Nova Scotia or New Scotland

Canada > Nova Scotia

June 2011

After doing the Prince Edward Island circuit, we overnight in New Brunswick before crossing the border into Nova Scotia, the only colony named in Latin (New Scotland) by James I of England (also known as James VI of Scotland) in 1621. By the way, the land was claimed by John Cabot of Genoa in 1497, when he was under the commission of Henry VII of England.

Entering the border of Nova Scotia from New Brunswick.

A Canadian icon at Peggys Cove.


In 2012, Canada exported $1bil worth of lobsters!


Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was settled by the Germans, Swiss and French in the mid-18th c.

As usual, here’s a compressed viewing of the photos, plus a nice soundtrack to set the mood, taken 09-10 June 2011. Please watch in HD, thanks!

From Halifax (A) we drive to Sydney (B), followed by a circuit along the famous Cabot Trail (C) in Cape Breton. We also visit Marconi’s and Alexander Graham Bell’s memorials (in Glace Bay and Baddeck, respectively), before embarking on the 2,000km journey back to Hamilton, Ontario (F). By the way the blue route below comes to about 3,200km in total.

We drive 450km from Halifax to Sydney right through the middle of Nova Scotia, followed by a 400km drive along the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton. Spectacular sceneries and fabulous whale-watching await us — sighted Humpbacks, Pilots and Minkes. Please watch in HD.

Nova Scotia has two towering personalities — Guglielmo Marconi and Alexander Graham Bell — we pay homage to them in Glace Bay and Baddeck respectively. Then we retrace our long 2,000 km road trip, along the Trans-Canada highway, back to Hamilton, Ontario. Please watch in HD.



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