Nova Scotia is the most populous among the three maritime provinces in Canada. The province is located on the eastern seaboard of the North American continent. Being a maritime province along with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, the province has a long history in fishing, shipbuilding, & transatlantic shipping. Due to being in close proximity to the seas, Nova Scotia consists of a modified continental climate.
The economy of Nova Scotia is a diversified one based on both land and sea resources. Although the traditional industries such as fishing, mining & forestry are in the decline path, tourism and other service industries are have become more significant. Farming is more typically focussed on dairy products, livestock, and fruit.
Even though fishing is declining, it still continues to be one of the main important industries of the province. Education in Nova Scotia is considered of extreme importance to the point that there are 450 public schools for the students. Most of the schools provide education from grade 1 to 12. There are 10 universities located in Nova Scotia that provides professional-quality education to the students.
Tourism is an important industry in Nova Scotia that contributes an annual amount of $ 1.3 billion to the economy. The province is known for its culture, spectacular landscapes, wildlife, museums & festivals. There are several national historic sites to visit in Nova Scotia. Also, the iconic Peggys Point Lighthouse, the Acadian Skies and Mi’kmaq Lands starlight reserve, the first certified starlight tourist destination by the UNESCO are situated here.