The Annapolis Valley is situated along the Bay of Fundy in the Canadian provence of Nova Scotia. The area is famous for its high tides, but there are a lot more reasons to visit this part of the country!
The Annapolis Valley spans from Digby to Windsor and boasts some of the best soils and climatic conditions in eastern Canada. The region is recognized as the 3rd most important fruit growing area in Canada. It is not surprising that one of the things most people visit the valley for is the apple orchards, you-pick farms and wineries.
On my visit to Annapolis Valley I knew I wanted to visit an apple orchard as I had seen some amazing photos taken by a friend at one. Unfortunately I decided I wanted to take them with my Polaroid and the colours from the film didn’t turn out too well, it also wasn’t really the best season for it which gives me a reason to go back in early fall when I’m told is the best time for apples and seeing the seasons change.
To go along with it’s rich agricultural background, the area has an apple museum. Other museums in the area include a railway, fossil and aviation museum. The area is also rich in history. Some 400 years ago, early settlers established their forts, farms and fishing villages along the coast and in the Annapolis Valley.
While we were there it was a little cold for my liking to be going hiking but this is one of the most popular things to do, especially the Cape Split trail where you can see a lot of Canadian wildlife along with one of Canada’s most famous rock formations. Other outdoor-sy activities are the many beaches (just be careful of the high tides) and visiting farmers markets. A few of the things I liked most were the quaint towns with nice independent bakeries and cafes, the amazing views and also the many antique stores.