The capital city of Nova Scotia and the largest city in all of the Atlantic provinces in Canada is the great Halifax. Now, it is known as one of the most important ports for trade coming from Europe. The city itself has seen a fair share of tragedy and triumph over the last 200 years however. It is the sight of one of the most famous shipwrecks and explosions, claiming the lives of over 2000 people. It is also the sight of the famous Father Le Loutre’s War when it was used for a British military outpost. Now, it is a relatively calm city that doesn’t have that much conflict and has peaceful people as well peaceful weather.
Fall is obviously the best time to visit but winter can also be pretty harsh for those that are unprepared. Snow and rain can hit hard in Halifax so it is better to be prepared when deciding to start your RV adventure here. One of the many more macabre things people will come and see in Halifax is actually the Old Burial Grounds, where over 12,000 people were buried in the 1700s. Across the street from here is actually the oldest church in all of Canada: St. Matthew’s Church. Also, don’t forget to stop and see The Halifax Citadel (Fort George) to learn about their great city itself!
Recommended campervan drives Starting from Halifax Airport
The Cabot Trail is a 300 kilometre scenic drive that is known as a great photo opportunity. It is a rather long drive so it is best to be prepared when taking on this journey. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Cape Breton island are a great little journey that twist and turn through tiny towns that are known for sightings of bald eagles and whales, so keep your eyes ready in a moments glance to get your camera out!
You can also take the Ceeilidh Trail and Bras d’Or Lakes Scenic Drive from here as you head around the South Shore’s Lighthouse Route. Closer to Halifax, you can see the famous lighthouses of Peggy’s Cove at the lovely Mahone Bay.
Lunenburg and Mahone Bay are great little tiny cities which are able to be seen in just a short drive away for those not looking for such a long journey. Also, don’t forget to drive to the gorgeous beaches of Queensland and Cleveland!
About the airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located in Enfield, Nova Scotia and is the 7th busiest airport in Canada and is the hub to airlines such as Air Canada Express and Provincial Airlines. It has over 3.5 million passengers per year. Surprisingly, this airport has actually won many different awards over the years such as in 2005 when it was named the Best Airport in the Americas. It has also came in first for overall passenger satisfaction for airports at the Service Quality Awards that take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The history of this airport actually dates back to September of 1960 when one terminal originally opened. It has undergone many different renovations, including the latest when it was renovated in 2012 with even more booths. Now it has over 15 different airlines servicing to all over the world, from Frankfurt to Cancún. With the great scenic views on the way in, you can certainly marvel at all the surroundings that need to be explored in Nova Scotia. Pack accordingly, as it can get cold!