Nova Scotia is a Maritime province located on the east coast of Canada. The Canadian province includes a mainland peninsula, Cape Breton Island, 3,000+ lakes and 3,800+ coastal islands totalling 55,284 square kilometres.
Nova Scotia is Canada's 2nd smallest province in Canada. The provincial capital is the City of Halifax. The city was named Halifax, after Lord Halifax, head of England's Board of Trade. Today, the capital city is a major economic centre of the province.
Nova Scotia, Canada is home to many Canadian wonders including the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (most visited National Historic Site in Canada); a vast collection of fossils (attracting palaeontologists to the province); seafood (best known for lobster, haddock, Atlantic salmon and scallops) and, did you now, Halifax has more pubs per capita than anywhere else in Canada. The people of Halifax are sometimes referred to as "Haligonians".
Other tourism highlights of Nova Scotia, Canada, based on our experiences include the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk (pubs, restaurants, scenery); the blueberry fields (famous Nova Scotia export); Peggy's Cove (popular lighthouse destination); Cabot Trail (298 kilometre driving route); Town of Lunenburg (UNESCO World Heritage Site with 70% of the original pastel colored buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries still standing); Sable Island (home to wild horses); the Bluenose (historic racing schooner) and the Kejimkujik National Park.