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Flag of Nova Scotia

  • Officially » Nova Scotia
    • Nouvelle-Écosse (French)
  • Capital » Halifax
    • Also largest city
      • about 45% of the province’s population


  • Population » 923,598 (2016)
    • Most speak English


  • Area » 55,284 sq km (21,345 sq mi)
  • NS shares a land border with New Brunswick
  • The Bay of Fundy, on Nova Scotia’s north shore, has the highest tidal range in the world



National Parks

  • Georges Island National Historic Site (Parks Canada)
    • Located in Halifax Harbour
    • A former military stronghold that has long been strictly off-limits to the public.
    • Since 2020, it’s accessible to the general public for the first time in nearly 300 years.
  • Nova Scotia has two national parks, Kejimkujik and Cape Breton Highlands
  • Red Chairs


Shipping Ports

  • Halifax has a major auto shipping port that includes RORO (Roll-On, Roll-Off) shipping.
    • Vehicles can be shipped to Europe, Africa or almost anywhere in the world.

This page was updated June 14, 2023