Honeymoons in Nova Scotia
When what you need is some good old rest and relaxation with a dash of breathtaking scenery and meals to look forward to, a honeymoon in Nova Scotia should be right up your alley. Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada, and has the second highest number of people per square kilometer, and is located on the south eastern coast. The capital city of Halifax is dominated in large part by the young university population, setting the scene for an active and entertaining nightlife. While a honeymoon in Nova Scotia might conjure up images of remote fishing villages, there are plenty of opportunities for participating in exciting social events. The province has a proud history and is famous for its traditional Scottish folk music and mouth watering seafood - fresh, of course!
Nova Scotia Overview
With an atmosphere and feel incomparable to any other province in Canada, a honeymoon in Nova Scotia will imprint itself on your mind. With so many opportunities for outdoor recreation, cultural activities and good eating, and a unique landscape coloured with lighthouses, wooden buildings and boats, it will be impossible to forget. Some call it the friendliest place on earth, and the locals are well known for their unparalleled hospitality. One thing’s for sure – if you celebrate your honeymoon in Nova Scotia you won’t be celebrating alone!
Take a look at some ideas for making your honeymoon in Nova Scotia even more memorable.
- 150 historic lighthouses dot the landscape of Nova Scotia. To get a look at many of them, drive or cycle along the Lighthouse Route, where you’ll also be given a glimpse into old fishing villages.
- Joggins Fossil Cliffs provide the opportunity to examine life as it was 300 million years ago. A UNESCO world heritage site, here you’ll find fossils of plants, animals and footprints uncovered by the world’s highest tides.
- Take a guided whale watching tour, or take a look from shore as they play in the bay The whales around Nova Scotia are known for their social, outgoing nature – don’t forget your camera!
Key Facts for Nova Scotia
Currency: Canadian dollar
Flight time: 21 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in Nova Scotia
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With a moderate climate, Nova Scotia boasts enjoyable temperatures all throughout the year, with warm summers and chilly winters. Temperatures during the summer months range from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, and the winter brings lows of around minus 15 degrees. Temperatures will fluctuate as the day progresses, and from one part of the province to the next, so bringing enough clothing to layer will be smart for anyone planning a honeymoon in Nova Scotia.
Air Canada offer flights with one touch down en route. Departing from Sydney and arriving in Halifax Stanfield International Airport, you can relax in the air around 24 hours.
Australian couples arriving in Canada for a honeymoon in Nova Scotia do not require a visa. Your passport should be valid for the entire duration of your trip, and with that you can stay as a tourist for up to six months. Several airports are located in Nova Scotia, and the province is easily accessible by air directly via London and from all major Canadian cities (such as Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto). If, during your honeymoon in Nova Scotia, you would like to explore some of the areas outside of the capital, you might want to consider renting a car.
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Getting Married in Nova Scotia
If you are thinking about Canada for your wedding destination, it is fair to say that most people look to the western provinces of Alberta and the Canadian Rockies. Whilst truly beautiful, Canada has much more to offer. Instead, why not look eastwards and consider weddings abroad in Nova Scotia. It is a maritime province and the gateway to Atlantic Canada. This province offers would be married couples some great places to get married. Whether you fancy a lakeside Inn as your wedding of choice or a swanky hotel in down town Halifax, you can do it here in Nova Scotia. If you really want to make your wedding something special, then why not get married on a tall ship. Yes you really can do that as well! All in all Nova Scotia is a fantastic wedding destination, that can certainly tick all the right boxes.
You can apply for your marriage licence at any of the 'deputy issuer of marriage licence, venues throughout the province. Only 1 person need apply however you will need the paperwork for both parties. These include, Birth certificates (for proof of age) Driver's licence or passport (for a valid photographic ID). The cost of this service is $121.78 Canadian dollars and although licences are valid for 1 year, you do have to wait 5 days before you can get married. For further information visit http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/access/vitalstats/getting-married.asp
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