Come to Life in Southwest Nova Scotia
Satisfy your senses in Nova Scotia's year-round destination.
Explore Nova Scotia's Backyard, where new and exciting adventures are waiting for you. Dramatically different landscapes with breathtakingly beautiful seacoasts and lush farmlands offer spectacular natural wonders, fascinating history steeped in Acadian, English and Micmaq settlements and uniquely entertaining cultural activities. Relish a rich combination of sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes that delivers an unforgettable range of satisfying experiences in Nova Scotia.
The Landscape of Grand Pré became Canada's 16th World Heritage Site, inscribed by UNESCO in 2012. The 13 square-kilometre (5 mi²) site is located on the Bay of Fundy's Minas Basin in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. It is an exceptional living agricultural landscape, claimed from the sea in the 17th century and the area where the Acadians lived in harmony with the native Mi'Kmaq people before the Expulsion in 1755.