King James I (James VI of Scotland) claimed Nova Scotia in 1621 as part of the Kingdom of Scotland.  “Nova Scotia” is in fact Latin for New Scotland.  Our provincial capital is Halifax and our motto is Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers).  Dubbed as “Canada’s Ocean Playground” in 1972, visitors far and wide come for our vast coastline and breathtaking interior, our Maritime hospitality and, of course, the amazing seafood.