Nova Scotia Tourism Website Showcases the Province--from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Breton Island--with New, Innovative Online Videos

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Nova Scotia Vacations are Just a Click Away with New Video Vignettes about Everything the Canadian Destination Has to Offer.

Learn about the Bay of Fundy tides, drive Cape Breton's Cabot Trail and play seaside golf in the highlands--all of these spectacular experiences are just a mouse-click away thanks to the wide range of new video vignettes featured on novascotia.com. For those planning Nova Scotia vacations, the videos are a perfect way to virtually experience the province's many offerings, well before leaving home.

Through a wide array of images and sounds, as well as the words of local tourism operators and recent visitors, the site's new Flash videos bring the Nova Scotia experience to life on computer screens around the world. In addition to informative travel videos about Nova Scotia accommodations or restaurants, the videos include explorations of culture and history. For instance, visitors interested in Nova Scotia genealogy will find videos featuring the poignant journey of Black Nova Scotians, the heartland of the Acadian people, and the ship that brought the Highland Scots to Nova Scotia.

There are also opportunities to explore the province's many communities, from modern, metropolitan cities to towns and villages from another time. A virtual Halifax tour explores why the urban experience in this vibrant port city is so rich, maritime history comes alive in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, and heritage animators walk through a restored 19th century Gaelic community at Highland Village.

For those in search of outdoor experiences, the vignettes offer a tantalizing look at the fun that can be had amidst Nova Scotia's stunning scenery. Viewers may golf Nova Scotia with a video featuring award-winning 18-hole courses with mountain vistas and ocean views, discover why Lawrencetown beach is an international surf destination, and walk through rolling vineyards in the heart of wine country and learn about Nova Scotia ice wine along the way.

Novascotia.com also makes it easy to book and plan trips. From a quaint Nova Scotia bed and breakfast or a charming seaside inn to a four-star hotel, Nova Scotia Tourism offers access to an array of accommodations across the province. Information about Nova Scotia restaurants, attractions, and festivals and events is readily available, and combined with the vignettes, the site offers the best and easiest way to plan a Nova Scotia vacation.

About Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage
Nova Scotia Tourism is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast. Nova Scotia Tourism emphasizes interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful videos and eye-catching photos. The organization's website is among the first in North America to provide a Google Earthâ„¢ overlay that allows visitors to virtually visit Nova Scotia and its many destinations and experiences.

Media are encouraged to experience Nova Scotia Tourism's new videos by visiting novascotia.com.

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