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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > North America > Canada > Nova Scotia NS


Nova Scotia NS. Pop. 939,531. Area - 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq miles), Capital and Largest City – Halifax, Currency – Canadian Dollar. Language – English (Over 3.5% cite French as their main language). Time Zone – GMT minus 4 hours. Airport - Robert L. Stanfield International Airport (YHZ). Best time to go – Autumn, especially on the east coast where the ocean has a moderating effect on the climate. Nova Scotia was named after Scotland, where the initial European colonists arrived from in 1621. Today people of Scottish descent are still the largest ethnic group in the province and the flag of Nova Scotia is a Saltire design (blue cross with a white background) with a Lion Rampant in the middle. The economy of Nova Scotia is traditionally largely resource-based, but has diversified since the middle of the 20th century. Older traditional industries such as fishing, mining, forestry and agriculture remain very important, but have been added to by tourism, technology, film, music, and financial services. Despite its relatively small size there are many things to see and do in the province. Popular places to visit include: Bay of Fundy (World’s largest tides), Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (south west of Halifax), Cape Breton Highlands, Citadel Hill (Halifax), and Kejimikujik National Park. After returning from theses sites visitors can relax with a Nova Scotia brewed beer such as “Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale," known locally as "Keith’s”.


Marriott Harbourfront Hotel - Halifax Nova Scotia

The Marriott Halifax Harbourfront enjoys a special location overlooking the harbor and is close to shops, restaurants, and attractions. An indoor sky-way leads into the Casino Nova Scotia. As befits a hotel in Nova Scotia the hotel has a Scottish pub which often hosts live weekend entertainment. Business guests also have access to a business center, and a number of conference rooms.

Nova Scotia - wikitravel

For a population just under a million Nova Scotia is remarkably diverse, Mi'kmaq, Scots descendants, black Nova Scotians, French Acadians, Annapolis Valley farmers, lobster fishermen, Cape Bretoners and Haligonians all forming distinct groups with their own unique quirks, culture and language.

Windsor Nova Scotia - wikipedia

Windsor is a small town located in central Nova Scotia at the junction of the Avon and St. Croix Rivers. It is the largest community in western Hants County with a 2001 population of 3,778 and was at one time the shire town of the county.

Nova Scotia - wikipedia

Nova Scotia (Latin for New Scotland; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh; French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is a Canadian province located on Canada's southeastern coast. It is the most populous province in Atlantic Canada. Its capital, Halifax, is a major economic centre of the region.


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