Spend the day shopping at a stylish boutique in Wolfville or Truro. Find the perfect souvenir to remember your trip with a stop at one of the many historic markets or quaint gift shops in the busy shopping districts in Yarmouth or Sydney, Nova Scotia. Spring Garden Road in Halifax, one of the country’s oldest, prettiest retail thoroughfares, is where you’ll find the season’s must-haves. The historic waterfronts are home to some of the province’s hottest action. There are great Halifax restaurants (think seafood, think more than 450 Nova Scotia restaurants), live music indoors and out, historic attractions and popular festivals and events that use the harbour as a backdrop, like The Discover the Wines of Nova Scotia Fall Festival, The Lunenburg Folk Art Festival and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.
And there are more options. Here are some of the current girl’s getaway packages offered by Nova Scotia operators…because some trips are more fun without the guys!
Experiential Education Tours in Truro is “woman owned and operated”, and specializes in Bay of Fundy educational tours. They also offer the only “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 12-day Maritime Provinces tour, jammed packed with activities such as Tall Ship sailing, solider for a day, whale watching, spa excursions, fossil finding, fabulous wining and dining and of course lots of shopping.
Tidal Bore Rafting Park offers the ‘Dirty Girls Tidally Awesome Adventure’ – a Tidal Bore Rafting trip (along with a little mudsliding) on the Shubenacadie River. This two-night package also includes deluxe accommodations in a country cottage, a Bay of Fundy Mud Wrap Spa treatment, a tour of the Glooscap Heritage Centre to learn first hand about the Aboriginal experience in Nova Scotia, a shopping excursion in Truro and an opportunity to walk the floor of the Bay of Fundy at Burncoat Head Park – home to the highest record tides in the world.
Relax, refresh and renew at Oak Island Resort. This simple anytime package includes two nights accommodation, breakfast and $100 credit for spa services…including wine…anytime.
Cape Breton Resorts offer an annual Spring Healthy Body Retreat, a weekend getaway to rejuvenate and refresh your body and soul! No need to be a regular fitness buff – the activities are geared towards all levels. Weekend includes yoga, fitness, spa, dining and golf if you so choose!
White Point Beach Resort, located on the South Shore, offers Just For Women Weekends that feature rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and fun. There are “Off the Vine” wine or cocktail samplings; a massage and facial in the Ocean Spa; a three-course dinner overlooking the sea; and care-free strolling along the beach.
Discover the Northumberland Shore with the warmest waters north of the Carolina’s. Explore the earliest examples of social behaviour on earth at the new Joggins Fossil Centre. Overnight in an original train car at the Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche. Find unique organic treats at the Tatamagouche Creamery Farmer’s Market or indulge in delicious maple treats at Sugar Moon Farm.
One Life Surf School is Eastern Canada’s first women’s surf school offering instruction for groups and individuals. Services include environmental workshops, surf camps, apparel, professional development, leadership training, and self-care such as massage therapy, yoga, and reiki therapy.
Nova Scotia is a golf haven. Choose from more than 60 golf courses throughout the province, where classic designs and contemporary layouts combine championship depth, diversity and pure golfing pleasure. Several courses are now offering women’s only tournaments, weekends and lessons, all accompanied by high quality accommodations and spectacular dining options!
The Annapolis Valley area is rich in agriculture…so no great surprise that it is a fabulous destination for experiencing a “taste of Nova Scotia”, from the slow food movement at The Port in Port Williams to the sensational temptations at The Tempest Restaurant; from picking your own lobster to dine on at the Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound to handpicking the tastiest Honeycrisp apple at Stirling Fruit Farms. Add to that a wine and chocolate tasting at Gaspereau Vineyard or Stutz Hard Apple Cider & Foxhill Cheese on the pergola at Domain de Grand Pre.