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The Historic Nova Scotia Tour via Halifax (Part I)

Estimated Travel Period: 14 Days, about 10 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance: 748 kms

Best Time To Travel

The weather is at its best in late Spring (March to May) and Summer (June to August), when the days are warm and the evenings are not too cold. Make sure you have all your essentials with our Canadian Camping Checklist.

Nova Scotia has beautiful provincial parks, sunny beaches and plenty of museums that honors the province's culture and heritage. The tour highlights these lovely attractions as you visit the rustic towns and communities surrounding Halifax.
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Day 1 Halifax to Hubbards

Estimated Travel Period: about 50 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:52 kms

Spend a relaxing day on the warm sands and lovely waters of Queensland Beach. Head for the Hubbards Barn and Community Park to enjoy a leisurely walk around the gardens or buy fresh produce at the Farmers' Market.

Day 2 Hubbards to Bridgewater

Estimated Travel Period: about 45 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:58 kms

Visit Desbrisay Museum, one of the oldest community museums in Canada, where you can find out about the town's history. Learn about wool carding and see memorabilia from the early 1900s at the Wile Carding Mill Museum.

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Day 3 Bridgewater to Maitland Bridge

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 5 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:67 kms

Maitland Bridge is the gateway to the nearby Kejimkujik National Park. Camp in wooded and lush environment and experience what Kejimkujik National Park has to offer.

Day 4 Maitland Bridge

Estimated Travel Period: 15 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:8.7 kms

Continue exploring the nearby Kejimkujik National Park. Go canoeing in historic canoe routes and swim the waters of Kejimkujik Lake. At night, marvel at the stars and learn about the Mi’kmaw culture at the Kejimkujik Dark Sky Preserve.

Day 5 Maitland Bridge to Shelburne

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 45 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:131 kms

Find out how dories, sturdy little boats built back in the 1900s, were made at the John C. Williams Dory Shop Museum.

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Day 6 Shelburne

Estimated Travel Period: 5 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:2.7 kms

Spend a sunny day outdoors at the Welkum Park or have a nice picnic at The Islands Provincial Park.

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Day 7 Shelburne to Yarmouth

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 20 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:100 kms

Find several sea captains' houses around town as you take the Sea Captains' Homes and Mercantile Heritage Walk.

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