Natural Nova Scotia

Canada’s second smallest province is part of the mainland, but also encompasses Cape Breton Island and over 3800 smaller coastal islands. Known as ‘Canada’s coastal playground’, the province has bountiful coast and lighthouses to please the eye. Make sure to eat as much fresh yummy seafood as you can! In Nova Scotia you may pick-up your RV in Halifax and drop it off at the same location or any of our locations across Canada including Toronto, Montreal & Quebec City.

Here are some ideas to get started on planning your Canadian RV road trip…

Peggy’s Cove lighthouse is a stop for the natural beauty lovers. The ocean view with waves crashing against the rocky shoreline causes the water to spray up into the sky and turn into a photographers dream. There is also granite with etched in artwork, and picturesque coves, houses and boats. Plan to stop for lunch here by either packing a picnic or going to a nearby restaurant after checking this little place out. Don’t miss the unique shopping close by. With many family-owned jewelry stores and local-made art and gift shops it is hard not to feel like a local yourself!

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Halifax Public Gardens

The 16 acres of Victorian era gardens was first developed in 1867. Extensive flower beds, statues, fountains, ponds and stone bridges will wow you! This haven is picture perfect.

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Cabot Trail

Favorited by locals, you’ll soon see what they find so appealing! And you may get lucky and see wildlife such as Moose or Whales.

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Uisge Ban Falls is the perfect day trip to see waterfalls. The hike is easy and quick at only 1.5 hours’ roundtrip once on foot.

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Victoria Park Truro
Explore 1,000 acres of woodland park and you may just find a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole! Victoria Park was voted ‘Colchester’s Best Family Outing’ for 2015 by Trip Advisor

Maritime Museum is a history/military museum with a marine interest. Check out the talking parrot as well as the famous Titanic Exhibit.

Dalhousie Arts Centre is the biggest performing arts center in Halifax. They have a unique outdoor rooftop theatre, an art gallery, a sculpture garden, and much more!

Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, according to Guinness Book of World Records. The tides have a range of 16.3 meters and have formed some awe inspiring rock formations. The Bay of Fundy was runner up for the New 7 Wonders of the Natural World and will not disappoint!

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Top 5 East Coast Beaches

To round out celebrating our summer beaches in Canada, here are our top five East Coast favourites.

Manitou beach, Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan

Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
Why we love it: Have you ever wanted to visit the Dead Sea? This is the prairies’ answer. Absorb the therapeutic minerals in this shallow saltwater lake.

Not to miss: With five times as much salt as there is in the ocean, give swimming a try but you’ll have better luck floating away.

For more info: manitoubeach.ca

Photo credit: @__b3ths/Instagram.

Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario

Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Why we love it: Georgian Bay hosts eight beaches, each with their own unique offering. Wasaga has great sand, sun, water and possibly the most fun part – the people watching.

Not to miss: Try to miss the longest freshwater beach in the world at 14 km long.

For more info: wasagabeach.com

Photo credit: @ca_rn67/Instagram.

Parlee Beach, Parlee Beach Provincial Park, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick

Parlee Beach, New Brunswick
Why we love it: The beach is known for having the warmest salt water north of Virginia, reaching 23-25 degrees Celsius.

Not to miss statue: The world’s largest lobster is in Rotary Park weighing in at 90 tonnes

For more info: tourismnewbrunswick.ca

Photo, @kdorrian/Instagram.

Singing Sands Beach, Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris, Prince Edward Island

Singing Sands, PEI
Why we love it: PEI has more then 800 km of beach but there’s just something about the Singing Sands. It’s warm, the smooth sand stretches out and the solitude is serene.

Not to miss: Can you hear the perfectly shaped sands sing?

For more info: tourismpei.com

Photo credit: @nomadandanova/Instagram.

Lawrencetown Beach, Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia
Why we love it: Although this beach is tiny at only 1.5 km, it also offers world-renowned surfing breaks that are spectacular to see for surfers and non-surfers alike.

Not to miss: Four metre waves.

For more info: lawrencetownbeach.com

Photo credit: @rob_canning/Instagram.