Things To Do in Nova Scotia

Up to 51% Off a 90-Minute Scenic Boat Tour

Tantallon

C$70 C$35

Transport Canada–certified captains pilot vessels past private islands, coves, and dolphins in St. Margaret's Bay

Up to 53% Off MudCraft on June 28, Two Entries for Price of One

Gore, Hants County

C$160 C$80

An obstacle course stretches 6 km and challenges runners with dark forrests, rolling hills, swamps, and sand dunes

Up to 51% Off at Anchor’s Above Zipline Adventures

French River

C$30 C$15

Customers get a bird's-eye view of gorgeous scenery as they soar 240 feet above the ground while safely secured to a zipline

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Up to 40% Off

Downtown Halifax

C$10 C$6

(607)

Titanic artifacts, naval history exhibits, and chronicles of the Halifax explosion are displayed in Canada's oldest Maritime museum

Up to 53% Off Indoor Play Visits

Bedford

C$36.75 C$19

(5)

Two-storey structure lets kids up to age 9 climb, crawl, and socialize year-round, and a separate area lets toddlers play safely

Murphy's The Cable Wharf – Up to 46% Off Theodore Tugboat Tour

Downtown Halifax

C$74.74 C$40

(26)

Ride a 65-foot replica of the beloved children's character with The Harbourmaster and all of Theodore's friends on board

Up to 54% Off at Maritime Reptile Zoo Limited

Dartmouth

C$13 C$7

Outreach sanctuary rehabilitates creatures including pythons, alligators, and monitors in the only reptile zoo in Atlantic Canada

Museum of Natural History – Up to 57% Off

South End

C$11 C$5

(15)

The history museum celebrates Nova Scotia's original inhabitants and defining characteristics, profiling its people, animals, and plants

Up to 73% Off at Kiddietown Play Centre

Dartmouth

C$70 C$19

Kids frolic during drop-in recreation sessions at newly opened indoor play space; easily accessible via foot or public transit

Up to 86% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$19

Students from kids and adults learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals through tae kwon do, a Korean martial art

Up to 82% Off at Moksha Yoga Bedford

Bedford

C$150 C$30

Students of all fitness levels are led through 60- to 90-minute Moksha yoga classes in a room with cork flooring and radiant-heating panels

50% Off

North End

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 70% Off Classes at All Yoga

Dartmouth

C$149.50 C$45

Instructors challenge students in classes designed to treat chronic back pain, inspire meditative states, and boost flexibility

Up to 52% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Albro Lake

$39.99 $19

Practice yoga in a cool, calm setting or explore the waters independently with a standup-paddleboard rental

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Since its inception in 1992, Curves has been specifically designed with women in mind. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin set out to create a supportive, encouraging atmosphere in which women could get in shape without feeling self-conscious. Their unofficial motto, "no makeup, no men, no mirrors," is now repeated at nearly 10,000 locations in more than 85 countries, helping women of all ages and fitness levels reach their health goals. To cater to the all-female client base, their equipment and specialized workouts are built to enhance the feminine physique.

Their classic 30-minute workout is designed to work the entire body. As ladies move from station to station, they complete a circuit-style workout that intersperses weight training with cardio sessions designed to maintain heart rate. Most of the 13 machines are double positive, which means they work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement—simultaneously toning the abs and back, or the chest and vestigial tail. Each machine also supports the CurvesSmart system, which tracks each patron's individual progress. Before getting started, clients receive a card with their personal fitness information embedded within. When the card is inserted into a machine, a green light lets them know that they’re working at the correct intensity level. As muscles get stronger, the workouts get tougher, and at the end of each session, a progress report lists details on muscle strength and the number of calories burned.

1509 Main Road
Eastern Passage,
NS
CA

During Reel Babies movie showings, theatres transform into child-friendly arenas where new parents can enjoy recent releases while tending to tykes. Empire Theatres keeps the auditorium lights dim and lowers the volume on new films such as Our Idiot Brother, One Day, and The Debt, ensuring an environment conducive to child-care. Parents can transport their mini-me to the auditorium's "exersaucer", baby swing, and play mat, allowing young minds to expend energy otherwise spent solving Fermat's Last Theorem. Additionally, a changing table and bottle warmer ensures parents can remain in the theatre for all reunion scenes between protagonists and their coffee makers.

325 Prince St
Sydney,
NS
CA

Within Shanti Hot Yoga, heat flows from radiant-heating panels and mirrors reflect glowing wall sconces as students bend and flow through postures. Led by certified instructors, classes conform to Shanti Hot Yoga’s values, using the 60- to 90-minute sessions to help students to be healthy, accessible, and peaceful. With a focus on community and eco-awareness, the instructors lead classes for all experience levels, offering help to students who have accidentally super-glued themselves to the cork flooring. The heated studio helps to deepen stretches, and classes provide benefits such as decreased stress, improved posture, and the ability to control the urge to smash buildings when enraged.

114 Woodlawn Rd
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

• For $7, you get admission for two adults (up to a $15 value). • For $8, you get a family pass for two adults and their children younger than 18 years old (a $17 value).

162 Two Islands Rd
Parrsboro,
NS
CA

Paintballers descend upon Storm Warning for year-round play on its indoor and outdoor fields. Combatants can settle arguments about neoclassical art with bouts of civilized splatter fighting, supplied by Tippmann 98 Custom semiautomatic paintball guns with 200-round hoppers, HPA air tanks with unlimited refills, masks with thermal fog-resistant goggles, barrel sleeves, and 300 paintballs each. Outside, paint slingers shellac one another on the X Ball Sup Air field or the forested field, where they avoid getting candy-coated by dodging behind trees, pallets, old tractors, and an abandoned squirrel school bus. The indoor course sports support beams, barrels, and a dimensional door (an additional field fee of $5 for indoor use). As a team sport focused on game planning and group strategy, paintball equalizes individual skill level and creates a welcoming environment for all players. Storm Warning only allows field paint, and extra rounds are available starting at $6 for 100 rounds.

8916 Commercial Street
,
NS
CA

Designed by course architect Les Furber, The Links at Penn Hills’ 18-hole course weaves through waterways, wooded tracts, and rolling terrain for 7,236 yards of challenging golf. Breezes drift onto the course from the nearby Shubenacadie River, creating a tranquil environment for players to split fairways with soaring drives and carb-free clubs. At the end of each hole, bent-grass greens present a slick surface for each testy, breaking putt. Water hazards come into play on six holes, including the par 5 seventh, where shots must clear water and land on a bunker-fortified island green patrolled by a bearded, marooned Tom Hanks. The course promotes game improvement with a training complex that includes a 300-yard driving range, a nine-hole practice green, and a practice bunker. Course at a Glance:

14049 Hwy 215
Rines Creek,
NS
CA