100 Years of Excellence: Provincial Profile


Nova Scotia Latin for New Scotland is a Province located on Canada’s Southeastern Coast. It is the most populous Province in Atlantic Canada with a population of one million. Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest Province in geographic size with an area of 55,284 km².

Nova Scotia’s economy is traditionally largely resource-based, but has diversified since the middle of the 20th century.

Industries such as fishing, mining, forestry and agriculture remain very important and have been joined by tourism, technology, film, music and finance.

Despite the small population of the Province, Nova Scotia has had tremendous success with swimming over the last century.

Halifax’s prominent private club, the Waegwoltic Club played host to Swimming Canada’s National Championships in 1911, 1913 and 1921. Halifax did not see another National event until 1968 when Centennial Pool played host to the Canada Summer Games, followed by the 1997 Winter Nationals at Dalplex Pool.

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