My Favourite Nova Scotia Colours

What if Nova Scotia was represented in a box of crayons? What colours would you choose? What is your favorite colour? Add a colour of your own to the poll at the bottom of this post!

My favorite colour: Sea Glass Brown or Lunenburg Red or Digby Pines Green, maybe Citadel Hill White…

Crescent Beach Blue

Crescent Beach in Lunenburg County is one of the few beaches in Nova Scotia where you can drive your vehicle.

Kejimkujik Green

With this many hectares devoted to a National Park, this is the place to explore your wild side.

Cabot Trail Red

The Cabot Trail is breathtaking anytime, but autumn is art inspiring.

Sea Glass Brown

Sea Glass can be found on many beaches and brown is probably one of the more popular shades.

Sea urchin Green

Sea urchins are a favourite food for our seagulls, you will find the empty shells when beach combing. Be careful they are very delicate.

Quahog Yellow

Have you ever eaten a quahog burger? Only in Nova Scotia! We like them best in rapure: a traditional Acadien Dish found on the French Shore.

Clam Black

Digging clams in Nova Scotia is fun and delicious.

Mussel Blue

Nova Scotia mussels are found on menu’s everywhere.  For a recipe

Apple Blossom Pink

Apple Cheeks: Apple Pie : You’re the apple of my eye!

The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival takes place May 25, 2011

Carters Beach Sand Silver

One of the best kept secrets on the South Shore! Find directions here.

Drowned Forest Green

This forest is 1500 years old!

Whale Tail Blue

Whale watching is available throughout Nova Scotia. Brier Island, Cape Breton, Halifax to name a few.

Shucked Oyster Pink

Fresh oysters are widely available throughout Nova Scotia.

A visit to our maple syrup, maple sugar farm can be fun anytime of year.Everything is attractively packaged including these bottles of Nova Scotia maple syrup.

Maple Sugar Moon Amber

Ski Hill White

Martock, Ben Eion, Wentworth to name a few.

Strawberry Jam Red

We found these at the Farmers Market in Liverpool, also home to the Orange Rangers and the Liverpool Privateers.

Mulgrave Cliff’s Purple

Lighthouse  White

Peggy’s Cove is the only working post office lighthouse in Nova Scotia

Digby Scallop Shell Pink

Digby Scallop days begin on August 4th,2011.

Nova Scotia Coast

Kayak  Wave Blue

Pick a spot any spot in Nova Scotia and go for a paddle.

Lobster Buoy Orange

Lobster Season is open in Nova Scotia!

Mahone Bay Scarecrow Black

The Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in Mahone Bay.

Valley Pumpkin Festival Orange


Lupin’s are a roadside feast for the eyes.

Piping Plover Grey

Lobster Blue

Lobster Red

Dulse  Purple

Eaten from a bag bought roadside is best, as a snack. We also flavour soups and tear it into strips and add to rice or a salad.

Oxen Brown

Exhibitions throughout Nova Scotia.

[Photo of turtle]

Blandings Turtle Yellow

Volunteer through friends of Kejimkujik to help protect the Blandings Turtle.

Lady Slipper Pink

Nova Scotia wild flowers:remember not to pick them!

Citadel Hill Tower White

White Point Bunny Brown

Digby Pines Green

Acadien Flag Red

Explore our exciting and wonderful cultures

Bluenose Blue

Find the Bluenose at home in Lunenburg.

Lunenburg Red

Bring a camera and a sense of adventure for a visit to Lunenburg.

Yarmouth Fishing Fleet Blue

Bay of Fundy Cape Split Red

Paint your hike any colour you like.

Pitcher Plant Red

A protected species found in kejimkujik Seaside National Park.


The Port Store

The Port Store

This is where you pick up your mail,buy homemade pies and bread,  lobster plugs,  fish & chips with homecut fries, Kejimkujik ice cream, find out the price of lobsters at the wharf, and how Mary’s feeling.

Fish & Chips & Lobster Gear

The town once a bustling ship building port was home to over 3000 people, hence Commercial Street, once lined with hotels and merchants, now lined with stately homes that sometimes double as  summer cottages.

Streets in Port Medway

Continue past the store to the local wharf, where you will find Tony’s fish plant, if the timing is right you can find fresh haddock for sale.

Port Medway Fish Plant

Port Medway Fish Plant

Grab a lunch from Ocean Breeze take out at the Port Store and enjoy the views from the Lighthouse Park’s  Gazebo or the viewing platform.

A stroll around the square will give you up close views of both grand old homes and the Medway Harbour. Just enough time to eat an ice cream.

Port Medway is almost half way between Bridgewater and Liverpool on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Take exit 17A to Port Medway, from highway 103. The Port Medway road is approximately 7 kilometres from the highway to the Port Store.

Lobsters & Leaves


An October day in Halls Harbour

You suddenly find yourself faced with nothing but cliffs and water, and the road turns almost completely back on itself and you wonder how you arrived here, at the edge of the Nova Scotia.

Halls Harbour is on the Bay of Fundy, just 15 minutes north of Kentville on Highway 359, less than 2 hours from Halifax.

100 billion tonnes of seawater in and out of the Bay of Fundy twice a day has created a legacy of foods that define Nova Scotia, and we were ready to indulge in a few.  

There is something earthy and exciting about eating freshly cooked lobster on a wharf, while watching the boats that landed your meal. Halls Harbour Lobster Pound was that place.

All tucked in, we drive west of the Lobster Pound and follow the first dirt road on the right,  Simpson Road and drive until we take the next right, finding ourselves on a well-travelled road lined with cottages. As we continue to drive toward the water we notice on our left cottages that look like we have landed in a faerie tale.These are the Charles MacDonald concrete cottages.

When we leave Halls Harbour, we drove along the picture perfect back roads, without a plan other than to head towards Halifax and catch the drama of the leaves on our cameras. Photo opportunites were along every road and turn, with endless views and hues.

Meandering through the backroads led us to Foxhill Cheese House, where we stocked up on cheese curds and gouda.

The pumpkins we bought along the roadside we named Jack.

 *Halls Harbour Lobster Pound closes October 11th for the season.