Tourism in Nova Scotia

Most people connect to Canada pictures of unique nature, crystal clear waters, endless plains, abundant wildlife and adventure. The Province of Nova Scotia brings all this and much more on a manageable area for Canadian conditions.

In Nova Scotia you expect very warm, sometimes even hot temperatures in the summer. With its location on the 45th parallel, Nova Scotia is on the same level as Italy or the South of France, which explains the rapid increasing temperatures of water and air in the spring.

The Atlantic Ocean is ubiquitous in Nova Scotia; at no whereabouts you are ever further than 56 kilometers from the sea. The length of the coastline is over 7,400 km, only interrupted by the idyllic fishing village, unique cliffs and long sandy beaches. A variety of natural spectacles makes Nova Scotia beyond unique: for example, you can expect huge tidal ranges to about 200 meter high rock walls of the Bay of Fundy. With over 12 meters of difference between high and low tide this is actually the largest in the world.

The bustling province capital Halifax is one of the most popular cities in Canada. Reasons for this include the low pollution / ozone values, the high density at universities in Canada in relation to the population, and the high level of education of the workforce. The outstanding position of Halifax is also reflected in a steadily rising population of currently 390,000. Halifax also has a year-round ice-free harbor, which occupies an important role in the economic performance of the region and is one of the most important trading ports around the world.

Unique nature & variety of leisure facilities

The Province of Nova Scotia offers consistently great outdoors, which is determined by the coastal area and the wooded inland.

Bizarre rock formations, ancient forests and a multitude of lakes (over 5,400 - mainly with drinking water quality) and rivers dominate the landscape. Noteworthy are the mix of breathtaking Canadian nature and a consistent but moderate infrastructural development of the province.

Especially the island connected by the Canso Causeway to the mainland Cape Breton in northern Nova Scotia is characterized by a high recreational value and offers for tourists and locals alike a variety of leisure activity. Numerous unique Atlantic beaches invite for swimming, surfing or walking. Even water sport fans come for sailing, fishing or kayaking in each case at their expense. In addition, hunting opportunities are available in large forests or motorcycle tours through beautiful landscapes.

Cape Breton is now known as one of the most beautiful and spectacular golf regions of North America and has a number of very beautiful and well maintained golf courses. The game of golf at stunning coastal and lakefront is a unique experience.

In particular, the Cape Breton Highland National Park offers visitors a wide range consisting of arts, culture, sports and nature. There are, for example, extended trekking routes, attractions such as the world-famous coastal road "Cabot Trail", but also unique opportunities for whale and moose observation.

Culture and Tradition

The inhabitants of Nova Scotia are not only proud of their coasts; in Nova Scotia special emphasis is placed on the maintenance and care of their own culture and history. Today many American Natives ("Mi'kmaq Indians") still live on Cape Breton in their original territories.

In some areas there are also people contrary to the French language and culture. French is the second official language in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has historically been first settled by the French and remained francophone for some centuries. It was not until the early 18th century that Nova Scotia became a British colony. Nova Scotia was the first colony of the British Empire to achieve responsible government and become self-governing in 1848. The entry into the Canadian Federation was then in 1867.

Approximately 75% of today's population of Nova Scotia is of English, Scottish or Irish descent. However the Gaelic language is also perceptible.

The history of Nova Scotia literally revives during a visit to Fort Louisburg, the rebuilt fortress of the French from the 18th century – a long visit matches a detailed journey into the past. There, French soldiers from that time are to be found. In the houses and courtyards, the baking and culinary arts can be admired and experienced as in the early days.

You can also go back in time as you relax with a visit to the Museum named after the inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell in Baddeck. Bell spent much of his life on Cape Breton and is rightly regarded as the most famous “island child”.

A variety of traditional culture and music festivals with music and dance in typical Scottish Celtic charm round out the cultural offerings of Nova Scotia and give the visitor an impression of how the province got its name. It does not should be mentioned that Cape Breton is home to the first single malt whiskey distillery in North America. A visit to the "Glenora Distillery" worth is it.

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Have you ever thought about buying a property in Canada? The real estate market in Nova Scotia / Cape Breton offers not only unique nature, but also sustainable growth potential in high security for your investment. Learn more about why the acquisition of a land in Nova Scotia is worthwhile for you.

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