Nova Scotians enjoy a lifestyle that is hard to find anywhere else in North America. There is something here for everyone. Bustling rural communities can be found throughout the province, and Halifax is a fast-growing and dynamic city. Nova Scotia offers extraordinary natural beauty, exciting economic opportunities, a diverse culture, and a thriving arts community.
Nova Scotia is home to communities of many sizes. Newcomers should consider their choice of where to live and work carefully. There are many differences between urban and rural living. Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia is home to about 372,000 people. Residents of Halifax enjoy all the amenities of a modern North American city. Nova Scotia also boasts many smaller cities and towns, and rural communities offering a quieter and close-knit community lifestyle.
To learn more about the different types of communities in Nova Scotia and what each has to offer, visit Community Profiles.
The province’s rich history and beautiful landscapes have inspired artists of all kinds. Nova Scotia’s diverse arts community offers theatre, music, crafts, visual arts, and more. Nova Scotia has a symphony orchestra, hosts the Atlantic Film Festival, and is home to numerous theatres and art galleries. To find out more about the arts in your area, visit Community Profiles.
Nova Scotia boasts some of the best parks, golf courses, trails, and beaches in Canada. Many communities have excellent multi-sport facilities and affordable leisure programs providing access to pools, indoor courts, running tracks, weightlifting equipment, ice rinks, and more. To learn more about sports and leisure in your area, visit Community Profiles.