If you study in Nova Scotia, you will find hundreds of things to see and do during your leisure time.

Many recreational activities and events take place throughout the year in Nova Scotia. Like most of Canada, the weather determines the activity. The province has four seasons:

  1. Fall: The school year typically starts in September, the beginning of Nova Scotia’s most spectacular season. Leaves turn incredible colours: brilliant oranges, shimmering golds and fiery reds. The temperatures cool off but it is still warm enough to wear only a light jacket. This season is perfect for hiking, biking and kayaking.
  2. Winter: Cold temperatures and snow occur in this season, which runs from December to March. This is a time for ice skating, cross-country or downhill skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing or cheering on a favourite hockey team.
  3. Spring: In April and May the temperature starts to become milder. This is when the snow melts, the grass starts to turn green and the buds of leaves appear on trees. Nature bursts into life.
  4. Summer: In June, July and August it gets warm enough to go to the beach to swim, sail, surf, kayak or simply enjoy a long walk. It is the warmest season, when trees and flowers are in full bloom.