Honeymoons in Nova Scotia

Amazing scenery, delicious food, and good old-fashioned rest and relaxation characterize a honeymoon in Nova Scotia. Located on Canada’s south eastern coast, Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada and the second most densely populated. The capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax, is home to a large university population, and the young people provide for an active nightlife. If peace and quiet is what you want, then peace and quiet is what you’ll get – just don’t overlook the many lively social activities that will be available to you during your honeymoon in Nova Scotia. This maritime province prides itself on its rich history, fresh seafood and traditional Scottish folk music.

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Nova Scotia Overview

A honeymoon in Nova Scotia is guaranteed to leave you with many memorable moments, set to the back drop of a province with an original Canadian atmosphere. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound, with many hiking and cycling options to choose from. Enjoy the landscape dotted with old lighthouses, boats and wooden buildings, while you feast on fresh lobster. Famous for being hospitable and friendly, the people of Nova Scotia are the icing on the cake. Don’t be surprised if you're invited in for dinner with some newfound friends during your honeymoon in Nova Scotia!

To ensure an exciting, romantic honeymoon in Nova Scotia, consider these three activities.
- With 150 historic lighthouses standing tall and proud, how can you not stop and admire at least one of them? The Lighthouse Route can be traveled by car or bicycle and will take you past old fishing villages and along Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
- Whale watching! Take a guided tour, or just make a pit stop while driving or biking along the sea. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to take photos.
- Time travel. Joggins Fossil Cliffs stretch out 15 km along the beach, and are a UNESCO world heritage site where you can see 300 million year old plants, animals and footprints, revealed by the world's highest tides.

Key Facts for Nova Scotia

Currency: Canadian dollar

Language: English

Flight time: 6 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s climate is moderate all year long with warm, comfortable summers and chilly winters. Temperatures during the summer months on average range from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, and during the winter months they range from 1 to 15 degrees below freezing. Be sure to pack a variety of clothing for your honeymoon in Nova Scotia, as layering is always recommended. Temperatures are prone to fluctuate quite substantially from one time of day to the next, depending on your location.

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Getting Married in Nova Scotia

One of Canada's Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia has some amazing ocean scenery and some of the best seafood that you can find in North America. With a warm and friendly way of life, getting married in Nova Scotia is ideal for a couple looking for a relaxed wedding abroad that is full of culture, amazing food and a great atmosphere. As well as being the perfect location for your wedding abroad, Nova Scotia also makes an ideal honeymoon destination with fine arts, vibrant cities and towns, as well as some great outdoor activities. For a wedding abroad and an amazing honeymoon full of adventure, Nova Scotia could be the destination for you.

Marriage Requirements

Nova Scotia

If you are living outside Canada or are from another province, contact a Deputy Issuer of Marriage Licences in the community in which you will be married for further information.

You do not have to be a Nova Scotia resident in order to be married here, but the licence is only valid in this Province.

If you are not able to apply for the marriage license in person at least 5 days prior to the wedding at a Deputy Issuer of Marriage Licences in the community in which you will be married, please contact Vital Statistics for further information.

For more information on the legalities of getting married in Nova Scotia visit http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/access/vitalstats/getting-married.asp#who

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