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Nova Scotia ~ Islands, Water, Adventure and Hardship : Student - Province Highlights

Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax.  Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres.  It includes Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands.

As of 2016, the population was 923,598. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The province's mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries.

Facts and Printables - Nova Scotia

Tiled Map Download (PDF) - Canadian Geographic

Geography Province to Province   Canada My Country      CA Close Up: Nova Scotia   B is for Bluenose: A Nova Scotia Alphabet   Sable Island (Amazing Stories)   

Enjoy a visual journey around Cape Breton Island

Taste of Cape Breton


Rick Mercer visits the Fortress of Louisbourg

Rick Mercer at the Fortress of Louisbourg


Rick Mercer Visits Sable Island

Sable Island


 Death of a Community on Cape Breton Island


 Rick Visits the CFB Base in Halifax

Rick Mercer at CFB Halifax