National Geographic : 1974 Jul
IHowfo get to ova cotia in spite ofeverytijing In most cases, Nova Scotia is a lot closer than you think. And we've got gas to fuel up your car when you arrive here and wherever you travel in our province. Or how about taking a plane so you'll have more vacation time to enjoy? There are direct, non-stop, daily flights from New York and Boston. (Don't forget to have a rented car waiting for you at the airport.) You might even think about floating your car to Nova Scotia. Yes, floating your car! You have a choice of three, large and modern car-ferries for the relaxing trip. For your enjoyment on board each ferry there's a fine restaurant and bar, a duty-free shop and a casino. The car-ferry "Bluenose" sails daily in the summer from Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. "Prince of Fundy" and "Bolero" also sail daily from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth. Now that you know there are different and interesting ways to get to Nova Scotia, you might be asking yourself why Nova Scotia is worth getting to. The fact is, Nova Scotia is worth getting to if all you wanted to do was look around. You could wander through the antiquity of Annapolis Royal and escape through the centuries at the Port Royal Habitation, a perfect recreation of the oldest white settlement in North America north of Florida. At Louisbourg explore the reconstructed fortress. And Nova Scotia has history you can drive through as well as walk through. Try the Evangeline Country of the Annapolis Valley, the famous South Shore Lighthouse Route, the Eastern Shore Marine Drive, the spectacular Cabot Trail and our Sunrise Trail boasts some of the best beaches in Nova Scotia. If you want to swim, scuba dive, sail or deep sea fish, Nova Scotia has nearly 5,000 miles of picturesque, indented coastline with more quaint harbours than you'll ever be able to count. There are acres of secluded park lands with hiking trails, more championship-calibre golf courses than you'll be able to challenge in one stay. There are horses to ride and boats to rent. You'll find the shopping interesting, the resorts and hotels very accommodating, the dining rewarding and the evening entertainment exciting. But then again, just about all of Nova Scotia is a must. So why not start making plans to get here? We're certain you'll have the kind of vacation which will make you want to come back again and again. For more information on Nova Scotia vaca tions, write Nova Scotia Information Offices: 616 Forest Ave., Portland, Me. 04101. Telephone 1-800-341-6709 (Toll free in New England except Maine.) In Maine 772-6131/630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3115, New York, N.Y. 10020. Area Code 212-581-2420/P.O. Box 130, Halifax, N.S. . Nova Scotia COULDN'T YOU USE A LITTLE NOW?