Nova Scotia info

It is the most populous province in Atlantic Canada. Its capital, Halifax, is a major economic centre of the region. Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada with an area of 55,284 km². Its population of 938,310 makes it the fourth least populous province of the country, though second most densely populated.

Nova Scotia's economy is traditionally largely resource-based, but has diversified since the middle of the 20th century. Industries such as fishing, mining, forestry and agriculture remain very important and have been joined by tourism, technology, film, music, and finance.

 

Bays in Nova Scotia, Canada

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Annapolis Royal is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia....


Antigonish is located in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada and is a small university town rich in Gaelic history, and home to the prestigious St. Francis Xavier University, well known for excellence in academics and sport. ...


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The picturesque little village of Baddeck, situated on the shores of the beautiful Bras d\'Or Lake in the heart of Cape Breton lsland, is one of the world\'s scenic gems....


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Bald Rock is a community of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on the Chebucto Peninsula....


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Barrington Passage is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Barrington municipal district of Shelburne County....


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Ancient seawater rises to the height of a four-storey building - the highest in the world! Created by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon, tidal waters flow in and out of the Bay\'s funnel-like opening. Imagine, twice daily, 200 billion tonnes of water enter and leave the Bay - equal to all the rivers on the planet! Astonishingly beautiful, the Bay of Fundy is a unique and unforgettable ecoattraction, an authentic marine wonder of the world....


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Bay St. Lawrence is situated at the extreme Northern tip of Nova Scotia, surrounded by mountains. Part of the most remote coast line in the Maritimes....


Bedford (2001 pop.: 16,102) is a community in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. It was an independent town from 1980-1996....


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Belliveaus Cove is an Acadian community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the District of Clare in Digby County....


Blandford is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Chester Municipal District on the Aspotogan Peninsula on the Lighthouse Route (Nova Scotia Route 329)....


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Bridgewater is a riverfront town situated beautifully on the scenic and historic LaHave River. The LaHave River Valley is a haven for visitors on a year round basis, summer boating, fall foilage and winter ice fishing. Bridgewater is the hub of the South Shore and located in Lunenburg County - the Christmas tree capital of the World. The Centennial Trail runs through town as does the Lighthouse Route....


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Caledonia, Nova Scotia is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive)....


Cape Breton Island has lured visitors to her shores for thousands of years. It is an amazing place, where the sand and sea air have joined forces with the enchantment of our history to create an indescribable atmosphere....


Cape Forchu is a Canadian fishing community and headland of the same name in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia....


Cape Sable Island is located at the southernmost point of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Canada joined to the mainland by the narrow strait of Barrington Passage, and is a great birding and seafood lover destination....


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The centre of Digby Neck. Centreville is halfway between Digby and Petite Passage. A friendly place to visit and beautiful place to see sunsets and the magnificent coastline of the Bay of Fundy shore and as you explore the coastline you may luck upon hidden treasure they say was buried here. As you drive through Centreville on Trout Cove Rd., you can see the first brick house built on Digby Neck by hand....


Several oceanside parks provide sandy beaches and wild seascapes of rocky isalnds and points....


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Chester is one of the wealthiest communities in the province as a result of being a vacation destination, with many seasonal and year-round estates and mansions. The nearby waters of Mahone Bay and its numerous islands are well known for yachting and have made Chester into a cruising destination. The town has two natural harbours, Front Harbour on the east and Back Harbour on the west. A ferry from the town connects to Tancook Island....


Cheticamp is located on the Cabot Trail of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and is a quaint fishing village and community with great beach, and thriving Acadian culture....


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Pointe-de-l'Eglise or Church Point, is a village located on Saint Mary's Bay in the District of Clare, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is home to Universite Sainte-Anne and is known primarily for the tallest wooden church in North America, Eglise Sainte-Marie, which is located just north of the University....


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Clyde River is located in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada....


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Digby is a town in western Nova Scotia which lies on the Annapolis Basin of the Bay of Fundy. Digby is the shire town and commercial hub of Digby County. The town is famous for its scallop fishing fleet....


Duncan's Cove is a small rural community on the Chebucto Peninsula in the Halifax Regional Municipality on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on the Ketch Harbour Road (Route 349 ), 19 kilometers from Halifax....


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Five Islands is a rural community in Colchester County Nova Scotia with a population of 300 located on the north shore of the Minas Basin, home of the highest tides in the world. The islands form an exposed part of the North Mountain Basalt....


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Granville Centre is a Canadian rural community located in Annapolis County along the Annapolis River in western Nova Scotia....


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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is a modern port city teeming with culture and heritage and the perfect place for your next holiday vacation. The entire Halifax region delights with its impressive array of entertainment, museums, galleries, historic sites, fine restaurants, colourful gardens and lively nightlife....


Hall's Harbour is a fishing community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Kings County on the North Mountain along the shore of the Bay of Fundy....


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Come and explore our breathtaking shores - from towering cliffs and long peaceful beaches to picturesque bays and charming villages. There is no shortage of ways to discover our natural beauty and enjoy our renowned hospitality and charm....


Ingonish is a Canadian rural community in northeastern Victoria County, Nova Scotia.Located along the northeast coast of Cape Breton Island, Ingonish is situated on the Cabot Trail approximately 60 kilometres from the shire town of Baddeck....


Inverness is a Canadian rural community in Inverness County, Nova Scotia....


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Jordan Bay is located at 43°42'09"N, 65°14'16"W in the Clarks Harbour/Shelburne/Lockeport region of the Lighthouse Route, Shelburne county....


