Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces. Nova Scotia is the 2nd smallest province in Canada. No area in Nova Scotia is greater than 67 km from the ocean.
The French colonists first inhabited Nova Scotia in 1605. The British conquest took place in 1710 and led to a jump in population. Nova Scotia joined Canada in 1867 through the Canadian Confederation.
Nova Scotia is home to 3 different regional municipalities. These municipalities include:
According to a census conducted by Statistics Canada in 2011 Nova Scotia has an estimated population of 921,727. This makes Nova Scotia the 7th most populous province in Canada.
Nova Scotia is a mid-temperature province meaning that the climate is more of a maritime climate. The benefit to the weather in Nova Scotia is that all weather is average because the weather is moderated by the ocean.
There are plenty of special attractions and events to visit and do in Nova Scotia. Some of these include: