Kick it Old School at a Nova Scotia Treasure

The charm and quirkiness of Nova Scotia is evident the moment you land at Halifax Stanfield International airport, named for the man who brought us the original, red onesie underwear.

90 minutes down the road on the beach, the legendary White Point Beach Resort has been resilient to change for over 90 years. Sure, the mod cons have slipped in, but folks tend to unplug the minute the car slides past the oceanside golf course and heads toward the Lodge. This is Canadiana at its most spectacular — complete with canoes, cold beer, and mussel bakes by the beach.

Autumn in the Maritimes is summer with a sweater and a dry martini. For many, it’s their favourite season on the South Shore with Christmas, and those who fancy February’s love and lobster crawl season offering stiff competition.

One thing’s certain — White Point has a strong tie to the past. Respect for its roots as a hunting and fishing retreat, and local Mi’Kmaq history — is evident from the décor to the stories ‘round the evening bonfire. Come in October to learn about their neighbours of some 10,000 years for Mi’Kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. Discover finds within the shell middens and roast luskinikn by the fire. You can’t do that sitting on the 401 northbound.

White Point’s fall line-up (aside from napping on your cottage porch) includes Vow Renewal Weekend and toes in the sand Stellar Beach Feasts. In winter there’s surfing and Lobster Fishing adventures. Yep, they’ve got all the gear and a fishing boat with a Captain, just waiting to help you haul up your first lobster — dinner is served! If the evenings turn chilly, toss another log on the fire, or slip into UNESCO Lunenburg, or head over to the Valley wine belt.
It doesn’t get more charming and Nova Scotian than that.