Nova Scotia - Insiders' Guide Professional Review and Guide
"Barely attached to Canada’s mainland by a narrow strip of land, Nova Scotia is bounded by the major bodies of water that wash the shores of Maritime Canada: the Bay of Fundy, the Northumberland Strait, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
From its earliest settlement, the main way of getting there was by sea, and many visitors from the United States and the rest of Canada still arrive that way. Ferries attach it to Portland and Bar Harbor in Maine, Saint John in New Brunswick, Wood Islands in Prince Edward Island, and two ports on Newfoundland. Cruise ships and giant freighters use the excellent harbor at Halifax. The sea is still very much a part of Nova Scotia life."