Nova Scotia, Canada

Located on the Northeastern side of Canada, slightly above Maine and almost completely surrounded by ocean, sits Nova Scotia. Although it may not be a year-round vacation destination, the spring, summer and early fall months are booming with endless amounts of outdoor adventure waiting to be explored. It’s a place where you can find it all: from beautiful parks, seaside vineyards and beaches, to museums and galleries, and award-winning food and drinks. When you land in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, spend some time along the waterfront where you can find eclectic shops, some of the best restaurants, live local music venues, and a host of harbor tours.

Head north from Halifax, and you’ll find a seaside retreat nestled in the peaceful town of Wallace along Nova Scotia’s scenic Northumberland Coast. It is a quiet paradise where you can soak up the sun on the long, sandy beach and sparkling salt-water shore, hike along trails, take a stroll and appreciate the colorful architecture dotting the historic quays, or bask in the beauty and aroma of rolling lavender fields. The community of Wallace boasts picturesque views across the pristine ocean. The North Atlantic waters bestow a bounty of fish and seafood from lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and oysters to fresh halibut, cod, perch, skate and many more selections.

Visit farms under the sea as you dig up mollusks, join a traditional lobster boil or visit a local winery. Explore the trails, whether on foot or by horseback as you gaze upon striking views of tidal inlets and salt marshes, or experience bird watching on a motorized pontoon boat as you tour Northumberland Strait and take in the local wildlife.

Nova Scotia weather can be summed up into one word – moderate. It rarely gets extremely hot or extremely cold. The daily temperature does fluctuate both by time of day and by your proximity to the ocean. Having a fleece or knit sweater on hand for easy layering will keep you comfortable wherever you are. There are infinite opportunities for recreation and relaxation. 

The best time to travel is from May to October, allowing you to appreciate the great outdoors and the many activities offered. Spring and fall are between 50 and 70 degrees, whereas the summer months are a perfect 70 to 80 degrees on average. These temperatures are perfect for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golfing and so much more that is available within Nova Scotia.

WEATHER: Monthly Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
High 28° 29° 37° 48° 61° 70°
Low 11° 20° 30° 40° 49°
Rainfall 4.5 in. 3.9 in. 4.5 in. 3.9 in. 4.0 in. 3.3 in.
Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
High 77° 76° 68° 56° 45° 34°
Low 56° 55° 48° 38° 30° 18°
Rainfall 3.2 in. 3.5 in. 4.2 in. 4.3 in. 4.8 in. 4.7 in.