Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada? If you're planning to go to Nova Scotia, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in Nova Scotia, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nova Scotia, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada by month

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January

January in Nova Scotia is very cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows about a third of the time.

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February

February is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows about a third of the time.

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March

March here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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April

April in Nova Scotia is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

May here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

June in Nova Scotia is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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July

If you go to Nova Scotia in July, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August in Nova Scotia is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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September

September in Nova Scotia is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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October

In October, Nova Scotia is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Nova Scotia, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

Traveling to Nova Scotia in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Nova Scotia is freezing and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows regularly.

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Activities for Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Nova Scotia.

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  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

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