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Annapolis Valley Tourism
Each town and
village in the Annapolis Valley and along the Evangeline
Trail provides a unique glimpse of the area and is worthy
of attention. Whether it is tasting the famous Digby scallops
or discovering the mystery of the Bay of Fundy tides, there
is something to tempt everyone's appetite.
Trail is a six-hour drive through the lovely Annapolis Valley
and along the Acadian region bordering St. Marys Bay. Apple
orchards, strawberry fields, clam beds, scallop shuckers,
lookoffs, incredible tides, whale watching, historic sites
- it's all to be found in the Land of Evangeline.
Valley is flanked by what are known locally as the North
and South Mountains, although they are really more like
ridges. The Valley takes its name from the Annapolis River,
but also includes the valleys formed by the Cornwallis,
Canard and Gaspereau Rivers.
Famous for its
apple harvest, the Annapolis Valley boasts 55 more days
of sun than other areas of Nova Scotia. Summer temperatures
can range up to 30 degrees C (86 degrees F), although average
daily temperature in the Valley is 23 degrees C (75 degrees
F); evenings cool to a pleasant 16 degrees C (60 degrees
F). Perfect weather to enjoy golf, tennis, swimming and
other sports! The Annapolis Valley region boasts a golf
course every 32 km.
Valley is the oldest settled region of Canada, and heritage
enthusiasts and history buffs will enjoy the many museums
and historic sites that dot the Valley. Acadia University
in Wolfville, Canada's oldest university, and the Universite
Sainte- Anne in Church Point are well worth visits.
Valley offers an abundance of exciting and entertaining
Spend an enjoyable day at the Oaklawn Farm Zoo. Located
near Aylesford, it is the only zoo in Nova Scotia.
Take in the sights, sounds, rides and displays found
at the Upper Clements Park and Wildlife Park in Upper Clements,
Valley nightlife includes dancing, live theatre and
If you enjoy the outdoors, spend a weekend or a week
camping, canoeing or exploring the four corners of the Valley.
If you like, you can go on an enjoyable trail ride.
For the energetic visitor, a hike to see the magnificent
view from Cape Split is not to be missed.
You may also wish to visit the famous Kejimikujik
National Park. Located just south of the Annapolis Valley,
Kejimikujik National Park offers visiters and campers a
wide variety of exciting outdoor experiences.
Seals, porpoises, seabirds and spouting whales are
just some of the spectacular wildlife you can see in the
nearby Bay of Fundy.