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Nova Scotia

Like a Postcard – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


"Looks Like a Postcard" by M.ann.n

“Looks Like a Postcard” by M.ann.n

The name of this photo says it all. Perfectly displaying what Nova Scotia is known for, “Like a Postcard” accentuates natural rock cliffs, rolling green hills, blue skies and sparse clouds—all a flawless backdrop for Yarmouth County’s Cape Forchu Lightstation—also known as “the beacon to Canada.” This little piece of Nova Scotia makes us think of ocean spray, delightful Atlantic breezes and wistful summer days. Fun fact: there is an outcrop of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana located at Cape Forchu.

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12 Quintessential Canadian Road Trips


Trans Canada Highway, Alberta (Photo: Gord McKenna)

It’s time to think about planning your summer vacation, and if the open road is what you’re craving, Canada—with its stunning scenery and wide open natural beauty—has plenty of options. In fact, one of our best drives, the Banff-to-Jasper route (see Icefields Parkway) in the Rockies, was included in National Geographic’s Drives of a Lifetime book.

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