Nova Scotia: Where High Tides and Hockey Rule
Total Mileage/Average drive time
105 miles, 1 hour, 55 minutes
On your trip to Nova Scotia, you'll see one of the world's highest tides, climbing to 54 feet, the birthplace of hockey, wineries, golf courses and over 400 years of history on the Evangeline Trail. All of this and more await you in the Annapolis Valley, on the north shore of Nova Scotia.
1. Windsor - Starting Point
Your first stop is in a town that takes credit for being the birthplace of hockey. Windsor, Nova Scotia is said to lay claim to the very first hockey game. Windsor is also the perfect place to watch the high tides roll in from the Bay of Fundy. The tides funnel through the Minas Basin and cause high tides that climb to as much as 54 feet and low tides where you can walk where the water once was. You'll be able to see at least one high tide and one low tide a day during daylight hours.
2. Wolfville - 17 miles, 21 minutes
If you like Victorian homes, beautiful gardens and wine, then you'll find this next stop delightful. Wolfville is located between the Bay of Fundy and the Minas Basin and is another great place to watch the tide roll in. Home to Acadia University, Wolfville is the cultural center of the Annapolis Valley with beautiful downtown boutiques and half a dozen wineries that will tempt every palate.
3. Kingston - 32 miles, 34 minutes
Outdoor adventure is what you'll find in Kingston. Walk, hike, bike or ride an ATV on the old rail trail or launch a canoe or kayak in the Annapolis River. Kingston is also the perfect place to call home base at the campground located in town, and don't forget your clubs to play at the area's premier 18 hole golf course.
4. Digby - 57 miles, 1 hour
Your last stop along the Evangeline Trail is the town of Digby. Known as the Scallop capital of the world, Digby has an abundance of fresh seafood no matter what size your appetite. Digby is also said to have the best whale watching in the world. Take a whale-watching cruise or if you're really lucky you'll able to spot one of these majestic creatures from the wharf.