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52 FREE things to Do in Nova Scotia This Summer

52 FREE things to Do in Nova Scotia This Summer

Broke? Yep.Me too.

However, that doesn’t mean we have to sit staring at the TV all summer.

For the price of a tank of gas (not that THAT’S cheap) or two, there is a plethora of activities and events to enjoy this season.
I know for a fact there are more free things to do in Nova Scotia-this is a starting point.
It’s important to note there are many great activities in Cape Breton that are not listed here-they are within Cape Breton Highland National Park which requires an entrance fee- therefore not free. But please check them out. the same goes for Kejimkujik National Park-lots to do-but entrance fee.The fee for the National Parks this year can be found here

Here we go:

    Free Things to Do In HRM


Halifax Public Gardens
Halifax Public Gardens
    • Pack a lunch and visit the  Halifax Public Gardens
    • Stroll the Halifax waterfront
    • Learn how injured wildlife is aided at Hope for Wildlife in Seaforth
    • Visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-free on Thursday nights
    • Take a free guided tour of Halifax (tips are welcome)
    • Watch a free movie at the Public Gardens
    • Take  a free class or workshop at the Halifax Public Library (click on ‘What’s On’)
    • Get some exercise by rollerblading at the Emera Oval
    • Listen to some  lunch time music at the Grand Parade Wednesday to Friday

       Free Things to Do In The Annapolis Valley

      Along the Harvest Moon Trail in Grand Pre
    • Hunt for fossils at Blue Beach on the ebb tide
    • Borrow a large inner tube and tube the Gaspereau River- check to see if the water is up here.(Rent  a tube for $5 at King of the River tube rentals)
    • Stop into a local farmer’s market
    • Borrow a bicycle from the Wolfville or Berwick regional library-first come, first serve-and cycle a section of the Harvest Moon Trail
    • Have a evening bonfire at a Houston beach near Blomidon
    • Make it a bird watching summer. Check out the Red Wing Black Birds at Miner’s Marsh in Kentville and the Chimney Swifts at dusk Robie Tufts Nature Centre  in Wolfville
    • Greenwood Aviation Museum is free to tour
    • Check out our awesome Bay of Fundy at both high and low tide
    • Hike the Bohaker Trail at Delaps Cove  and see a waterfall and the above mentioned Bay at the same time.
    • Plan a photo day at Bear River, the tidal community on stilts
    • Don’t miss out on the Balancing Rock in Tiverton-just  short hike but many steps

      Free Things To Do In Cape Breton

      Big Fiddle Sydney
      Big Fiddle Sydney
    • Immerse yourself in Acadian Crafts and culture in Cheticamp
    • Explore Sydney’s waterfront and take  a picture of the Big Fiddle
    •  Enjoy nature with a stroll along the Baille Ard Nature Trail in Sydney
    • Hike the 12 km round trip to Egypt Falls in Cape Breton
    • Stomp to the music of  a Cape Breton Ceilidh-free Sunday concerts at Granville on the Green on Port Hawkesbury

      Free Things To Do on Northumberland Shore

      Melmerby Beach-Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor
  • Spend a day in the sun on one of the Northumberland Strait beaches-warmest water north of the Carolinas.
  • Take a free guided tour of Crombie House in Abercrombie -available Wednesdays in the summer.
  • Wander the lavender fields at Seafoam Lavender Company in Seafoam
  • Stop ‘baaa’ and visit  the lambs and sheep at Lismore Sheep Farm
  • Stroll through an old growth forest at the Wallace and Area Museum 
  • Visit Carmichael-Stewart House Museum in New Glasgow
  • Learn about local sports heroes at the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame

    Free Things To Do Along the Bay of Fundy & Truro


    Court House Hill
    Court House Hill
  • Take a drive along the Parrsboro shore to Advocate and get out to stretch your legs in Advocate Harbour with a walk down to the lighthouse.
  • Check out Victoria Park and walk to the waterfalls. Climb Jacob’s Ladder. Throw a picnic in the car-you’ll need the nourishment after that
  • Watch the tidal bore down by Truro’s Visitor Centre. Times are here. Please be there 15 minutes early
  • Grab some great views of  Kings, Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou, Hants counties at Gore Courthouse Hill.
  • The world’s highest tides have been recorded at Burntcoat Head. Explore the shoreline-best done 3 hours after high tide times are here. Bring your lunch so you can ‘dine on the ocean floor’.
  • Climb up to the top of a lighthouse in Walton

     Free Things To Do on the Yarmouth & Acadian Shore

    Sandford Drawbridge -Free things to do

  • Watch the ferry go by at Cape Forchu
  • Go for a  short walk at Broad Brook Wetland Park
  • Stroll the waterfront in Yarmouth
  • Dig for clams at Parc Joseph et Marie Dugas
  • Walk ‘Le Petit Bois’ at St. Anne’s university
  • Check out of the world’s smallest drawbridges at Sandford
  • View the stars from the Starlight viewing platform on the Wedgeport Nature Trail

    Free Things To Do on The South Shore

  • Big Red Chair -Free things to do
  • Picnic. hike and enjoy a waterfall at Indian Fall’s Park
  • Try your luck catching a feed of mackerel at Graves Island
  • Drive out to picturesque Blue Rocks near Lunenburg
  • Lie in the sun at Summerville Beach Provincial Park
  • Explore historic Shelburne and get your picture taken in the Big Red Chair
  • Take a hike along the Keji Seaside Adjunct to spot some seals. And maybe some bears. Kidding. Not kidding.
  • Jump in for a swim at Glenwood Provincial Park
    Here’s a PDF you can take print out to take with you!
    52 Free Things to Do In Nova Scotia

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