Nova Scotia Tourism

Nova Scotia Tourism

August 11, 2008 08:00 ET

For a Nova Scotia Vacation in August & September, Festivals & Events Abound With East Coast Canada Flair

From Cape Breton to Halifax, festivals throughout the Maritime Province have broad appeal

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2008) - A Nova Scotia vacation slated for August or September of 2008 has a prolific festivals and events schedule to take advantage of. From food and wine to music, this fall's Nova Scotia events and festivals calendar offers a broad variety of choices at venues across the province.

Those wanting to explore Nova Scotia's rugged outdoor beauty will enjoy the Tent Dwellers Centennial Canoe Festival from August 15th - 17th and Hike the Highlands from September 12th - 21st. The first takes visitors along the winding rivers of Kejimkujik National Park, while the latter offers 10 days of hiking and presentations in the highlands of Cape Breton.

For a Nova Scotia vacation in Halifax, the Atlantic Fringe Festival runs from August 28th - September 7th, and the Atlantic Film Festival runs from September 11th - 20th, offering festival-goers eclectic entertainment.

Music lovers won't want to miss:

- DRUM! Celebrates the music of the province's four founding cultures, in Halifax, September 12th - October 12th

- Wolfville's Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival, September 26th - 28th

- Celtic Colours International Festival throughout Cape Breton Island, October 10th - 18th

Nova Scotia's mouth-watering blueberries and hearty wines make for a delectable Nova Scotia vacation. The Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival runs from August 15th - 30th in Central Nova Scotia, while the Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia Fall Festival will be held September 4th - October 26th at vineyards across the province, from Northumberland Shore to the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore.

For the wild at heart, the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby from August 29th - September 1st, attracts motorcycle enthusiasts for a parade, fireworks show and more.

Visit www.novascotia.com for the most up-to-date Nova Scotia events and festivals information.

About Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage (TCH)

TCH is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast, and emphasizes interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful videos and eye-catching photos. The organization's website is among the first in North America to provide a Google Earth(TM) overlay that allows visitors to virtually visit Nova Scotia and its many destinations and experiences.

Contact Information

  • For more information, including interviews, please contact:
    Tourism, Culture and Heritage
    Tina Thibeau
    (902) 424-4817 or Cell: (902) 483-6104
    Email: thibeatd@gov.ns.ca
    Website: www.novascotia.com