Tourism Nova Scotia



February 8, 2018

Welcome to the inTouch blog!

New inTouch feature stories are now available on the Tourism Nova Scotia corporate website, along with the latest research, marketing activities, and industry tools and resources.

Apply to 2018’s EXCELLerator Program by February 28

Tourism Nova Scotia is accepting applications for 2018’s World-class Experience EXCELLerator Program until 4pm on Wednesday, February 28. Tell us why you’re the best choice to deliver on developing, implementing and offering a new world-class, Nova Scotia experience to visitors! Read More

Recipes – Blog Post of the Month – Making a Splash


Must-Do Nova Scotia Culinary Experiences

On your next trip to Nova Scotia, don’t miss these exclusive culinary experiences!


Lobster Feast & Peggy’s Cove Adventure

Nova Scotia essentials are served up by your seaside resort host, exclusively guiding you to Peggy’s Cove authentic fishing village and lighthouse, introducing you to local seafood experts, and meeting Oceanstone’s chef to select your fresh lobster for your gourmet feast by the ocean! LEARN MORE Ocean Ceilidh & Seafood Kick up your heels to jigs and reels of bagpipers and fiddlers serenading your Cape Breton Island adventure. Dine seaside on lobster, then hop aboard a fishing boat for an exclusive ceilidh (Celtic party) at sea and local whisky tasting. You’ll be dancing like a local in no time! LEARN MORE Great Canadian Lobster Fishing Feast Get a taste of the world’s largest lobster fishery! Join a crew of Nova Scotia lobster fishers for a morning at sea, returning to your seaside resort with the freshest lobster and ultimate bragging rights. Meet at the beachside bonfire, as Chef prepares today’s catch for your cozy dinner party inside. LEARN MORE



Featured Nova Scotia Blog Post


Best Places to Wake-up Next to the Ocean in Nova Scotia

With 13,300 km of stunning seacoast, Nova Scotia truly is an ocean playground. Fill your days with ocean adventures like coastal hiking, surfing, kayaking or just relaxing at the beach. But don’t let your ocean fun end with the setting sun. Book a room, stay in a cottage or camp along the coast and let the sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep and the rising sun herald a new day for adventure. READ MORE



Nova Scotia’s Video of the Month


A Brief History of Acadians in Nova Scotia (and their food) as told by Simon Thibault

The first film from the Perennial Plate’s adventures in Nova Scotia takes a whimsical path to Acadia through the eyes of cookbook author Simon Thibault who celebrates the perseverance of food culture despite a history of hardship and “being dispersed, but still fervently of where you are.” WATCH VIDEO




Featured Nova Scotia Package


The Icewine Express

Join our Icewine Express Shuttle to celebrate wine, winter and of course icewine. Spend the afternoon at the Icewine Festival hosted at Lightfoot and Wolfville where many wineries will be offering wine and food pairings for you to enjoy. Taste your way around the festival and celebrate winter, wine and of course the icewine harvest. READ MORE



Featured Don’t Miss Event


Ha!ifax ComedyFest

Every April, Halifax erupts in laughter as comedians from all over North America hit the stage for the Ha!ifax ComedyFest. Held over 4 days, the festival boasts a multitude of shows in various venues throughout the city. The Festival is one of only three major comedy festivals broadcast nationally on CBC TV. READ MORE



Nova Scotia Recipes


Scallop Chowder

This recipe was originally featured in Nova Scotia Cookery, Then & Now: “The old recipe has a base, and you know from experience it works. Salt pork was readily available and provided salt. I’ve added bacon, garlic, and chili pepper to give it a twist.” Chris Veldon, The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery. LEARN MORE

Artichoke & Asiago Dip

Cheese please! Made with cream cheese, yoghurt, sour cream and Parmesan – you can’t go wrong when you dip your chip in this dish. As an added bonus, the dip can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for up to three days or frozen for up to three months. If baking from frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge. LEARN MORE



Making a Splash


Nova Scotia’s Lobster-Infused Ales

Two Nova Scotian breweries have brewed lobster-infused beer. Saltbox Brewing has created Crustacean Elation using lobsters and lobster shells twice during the brewing process. Hell Bay Brewing launched South Shorer Lobster Beer, an ale with characteristics of biscuit malts and citrusy hops. READ MORE


