Nova Scotia is located between 44 and 47 degrees North, at the same latitude as Bordeaux, Lyon, and Geneva.
In summer, temperatures range between 20 to 28 degrees Celsius during the day, and 12 to 14 degrees Celsius at night. On the shore, it can be breezy, and we recommend that you bring a sweater.
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In the spring and fall, temperatures are a comfortable 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.
In the fall, the Indian Summer transforms the landscape into a symphony of color. The exact date depends on the weather. Usually, this favorite season starts the second or third week of September and lasts until the end of October. Due to the proximity of the ocean, winter in the Atlantic Provinces is relatively mild. Average temperatures are 0 to -10 degrees Celsius in the Halifax area, where the maritime winter is usually snow free. In the East, winters on Cape Breton Island are a few degress colder than in the Halifax area. Average snow falls of 200 cm in the interior and North of Novia Scotia offer excellent downhill and cross-country skiing.
House Bluenose offers excellent living in all seasons. In the winter, it is especially cozy to enjoy the ocean view in the comforting heat of the fireplace.
We are often asked about mosquitoes, presumably because of people’s experiences with Scandinavian countries. They exist, but they are not as much of a nuisance as in Northern Europe, especially because the little pests do not like the fresh ocean breeze and salt water. In addition, both houses feature screened windows and doors, so you can sit inside at dusk and still enjoy the feeling of being close to nature.
In addition, the locals are fond of saying: „If you don’t like the weather in Nova Scotia, wait two hours,“ meaning that, though it might rain, it will stop before you know it.