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Cheap flights to Nova Scotia

Popular in November High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $438 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $185 From New York to Halifax
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Nova Scotia related to COVID-19?

Travel to Nova Scotia is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Nova Scotia are based on the Canada restrictions which are: Entry restrictions

Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travelers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people traveling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Foreign nationals who are eligible to travel to Canada are immediate/extended family members of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, person who is authorized by the Public Health Agency of Canada to travel to Canada for compassionate reasons, temporary foreign workers, international students, person approved to become a permanent resident, transiting passengers, members of the Canadian forces, accredited diplomats and their immediate family members, air and marine crew members, French citizens who live in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and have been in only Canada, the US or Saint-Pierre and Miquelon during the 14 days before the day they seek to enter Canada. Immediate family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident and intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more. Extended family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident, intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more and have a written authorization from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Entry requirements

Foreign nationals traveling to Canada for a compassionate reason must get authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada. Travelers must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Canada (including a suitable place of quarantine, how to get to their destination, get groceries and access essential services and medical care). Check the Government of Canada website for more information.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, provide contact information, monitored themselves for symptoms and check-in within 48 hours of arrival through the ArriveCAN app Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada. All travelers on flights to Canada must have a face covering. Travelers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travelers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country.

Transiting rules

Transiting passengers must remain in the secure transit area of a Canadian airport to complete their connection.

All other info

Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure.

. If you are planning to travel to Nova Scotia from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

Cheapest Prices for Nova Scotia flights by month

January
$389
February
$293
March
$296
April
$280
May
$339
June
$338
July
$372
August
$372
September
$362
October
$330
November
$402
December
$425
April is currently the cheapest month to fly to Nova Scotia. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Nova Scotia?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - YHZ
Price
$280 - $520
YHZ
Temperature
33.8 - 75.2 °F
YHZ
Rainfall
2.91 - 5.28 inches
The best time to fly to Nova Scotia is during April, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Nova Scotia peak to their warmest. November tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Nova Scotia?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Nova Scotia, you should look to book at least 42 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Nova Scotia?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Nova Scotia. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Nova Scotia?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Nova Scotia trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

World-renowned for its waterfalls and watery reserves, Nova Scotia boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Canada. The 350-mile long peninsula on Canada’s east coast boasts numerous rivers and lakes, scenic tours and trails, and is the largest exporter of lobsters in the world. Whether you’re here to see the whales or tour the lighthouses, or just bask under the cool flow of Nova Scotia’s waterfalls, you won’t be disappointed you booked a flight to Nova Scotia.

Apart from the water-based wonders of Nova Scotia, there is much to do and see. The Scottish influence is everywhere in Nova Scotia – pubs, crafts and bagpipes abound the province filling the air with typical Scottish flare. Most Nova Scotia flights arrive in Halifax, where first-time visitors will want to see the historic Citadel or one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Site’s in the area. Take a journey to Peggy’s Cove and visit one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world before boarding your Nova Scotia flight back home.

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Nova Scotia climate

Summers are warm and winters are moderately cold in Nova Scotia. Fall is one of the nicest seasons in the region and when most travelers find Nova Scotia flights and lodging to be at its peak. Summer temperatures range in the 70º Fahrenheit and snowfall is moderate during the winter time. If you’re traveling to Nova Scotia for hiking or water activities in the spring time, be cautious of the prevalent fog and rain that blankets the region.

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Best Time to Fly to Nova Scotia

Peak Season:

Most travelers book flights to Nova Scotia during the spring, summer and fall months. Winter is becoming more popular, but the reduced daylight hours can put a damper on daily activities. If you plan your Nova Scotia trip during peak season make sure you reserve any adventure amenities ahead of time (campsites, canoeing, rental cars, etc.) as they tend to book up.

Off Season:

Winter travel is pretty sparse in this Canadian region, but this is also the best time to find cheap flights to Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, many tourist facilities are closed outside this peak summer time so it’s a good idea to check ahead of time before booking Nova Scotia flights and accommodations.

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Getting around Nova Scotia

Immediately upon arriving in Nova Scotia, grab a copy of the official Nova Scotia tourism guide. This travel guide lists all the hotels, attractions, restaurants and more in the area and will help you plan your Nova Scotia trip accordingly.

In Halifax, the metro bus system is reliable and there is a free city bus that runs daily from June to August.

Renting a car is the most ideal situation and the best way to see all the beauty Nova Scotia has to offer. Reserve a car when you book your Nova Scotia flight to secure your transportation, especially during peak travel times.

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Nova Scotia Travel Information

  • If you travel to Nova Scotia in the spring, you’re bound to land upon a festival or two. Two of the most famous festivals — the Truro Tulip Festival and the Apple Blossom Festival — take place in May and both offer plenty of events, from live entertainment to arts and crafts and street parades
  • The Scotia Music Festival is not to be missed. Taking place in May and June, the annual chamber music festival is held in Halifax and features workshops, rehearsals and concerts from some of the word’s best performers.

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