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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.

#1 50,000 tonnes of lobster Is hauled from our waters each year

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.

#2 The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nova Scotia was -41.1°C

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.

#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.

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