Have A Happy Valentine’s In Nova Scotia

There can be few other romantic getaways to fuel the fans of love than the rugged crags and Atlantic swells of Nova Scotia and anyone looking for a real Valentine’s treat to remember need look no further.

Peggys Cove Harbour 01
Nova ScotiaFoter / CC BY-SA

Imagine wondering arm in arm through Kejimkujik National Park or the Cape Breton Highlands and although the weather maybe a tad on the chilly side you’ll soon warm up in no time at all.

Woolly jumpers, live folk music and cosy pubs complete with log fires, can you think of a better place to spend some time together on Feb 14th? Below are just a few more reasons why this little section of Canada is a must for lovers and if you’re already starting to feel all warm and inspired then read on and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Sunset strolls

As Nova Scotia is the proud parent of almost 4000 coastal islands, including the mighty Cape Breton, it will come as no surprise that, come the late afternoon, strolls along the shore and across rugged headland are a sublime way to spend the day. Catching the colourful canvas of the sun melting into the Atlantic is a magical experience and definitely a must see for any romantic ramblers this Valentine’s.

DGJ_4906  - Kidston Island Lighthouse
Cape Bretonarcher10 (Dennis) / Foter / CC BY-SA

Cosy cafés

From downtown Halifax to the picture postcard Peggy’s Cove, getting all snug and cosy away from the Atlantic breeze is always on the cards if you’re planning to visit Nova Scotia during February. There is simply no better way to enjoy each other’s company after a morning or afternoon spent outside than to disappear into the warmth of a café and with views of the ocean combining with mugs of hot chocolate, things will begin to steam up in no time at all.

Halifax harbour walkway and cafe at night
Halifax Nova ScotiaSpacing Magazine / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

City sights

Just half an hour from the coast and promising more things to do after dark than you’ll possibly have time for, Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and a great place for couples to let off some steam. Jazz bars, classy restaurants and plenty of museums and galleries, to while away a few hours on a rainy day, all make Halifax the ideal spot for couples and if you manage to find some blue sky then head to Point Pleasant Park for a picnic or romantic wander.

Martello Tower
Point Pleasant Parkarcher10 (Dennis) / Foter / CC BY-SA

Fish suppers

From characterful little fisherman’s cafés overlooking the ocean to a huge selection of restaurant and take away options in Halifax, enjoying each other’s company over a portion of fish and chips is definitely the way forward for lovers in Nova Scotia. Fresh off the boat and always guaranteed to keep you warm on a winter’s day, fish suppers are just what the love doctor ordered and if you want to keep it local then dive into a lobster roll for immediate satisfaction.

the cove
Halifax FisherSteve took it / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

A night at the theatre

The Neptune Theatre is one of Nova Scotia’s best loved venues for plays and performing arts so if you’re hankering for a comfy seat and sharing a box of chocs then head to Argyle Street in Halifax and you won’t be disappointed. This really is an ideal way to share a romantic experience together and if you’re not into live performances then there’s always the cinema if you fancy getting all hot and bothered in the back row this Valentine’s Day.

Play at being a Lord and Lady

There can be few more romantic gestures than whisking your prince or princess away for a few nights in a castle and as Castle Moffett on Cape Breton Island is offering bed and breakfast with all the trimmings then this is your chance to do just that. This truly is a magical spot and the chance to take a stroll through the 200 acre grounds after a hearty meal is quite possibly one of the best opportunities to pop one of those all-important questions that you may just have been leading up to.

DGJ_4684 - Neil's Harbour Lighthouse
Cape Breton Islandarcher10 (Dennis) / Foter / CC BY-SA

 

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