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Halifax, Nova Scotia is a growing mecca for tourists from all over the world. Here's help in a central accommodation database, attractions, festivals, events, tours and all you need to know to plan your great Nova Scotia getaway.

Top 10 Romantic Getaways in Nova Scotia
The magic of the sea adds to the romance. Here are our picks for the top 10 romantic escapes in Nova Scotia. Choose a private little cabin by the sea, or spend the day pampering your loved one in a 'spa for two'.


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Here's your Highway7 guide to hotels, historic inns, bed and breakfasts, and places to sleep by the sea in Nova Scotia, Canada

From amusement parks to museums, here's a list of attractions that just keeps on growing.

Cruise Ship Highlights
If you're coming to Halifax on one of the many cruise ships, you have little time to waste. Here's a whirlwind tour of the highlights of Halifax.

Day Trips
There's so much to see and do in Halifax you never have to leave the city, but here are some 'must see' local spots. Most of these destinations are within an hour's drive of Metro, so enjoy a true Nova Scotian welcome in the rest of the province.

Halifax Harbour
A modern harbour rich in history, a lively harbourfront redevelopment, container terminals, cruise ships, offshore oil and a busy Naval base comprise the busy Port of Halifax, on the second deepest harbor in the world.

Halifax Interactive Map
In case you're wondering where Halifax is located in relation to the main entry points, the airport or any of the other cities and towns in Nova Scotia, World Web Halifax provides this easy to use interactive map, showing attractions and highlights.

Halifax R.M Visitor Info
Request a city guide, look up "Halifacts" and more

Halifax Tours and Charters
The City of Halifax's official site for tourism, culture and heritage", offers a list of unique tours and charters in and around the city. For take home memories, try a double decker to Citadel Hill, an 'amphibious tour' of the city and harbour, a 'ghost walk' of our haunted houses or a rickshaw ride along the historic waterfront.

How's the Weather in Halifax?
Red sky at night? Fisher's delight. Check here.

IgoUgo Nova Scotia Journals
IgoUgo collects travel experiences from real travellers to various places. Here's what people are saying about Halifax. Be sure to do a search for Dartmouth, Annapolis Royal, Cape Breton, Digby, more.

NS Government Tourism Links
This Nova Scotia government page is a bare bones text listing of the major tourism sites. Here you'll find the province's 'offical' tourism site, travel, events and festivals, maps, outdoor links, community networks and more. Don't forget to come back here for help from a real Haligonian!

Request A 'Doers and Dreamers' Travel Guide
Halifax is the starting point for most tourists, but you can do some armchair planning this winter with this guide. A 400 page guide that will have you smelling the ocean breeze.

Send a free Nova Scotia postcard
Choose from several beautiful scenics.

Tall Ships
In July 2000, Halifax hosted one of the world's largest gatherings of Tall Ships and threw the city's biggest party ever. Here's a Tall Ships database from Highway7.

The Official N.S.Tourism Site
Explore Halifax and beyond from this official NS tourism website par excellence.

Visitor Information Centres
Maps, Tips and a friendly staff will provide helpful suggestions to help you find your way around Halifax and other places in Nova Scotia.

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Sherbrooke Now


Official site of the St. Mary's Tourism Association, featuring a business directory, accommodations, events, coupons and packages.

When Stan Rogers sang "I Wish I Was in Sherbrooke Now", he was thinking of one of the hidden gems of Nova Scotia - a picturesque village on the Eastern Shore, nestled on the banks of the St. Mary's River (one of the finest salmon streams in the province), and, for many years, a prosperous gold mining and lumbering town.

Submitted by:

David MacDonald
August 6, 2004

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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With Highway7.com, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
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