The quality of life in Nova Scotia is second to none. Whether you prefer sandy beaches and coastal cliffs, or the culture and energy of city life, you’re never far from either. Our weather is moderate, and there’s plenty to do no matter what time of year it is. There is skiing and skating in the winter, hiking, golf and surfing in the summer, and theatre and music festivals all year long.
The commercial heart of Halifax is on the water and there is no shortage of beautiful beaches, scenic coastal villages like Peggy’s Cove, and water sports like sailing, deep-sea fishing and some of the best winter surfing in the world.
Cost of living
- Affordable living: According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the average selling price of houses in Halifax in 2017 was $298,507 and the Provincial average is much lower at $229,123.
- Short commutes: Our average commuting distance is just 6.5 km—almost 2 kilometres shorter than other provincial averages.