Getting to Nova Scotia
There are many ways to reach Nova Scotia.
If you’re coming from overseas or the west coast of North America, you’re likely to arrive by plane. All international flights arrive at Stanfield International Airport, a 30 minute drive from the capital city, Halifax. More…
There is another airport in Sydney, the biggest city on Cape Breton Island, but you’re unlikely to use it, unless you’re flying in from one of the nearby regional centres in New Brunswick, Newfoundland or on Prince Edward Island.
- Cat Ferry from Maine to Yarmouth
- The ferry from Newfoundland to North Sydney
- The ferry from PEI to Caribou (near Pictou)
- The ferry from Saint John to Digby
However you arrive, remember to book your plane tickets, ferry tickets and car rental well ahead of time during the peak summer season.
Don’t worry about booking ahead so much in the winter (unless you’re visiting around a public holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas) but you will need to allow for weather-related travel delays anytime between November and April.