Although Nova Scotia is fortunate to have one of the mildest climates in Canada, winter can be both long and cold, and is sometimes the quietest and least eventful time of year, with residents opting to stay at home and keep warm and dry whenever possible, rather than venture outside. Though there is still plenty to do and see during winter, this often means that spring and summer become the most anticipated times of year, and there are few better ways to spend your time than outside in the sun. Bars and cafes will open their balconies and decks in the warmer months, and become especially popular amongst students and adults looking for a relaxing way to spend the day, either alone or with friends. Most bars in Nova Scotia have a designated patio, and are a perfect location to study or enjoy a drink. Providing views, as well as a sunny and comfortable atmosphere, spending a day on the patio is a great way to experience summer in Nova Scotia.