Camping in Nova Scotia

“The Ocean Playground” has over 1.5 million hectares of parkland, including one national park (Cape Breton Highlands) and 33 provincial parks. From witnessing the Bay of Fundy’s powerful tides to exploring the province’s rich Acadian and Miꞌkmaq heritage, there’s lots in store for Nova Scotia campers. Day trips? Visit Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site. Tour the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove. Try an Annapolis Valley winery. Or grab a pint in friendly Halifax.

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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Lunenburg is a port town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded in 1753, the town was one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia. The economy was traditionally based on the offshore fishery and today Lunenburg is the site of Canada's largest secondary fish-processing plant. The town flourished in the late 1800s, and much of the historic architecture date...

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Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park () is a national park of Canada, covering 404 km2 (156 sq mi) in the southwest of Nova Scotia peninsula. Located within three municipalities, Annapolis, Queens, Digby, it consists of two separate land areas: an inland part, which is coincident with the Kejimkujik National Historic Site of Canada, and the Kejimkujik National Park Seaside on the Atlantic coast. The Histor...

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Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Nova Scotia ( NOH-və SKOH-shə; French: Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh, lit. 'New Scotland') is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is one of the three Maritime provinces and one of the four Atlantic provinces. Nova Scotia is Latin for "New Scotland". Most of the population are native English-speakers, and the province's population is 1,070,643 according to ...

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is a Canadian national park on northern Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. The park was the first national park in the Atlantic provinces of Canada and covers an area of 948 square kilometres (366 sq mi). It is one of 42 in Canada's system of national parks. It consists of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, rocky coastlines and the Cape Breton Highlands, a tu...

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Caribou Munroes Provincial Park

This is a list of provincial parks in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. These provincial parks are maintained by the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks branch of the Department of Natural Resources. For a list of protected areas in Nova Scotia, see the List of protected areas of Nova Scotia.

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Graves Island Provincial Park

The history of Nova Scotia covers a period from thousands of years ago to the present day. Prior to European colonization, the lands encompassing present-day Nova Scotia (also historically referred to as Mi'kma'ki and Acadia) were inhabited by the Mi'kmaq people. During the first 150 years of European settlement, the region was claimed by France and a colony formed, primarily made up of Catholi...

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Five Islands Provincial Park

Halifax is the capital and most populous municipality of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, and the most populous municipality in Atlantic Canada. As of 2022, it is estimated that the population of the Halifax CMA was 480,582, with 348,634 people in its urban area. The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and...

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Porters Lake Provincial Park

Porters Lake (2011 population: 3,202) is a rural community in the Eastern Shore region of the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, between Trunk 7 and Route 207, 27.8 km from Halifax. The residents mainly commute to jobs in Dartmouth, Burnside Industrial Park or in Downtown Halifax. The community is built around the lake from which it takes its name.

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