Province of Nova Scotia Warnings and Dangers

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Province of Nova Scotia Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety

    Halifax Warnings and Dangers

    Halifax is a very safe city overall. Areas to stay clear of include Gottingen (only at night...during day is not horrible at all and there is a major police detachment right there), Uniacke Square (off of Gottingen), and some streets slightly outside the city around Dutch Village has been experiencing more crime. On the Dartmouth side, the...

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  • Driving

    Halifax Warnings and Dangers

    Driving in Halifax is rather easy. You have to be aware which lane to choose well in advance and at some crossings the traffic lights are located behind the crossing; at other spots before the crossing. Downtown most streets are ONE WAY, so be careful and check for the arrow signs!

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  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax Warnings and Dangers

    When enjoying the breathtaking view of Nova Scotoa's Coastline beware of the dangers of huge rogue waves. Although some of the coastline melts into wide beaches most has a very rugged cliff stewn edge. Many people have lost there lives walking too far out on the rocks and being swept out to the ocean . This is especially true around the tourist...

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  • ~ You're Closed When?? ~

    The Nova Scotia government has changed when some museums are open. For example I was in Granville Ferry June 22nd. I went to visit Port Royal. These are the new hours they are openMay 16 to June 24 - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday to Saturday closed Sunday and MondayJune 25 to August 30 - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm dailyAugust 31 to October 11 - 9:00 am to...

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  • Never on a Sunday (or Monday for that...

    Whilst I am loving my trip round Nova Scotia, there is one source of annoyance to me. The Province of Nova Scotia promotes tourism to a great degree and generally does it very well. There are numerous free maps, pamphlets etc., signage to sites of interest is geneagrlly good, there are a large number of Visitor Information Centres and so on....

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  • You may not want to leave!

    Ah Cape Breton a place of stunning beauty with its mountains seascapes and fabulous beaches. When I first wrote the tip and put it under 'warnings of danger' I made a mistake, but did I really? Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail still today creeps back into my memory and was a place I really did not want to leave. Any re visit to Nova Scotia I may...

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  • GPS may have its uses

    One thing we seemed to have issues with in Nova Scotia were road signs - or perhaps the lack of road signs. Confusing signage and directions dogged us on more than one occasion. We especially got into a loop on the day we visited Tatamagouche and Pugwash, and the Jost Winery. There was this "scenic drive" (and it was beautiful) that we followed,...

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  • cape breton Cabot trail eats little cars

    Make sure that your car/truck has a large engine and really good brakes - the Cabot trail is really punishing for a fuel efficient automatic. My car has never been the same since we did the Canot trail in it. If you still want to see parts of Cape Breton and avoid the trail, take the highway through the middle of the province - it's much faster and...

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  • Bad Roads

    The roads in Nova Scotia are very bad in some areas once you get off the main highways. The worst sections we drove on where between Antigonish and Sydney, where I drove and average of about 25 mph. It was raining a lot, and water was standing in the road in many places, plus you couldn't see the crater sized potholes. There were even "flying...

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  • Look out in small town restaurants

    I don't know what it is about restaurants outside of the cities....the service is sooo slow. . Don't get me wrong . i love them all still but wow do they make you wait . It's a small town NS thing I think. It drives me nuts when i only want lunch and gotta go.. oh well a least we always have a Tim Hotons nearby to go to.

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  • Black Flies they bite like the Scottish...

    When the Scots emigrated to Pictou I thought they must have brought the famous Scottish midge with them, but no, these nasty biting insects are Canadian home grown black flys = just as nasty with a lingering itch and a nasty red blemish to follow.Sitting outside on a summer evening OUCH!My husband's legs looked like chicken pox next morning! Don't...

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  • Peggy's Cove

    Great place, so cool on a hot day but must be freezing when the suns not out.Wear sensible shoes, we saw lots of people wearing flip flops and even high heels.Watch out for your children, I know they have a natural tendency to run about, but slipping on these huge rocks doesn't bear thinking about.

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  • Speed Limits and laws

    In Nova Scotia it is mandatory to wear your seat belt in a vehicle. There is a fine if you get caught without it buckled.Baby seats and booster seats for children under 60 pounds. Speed and distances are posted and measured in Kilometers. Maximum speed on 100 series highways is 110 KPH, some may only be 100 KPH. Smaller secondary highways will be...

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  • slippery slopes

    I'm what I'd like to call a human monkey. I have to climb things, I'm nimble, and I have lice....ehh forget that last part.The rugged coastline at Peggy's Cove was like a playground for me. Lots of huge granite boulders to frolick about on. Only problem was that I was being careless and had some shoes on with minimum traction. Needless to say, I...

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