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Nova Scotia Suggested Motorhome Itinerary

Famous for its stunning sweeping coasts, rocky coves, quaint lighthouses and Scottish heritage - in Nova Scotia, you are never too far from fresh sea breezes and incredible scenery.

What better way of viewing the picturesque province than heading out in your own motorhome? Renting an RV allows you to hit the road and stay in smaller, off-the-beaten-track towns and villages, allowing you to really get a flavour of what Nova Scotia is about.

Start in Halifax, a small city with a big town feel before heading south to the South Shore's small coastal villages and uncrowded beaches. Travel through the wilderness and natural wonder of Kejimkujik National Park's trails, lakes, rivers and wildlife before travelling north to Cape Breton Island. Discover the Cabot Trail, one of Canada's most beautiful drives - with rolling fields, rocky cliffs and highland scenery to be explored.

Duration
12 days

Guide Price

 £1,899  pp
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
Start your journey
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Trip highlights

  • Discover rocky coves and quaint lighthouses
  • Get off the beaten track and really explore Nova Scotia landscapes by motorhome
  • Experience Halifax's thriving art and culinary scene
  • Visit Kejimkujik National Park

Begin your journey through Nova Scotia by starting in Halifax. Before you pick up your motorhome we recommend spending 2 nights in Halifax. Head to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and check out the Titanic artefacts. Explore the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, this fortress proudly sits overlooking the city and harbour. Enjoy dining on the freshly caught catch of day, this is a seafood lover’s paradise.

Today head out of Halifax and follow the stunning coastline to the vibrant fishing village of Peggy's Cove. Visit one of the country's most photographed lighthouses, picturesque Peggy's Point Lighthouse that still keeps watch over surging ocean waves and working lobster boats. Continue on to Lunenburg, this town is a UNESCO Word Heritage Site. Wander through the town’s colourful waterfront and narrow streets marvelling at the captivating architecture. Lunenburg has a long history with shipbuilding and is the origin to the famous Bluenose and Bluenose II, make sure you visit the Bluenose II if she is in dock.

After a short drive this morning from Lunenburg to Kejimkujik National Park, be ready for outdoor adventure. Explore the waterways by canoe following age old routes taken by the First Nations or hike one of the 15 trails through the forests and read maple floodplains. Maybe on one of the trails you’ll spot some of the resident wildlife, such as deer, foxes and turtles. 

Drive from Kejimkujik up to Digby, from here you’ll be able to visit an array of lighthouses. Ensure you head out to Brier Island, hop on a ferry and explore the rich marine life of this Island. Make sure you keep your eyes open for whales, as this is a great spot to whale watch from.

Today you’ll arrive in to the town of Wolfville, enjoy the local vineyards and farm to table restaurants. Take a tour of the wineries such as Gaspereau Vineyards and Muir Murray Estate Winery. Join the locals shopping at the farmers market located in a former apple warehouse on the old rail line. Make sure you visit the Historic Randal House and learn about the history of Wolfville. 

Arrive in the town of Pictou the birthplace of Nova Scotia in the region of Northumberland Shore. This is where the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed. Explore the tree lined streets, enjoy the tea rooms and wander the harbour where many a ships have been launched. If you’re lucky enough to be there in July make sure you check out the Pictou Lobster Carnival, which features music, parades and of course Lobster. 

Cheticamp located on the Cabot Trail on the beautiful Cape Breton Island, you’ll be taken back by its beauty. This village is rich in Acadian culture and tradition, take a walk along the boardwalk and peruse the unique shops with their handmade crafts. For the more active hike the trails of Cape Breton National Park or taken a guided nature tour.    

Your last stop before heading back to Halifax, McKinnon Harbour is full of scenic views and hidden gems. Join in a traditional Ceilidhs in the small local pubs or take a boat out on to Bras D’Or Lake to watch the beautiful sunsets and spot seals, and bald eagles around the clear blue waters.