The 2021 Doers and Dreamers Guide is now available on NovaScotia.com to inspire Nova Scotians and others who may be interested in planning a trip to the province in the future.
Filled with inspiring stories, suggested itineraries and business listings from each tourism region in the province, this year’s guide features a striking cover image of a young girl watching the Bluenose II, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the launching of the Bluenose. The image was taken by Angie Larkin-Turner of Westville, Nova Scotia.
As announced in December 2020, this year the guide is available in a digital-only format for both English and French versions. The digital format allows operators and organizations to update their listings throughout the year to reflect changes in hours of operation or what they are offering in terms of product and services, while minimizing waste otherwise created by out of date print materials.
The new format allows for direct links to videos, stories and business websites, creating an interactive and simple user experience for research and booking.
The 2021 Doers and Dreamers Guide can be downloaded to a mobile device or desktop computer. The option to print specific pages or sections is also available for users interested in print materials. Regional guides, road maps, and individual business brochures will also continue to be available if visitors require printed materials.
Eligible tourism businesses are still able to list their business in the guide at no cost. Complimentary business, package, experience, and event listings will also continue to be available on NovaScotia.com.
If operators have questions about creating or updating their listings, please contact Stephanie Wadden, Digital Marketing Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travellers will also be able to receive trip planning assistance at provincial visitor information centres. Provincial visitor information centres at Amherst, Halifax Waterfront, Peggy's Cove, Port Hastings and Yarmouth opened June 2 for the season. The visitor information centre at Halifax Stanfield International Airport will open on July 1. Travel planning information is also available via the Nova Scotia Contact Centre at 902-742-0511 or 1-800-565-0000.
For information about displaying brochures and guides at provincial visitor information centres, see https://tourismns.ca/promote-your-business-tourism-nova-scotia/guidelines-distributing-brochures.
Safety measures at provincial visitor information centres include plexiglass barriers, wayfinding signs and guides and enhanced cleaning protocols.
All travellers are required to follow Nova Scotia's COVID-19 public health measures.