MORE ABOUT CAPE BRETON
Why Cape Breton, Nova Scotia?
You can get to Nova Scotia faster than you would think. Only a few flying hours away - about 6 from Europe and about 2 from New York - you are able to enjoy the sun, the sea air and the many natural attractions.
There are non-stop flights from New York, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam and London to the Halifax International Airport. There is a regular line of large fast ferries sailing out of Yarmouth in the south of the province in the direction of the USA.
Nova Scotia possesses a fine infrastructure, an excellent road network and good rail connections. Due to the short flight time on the one hand and on the other hand a time difference adjustment of 5 hours that is within reason for Europeans, the interest in real estate has been focused more and more for some years now on this charming province.
Combined with the advantage of an easily reachable holiday destination, there are further possibilities on offer to activate a Canadian capital investment for a small sum of money, which is also not encumbered after the purchase with undue administrative and technical regulations.
Cape Breton lies on the same geographical latitude as North Italy (or Southern France) and the climate is Mediterranean in type especially in the summer.
The NOVA SCOTIA BEACHES are not well-known attractions for most visitors - nor for a lot of Canadians as well. The result of this over-sight is that, even the MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES with clear water and hot summer temperatures ARE NOT CROWDED - and where else would you find this nowadays? The water temperature in the Atlantic reaches up to 19°C (66.2°F) and in the lakes up to 25°C (77°F). A local resident of Inverness wrote us recently to say that the Atlantic temperature reaches 22°C (71.6F) during the warmest months and he has first hand experience going back a number of years.
Nova Scotia is not only worth the trip in summer. The BLAZING AUTUMN COLOURS OF THE LOCAL WOODS leave an unforgettable impression. The best time is at the end of September and in October to admire the COLOURFUL (AND PLENTIFUL) WOODS. Also in winter Nova Scotia has a multitude of outside activities - cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling and ICE FISHING are only some of the possibilities on offer.
SPRINGTIME IN NOVA SCOTIA is spectacular. NATURE BURSTS INTO LIFE as soon as the days in April and May become longer and almost overnight everything is gleaming and freshly green. MILLIONS OF LUPINES BLOSSOM in the late spring and early summer along the roads.
When Canada is talked about, the assumption is icy winters and cool summers. This applies certainly to the central provinces. But not to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton. The southern latitude comes under the influence of the Gulf stream, which essentially contributes to the weather in the winter being mild and in the summer being very consistently warm. A warm and lovely autumn with FANTASTIC FOLIAGE COLOURING (Indian Summer) lends a special charm to this time of year.
Travel along the COASTAL LANDSCAPE past LIGHTHOUSES and FISHING VILLAGES. Enjoy the fresh LOBSTERS WHICH ARE CAUGHT OFF THE COAST. Cross CRYSTAL-CLEAR LAKES and RIVERS in a canoe where you can fish for abundant SALMON and TROUT. GO ON A SAILING TRIP along the PICTURESQUE COAST with its MANY BAYS AND ISLANDS.
In summer the province becomes the center for whale watchers. Observers can see fin whales, humpback whales, PILOT WHALES and pygmy whales romping about in the coastal waters.
Nova Scotia's economic growth is already marked out. Large oil and gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia are pointers to the future for this land. High value appreciation with real estate purchases and other investments are therefore a logical consequence.
Cape Breton Fast Facts
|Located in the MOST BEAUTIFUL ATLANTIC CANADIAN PROVINCE|
|Has Canada's LARGEST INLAND SEA (Bras d'Or)|
|Has maritime Canada's LARGEST FRESH WATER LAKE (Lake Ainslie)|
|No location is far from the coast|
|Under the influence of the Gulf stream, HEALTHY SEA CLIMATE, PURE WATERS|
|No natural catastrophes|
|FANTASTIC COASTLINE, IDEAL CONDITIONS for WATER SPORTS|
|6 hours flight from Europe direct to Halifax|
|Good infrastructure, good ROAD AND ROUTE NETWORK|
|Numerous leisure activities: HUNTING, full range of water sports, golf, tours and DISCOVERIES|
|Good value appreciation for selected real estate due to local, American and European demand|
|Low cost of living versus many other places|
|A large number of LAKES, SALMON and TROUT waters|
|Official and colloquial language is English|
|Low population density (last official census = 168,000)|
|No complicated building regulations|
|Low tax on acquisition of land, low real property tax|
|Entry of ownership for foreign buyers in the official real estate register just as with Canadians, equal treatment under the law|
|Residency permission without visa 3-6 months, application for permanent residency is possible|
|Accelerated residency available for certain levels of commercial investment|