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The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserver

The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve

The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, protecting a spectacular expanse of over 1.5 million hectares of picturesque coastal and inland terrains along with rare wildlife and cultural treasures, offers an exciting range of hands-on activities to fire the imagination and provide stimulating learning opportunities. Led by dedicated and skilled locals, each adventure offers an authentic experience like kayaking age-old native canoe routes, preparing a feast of dulse collected at low tide along the Bay of Fundy, seeing a massive whale breach within metres of your boat, discovering rare petroglyphs in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. View More Videos.

 
The Landscape of Grand Pré

The Landscape of Grand Pré

For culture lovers, the Landscape of Grand Pré is Southwest Nova's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. Acres of immaculately tended farmland pay homage to the dyke system first built by 17th century Acadian settlers on land reclaimed from the sea. Today this landscape is bordered by prolific vineyards producing award-winning wines.  Wine tours and tastings provide the delicious opportunity to combine a fascinating cultural and culinary experience.

 
The Town of Lunenburg

The Town of Lunenburg

In the Town of Lunenburg, this UNESCO World Heritage Site weaves its own special spell taking visitors back to the 18th and 19th centuries when this fishing port bristled with tall ships. Vividly coloured historic homes line streets banked sharply up from the harbour which is home to Bluenose II Nova Scotia's famous sailing ambassador. Tour on foot or via horse-drawn carriage throughout the town, chat with local residents, taste some Lunenburg pudding, and hear some tall seafaring tales. Plan to stop by the blacksmith's shop, now a micro distillery, where you can sample some fine spirits.