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Ten Unusual And Interesting Facts About Nova Scotia

We’ve compiled ten unusual and interesting facts about Nova Scotia. They include tidbits of information on Bluenose II, lobster, Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail and much more. Check them out and share.

#3 Bluenose II was built to promote a Nova Scotia beer

Sydney Oland named Schooner Lager after the original Bluenose. Bluenose II was built by the Oland family in 1963 and used as both a promotional piece for their beer and as the family yacht.

The Oland's sold Bluenose II to the Province of Nova Scotia for $1 in 1971.

#6 The most snow to fall in 24 hours was 101 cm in Yarmouth

White Juan was the name given to the nor'easter that blew in from the Atlantic paralyzing the majority of Atlantic Canada. It occurred February 18 -19, 2004.

It dropped 101cm on Yarmouth, which was the most snow to ever fall within 24 hours in the province. Halifax and Dartmouth came in a close second with 95.5 cm of snow.

#8 Nova Scotia has 13,000 km of coastline

The provinces coastline includes everything from rugged shoals and steep cliffs to sandy beaches. The coastline of Nova Scotia stretches 13.000 km and is one of the most varied you will experience.

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