Life in Nova Scotia

Winter Family Fun in Nova Scotia: Sugar Moon Farm

One of our favourite places to visit for a little winter fun in Nova Scotia is Sugar Moon Farm. Not heard of it? Well, keep reading because it is a fabulous day out for all the family.

Sugar Moon is a maple syrup farm and restaurant in Earltown, Colchester County (an easy 1hr 30 min […]

7 things you need to know before moving to Halifax

I came across this really great post featuring 7 things you need to know before moving to Halifax and thought I would share it with you. It has a lot of valid points.

One of the best things about moving to Halifax and choosing to live in Nova Scotia over other parts of Canada has […]

Winter in Nova Scotia and School Storm Days

Winter in Nova Scotia and school storm days go hand in hand. Compared to other provinces in Canada it seems Nova Scotia issues more school cancellations than many other parts of the country.

The reason for this? No-one can give me a conclusive answer, but it seems as though the coastal dampness causes rapid and […]

Where Can I buy British Food in Nova Scotia?

Maybe you are fairly new to Nova Scotia and wondering if it’s possible to buy British food in Nova Scotia. Your luck is in. You can more or less find anything on your shopping list, but be prepared to pay a premium for it.

For the longest time, we craved proper back bacon, walkers crisps […]

Surviving Your First Winter in Canada | Moving 2 Nova Scotia

Surviving your first winter in Canada will require a little bit of planning and thought. Winter in Nova Scotia generally starts with a big dump of snow mid-November as a “get yourself organised” warning and then the real winter conditions start in January through to March, with plenty of snow, ice and cold temperatures.

Compared to […]

Winter in Nova Scotia, Canada | Outdoor Ice Skating |Moving 2 Nova Scotia

Embracing winter in Nova Scotia means embracing winter outdoor activities. This will be our 10th winter in Halifax, Nova Scotia and we love it! I honestly never thought I would get used to Canadian winters (because I feel the cold and love to be warm) but winters here are just so different from the […]

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Nova Scotia

As the Christmas Tree Capital of the world, you will find the absolute best Christmas trees in Nova Scotia.

If this is your first Christmas in Canada, you may decide to make it more of an adventure and cut your very own tree which is always a memorable and fun experience and may even lead […]

The Truth About the Traffic in Nova Scotia

One of the things I disliked most about living in the UK was the traffic. Driving around Cardiff was always congested. It used to take Richard 45 minutes to drive 5 miles from our home to his office. And when I was working afternoon shifts at the hospital, I would have to set off […]

Hockey in Nova Scotia – the National Sport of Canada

Canada is a nation of hockey lovers. It is certainly more than just a game – it’s an adored way of life and is characteristically Canadian.

From frozen-over ponds and community rinks, to the top arenas, you will find Canadians playing hockey. There is year round media coverage of hockey, there is a hockey scene […]

How Alcohol is Sold in Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia, alcohol is  sold  in provincially owned approved stores, either the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission (NSLC) or designated Agency stores in more rural areas.

There are a few exceptions – a handful of privately owned (and non regulated) wine and craft beer stores are dotted around the province, as well as the increasingly popular local Brewery stores.

Unlike […]

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