17 Fun Things To Do in Nova Scotia This Winter

It’s winter and the only reminders of the holidays for some of us are post Christmas flab and credit card bills. Spring is only 6 weeks away.(Kill me now) Nova Scotia Can be blah in winter.

But it doesn’t have to be. And it shouldn’t be. Yes of course, cuddle in with the storm chips and Netflix when the weather is frightful.

But when it’s not… why not experience our beautiful province with one or more of these 17 adventures?

Outdoor Winter Fun

 

Snowshoe Winter in Nova Scotia
Snowshoe Winter Fun in Nova Scotia

Get out and snowshoes. Hike Nova Scotia has a great list of snowshoe and many municipalities have snowshoes for loan, so you can try before you buy.

Go ice fishing. You need a license-although you can try it without one during the Annual  Sport Fishing Weekend, Feb 16-18th. Please ensure that the ice is thick enough and dress warmly (and bring extra clothing and hot tea in a thermos!) Find regulations on ice fishing here on pages 48-50.

Skate the Oval in Halifax. Or a pristine, smooth lake or pond.  Or, like this guy, down the road after one of our freeze, thaw, freezes. Good sense is essential  here.(make sure ice is safe and probably skating down the road,although entertaining, is NOT such a great idea) Also many local arenas have family skate times.

Take a sleigh ride. Hatfield Farm offers sleigh rides all winter for only $9 pp plus tax, $7 for kids, 2 years and under free.

Have  winter bonfire. Cocoa. Hot-dogs. It’s all very, very good.

Campfire Winter fun Nova Scotia

Campfire Winter Fun Nova Scotia

Visit a beach -not just for summer, but enticing all year round.

Tour a maple syrup farm at Sugar Moon farm.Taste some syrup. Or rent snowshoes there and stomp among the maples.

Take a walk in the woods and identify tracks

Take in A Winter Event

Ross Farm has themed events every weekend. In the winter  it’s open Wednesday to Sunday and Sunday morning from 9:30-11 am you can get in free

Sheffield Mills Eagle WatchJanuary 26th & 27th and February 2nd & 3rd, 2019.  Eagles are fed daily at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.No Dogs, please.

2019 Icewine Festival- featuring 11 Annapolis Valley Wineries with wine, icewine and local cuisine. Host winery this year is the Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery.

Icewine Winter Fun Nova Scotia

Icewine Winter Fun Nova Scotia

South Shore Lobster Crawl February 1st, 2019 to February 18th. Watch or participate in  sporting activities like a lobster spiel and Lobster Season Surfing Lessons and enjoy  lobster infused treats such as lobster craft beer and many more

 Enjoy Some ‘You’ Time

Meditation Winter Nova Scotia

Meditation – Winter Fun Nova ScotiaPeruse gently loved books ~Otis & Clementine’s Books & Coffee 5209 St Margarets Bay Road Upper Tantallon

Learn to cook ~ Flying Apron Inn and Cookery 3 Summerville Wharf Road

Learn to paint~various locations

Learn Meditation –  6156 Quinpool Road, Suite 202 Halifax

  1. Visit a farmers market. The Wolfville Farmer’s Market is awesome and is Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings