Nova Scotia Vacation Destinations Make Trip Advisor's List: "Top 25 Destinations in Canada"

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Popular Nova Scotia travel landmarks -- Halifax, Baddeck, and Lunenburg -- selected among travelers' favourite Canadian destinations

Nova Scotia vacation destinations are in the Trip Advisor spotlight, occupying 3 of the "Top 25 Destinations in Canada," according to the company. The travel website -- boasting more than 15 million traveler reviews and recommendations -- has included Halifax, Baddeck, and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on the 2008 Travelers' Choice Destinations Awards list.

The 2008 Travelers' Choice Destinations Awards winners were selected based on a combination of Trip Advisor's travelers' favourite places and overall popularity on the website. All three destinations have long been known for offering a captivating blend of incredible attractions, a rich heritage and people that are renowned for their hospitality--all the things that make Nova Scotia travel so appealing.

As the metropolitan hub of this maritime province, Halifax, Nova Scotia offers visitors the best of modern experiences in a setting that celebrates its storied past. For urban Nova Scotia vacations, Halifax features trendy restaurants and live music nestled among the city's remarkable 18th century architecture, with views of attractions like the Halifax Citadel.

On the edge of the sparkling Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton, Baddeck is an area so beautiful that Alexander Graham Bell once called it home. It's also the start of the Cabot Trail -- popular for those in search of outdoorsy Nova Scotia travel destinations -- and is the perfect place for enjoying a lobster supper or a charming bed and breakfast.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia offers colourful buildings and narrow streets recalling the town's days as the shipbuilding capital of Canada, and the careful preservation of the "Old Town" district has earned it the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. An ideal Nova Scotia vacation spot for sailing enthusiasts, Lunenburg is also home to the schooner Bluenose II, Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador.

For more information on Nova Scotia travel planning, these destinations, and more, visit http://www.novascotia.com.

About Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage (TCH)
TCH is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast, and 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.

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