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Are you inspired to explore Canada? Are you partly (maybe mainly) doing it to get some amazing photos for your Instagram?

We’re taking you on a cross Canada tour to show you some of the best spots to snap to inspire some travel envy. First stop: Halifax and nearby day trips in Nova Scotia.

1) Peggy’s Cove

If you go to Halifax and don’t take a few photos of the iconic Point Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, did you even go to Halifax? Built in 1916, this working lighthouse is a must stop on your tour of the city. Wear comfortable shoes to scale the rocks, which can get pretty slippery. If you want a bit of history along the way, there are a number of local tour groups that offer trips to the lighthouse.

2) Citadel Hill

Take in the city from above by heading up to Citadel Hill. Visit the Halifax Citadel Army Museum to find out more about Canada’s military past or if you are feeling brave, check out the spooky past of the fort on a ghost tour. Want to show your followers how sharp you look in uniform? The Citadel offers a 3-hour experience, looking inside the lives of the British soldiers who used to guard the city, where you get to don your own uniform (including kilt).

3) Bay of Fundy

Whether you are a hiker, adventurous rafter or want to finally check whale watching off your bucket list, head outside the city for a day trip to the Bay of Fundy. Since you will be on the Nova Scotia side, head to the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley region to snap the incredibly high tides.

4) Sable Island


Remote, serene and home to both wild horses and grey seals, Sable Island makes for an unforgettable day trip and some amazing photos. Located 300 km south of Halifax, take the fairly short flight from the city (it’s an hour and 15 minutes there, an hour and forty minutes return) or arrive by boat. The island is home to Sable Island National Park Reserve; make sure to register in advance.

5) Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk


A stroll along the waterfront is bound to turn into a great photo op. An incredibly busy port that is also home to some fantastic restaurants, you can snap the scene as you walk, kayak or if you are very brave, Segway your way through the area.