moving to Nova Scotia

The Canadian Way of Holidaying: A Rethink

Holidaying in Canada: As we enter our 10th year of living in Nova Scotia, we are very much settled in the Canadian way of holidaying, yet as a Brit, it took a little adjustment as we initially found it quite unusual.

The reason we did find it unusual at the time is, I suspect because we’ve […]

Are You Coming to Nova Scotia for the Weather?

One of the big attractions for us in moving to Canada was the weather. A lot of the UK, in case anybody doesn’t know, can be very “grey” and “drizzly”.

Having lived in Nova Scotia for nearly 10 years and coming from Wales, I can honestly say the weather here is pretty decent. Now, that’s […]

At What Age Do Children Start School in Nova Scotia?

Before I give a rundown of what happens and what age your children can start school in Nova Scotia, I should tell you that the age a child starts school in Canada is not standardized across the whole country. It would certainly be helpful for some kind of unification.

Education is compulsory between the ages […]

Essential Information for Moving to Canada

Population:  Canada is the second largest country on earth—10 million square kilometres, with a population of 36 million (December 2016)
Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Each province and territory has its own capital city.

Capital city of Canada: Ottawa

Largest city: Toronto

Most Populated Provinces: Ontario and Québec (62.1% of the Canadian total)  followed by British Columbia, Alberta, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moving Your Pet to Canada

Moving your pet to Canada is possible but how easy is it and what are the costs involved?

For many people starting a new life in Canada, the thought of moving here without their furry family member is unheard of. So where to start….

Firstly, you may want to check out the import requirements for moving […]

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 […]

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