“New Scotland” was where the Latin word came from to name this lovely little province on Canada’s east coast. The most populated of the 4 Maritime provinces, everything in Nova Scotia is influenced by the sea and it has over 3800 coastal islands, and is the second largest densely populated province over all in Canada (as physically it is the second smallest in land mass). This is one of the biggest reasons why vacation rentals are so vastly popular in this coastal region of Canada east coast. It’s BUSY!!!
Many flock to the coast; Sauble and Cape Breton Islands are some of the most famous of spots, to take in the sites and the warm spirits and hospitality of the locals. Famous for its shipwrecks, Nova Scotia boasts some of the world’s most glorious underwater visuals you will ever see. The ocean currents have a way of bringing wrecks and sunken treasures inward to the coasts of Nova Scotia, and it makes it a very popular spot for scuba diving and deep sea fishing. The province being almost completely surrounded by water, make the climate more continental than maritime, and its climate is thus influenced more and more by the ocean. This also makes it susceptible to the climatic shifts and ocean based storms, which are often quite extraordinary.
There is a strong Scottish and French influence in the subcultures of the islands and the mainland in Nova Scotia, which makes it a regional favourite for many Quebecois who have both types of roots in their family tree. Historically there have also been many settlements of the Mi”kmaq Indians of the region and they too have a strong presence in art and music in local townships and art galleries.
Taking the time to research and find the right spot for your Nova Scotia cottage rentals is wise, but don’t let yourself get shut into an area and just laze around on the beaches. Get out there and explore more inland and take some day trips to some of the local islands to learn more about Acadian history and local artistic influences. There is so much to learn and explore you may need more than just a week!
Nova Scotia is certainly a lovely little province robust with lots of folk and warm spirits!Author: SweetMarie
November 23, 2012