Scotia is one of the Atlantic Provinces
situated at the latitude of South-France. The
weather in winter is mild and nice and warm in
the summer. The speciality of seasons is the “indian
summer” in autumn with the most magnificent
colouring of the broadleaf wood. The Gulf-Stream
influences the mild climate. Water temperatures
of 22°C in the Atlantic and up to about 26°C
in the lakes invite to swimming.
PURE NATURE -
forests and hills, sandy beaches and rocky coasts,
moors and tundra. The landscape is as manifold
as the possibilities for excursions. Cape Breton
islands is the home of moose and eagle. Bays along
the atlantic coast are ideal for sailing and sea-canoeing.
In the Bay of Fundy, the home of whales, dolphins
and porpoises, the greatest tidal difference between
low and high tide with up to 18 metres is registered,
a phenomenal natural spectactle.
UND FLORA - natural
environment houses a great variety of life. In
the forests with the many rivers, creeks and lakes
live white-tailed deer, black bear and fox. Beavers
build their dams across rivers, eagles and hawks
fly over nameless lakes and turtles sunbathe on
the rocks. An unforgettable adventure: watching
humpback- and minkwhales in the deep-sea, numerous
bird- and seal-colonies on some of the islands
or the nesting of the white-head eagle.
- everywhere in Nova Scotia some sort
of festival is going on. Breathtaking the “International
Tattoo”, smaller but just as nice the “Caledonia
Ox-Pull”, showing rural country spirit.
The nicest festivities happen between friends
with grilled fish, fresh lobster and mussels,
LIVE - the romantic international harbour
of Halifax is the second-largest natural harbour
of the world, the only ice-free one of Canada
at the Atlantic. Together with Dartmouth they
house about 400.000 inhabitans. Parks, allees,
historic sites, excellent restaurants, galeries,
street-cafes and more promise nice city-life.From
Halifax airport there are international connections
to the most important cities of Europe: London,
Frankfurt, Munich within about 6 to 7 hours flying
time; New York, Montreal and Toronto within about
1½ to 2¼ hours.