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Halifax is one of Canada's biggest cities and is located on its eastern seaboard. The city is a cosmopolitan destination with a relaxing atmosphere and plentiful historic and cultural attractions. People who rent vehicles when they get to Halifax can explore Nova Scotia more easily than when relying on public transport. An RV hire is even more convenient as you don't even have to find a hotel.
Halifax is midway along the coast of the Nova Scotia mainland and it does not take too long to drive to either end of it. Spending nights at campgrounds in the fabulous Cape Breton Highlands National Park or one close to the Atlantic or Bay of Fundy coastlines is a great way of communing with nature.
RV parks in Halifax provide guests with access to a varied collection of tourism draws. Among highlights are Fort George on Citadel Hill and the Atlantic Maritime Museum. Point Pleasant is a waterfront park shaded by lofty trees and a nice place to relax on hot days. Hydrostone Market, in the North End District, and Spring Garden Road boast eclectic eateries, speciality shops and boutiques.
Citadel Hill is one of the must-visit sites in Halifax. The fort on the hill dates from the mid-1850s. The museum inside the fort has an extensive collection of army uniforms, weaponry and medals. In summer, animators act out historical dramas in authentic costumes.
Peggy's Cove is 30kms west of the city and is a rustic coastal village where locals still go about their daily business of lobster fishing. A historic lighthouse and church add to the sensation of stepping back in time.
Taking the local section of the Trans-Canada Highway across the bridge spanning the Canso Strait leads to Cape Breton Island. Fort Louisbourg is on the north coast of the island and offers a museum, period architecture, and weaponry and puppetry shows.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a highlight of any Nova Scotia holiday. Stunning terrain and seascapes together with diverse wildlife are the main attractions. Driving the world-famous Cabot Trail in a rental RV is a cathartic experience.
Woodhaven Park Campground is the nearest RV and camping facility to the city. It is spread out under tall shade trees and boasts facilities including a swimming pool, shop, games room and well-equipped playground.
Halifax West KOA is situated in unspoilt countryside 20 minutes from Halifax downtown. Amenities include a pool, onsite fishing and banana bike rental. There are hiking trails nearby.
Riverland Campground at Nine Mile River is on the route up to Truro. It is a family-friendly site with an amusement arcade, playground, pool and games for all age groups.
Nova Scotia is not that big and it does not take long to get anywhere. If keeping to the main roads, you are never far from a petrol station. It is probably better to fill up and have some extra bottles of water for driving on the back roads or the Cabot Trail. Driving in Nova Scotia is on the right. The permitted blood alcohol level for drivers is 0.08 per cent.