The people are possibly the most friendly in the world , welcoming, accepting and really laid back.
I agree totally. I hail from Dartmouth, moved away when I was 30. And I have to admit that Nova Scotians have to be some of the friendliest people on Earth! Of all the things I missed most about the province, it was the warmth of the people.
Living on the coast, I found the winters to be pretty temperate (esp. compared to Ottawa, where I am now). The warm winds of the Atlantic seemed to keep the temps pretty mild. There were a lot of windy days, lots of sunshine and lots of fog! LOL And if you're looking for a nice place in the countryside, then my vote would be for the Annapolis Valley. Extremely laid-back, scenery beyond description, and just so serene. My dad lives in New Minas and he just loves it there.
I've met so many people, Canadians and Americans, who swear they are going to move to NS some day after visiting the province.
Your best bet would be to research the websites, and if you can, go there for a holiday. You'll get a better feel for the place and, if your heart belongs there, you'll know it right away. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />