 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,305 reviews)

"Excellent service, very clean and in a great location"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2021

Cambridge Suites Hotel
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Top activities in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Holiday

This Atlantic peninsula could have been an American state or a French colony, but instead it’s a maritime stronghold of Canada’s Scottish population. With a name meaning “New Scotland” in Latin, Nova Scotia is culturally Scottish. Historically, it is a broad melting pot. Today its seaside communities are filled with pubs and Celtic culture. Its shores have welcomed over a million immigrants to Canada from across the world. Traces of other nations’ settlements remain today. Enjoy Nova Scotia’s Scottish port towns, explore its colonial history and take in its world-famous coastal landscapes.

Enjoy the culture and seafood of a Nova Scotia seaport. Halifax is the province’s largest city and it has the busiest port. Explore the harbour, which has antique sea craft and seafood restaurants. Nearby are marine-themed museums including the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, featuring a Titanic deck chair reproduction. For a more intimate experience of Nova Scotia seaside life, head to the coastal village of Lunenburg. Established in 1753, this UNESCO World Heritage site features many brightly colored 18th- and 19th-century buildings.

During the colonial age, Nova Scotia was a major frontier in the territorial race between France and England. As a result, the province has many old fortifications, such as the Halifax Citadel. This star-shaped fort towers over the city from its highest hill. The neighboring Halifax Town Clock is the city’s main landmark. France’s response to England’s formidable settlements include the Fortress of Louisbourg, located just outside the modern town of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island. The 18th-century castle has massive walls up to 36 feet (11 metres) thick. In summer, costumed actors recreate life as it might have been like here in 1744.

In addition to Louisbourg, Nova Scotia’s northeasterly Cape Breton Island features the renowned Cabot Trail. Wrapping around the island’s northern peninsula, the Cabot Trail reveals mountainous coastal vistas. Pass through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where 26 hiking trails provide views over forested seaside cliffs. Head on to Pleasant Bay, which is a prime spot for whale watching.

The best time to visit Nova Scotia is between June and September, although crowds can be heavy in July and August. Fly or boat into Halifax to begin your trip to this colourful and historic Atlantic province.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Nova Scotia holiday package cost?
From as little as , you can create your own Nova Scotia holiday package. Simply combine hotels, flights and rental cars and we’ll reward you with discounts.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Nova Scotia holiday package?
Yes, it’s possible to cancel your Nova Scotia booking if your travel plans have been upended. Whether you’ll be charged a fee or not depends on your hotel, airline or car rental company. You may be able to change or cancel your booking free of charge if you booked in the last 24 hours. Head to our Customer Service Portal to learn more.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Nova Scotia?
You can save as much as $200 if you combine your hotels, flights and car rentals into a Nova Scotia travel package. Sometimes cheap means fewer options. But that’s not the case with Expedia. We offer more than 400 airlines and 1 000 000 properties all over the world, so you’ll always have plenty to choose from. Like to save even more? Add some fun activities to your package deal to unlock even bigger discounts! After all, travel is about far more than just getting to your destination.
Where should I stay in Nova Scotia?
If you’d like to check out renowned attractions such as Halifax Citadel and Public Gardens Park, make sure you visit Halifax. You might want to stay for a while to really experience this thriving city.
What are the top hotels in Nova Scotia?
Alt Hotel Halifax Airport and Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport know how to make their guests feel welcome in Halifax. If you also plan to visit New Glasgow, check out Hampton Inn & Suites Truro, NS and Holiday Inn Truro. Both are very popular with travellers.
When is the best time of year to visit Nova Scotia?
There are advantages to holidaying in Nova Scotia in January. Typically, you can get the best deals around this time. August, on the other hand, is the most expensive time to visit. If you like the buzz of peak season, visit Nova Scotia in August, July, June. The quieter months of January, November, December will help you avoid the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my Nova Scotia holiday?
Savvy travellers always book early. Air carriers generally release flights around a year prior to departure, and this is an excellent opportunity to pick up some of the lowest prices. Boss just told you to take all your holiday days next month? No need to worry. Expedia are never short on fantastic deals to whisk you away on the getaway of your dreams, at a price you can afford.
What does an Expedia Nova Scotia travel package include?
It comes down to what kind of escape you want to have. Nova Scotia travel deals can include hotels, car rentals and flights. You can mix and match to find the travel package that suits your style and budget. You can also add on activities and experiences after you’ve booked to land even bigger discounts.
What should I know before booking a Nova Scotia travel package?
Bundling your bookings into a Nova Scotia holiday package is the most convenient way to organise your trip. Not only that, you’ll get great discounts when you combine your hotels, flights and car rentals. Once you’ve booked, why not add on an activity or a tour?
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Nova Scotia holiday packages?
With a holiday package, you can customize both your trip and a payment arrangement. Expedia can help reduce financial stress to do with your travel with a Book Now, Pay Later solution, thanks to us teaming up with online lender Affirm. That way, all you have to concentrate on is preparing to take to the skies.
Can I choose my airline with a Nova Scotia Expedia holiday package?
Yes — and it’s easy too. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines throughout the world. Our holiday packages give you the freedom to take your pick of available flight, hotel or activity options that fit your needs.