Honeymoons in Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Overview

Nova Scotia offers so much to see and do. Come in the winter and you can ski, snow mobile and take romantic dog sled rides. The fall brings about some stunning scenery as the leaves on the trees dramatically change colour. In the summer the province offers hiking, alfresco dining and music festivals. Whenever you decide to visit, Nova Scotia has it all.

If you have never thought of Nova Scotia as a honeymoon destination then you might want to think again. This is such a diverse place and offers couples a myriad of things to see and do. Flights here from South Africa are frequent and you can be here in less than 22 hours. As a major maritime province, the port city of Halifax offers would be honeymooners a chance to explore museums and art galleries. Shops and pavement cafe's abound and the port itself offers visitors a chance to dine in some of the best and freshest seafood restaurants in Canada. During the summer there are a plethora of open air festivals and concerts which are a great spectacle to see. If you fancy a little more tranquillity, then why not opt to stay in one of the cosy beach front cottages or forest lodges where you can see some great wildlife. During the winter then there is skiing in the hills of Ben Eion, Martock and Wentworth to name but a few, and for a particularly romantic touch, a dog sled ride through the wilderness is a must. The fall brings with it some wonderful scenery changes as the forests turn fantastic hues of golds, browns and burnt orange. All in all a honeymoon in Nova Scotia really has the wow factor that any top wedding destination should have.

Key Facts for Nova Scotia

Currency: Canadian dollar

Language: English

Flight time: 15 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Nova Scotia

When to go:
– Nova Scotia has four definite seasons. So for winter fun, then December and January are best. To see the fantastic Fall leaves, then think about October, for the warmer weather and al fresco lifestyle, then July and August are best. For the spring flowers then think about coming in May

Flight information:

– Airlines such as south African Airways and Virgin Airlines fly here from Johannesburg via London Heathrow, with connecting flights to Halifax. Transfer time is around 22 hours


– Canadian Dollar

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Getting Married in Nova Scotia

If you fancy a different choice of destination for your big day, then you may want to consider weddings abroad in Nova Scotia. If you want your wedding ceremony to be traditional then there are plenty of stunning churches located in the province. On the other hand if you are looking for something a little more bespoke then you might want to consider an ocean front wedding, looking out onto Nova Scotia's South Shore, or a lakeside inn overlooking the fabulous Northwest Arm. Still on a sea faring theme, you can even opt to get married on a tall ship, or in a lighthouse. If you don't have your sea legs, then how about taking your vows in fabulous parkland, or opt for a country style wedding in acres of farmland. Whatever you decide, Novas Scotia can deliver.

Marriage Requirements

Nova Scotia

To obtain your marriage licence you have to pay a visit to any of the 'deputy issuer of marriage licence' venues located throughout the province. There is only 1 person need apply as long as they have the documentation for both parties. This is to include birth certificates, Valid photo ID including driver's licence, and/or passport, travel visa (if applicable). The cost of the licence is $121.78 Canadian dollars and it is valid for 1 year from date of issue. The only stipulation is that you have to get married in the province that it was issued and that you have to wait five days from issue before you get married.