Moon Nova Scotia

Third Edition, April 2012
Pages: 236

Price: $16.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381411

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612382685

Outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers an inside glimpse of the best of Nova Scotia, from taking a tour of Alexander Keith’s Brewery to witnessing the world’s highest tides at the funnel-shaped Bay of Fundy. In addition to tips on where to stay, eat, and recreate, Hempstead also suggests itineraries—such as Coastal Cruising, Artists and Artisans, and Family Road Trip—to help travelers make the most of their trip. Complete with details on hiking through national parks, joining in the fun at a ceilidh, and getting up close and personal with the world’s rarest whales, Moon Nova Scotia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Nova Scotia

Enjoy the very best of Nova Scotia with these itineraries:
  • The Best of Nova Scotia
  • Family Road Trip
  • Coastal Cruising
  • The Currents of History
  • Artists and Artisans
Explore what Nova Scotia has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

  • Halifax
  • South Shore including Halifax to Mahone Bay, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Lunenburg to Shelburne, Shelburne and Vicinity, and Yarmouth
  • Fundy Coast including La Cote Acadienne, Digby and Vicinity, Annapolis Royal, Kejimkujik National Park, Annapolis Valley, Wolfville and Vicinity
  • Central Nova Scotia including Halifax to Truro, Glooscap Trail, Sunrise Coast to Pictou, Pictou, Pictou to Cape Brenton Island, and Marine Drive
  • Cape Brenton Island including Port Hastings to Baddeck, Baddeck and Vicinity, Cheticamp, Cape Brenton Highlands National Park, Ingonish and Vicinity, and The Northeast

Andrew Hempstead has spent many years exploring, photographing, and writing about Nova Scotia. For the first edition of this book, he made the cross-country trek three times, exploring the farthest reaches of the provinces—poking into the back alleys of Halifax, canoeing in Kejimkujik National Park, searching out fossils at Joggins, sampling Solomon Gundy (pickled herring), and surfing the waves of Lawrencetown Beach (okay, that was for his own enjoyment). These diverse experiences, along with input from untold numbers of locals and a love of the outdoors, created the guidebook you hold now.

Andrew spends as much time as possible out on the road, and rather than having an itinerary laid out for him by local tourism offices, he travels incognito so he can experience the many and varied delights of Vancouver and Victoria the same way his readers do.

Since the early 1990s, Andrew has authored and updated more than 60 guidebooks, contributed to dozens of major magazines, supplied content for online clients, such as Expedia and KLM, and been employed as a corporate writer for Parks Canada. His photography has appeared in a wide variety of media ranging from international golf magazines to a Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum. Andrew is an academy member of S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants; he has spoken on guidebook writing to a national audience; and he has contributed to a university-level travel writing textbook.

Andrew and his wife Dianne own Summerthought Publishing, a regional publisher of nonfiction books. He and his family live in Banff, Alberta.