Welcome to our maps & route information for Nova Scotia, on Canada's Atlantic Coast. Known as "Canada's Ocean Playground", Nova Scotia is a peninsula joined to New Brunswick and the rest of the country. With hundreds of kilometers of coastline, our little piece of heaven offers incredible coastal scenery from end to end. As these maps will show, Nova Scotia is surrounded on 3 sides by water, has over 3,800 coastal islands and a population of approximately 960,000.
Chester and it's surrounding communities are located on the Bluenose Coast scenic travelway from Halifax along the Lighouse Route.
Nova Scotia Travellers Information - Entering Canada/Customs
Passport and visa requirements for visiting Canada will vary according to your citizenship, residency and purpose for visiting Canada. We recommend you obtain more information before you complete your travel plans by contacting the nearest Canadian Embassy or High Commission, and it is recommended that you also contact your country's Customs/Immigration office for information on identification required to re-enter the country when you return home. Citizens of the United States (U.S.) travelling between the U.S. and Canada now require a valid U.S. passport, Air NEXUS card or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner document.
For up-to-date information for visitors from the Canadian Border Services Agency, go to www.cbsa.gc.ca or call 1-800-461-9999 (within Canada) or (506) 636-5064. Information on visas for temporary residents can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration website or by calling 1-888-242-2100. In the U.S. refer to www.travel.state.gov.
Nova Scotia Travellers' Information - Entry Points
Several Canadian and international airlines fly in to Halifax, Nova Scotia from other parts of Canada and the World. Such as:
- WestJet - Canada and US connectors
- Air Canada - Also operates Tango, Jazz and Zip. Canada, US and International.
- Continental - US to Halifax connecting through Newark, NJ.
- Delta - US to Halifax connecting through Detroit, MI.
Your options for arriving by sea include ferries, with your car, motorcycle or RV or walk-on, and by cruise ship. Halifax and Sydney are the main ports of call for more than 20 major cruise lines. The city has received the "Best Port Welcome" award from Dreamworld Cruise Destination Magazine and "Most Receptive Port" award at the Canada-New England Cruise Symposium Marketing Awards.
Nova Scotia is a world-renowned motorcycle touring destination and entry either by road or by ferry is breeze for motorcyclists. Motorcycle pricing structures make ferry travel particularly convenient and attractive.
|Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia
Daily year-round service by MV Princess of Acadia, three trips daily during peak months. View Schedule and Fares
Caribou, Nova Scotia to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island
Frequent sailings daily from May 1 - Dec. 20. You do not pay going over on the ferry from Nova Scotia to PEI. You will pay coming off the Island either by ferry on the Confedertion Bridge. View Schedule and Fares
|Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Twice-daily service year-round; additional service mid-June to Sept. Tickets must be picked up 90 minutes before sailing. Toll-free in North America : 1-800-341-7981 View Schedule and Fares
For travellers arriving by road the communities listed below are your main points of entry.
Amherst is the first community you enter after crossing the border from New Brunswick on Trans Canada Highway 104.