Whether you’re hanging out in an East Coast city or relaxing in a quiet country spot, Nova Scotia is a fantastic place to unwind while trying new activities.

Peggy’s Cove, Cape Breton, Lunenburg, and Kejimkujik National Park are only a few of the countless highlights of the province – but there’s more than just the most popular destinations to explore!


Nova Scotia is home to many beautiful gardens, lighthouses, and beaches that you can visit when you want to destress. If you’re going for greenery, you’ll have a large selection of gardens to choose from, such as heritage or botanical gardens, and some are situated on museum grounds where you can get a dose of history before or after you stop and smell the roses.

While lighthouses can be admired while strolling by the sea, some are also open to the public so that you can explore the inside too. For a two-in-one experience, visit a lighthouse that’s situated by one of Nova Scotia’s best beaches, where you can beachcomb for shells and seaglass, take a surf lesson, play in the waves, or just walk barefoot in the sand. There’ nothing like breathing in the smell of salty sea air after a long shift.


Marco, RN, snapped a stunning shot of Lunenburg while travel nursing.


Nova Scotia is home to five incredible UNESCO designated sites, and they’re located close enough that you can see them all within a few days. Check out a reconstructed 18th-century seaport, snap stunning photos in the colourful old town of Lunenburg, or dive into nature at a biosphere reserve – or better yet, do all three!

For those who love museums, Nova Scotia’s history offers a variety of historical adventures. From fossils to fisheries, whales to woolen mills, costumed interpreters bring to life days gone by.


If there’s a theme to cuisine in Nova Scotia, it’s definitely ‘fresh & local.’ From fresh catches from the sea to award-winning craft breweries, distilleries, cideries and wineries, there are countless options to satisfy your appetite on the east coast.


Ryan, RN, enjoys a winter travel nursing contract in Nova Scotia.


Lobster, wine, tartan, cycling, scallops, forestry, folk art, antique cars, women’s heritage, live music – just some of the inspiration behind Nova Scotia’s numerous festivals. If you want to taste something new, see something amazing, hear melodic masterpieces, or feel alive, there’s a festival for you. See the whole list of what there is to look forward to in 2020.


Kayaking, whale watching, golfing, surfing, sailing, canoeing, golfing, sport fishing, and rafting are just a few ways you can spend your days off while on contract.

Want to go on a heli-picnic adventure escape? You can do that in Nova Scotia. Never been snowshoeing? You can do that too! Want to go lobster fishing? Hit the seas and cross your fingers for a great catch! With so many options, boredom never seems to set in when you’re travel nursing in Nova Scotia.


If you’re looking to find a second home, Nova Scotia is an excellent place to plant roots. The management of travel nurses in Nova Scotia is impeccable. When our nurses do end up travelling there, they are astounded with how well they are treated and welcomed at their host facility and how quickly the new community feels like family for them. Many return time after time – and say that living there only gets better.

Interested in learning more about our current opportunities for travel nurses in Canda? Get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us toll-free at 1-877-525-3870.

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