Founder & CEO
Nova Scotia has been my home for 7 years now. While this isn’t where I was born, it feels more like home than anywhere else I’ve lived! I grew up in Newfoundland so I’ve always been close to the ocean, but there’s just something about Nova Scotia that seeded in my heart and grew into a thriving business that’s all about promoting what it’s like to live, work and play on the rural shores of Canada’s ocean playground.
I’ve always loved to travel since I was little. Visiting a new place and experiencing its scenery, culture, and of course – its food is one of my greatest passions. Getting to know Nova Scotia has only fuelled that fire. Its rural areas have a culture all its own- one rich with flavours like maple and blueberries, and full of makers who harness our local ingredients to handcraft incredible one-of-a-kind products. The breath-taking scenery dramatically flows from soft sand beaches to the rugged rocks of the coastline cliffs along a single drive. This is how Secret Nova Scotia Tours came to be. I hope you enjoy all it has to offer as much as I do!
Hi, I’m Tanya Conrad, COO of Secret Nova Scotia/Truro Buzz!
I was born and raised in Truro and I truly believe the North Shore has so many hidden treasures to explore. We at Secret Nova Scotia can’t wait to share our passion for rural Nova Scotia and take you to all the hot spots it has to offer.
Having spent most of my life in Colchester County, I am convinced that this is one of the most beautiful parts of the world, with its captivating natural features and rich history. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to share this with visitors and locals alike.
I am a resident of Onslow Mountain and live on the property where I grew up. I am recently retired after 29 years of high school teaching (and coaching) and I am enjoying the freedom to try new things. My new position with Secret Nova Scotia Tours incorporates most of the things I enjoy in life; travel, physical activity and teaching.
My background in Marine Biology and Science in general, along with a love of discovering hidden treasures (waterfalls and abandoned rail trails, to name a few) should make my new adventures some of the best yet. I am looking forward to meeting you and introducing some of Northern Nova Scotia’s secrets.