Tour the Atlantic Coast
Take an unforgettable coastal drive packed with Nova Scotian seascapes, seafood, and seafaring history.
Start your journey with a visit to Nova Scotia’s most photographed lighthouse in the colourful fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Get there early to beat the crowds, explore the cove and remember to take your selfies safely! You can grab breakfast at the Sou’Wester Restaurant, browse the arts & crafts stores and try the homemade ice-cream at Dee Dee’s.
This will be a great opportunity to top-up the charge on your EV while you walk around town and stop in for a bite to eat at the Fo’c’sle Tavern or the Rope Loft. If you’re looking for an adventure, the Kayak Shack has water access to Chester’s front and back harbours through rentals and tours of sit-in and sit-on kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats and canoes. Bicycle rentals are also available for the Chester Connection Trail, which follows the old train track path and runs from Martin’s River to Hubbards.
Charging Station Info
10 Parade Square Rd Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Recently named as one of Canada’s top ten most beautiful towns by culturetrip.com, Mahone Bay is a must-see town on the coast of Nova Scotia. Discover the history, unique shops, artisans and find your favourite spot along the historic harbourfront to capture a photo of the iconic Three Churches of Mahone Bay.
Close out your trip exploring Old Town Lunenburg — home to the Bluenose II and one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk the distinctive waterfront and take a deep dive into Nova Scotia’s rich fishing heritage at Lunenburg’s Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic from mid-May to mid-October. The freshest Nova Scotia seafood and a breath-taking harbour view awaits you at The Old Fish Factory Restaurant — a favourite dining destination for both locals and travellers alike. If you’re staying the night, the Smuggler’s Cove Inn is situated in a prime location in the heart of town with access to EV charging for guests.
Charging Station Info
139 Montague St Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
*240V 40A plug for hotel guests only
Nearby Charging Information
If you need a quick top up before heading home then we recommend taking the beautiful drive up the LaHave River to Bridgewater where you can find a Level 3 (DC Fast Charger).
Best Western Bridgewater 527 Highway 10 (Exit 12) Bridgewater, NS B4V 7P4
Level 3 (DC Fast Charger)
More Road Trips
Kejimkujik National Park
Join the generations of families that have paddled, hiked, camped, and connected with nature and Mi’kmaw culture at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
Discover all the local wineries, craft breweries, farmers’ markets and culinary experiences the Annapolis Valley has to offer.
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