Nova Scotia - Universities, Attractions, Climate

Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada and home to approximately 1 million people. Halifax is the largest city and political capital of Nova Scotia. It is also home to the oldest African-Canadian community. Nova Scotia is also home to more than 3000 coastal islands other than the mainland territory.


  • Acadia University
  • Atlantic School of Theology
  • Cape Breton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of King’s College
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
  • Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Université Sainte-Anne


Nova Scotia enjoys a continental rather than maritime climate.  Nova Scotia’s cold winters and warm summers are modified and generally moderated by ocean influences. The province is surrounded by three major bodies of water, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east.

Tourist Attractions

Acadian Museum

This museum was started by a group of cooperative-minded individuals wanting to assure the survival of the rug-hooking industry by buying and selling these artistic creations.

Admiral Digby Museum

The museum houses period rooms preserving artifacts, and archives that relate to the interesting Maritime and Pioneer history of Digby/Digby County, its people and industries.

Fort Edward

Fort Edward garrisoned by the British army until the 1820s is one of the oldest buildings in Nova Scotia.


Kejimkujik, the only inland national park of Canada in the Maritimes is ideal for canoeing and is noted for several lakes and wildlife.

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