Visiting Nova Scotia – Getting Here

Nova Scotia is located in Canada, on the upper east coast of North America, lying between the provinces of New Brunswick (in the west) and Newfoundland (in the northeast). [View Nova Scotia Locator Map]

How do I get there ?

Via Air
Nova Scotia is easily accessable by Air, Sea or Land. Check out all our airline options by clicking here

An international airport is located just outside the capital city of Halifax. There is also an airport located in Sydney which services the island of Cape Breton.

Ferry
Several ferry services operate in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (Saint John), Prince Edward Island (Wood Islands) and Newfoundland (Port Aux Basques and Argentia).

  • Digby is the terminal for the car ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick. Buses depart daily to Halifax.Caribou/Pictou is the terminal for ferries which arrive daily from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, between May 1 and mid-December. Highway 106 leads from the ferry terminal to the Pictou Rotary and the Northumberland Shore.
  • North Sydney is the terminal of the ferry service from Port-aux-Basques and Argentia, Newfoundland. North Sydney is at the eastern end of Trans Canada Highway 105.
  • Highway

Nova Scotia is connected to mainland Canada at the New Brunswick border. Travelling the Trans Canada Highway east from New Brunswick will enter Nova Scotia in the Amherst area… from here it is roughly a 2.5 – 3 hour drive to the capital city of Halifax.

Train
Passenger rail service is provided by VIA Rail, with stations in Truro and Halifax.