Year-round surfing and sea kayaking, wineries, and markets, all within easy driving distance make Nova Scotia the perfect place for a pet friendly road trip. Head to Cape Breton Island for the best scenery, see the sights in Halifax, or enjoy the views along the incredible Cabot Trail--no matter what you choose to do, you'll never forget your trip to Nova Scotia.
Best Time To Visit
Surrounded almost entirely by water, Nova Scotia enjoys some of Canada’s mildest weather, and makes a lovely pet friendly destination during spring, summer and fall. Spring arrives slowly, with snow flurries possible into early May, but generally the temperatures climb steadily between late March and mid-June, delivering pleasantly warm days. Summer is the province's sunniest, warmest, and busiest season when most of the festivals take place and tourist attractions are open. However, summer is also the most expensive time to visit with fuel and hotel costs both at their peak. Fall is perfect, with the leaves changing colors and crisp days and chilly nights in September and October. Winter in Nova Scotia is all about skiing, with most visitors heading to resorts in the Wentworth Valley.
Things Not To Miss
Step back in time at Sherbrooke Village, a living history museum where shipbuilding, lumbering, and gold mining created an industrial boom in the 1860s.
Connect with nature and learn the history of the area as you paddle the calm waters of the Shubenacadie Canal from Halifax to the Bay of Fundy. When you're ready to stretch your legs, check out the trails at Shubie Park.
Go for some retail therapy at Dartmouth Crossing Shopping Mall, where many of the shops are pet friendly.
Stroll through the picturesque fishing village of Peggy's Cove, visit the historic lighthouse, and take a moment to appreciate the power and majesty of the sea.
Spot magnificent whales, eagles, sunfish, seals, Leatherback turtles, and more on a whale-watching excursion. Guaranteed Whales boat tours in Pleasant Bay will welcome your furry travel companion at a discounted rate.
An authentic Atlantic experience awaits you at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Hike through a labyrinth of dense shrubs to view the coast, enjoy Saint Catherines River Beach, an enchanting crescent of sand with turquoise waters, and learn about the Mi’kmaq people, carved in stone and shared through stories and legends.