Nova Scotia climate
Nova Scotia enjoys warm summers and, unlike much of Canada, only moderately cold winters though it is the fall that most attracts visitors. Anyone arriving on cheap flights to Nova Scotia in the summertime will find prevailing temperatures in the low 20 degree Celsius range. During the winters, snowfall is moderate, but beware the fog and rain that is prevalent in the area in the spring.
When to fly to Nova Scotia
The majority of visitors tend to avoid winter when the shorter days make it more difficult to explore the region - the spring, summer and fall are the most popular. Remember that during the peak season it is advisable to book your itinerary in advance where possible. Rental cars, campsites and various day trips can all be reserved ahead of your arrival.
Although winters constitute the off-season in Nova Scotia they are slowly growing in popularity. However, many visitor facilities close during this time so remember to check ahead to avoid disappointment.
Getting around Nova Scotia
Getting around Halifax is a straightforward affair with the metro bus system in operation. There is also a free city bus that plies a central route in the city between June and August.
Sightseeing throughout the remainder of the province is best done with a rental car but don’t forget to book in advance during peak periods.
Nova Scotia insider information
- Anyone arriving on cheap flights to Nova Scotia in the spring will be thrilled to stumble across two of the area’s more popular festivals. The Truro Tulip Festival and the Apple Blossom Festival are both staged in May and feature everything from live entertainment and street parades to arts and crafts.
- Meanwhile, the Scotia Music Festival is staged in May and June. This annual chamber music festival can be found in Halifax and includes workshops and rehearsals as well as concerts from some of the world's top musicians.