A lobster-deprived prairie girl rises to the challenge of judging lobster rolls

My training regime includes eating lobster poutine, creamed lobster and lobster in the shell. There is gravy, cream and butter, forks, bibs and long silver picks. We have a lobster omelette at breakfast, lobster on a burger at lunch and lobster tossed with pasta at dinner. READ MORE


48 hours: Get a little extra in Halifax

It’s the capital of Nova Scotia, soaring visitor numbers are a clear sign that Halifax is now a destination in its own right. From its maritime history to its museum of immigration, this city, lapped by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, has played a pivotal role in shaping Canadian culture. READ MORE


WestJet heads to Paris and London from Halifax

Starting May 31, WestJet will begin service with daily flights between Halifax and Paris. On April 29, WestJet will begin daily service between Halifax and London (Gatwick). In addition, WestJet will add one flight to Halifax from Calgary for a total of 15 weekly flights. READ MORE


Need a Cheap Vacation? Here’s Why You Should Add Halifax to Your List

The Canadian dollar is currently equal to 75 cents in America. This means a big built-in discount for U.S. residents traveling to Canada. And you can really stretch your buck in the Nova Scotia capital of Halifax, where prices are very reasonable to begin with. READ MORE


#VisitNovaScotia on Instagram

This month’s Instagram photo from @acorn_art_photography features a winter’s day in Lunenburg. Are you an avid Instagrammer? Tag your Nova Scotia photos with #VisitNovaScotia or #NovaScotiaEats (for great photos of food in Nova Scotia) for a chance to be featured.



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January 26, 2018 – Welcome to the inTouch blog!

New inTouch feature stories are now available on the Tourism Nova Scotia corporate website, along with the latest research, marketing activities, and industry tools and resources.

Tourism Nova Scotia’s Top Moments of 2017

It was tough to pick our favourite moments of 2017. After all, there were so many great events held, partnerships built, and milestones reached last year. Here are eight moments that really stood out, in no particular order. Read More


November Tourism Performance Numbers are Up

Nova Scotia welcomed an additional 6,000 non-resident visitors in November 2017, an increase of 5% from November 2016.  Read More


CCH’s Festival & Community Event Funding Program Deadline: February 28

The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is accepting applications for festival and event funding until February 28, 2018. Find out if you are eligible to apply. Read More


Advertising Opportunity in Provincial Visitor Information Centres

Tourism Nova Scotia, in partnership with Synergy Screens Digital Signage is pleased to once again offer tourism operators the opportunity to advertise on 42-inch LCD televisions in our provincial visitor information centres (VICs). This is a great time to influence travelers while they’re in the mindset to make purchase decisions. Read More


Start the New Year With Skill-Building Digital and Marketing Webinars

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia is hosting “Webinar Wednesdays,” a series of webinars on technology and marketing topics designed to help Nova Scotia tourism businesses. Read More


Provincial Program Offers Assistance for Accessibility-Related Improvements

The Nova Scotia government, through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, invites tourism businesses to apply for the Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program. The program’s funding can help with improvements so that your products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age.  Read More


Building Business Relationships at Upcoming Events

Our travel trade and travel media teams are busy this season promoting Nova Scotia through a number of market development activities while meeting with key tour operators, buyers, and travel media. Read More


Nova Scotia Travel Media Activities: Feature Articles & Videos

Tourism Nova Scotia works with travel writers, bloggers, and influencers to increase awareness of Nova Scotia as a travel destination. Check out “Nova Scotia in the News” on to see the latest articles and videos promoting travel to Nova Scotia.  Read More


GoMedia Award Sparks Australian Connection

A hooked rug given as an award for last fall’s GoMedia Canada event has placed a Nova Scotia shop on an Australian traveler’s bucket list. Read More


5 Ways to Keep Up the Momentum in 2018

Read Michele Saran’s, CEO of Tourism Nova Scotia, top 5 Ways to Keep Up the Momentum in 2018, as published in the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s January industry bulletin. Read More


We’re Hiring!

Tourism Nova Scotia is hiring a Tourism Development Advisor and a Senior Research Analyst. If you’re passionate about Nova Scotia and have the necessary qualifications, we’d love to hear from you! Read More

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