This is the start page for my travels in Nova Scotia. My 2018 trip covered the western part of the island (so does not include Cape Breton). This section of my website is designed to help you find campsites and cool things to do.
May-June 2018 Itinerary
- Digby (Jaggars Point Campground RV Park)
- Kejimkujik National Park
- Graves Island Provincial Park (Chester)
- Blomidon Provincial Park
- Truro (Scotia Pines RV Park)
- Five Islands Provincial Park
- Nova Scotia is mostly slow, winding roads, so I averaged 70 km/hour (45 mph) speeds most of the time. This is a bit slower than I average in the US (50 mph) so plan accordingly.
- Almost every drive took longer than planned, sometimes because of road construction (Canada in summer is all about road work) and sometimes because I took a wrong turn and had to backtrack.
- Use a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees.
- Most places will accept a credit card for any size purchase, so I used very little cash the entire trip.
- If you want cash, try to minimize trips to the ATM, as you’ll get hit with fees for using that, even on that card that has no foreign exchange fees.
If you’re US-based and need medical help (tick or bad scrapes, etc.) short of a hospital ER, look for a walk-in clinic. They are often inside pharmacies and larger grocery chains, and you can also google “walk-in clinics near <town>” and get a list. The hospital ER I used made me pay upfront $1200 CAD, and it wasn’t till I saw the doctor (and I interacted with five people before him there) who told me about walk-in clinics that I learned there was a much cheaper option for non-urgent medical issues.
I grew up in Nova Scotia, so there weren’t a whole lot of rules.