Winter is from December to March. February is the coldest month in Nova Scotia with an average daily high of -6 C and a night time low of -15 C. 

What to wear

If you are from a warmer climate you should wait to buy your winter clothes in Canada.

To keep yourself warm in the winter you will need the following items: a warm rainproof winter coat, winter boots for the snow, warm gloves, a hat or “toque” that covers your ears, a scarf, warm sweaters, and warm socks.

Halifax winter weather includes snow mixed with rain which makes the sidewalks very icy. It is advisable then, to purchase boots that have good traction so you do not fall and rain pants to stay dry.


Summer is from June to September. July is the warmest month, with an average daily high temperature of 23 C and a nighttime low of 13 C. 

What to wear

Light-weight clothing: cotton T-shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, light sweaters and a light-weight jacket for cooler days and evenings. A sun hat and sunglasses. 




Spring is from March to June. Temperatures during these times can range from 0 C to 20 C.

What to wear

Waterproof raingear is essential in Nova Scotia (Usually rainy days are very windy and an umbrella may not be much help to you.) Snow has been known to fall in April, even May, so be prepared for any weather and don't pack away your winter warmers until the end of May!


Fall is from September to November and one of the most beautiful seasons. Temperatures range from 0 C to 20 C.

What to wear

Fall is usually quite mild, but can begin to cool off towards the end of September. Wear layered clothing and waterproof raingear.