Nova Scotia is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is one of the three Maritime provinces and one of the four Atlantic provinces. Nova Scotia is Latin for “New Scotland”. Most of the population are native English-speakers. The province’s population reached 1 million in December 2021.
Nova Scotia has many ancient fossil-bearing rock formations. These formations are particularly rich on the Bay of Fundy’s shores. Blue Beach near Hantsport, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, on the Bay of Fundy’s shores, has yielded an abundance of Carboniferous-age fossils. Wasson’s Bluff, near the town of Parrsboro, has yielded both Triassic- and Jurassic-age fossils. The highest point is White Hill at 533m (1,749 ft) above sea level, situated amongst the Cape Breton Highlands in the far north of the province. The province contains 5,400 lakes
Population: 998,732 (2021)
Official Website: https://beta.novascotia.ca/
Tourist Attractions: Pretty and peaceful, Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province, a peninsula on the eastern edge of the Canadian mainland. But its lengthy coastline is dotted with fishing harbors, sandy beaches, and plump islands. The scenery varies greatly, from the foggy Atlantic Ocean in the southeast to the tidal salt marshes of the Bay of Fundy in the west and Gaelic highlands of Cape Breton to the north.
In these maritime latitudes, Nova Scotia has a pleasantly breezy if rather damp climate. Summer is bright and sunny, but weather conditions can often cause fog, with snow in winter.
- Cabot Trail
- Peggy’s Cove
- Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
- Cape Breton Highlands National Park
- Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- Kejimkujik National Park
- Halifax Harbour
- Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
- Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
- Halifax Public Gardens
- Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
- Grand Pre National Historic Site
- Port-Royal National Historic Site
- Hall’s Harbour
- Ross Farm Museum