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Located along the Atlantic Coast, the province of Nova Scotia is counted among the most scenic provinces in Canada. Known for its friendly hospitality and maritime culture, Nova Scotia is a great place to visit. Whether you are looking forward to enjoy the scenic beauty or outdoor adventures, Nova Scotia promises to give you the best experience ever.

The capital city of Nova Scotia, Halifax has quite a number of Masaajid. The Nova Scotia Islamic Community Center is the primary Masjid of the city. Other Masaajid include the Ummah Masjid and the Alrasoul Islamic Society in Halifax; the Dartmouth Masjid in Dartmouth, the Truro Masjid in Truro and the Cape Breton Muslim Society in Sydney.

Nova Scotia offers a range of adventure activities. From scenic drives through the shore areas to enjoying water sports at the beaches and golf, you can enjoy a variety of things while in the province. The cities and towns of Nova Scotia are perfect to relax and unwind. The capital Halifax has a lot to offer to its visitors. This beautiful cosmopolitan port is packed with exciting places to visit and interesting things to do.

Nova Scotia also presents an array of trails for hiking, cycling and several opportunities of sailing. The glacial boulders of the Peggy's Cove and the Cabot Trail are good places to visit. Have fun at the warm sands of the Northumberland Strait and explore the Lighthouse Route. The Tobeatic Wilderness is excellent to enjoy outdoor adventure. Do not miss the Brier Island that juts out into the Bay of Fundy.

Nova Scotia offers wonderful culture and heritage that you can enjoy during your stay. Art and music lovers too have a lot to see and appreciate in the theatres, art galleries and museums of Nova Scotia. All this and lots more makes Nova Scotia one of the best vacation destinations.

When it comes to shopping, Nova Scotia offers you the best of both worlds. Halifax serves as the largest shopping destination in the Atlantic area. In Halifax the best places to shop include Spring Garden Road, Hydrostone Market, Bayers Lake shopping district and the Halifax Shopping Center. Outside Halifax there are several regular outlets and shops and boutiques.

Finding halal food in Nova Scotia is easy in Halifax. The Turkish dish Doner and spiced beef dishes are quite famous across the province. Usually the halal restaurants carry a certification. You can get more information about halal restaurants from the Masaajid in the cities.

Getting around Nova Scotia is pretty easy if you have a car. There are some scenic roads where you can enjoy beautiful scenes while driving around. However, if you are visiting Nova Scotia during the winters you should be careful because of the weather conditions.

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Canada Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Ottawa

GEOGRAPHY

The second largest country in the world Canada owns a land area of 9,984,670 km² and a coastline closer to 202,080 km's. The countries geographic features are diverse due to its size, it streches from the pacific ocean on the west to the atlantic ocean on the east.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 33.7 Million. Muslims account for about 2.6% of the population.

CLIMATE

Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow.Canadians living closer to the US boarders get to enjoy the four seasons. Summer temperature can rise up to 35 °C (95 °F) while the lowest will reach closer to -25 °C (77 °F) during winter.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English and French are the two official languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT -3hrs30m : Newfoundland
GMT -4hrs       : Atlantic
GMT -5hrs       : Eastern
GMT -6hrs       : Central
GMT -7hrs       : Mountain
GMT -8hrs       : Pacific
Off set Daylight Saving +1 hr

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8:45 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

New Year's Day: January 1st
Canada Day : July 1st
Labour Day : September 1st Monday
Christmas Day : December 25th

CURRENCY

Canadian Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 119
GSM: 112

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