As one of three Maritime provinces and part of Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia is one of the smallest regions in the country and also happens to be among the most densely populated. Nova Scotia and its capital city of Halifax receive many visitors throughout the year, and the area is home to 87 Historic National Sites which makes it a favourite travel destination in the East. Within the bounds of the province is the famed Peggy's Cove with its well known lighthouse and The Bay of Fundy, which experiences the highest tides of any place in the world.
A Little About Nova Scotia
The island of Nova Scotia was originally settled by the Mi'kmaq people many years ago, but it wasn't until 1605 that Europeans began to filter into the area and established the first permanent residency known as Acadia. While Acadia came under the dominion of the British in 1710, it became a part of the province now known as Nova Scotia in 1763 and was among the first provinces to join Confederation. The province has a variety of different industries, but the most prominent – like mining, fishing and forestry – are centered on the area's rich resources.
Entertainment & Attractions
With the natural splendour that Nova Scotia possesses, the province sees many tourists and travelers, and many cruise ships make their way through the area year round. The province is home to Kejimkujik National Park and the Cape Breton Highlands, which contains the Cabot Trail scenic highway. Nova Scotia also features many museums that explore its rich heritage including the Cape Breton Miners' Museum, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Glooscap Heritage Centre. The area is famous for the Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site of Canada that is a partial reconstruction of the well-known French settlement from the 17th century.
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