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Nova Scotia Tent Camping Trip
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From Channel-Port Aux Basques, hop aboard the Marine Atlantic Ferry to carry you across the Cabot Strait to North Sydney in Nova Scotia. Mira River Provincial Park is one of the great Nova Scotia tent campgrounds to stay at. From there, the route heads west and turns into TCH-105 as it ventures southwest through this fantastic province. Your first stop is the town of Baddeck, a town that has been attracting visitors for more than 100 years. One of its most famous residents was Alexander Graham Bell. Today, Braddeck is home to the famous Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, one of Canada’s finest museums. Here, you can explore the world of one of history’s greatest minds through his notes, writings, and examples of some of his inventions. Bell and his wife fell in love with Baddeck and you just might too. Today, Baddeck is a favored vacation spot and is home to several pleasant inns, lodges, and loads of good shopping, restaurants and Nova Scotia tent camping.
Heading southwest as TCH-105 turns into TCH-104, get in touch with some Scottish traditions at the town of Antigonish, home of the longest-running Highland Games this side of the Atlantic. Held each year in mid-July, the games have been held each year since 1861 - a remarkable run!
Down the road in the town of Stellarton, visit Atlantic Canada’s largest museum, the Museum of Industry. More than 37,000 artifacts are on display tracing the history of Nova Scotia’s industrial heritage.
TCH-104 then begins to head northwest towards New Brunswick. Before doing so, consider driving south on Highway 102 to the capital city of Halifax. This dazzling seaside metropolis is arguably the finest in the whole region. A city of nearly 400,000 residents, Halifax is a bustling hub of culture and history. Like other great historic cities, your best bet is to park the rig and explore Halifax by foot. Start in the historic downtown area located along scenic Halifax Harbor. Before you leave, stop by the storied Fairview Cemetery. There you’ll find the final resting place of 121 souls who perished on the Titanic.
Continue your tour of maritime Canada in the town of Amherst, your last stop along TCH-104 in Nova Scotia. Amherst is the geographic center of the region and the apparent crossroads where history and innovation meet, creating a charming seaside experience for its visitors with plenty of Nova Scotia tent camping sites.
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