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.
That's a lot of lobster! Most of it is destined for international markets although some is enjoyed by Nova Scotians.
Flights depart Halifax Stanfield that are dedicated to flying the catch to countries around the world, mainly China.
The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nova Scotia was -41.1°C on January 31, 1920 in Upper Stewiacke.
Stewiacke also holds the honour of being half way between the equator and north pole.
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.
Guglielmo Marconi sent the first wireless message from North America to Europe from his operation at Table Head in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.
Marconi chose this location because of the unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Today, you can visit the Marconi Wireless Station National Historic Site in Glace Bay.
This includes 100 series highways, secondary highways, local paved and gravel roads. Approximately 4,100 bridges are part of the 23,000 km network of roads.
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.
The Cabot Trail is ranked one of the most scenic drives in the world and has won many awards, titles and accolades.
The initial route was completed in 1932 and today runs 298km through the Cape Breton Highlands.
The provinces coastline includes everything from rugged shoals and steep cliffs to sandy beaches. The coastline of Nova Scotia stretches over 7,400 km is one of the most varied you will experience.
The warmest temperature ever recorded in Nova Scotia was 38.3°C. The thermometer hit that number in Collegeville on August 19, 1935.
Collegeville is located about 15km southwest of Antigonish.
Halifax Stanfield was an emergency landing airport for NASA's space shuttle program. Also on the list was Shearwater Air Force Base near Halifax Harbour.
The shuttle only ever landed on three runways, all located in the United States.