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Valentines Day Special: Halifax Camping for Couples

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Ever wondered how a camping trip could become a romantic getaway? If so, the shores of Nova Scotia are calling and the season of love is the perfect time to plan your intimate trip out east.

These camping tips will keep your love boat sailing smoothly:

  1. Bring cozy camping gear: Make sure you have comfortable sleeping bags, mattresses, and pillows. A good night's sleep is essential for a romantic getaway.

  2. Create a cozy atmosphere: Bring some candles, lanterns, or string lights to create a romantic ambiance in your campsite. You could also bring a portable speaker to play some music.

  3. Plan some romantic activities: Whether it's a sunset hike, a picnic by the lake, or a stargazing session, plan some romantic activities that you can enjoy together.

  4. Cook a romantic meal: Camping is the perfect opportunity to cook a romantic meal over a campfire or portable stove. Bring some ingredients and cook something special for you and your partner.

Now that you’ve thought out the details, it’s time to plan what you will do on your romantic getaway.

There are plenty of attractions around Shubie Campground but why not start with what’s in our own backyard. Shubie Park is a stunning natural area that boasts a variety of landscapes, including wooded areas, wetlands, and lakes. The park is an amazing place to observe and appreciate the local wilderness. Enjoy a hike through the woods on the 9 kilometers of trails or rent a kayak from Wildwood Water Sports and traverse the Shubenacadie canal. No matter what you and your loved one do at Shubie Park, you’re sure to make memories.

If you want to go and explore outside of the park there are plenty of attractions that are only a hop, skip and a jump away!

There’s nothing more beautiful and romantic than the south shore sights, here are 5 must see locations near Shubie for that perfect picture together!

1. Halifax Pier

The Halifax Waterfront is a bustling and vibrant area of the city, known for its scenic harbor views, historic architecture, and lively atmosphere. Visitors can take a stroll along the boardwalk, enjoy a meal or drink at one of the many restaurants and cafes, or shop at the local boutiques and markets. The Halifax Waterfront is also home to a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, adding to the energy and excitement of this popular destination.

2. Citadel Hill

Citadel Hill is a historic fortification located in Halifax. It offers panoramic views of the city and harbor, as well as a glimpse into the military history of the region through its well-preserved fortifications and museums. Visitors can explore the hill and fortifications on guided tours, learning about the military and cultural significance of this important site. Take a romantic stroll along the ramparts at night to find the perfect backdrop for your selfie!

3. Halifax Public Garden

The Halifax Public Gardens are a lush and tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The gardens feature a variety of well-manicured flower beds, trees, and shrubs, as well as picturesque walking paths, ponds, and gazebos. Did you know that the Public Gardens is one of the most popular wedding photo locations in the city? What a perfect place to fall in love...

Looking for more? If you and your partner are feeling extra adventurous you can visit these next two locations just out of town, both of which offer stunning views and picturesque landscapes.

4. Peggy’s cove:

Nothing says I love you like a picnic at Peggy's Cove! This picturesque fishing village is located under an hour from Halifax and is the perfect place to get away. It is known for its iconic lighthouse and stunning natural scenery, including the rugged coastline and rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

5. Lunenburg

Looking to add a little more history and culture to your date? Lunenburg is a historic fishing town located on the South Shore and is best known for its well-preserved colonial architecture, charming streetscapes, and vibrant maritime history. You can easily spend the day, hand in hand strolling the streets and exploring the town's many museums and galleries while experiencing the traditional Nova Scotian way of life in this charming and welcoming community.

As you can see, a camping trip to Shubie can be very versatile. If you want a quiet getaway for two without much hassle, you’ll find that in Shubie Park. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner, walk or picture then you’ve found yourself in the center of Nova Scotia’s beauty. No matter what you choose to do during your stay, romance and awe are just around the corner!

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