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Things to do in Nova Scotia + Prince Edward Island

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Nova Scotia + Prince Edward Island. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Nova Scotia + Prince Edward Island attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Nova Scotia + Prince Edward Island to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Nova Scotia + Prince Edward Island.

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  • Baadeck Yarns

    A jumbled, items-spilling-off-of-shelves knitting store. More
  • Black Sheep Gallery

    The Black Sheep Gallery was a former fish plant in West Jeddore that now sells folk and outsider art. More
  • Celtic Colours International Festival

  • Co-op Artisanale

    Swoon over the heaps of handmade rugs and socks at the Co-op Artisanale in Cheticamp. More
  • Féis Mhábu

    The festival glorifies all things Gaelic with traditional dances, workshops (learn to step-dance), and language classes (did you know that am fogha... More
  • Leather Works

    Pop in for the handsome leather buckets and bags. More
  • Museum of Hooked Rugs & Home Life and the Elizabeth LeFort Gallery

    LeFort's hooked portraits of Jackie Kennedy and various Canadian prime ministers are astonishing in their obsessiveness, as is her 80-square-foot d... More
  • Myles from Nowhere

    The funky, two-floored shack on the side of the road in Margaree Forks, carries campy stock. More

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