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A 3 Day Hike on the Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail in Nova Scotia

Three days of solo backpacking is a long time when you don't run into another human being. That's exactly what happened to me when I backpacked the coastal trail in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park in Nova Scotia in late June. I endured extreme silence - except for the sound of my own voice for all but 5 minutes  - two thirds of the way into the third day when I finally met a couple of guys. I…

Don’t Miss a Stay at the Cape D’Or Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

I didn't appreciate the treat I was in for when I booked a one night stay in the lightkeeper's cottage - a stone's throw away from the Cape d'Or Lighthouse. I'd left accommodation arrangements until the last minute - but sometimes the planets align and everything falls into place. This was one of those times. Where is the Cape d'Or Lighthouse? The Cape d'Or Lighthouse is about six kilometres away from Advocate Harbour, a small…

Kayaking the World’s Highest Tides in the Cape Chignecto Area

Interested in kayaking the world's highest tides? One place you can do that is on the Bay of Fundy in the Cape Chignecto area of Nova Scotia.  The Cape Chignecto area is a wild, unspoiled landscape best appreciated from the water. The kayaking allows you to get close to rock spires, including the legendary Three Sisters, arches, cliffs and even rock amphitheaters. There are rocky beaches too - perfect for picnics or for camping if…

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