The small Victorian town of Wolfville packs a surprisingly big punch.
The vibrant cultural scene is encouraged by Acadia University’s 3,000 students, who double Wolfville’s population during the academic year.
The town has one of the best farmer’s markets in Nova Scotia and adventurous souls can even cruise the Gaspereau River on an inner tube, when water levels are high enough.
When it comes to staying a night, the many heritage B&Bs offer both comfort and charm as well as fine dining. Excellent accommodation makes Wolfville a good base for exploring nearby sights like Grand-Pré, Cape Blomidon and Cape Split.
All this is in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, just 1 hour from Halifax, with scenic hikes along old Acadian dykes just outside the town and plenty of opportunities to tuck into some of Nova Scotia’s best food.