Fort Beausejour National Historic Site

Fort Beausejour National Historic Site

Initially built by the French, it was named Fort Beausejour.  After it was captured by the English in 1755, it was renamed Fort Cumberland. There is much history in this area and it was a lot of fun exploring it, especially in such a beautiful, scenic setting.


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Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Joggins Fossil Cliffs was initially a coal mine until it was closed in the 1950’s.  The cliffs are home to fossils which are thousands of years old.  The daily high tide erodes the cliff, and fossils are continuously falling out and left on the shores.  We looked around a little bit, but didn’t see anything worth writing home about.  It certainly was fun looking though!


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Five Islands Provincial Park

Five Islands Provincial Park

Our next stop was going to be somewhere to cook our lunch.  Just east of Parrsboro we came across Five Islands Provincial Park.  We found a spot where we could drive right onto the beach and view each of the File Islands.  Such beauty!


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Fundy Discovery Site

Fundy Discovery Site

People are SO friendly in Nova Scotia. One retired school teacher that we met told us about tidal bores. What are tidal bores you ask? That’s what I asked too! It’s ONE wave, that runs UP a river or narrow estuary. It sounded pretty freaky, so we went searching. Lucky for us, the Fundy Discovery Site was next on our stop. We arrived around 2:30pm and we were told that the next tidal bore was expected at 3:50pm. We waited, and it arrived precisely at the time specified. It was a nice little wave haha! A little anti-climactic, but still fun to see.


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Burntcoat Head Park

Burntcoat Head Park

The highest tides in the world – 50 feet – can be found at Burntcoat Head Park.  We arrived as the tide was moving out – the views were amazing.  We stayed to cook our dinner and after a couple of hours we went back for another look.  The tide was now low – what a difference!


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The town of Shelburne

The town of Shelburne

Another town we visited was Shelburne.  We found a park by the water and explored the pretty seaside town.


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Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park

After a little bit of a drive, we arrived at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.  It was quite a hike to get to the water – about 45 minutes – but we were promised seals, so we made the hike.  We did see them far into the sea, but without a good camera, you’ll just have to take my word for it!


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Lunenburg

Lunenburg

Lunenburg is a quaint little town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because it is one of the most accurate surviving examples of a British Colonial era town.  The buildings are colourful and well maintined.  We loved walking on the waterfront and seeing all the fishing boats too.


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Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is about an hour east of Lunenburg.  It was everything we expected.  The tourists were everywhere!  The most photographed lighthouse in all of Canada was magnificent.  It was fun wandering around this touristy little town.


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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

After driving further east another 45 minutes, we arrived at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.  It was very educational learning what it was like for soldiers and their families in the 1800’s.  


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Larencetown Beach

Larencetown Beach

Lawrencetown Beach is a popular spot for surfers. The water was COLD!  The local folks told us that if we wanted to swim, to come back in August & September.  We’d have a better chance of finding warm water.  We’ll definitely have to come back!


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Fortress of Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress of Louisbourg is one of the best National Historic Sites we have visited so far.  There are many buildings to explore, lots of people re-enacting their roles in the fortress, and much history to learn.  It was a beautiful day to explore. 


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Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

We crossed over to Cape Breton Island and began our Cabot Trail drive going north, on the east side of the Island.  The landscape was stunning.  It was a gorgeous day with the bluest skies and the most beautiful water.  We made many stops along the way to admire the scenery. 


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Meat Cove

Meat Cove

We arrived in Meat Cove in the late afternoon, and found the most amazing spot.  We decided to stay.  It was a clearing on a cliff, and from what we read online, it is the foundation of where a lighthouse used to be.  We cooked our dinner, saw some eagles flying by, and watched one of the most incredible sunsets from the cozy comfort of our car camper.  This spot is one that we will always remember.


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