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Spring tulips

Spring tulips

May means the start of spring in Nova Scotia, bringing flowers and the province’s inhabitants to life after a long winter.

Early May can still be chilly and wet. There might even be a few snow flurries. But by the end of the month things should warm up considerably, with average highs around 16°C.

For sightseeing, many attractions and activities remain closed at the start of the month, except on weekends. Check opening times carefully for anything you really want to see.

Victoria Day is when tourist sites, provincial parks and campgrounds tend to open for the summer season.

This holiday falls on the Monday before May 25th and Nova Scotians traditionally use the long weekend to make their first visit to the cottage.