The Nova Scotia Approved - Quality First Accommodations Program was developed to ensure that visitors receive clean and comfortable accommodations while visiting Nova Scotia.

To register for Nova Scotia Approved, please click here. 

The quality standards were developed after extensive collaboration with representatives of fixed-roof accommodations, campgrounds and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency.

Nova Scotia Approved provides, the licensed accommodation operator, with a quality program option that is not a rating system.  Nova Scotia Approved is a benchmark of quality standards focused on cleanliness and state of repair.

Once you complete the online application, your property will be receiving an unannounced visit by our Quality Coach who will assess your property based on the benchmark of the quality standards.

When your property meets the benchmark of quality standards, and if you hold a valid Tourist Accomodation License, you will then be eligible to participate in tourism partnership programs, sponsored by the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency.


Quality Standards

Checkmark

The Quality Standards for the Nova Scotia Approved Accommodations Program set out benchmark standards for courtesy, cleanliness, comfort, and state of repair.  These standards are assessed during inspection and expected to be maintained at all times.

"Approved" means the accommodation has met the Quality Standards including cleanliness and state of repair benchmarks for the Quality Standards Program and qualifies for the Approved Accommodation status.  Approved Accommodation status is a requirement for participation in all current and future partnership programs sponsored by the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency and Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. Once approved, an Approved Accommodation qualifies for a listing on Nova Scotia's official tourism website www.novascotia.com and a listing in the Nova Scotia Doers and Dreamers Travel Guide. An Approved Accommodation is also eligible to participate in other tourism partnership programs offered by the Department, including but not limited to participation in the Check In Reservation Service Check-In Nova Scotia to have their brochures distributed by travel counselors at all Visitor Information Centres, in-market promotions, familiarization tours for travel trade and writers and industry training and best practice missions.

"Not Approved" means the accommodation has failed to meet Quality Standards including cleanliness and state of repair benchmarks for the Quality Standards Program. The "Not Approved" property is not eligible for participation in partnership programs offered by the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency and Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. If services had previously been granted, the privilege is revoked. Owners/managers of an accommodation "Not Approved" may appeal the ruling in writing.


Accommodations Listing

Total Accommodations: 548
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A 2nd Paradise Retreat Second Peninsula 902-634-4099
A Boat to Sea Bed and Breakfast Cape Breton Island 902-794-8326
A Charming Victorian B&B Sydney 902.564.0921
A MacKenzie House B&B Cape Breton Island 902-625-1026
A Moeller's Lake View Cottage, Bed & Breakfast Orangedale 902-756-2865
A Seafaring Maiden B&B Granville Ferry 902-532-0379
Aaron’s Dove House Bed & Breakfast Harbourside North Sydney 902-794-1947
Aberdeen Motel Whycocomagh 902-756-2331
Above Studio 14 Shelburne 902-875-1333
Acadian Motel Cheticamp 902-224-2640
Admiral Digby Inn Digby 902-245-2531
Admiralty House Suites Walton 902-369-2107
Albert's Motel Petit Etang 902-224-2077
Alicion Bed & Breakfast Lunenburg 902-634-9358
Alt Hotel Halifax Stanfield Halifax Metro 855-258-5775
Amherst Provincial Park Northumberland Shore 888-544-3434
Anchor Inn B&B Meteghan Centre 902-645-3390
Anchors Gate Bed and Breakfast Bayside 902-852-3906
Annapolis Basin Conference Center Cornwallis 902-638-8602
Annapolis River Campground Bridgetown 902-665-2801
Antigonish Evergreen Inn Sylvan Valley 902.863.0830
Apple Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast Glendale 902-625-5516
Arbor View Inn Lunenburg 902-634-3658
Argyle By The Sea Bed and Breakfast West Pubnico 902-762-2759
Ascendence Harbourside Mansion B&B Halifax 902-209-0119
At the Harbourfront B&B Inn North Sydney 902-241-3001
At the Turret Bed & Breakfast Annapolis Royal 902-532-5770
At Townsend B&B South Shore 888-470-6190
Atlantic Sojourn Bed & Breakfast Lunenburg 902-634-3151
Atlantic View Motel and Cottages Lunenburg 902-634-4545
Atlantica Hotel Halifax Halifax 902-423-1161
Au Have du Capitaine Metegan 902-769-2001
Auberge Baywind Suites Cheticamp 902-224-3800
Auberge Gisele's Inn Baddeck 902-295-2849
Auberge Walker Inn Pictou 902-485-5046
Autumn Leaves Bed & Breakfast Dartmouth 902-435-3980
Azelia Farmhouse B&B Clydesdale 902-863-4262

Contact Us

If you would like to register for the NS Approved program, please click here.

Tourism Industry Association
of Nova Scotia

2089 Maitland Street, Halifax,
Nova Scotia B3K 2Z8

Tel: 902-423-4480
Fax: 902-422-0184
Toll Free: 1-800-948-4267

email: nsapproved@tians.org





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