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Test your knowledge about Nova Scotia
Do you know about Nova Scotia? It is one of the eastern maritime provinces of Canada and has the most people of the four Atlantic provinces. The official language is English, and its abundant natural beauty and growing cities make it a great place to live. With a low cost of living, those considering Canada immigration might want to consider Nova Scotia. Its land area is small; however, it is the second most densely populated province of Canada.
The Capital of Halifax and Other Cities
Halifax is regarded as one of the most important of the eastern seaboard Canadian ports. It has has a harbour that is ice free, with a significant depth of water. Known for its maritime history, Halifax is now a major centre for business. Overlooking the city, the hilltop Citadel is a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s. History, culture and a harbourfront boardwalk bring visitors and residents to this provincial capital. If you live here, there will be much to do, with art and culture as part of the scene.
Other cities in Nova Scotia include Lunenburg, Sydney and Truro.
- Dalhousie University
- NSCAD University
- Cape Breton University
- Acadia University
- University of Kings College
- Atlantic School of Theology
- and others
Tourism and the fishing industry have been a source of jobs. More recently, there has been a need for skilled and educated workers. The sector of information technology has been recently growing.
Other industries in Nova Scotia include the exportation of Christmas trees, berries and lobsters. Job opportunities may be explored in trade and export as well as tourism and fishing (mentioned previously.)
Things to do
Within Halifax, you can visit the site of the historic Citadel. Point Pleasant Park offers wooded trails for walks and stunning views across the harbour as well as of the Atlantic. During the summer, you can enjoy outdoor theatre by a professional company, as they present Shakespeare by the Sea. People and pets all enjoy the trails here, in a park close to the city.
While in Halifax, you can take the family to the Maritime Museum, located downtown. If you paddle or enjoy kayaking and canoes, there are abundant places to enjoy this sport. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the place to take family. It includes waterfalls, mountains and rocky coastlines and has easy trails as well as more moderate.