Map of the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.Map of The Cabot Trail.
Nova Scotia is 580 km's long and surrounded by four bodies of water - the Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Fundy, Northumberland Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with large, ice-free, deep-water harbours. With an area of 55,491 km2, Nova Scotia is larger than Denmark, although somewhat smaller than Scotland, after which it is named. It's average width of 128 km means that no part of the province is far from the sea. Over 80 percent of Nova Scotia's population of 940,888 trace their ancestry either wholly or partly to the British Isles. Those with French origin rank second: 18 percent of residents have some French ancestry. The next largest groups by ancestry are German and Dutch.