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Shire town of the annapolis valley, and the Bay of Fundy. Famous for its high tides, and apple harvest. We are an area peppered with large victorian homes, that speak of the grandness of a bygone era and its connection to ship building and the sea....


Liverpool is located along the province of Nova Scotia's south shore in Canada, occupying the West Bank at the mouth of the Mersey River with fishing and tourism playing a major role in the economy and attractions including museums and lighthouses....


In Lunenburg you can stroll along tree-lined streets among elegant, century-old homes. These well-kept, stately buildings have earned the town a United Nations designation as a World Heritage Site. Partake of the local cuisine which, of course, focuses on seafood including lobster, fresh scallops, plank salmon, and much more....


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Mavillette is an Acadian community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located near Yarmouth. Home of some of the best scallop diving in the province. It's also famous for Bar Clams and other shellfish....


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The Community of Sackville consists of four separate areas, all interconnected. Lower Sackville, Middle Sackville, Upper Sackville and Beaverbank. The combined area of Sackville has a population of about 35,000 people, with most working in (and commuting to) either Halifax or Dartmouth. The community is considered a blue collar community but has quite a mixture of people....


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Murray River is a beautiful small village that offers flights on a sea plane, craft shops, restaurants, ice cream parlor, friendly people and one of the nicest 9 hole golf courses on PEI. Murray River is located 15 miles from the Northumberland Ferry and 90 miles from the Confederation Bridge and is on the South East end of PEI....


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Residents of Musquodoboit Harbour are often chagrined to find that tourists don't realize the string of buildings stretching out over several kilometers of highway is actually a village. Musquodoboit Harbour is a thriving closeknit community with a great deal to offer to the tourist or the entrepreneur. The village is punctuated at the end by the Incubator Mall, a popular place for new industry....


New Ross was founded on 7 Aug. 1816 when Capt. William Ross and 172 disbanded soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars arrived in the wilderness to take up their land grants along the proposed military road from Halifax to Annapolis....


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Parrsboro is the largest town on the Minas Basin and a major tourist centre on this portion of the Glooscap Trail. The town has accommodations, gift shops, restaurants, a medical centre, R.C.M.P., campgrounds, a quaint shopping area, parks, museums, a golf course, live theatre and a variety of nearby scenic drives....


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Peggys Cove (2001 population: approx. 50), also known as Peggy's Cove from 1961 to 1976, is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality....


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The historic harbour town of Pictou was settled in 1773. A full scale replica of the Ship Hector attracts thousands of visitors each year. Pictou is en route to Cape Breton, 10 minute drive to the ferry to PEI. and 1 1/2 hours from Halifax International Airport....


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Follow the sheep to Port Mouton... this quiet, secluded corner of Nova Scotia is a wonderful, safe and memorable place to visit....


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Rawdon is located on Route 14, east of Windsor and north of Halifax, in Nova Scotia, Canada....


River John is a Canadian village in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. It is located near the mouth of the River John on the Northumberland Strait, half way between Pictou and Tatamagouche near the boundary with Colchester County....


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Boasting one of the finest deep-water harbours in Nova Scotia, Sheet Harbour is only an 80-minute drive east of Halifax along Nova Scotia's beautiful coastline....


Shelburne is a town located in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada, home of the annual lobster festival with tall ships harbour and port, and historic waterfront....


Experience the thrill of whale watching off of nearby Digby Neck, hike the trails along our rugged shoreline, or explore the majesty of the wilderness at Kejimkujik National Park. Visit the many historic attractions at Canada's oldest European settlement at Annapolis Royal. Stroll through our many picturesque fishing villages....


This coastal town offers unbelievable white sand beaches minutes away, deep-sea fishing, whale & seal watching, kayaking, canoeing, sport fishing and much more....


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Sydney was booming city at the turn of the century with the construction of the largest self-contained steel plant in North America. Today visitors can enjoy shopping, movies, a casino and a lively waterfront. Sydney is also home to Cossitt House and Jost House, two of the city's oldest historic houses that have been turned into museums. The downtown is also home to St. Patrick's Church, a tiny stone structure which is the oldest Catholic church in Cape Breton....


Tancook Island is located in the Lunenburg Region of Nova Scotia, Canada with oceanfront accommodations, the beach, hiking, biking and restaurants, a museum and more with the ferry leaving from Chester daily....


Tancook Island is located in the Lunenburg Region of Nova Scotia, Canada with oceanfront accommodations, the beach, hiking, biking and restaurants, a museum and more with the ferry leaving from Chester daily....


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Truro is located in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada with historic downtown and world renowned tidal phenomena of the Bay of Fundy, call the tidal bore which occurs twice a day....


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Walton is located in East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada with heritage landmark lighthouse and Walton Barite Mine....


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West Dover is located at 44°29'35"N, 63°52'21"W in the St. Margaret's Bay / Peggy's Cove region of the Lighthouse Route, Halifax county....


White Point is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Region of Queens Municipality....


Williams Point is a small community just outside of the town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia....


The Town of Wolfville welcomes you to the picturesque Annapolis Valley. Originally know as Mud Creek, it got its name in 1830 when two granddaughters of Judge Elisha DeWolfe convinced their postmaster uncle that a more suitable name was needed. The villagers chose the name Wolfville for their town. Today beautiful elm trees, manicured lawns and grand century old homes guide visitors down Wolfville's Main Street....


Yarmouth is a town and major fishing and ferry port located on the Gulf of Maine in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. It is sometimes referred to as "The Gateway to Nova Scotia"....


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