Connecting Canada to the World
Reach London in just six hours, or take a quick two-hour flight to New York. You are never far from major markets like Montreal, Toronto, and Boston — and Nova Scotia's award-winning international airport is well-positioned as a central aspect of the provincial landscape.
Nova Scotia's reliable infrastructure and exceptional location offer plenty of advantages:
Reduced travel time
By air, Halifax is two hours closer to Europe than any other North American destination.
By ship, Nova Scotia is an entire day's sail closer to major markets in New York and northern Europe than any other North American port.
Nova Scotia features an abundance of natural, year-round, ice-free harbours with the deepest cargo berths on Canada's east coast.
Short customs waits
Nova Scotia is home to the only US pre-clearance facility in Atlantic Canada (provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island), and offers 24/7 Canada Customs services — plus NEXUS and CANPASS programs for frequent travellers.
Efficient & reliable
Our transportation system of air, road, rail, and marine infrastructure allows businesses to move people and products in and out of North America faster than any other gateway on the east coast.