Interesting facts about Nova Scotia

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia (“New Scotland”) is the country’s easternmost province and lies—surprisingly so—even further south than Germany.

Supported by the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the climate here is extremely warm and very pleasant by Canadian standards, with average winter temperatures between 0°C and -10°C and moderate average summer temperatures of 15°C to 18°C.

While the nature of this province is stunning in all seasons, it turns into a real magnet for visitors in the autumn months. Then, when the first signs of the approaching winter become noticeable through the autumnal color of the 80% mixed forest trees having changed into a palette of bright yellows, oranges and reds, the time for the legendary Indian Summer has come.

Between mid-September and late October, the Nova Scotia landsacape is shrouded in a true riot of colour—a natural spectacle not to be missed.

Supported by the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the climate here is extremely warm and very pleasant by Canadian standards, with average winter temperatures between 0°C and -10°C and moderate average summer temperatures of 15°C to 18°C.

While the nature of this province is stunning in all seasons, it turns into a real magnet for visitors in the autumn months. Then, when the first signs of the approaching winter become noticeable through the autumnal color of the 80% mixed forest trees having changed into a palette of bright yellows, oranges and reds, the time for the legendary Indian Summer has come.

Between mid-September and late October, the Nova Scotia landsacape is shrouded in a true riot of colour—a natural spectacle not to be missed.

Facts and Figures

Area: approx. 55,500 km²
Capital: Halifax
Population: approx. 950,000
Population density: 17,3 inhabitants per km²
Human Development Index: 0.901 (comparable to Belgium and France)
Time zone: UTC-4 (Summer time: UTC-3)

Nova Scotia vacation and investment location

With a relatively short flight time of approximately seven hours direct or eleven hours with one stop in Montreal, Nova Scotia can be reached must faster from most West and Central European cities than you would think. Easy access by both scheduled and charter flights provide great flexibility in travel planning, which encourages a growing number of Europeans to discover Nova Scotia as a beautiful and currently still relatively inexpensive travel and investment destination.

A waterfront home

A trip through Nova Scotia offers the visitor a first impression of the province’s unparalleled and stunning nature. Whether you are looking for a holiday home or an investment: Nova Scotia offers prominent lakeview or oceanview properties at very attractive prices, compared to Europe, the U.S. or Western Canada. Nova Scotia is thus enjoying a growing popularity with buyers from Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Far East. The quality of waterfront properties in Nova Scotia is largely underrated when taking into account population density, water quality, climate and accessibility.

Halifax – capital and starting point of the British colonization of Nova Scotia

In 1749, Captain General Cornwallis landed with the first settlers in what is now Halifax Harbour to set up an outpost for the British military. At that time France had already defined its own settlement point with the Fortress of Louisburg near Cape Breton, which is not only a popular tourist destination, but also a fine example of the centuries-old interaction of the typically Canadian, French and British regions.

The signs of this eventful past can still be viewed when taking a walk along the 1.5-kilometre waterfront which features the restored historic “Privateers Wharf” warehouses, the “Pier 21”, where over a million refugees and migrants have landed by ship since 1924, and the famous oceanfront Boardwalk.

The Nova Scotia experience

The region in Eastern Canada cannot deny its European roots and paired with its typical local offers, this results in a fantastic quality of life for residents and tourists.
During your next visit to Nova Scotia, you will realize all the possiblilities that arise from its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, such as tidal bore rafting and whale watching, what culinary delights can be created from lobster paired with fine wines and local cuisine and why it is really worthwhile to explore the exciting Cabot Trail.

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