Canada Kicks Ass
How spectacular is Nova Scotia?


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Calman @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:03 pm

As a Scotsman, I feel that I must find an opportunity to travel to Nova Scotia some day, as every review I've read, heard people speak off, gives me a good feeling about the area.

I've even heard that it's more Scottish than Scotland! :D


Arctic_Menace @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:04 pm

In a word, she's Great. :D


hwacker @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:05 pm


more Scottish than Scotland!

I'll save you the trip, It's not.


BartSimpson @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:09 pm

Victoria BC, on the other hand is more English than England. :wink:


Calman @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:24 pm

I heard that they are so strong in retaining their heritage, keeping the gaelic culture alive & more awareness of their past. I think that's where the "more Scottish than Scotland" joke comes from, but I may be wrong?


Streaker @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:26 pm

If you're interested in the gaelic stuff Cape Breton Island is where you should go. Plus it's where you'll find the Cabot Trail, which looks nice.


novachick @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:06 pm

I'm here of course it's great 8) . The 2007 International Gathering of the Clans continues until October of this year. The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a don't miss. As well the Tall ships festival is back this year. Here's a link to the website. The events take place through out the province. ... sYear=2007


Clogeroo @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:11 pm

Victoria BC, on the other hand is more English than England.

You could say that about many places in Canada. :P


fatbasturd @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:11 pm

The homeland kicks ass :D


Calman @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:15 pm

Nice one novachick! :)

Would I find a good fish 'n' chips shop, bottle of Irn Bru & a local pub with that true Scottish feel? :)


novachick @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:22 pm

Best fish and chips Johns Lunch Pleasant Street in Darmouth...just a small whole in the wall, no Scottish cultural flavor. Just the best fish and chips, clams and chips in the HRM. I'm not much of a bar/pub person I'll leave that up to Bluenose to help you there!


Wullu @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:43 pm

Don't listen to hwacker, he knows not of what he speaks.

Googles Irn Bru.... ;) Hmmm, no, you probably won't find that here, but you will find an absolutely world class single malt Scotch (even though the homeland won't let them call it Scotch......) Glenora Distillery.

Basically, once you are east of New Glasgow you will feel at times that you have never left home. In fact you actually have not left in one real sense. Geologically, the area from New Glasgow east to the tip of Cape Breton WAS part of the same land mass as Scotland a few million years back. The heartland are the Cape Breton Highlands, with the Gaelic College, the Cabot Trail and the music that comes from that area.

The rest of the province is no slouch either. From tha Annapolis Valley to the drive around the South Shore to the night life of Halifax (where you can find the kind of pub you are looking for or any other kind for that matter).


Scape @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:44 pm

I miss John's. Also the Germans are buying up the shore front lock, stock and barrel so get in while you can. Peggie's cove is a tourist trap that is a nice postcard but not much else. The Glooscap trail includes the highest tides in the world and is not to be missed. Kegie is a beautiful park in the middle of Nova Scotia that is frequently overlooked and Digby clams are a delight. Evangeline has its roots deep in history and is on par with Fortress Louisbourg. Oil and gas is slowly turning Nova Scotia into a booming economy and Halifax is the linchpin to the maritime economy.


Blue_Nose @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:12 pm

I'd check out the Antigonish Highland Games if you're looking for a July trip... you've got a month to plan, and Antigonish is a great town. Be sure to check out Piper's Pub while you're there :wink:


BartSimpson @ Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:20 pm

Calman Calman:
...that true Scottish feel? :)

If anyone can help you with a true Scottish feel I'm sure it'll be NovaChick! :wink:



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