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Old 11-23-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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2014 Canadian Maritime Trip (3,000 miles in 60 days)

Never been to Maritime area.
Well my military buddies and I have planned a 60 day Canadian Maritime RV trip. Jun 16, 2014 to Aug 17, 2014. 60 days long from Bangor Maine and back to Bangor Maine. I still have to add about 6,000 more miles on to that total to Arizona to Bangor and back to Arizona. I figure my total will be 60 days and 10,000 mile for the whole adventure.

Bangor Maine - 4 days
New Brunswick - 9days
Nova Scotia - 22 days
Newfoundland - Long ferry over and short ferry back. - 18 days
Price Edward Island - 7 days

We have 20 rigs and will be travelling in 6-7 in a group.
All the camping reservations, tours and shortly the ferry reservations will be finalized in early 2014.

We have two that have been on the trip before and know all the roads, tours etc. I know we will be eating lots of seafood... (Yum!)
I've heard Canadians give discounts to US citizens on their gas and diesel fuel.
I have done lots of research and it looks like a beautiful trip with lots of great sites. I'm sure I will have a few thousand pictures and videos by the time I get back.

I figure you only live once and why not do it now while we are healthy enough and have no major ailments yet.
So now that I let the cat out of the bag does anyone have some tips or great places to eat along the way?

Here is my itinerary so far.

Oh I know I wrote NF instead of NL for Newfoundland in some of the blocks.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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I would be staying at a different CG at Baddeck. Baddeck Cabot trail RV is the old KOA. We stayed at this CG twice. The first time it rained over night and there was poor drainage. We left the trailer to 4 inches of water. The second time we had reservations for a drive trough site. When we reached the CG and were taken to the site we asked for a different site. The ground had a slope of over 6 inches form side to side. No way to level the TT safely. Plus the site was so narrow we could not open our awning. You would have a better Cg if you stayed at the Arm of Gold for your entire stay on CB Island. Another CG is the KOA at New Harris (North Sydney/Cabot Trail). This CG is located at the base of Kelly's Mountain with a view water. While in Baddeck you could visit the Baddeck Lobster supper. Another great restaurant in Baddeck is the Blue Buoy. When going around the Cabot Trail there is a nice crab shake in Neil's Harbour. It does not look like much but the food is great and not "fast food". We had the chowder and crab roll last time we were there.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the information. The campground reservations are made by our leader and tail gunner. I plan on expecting rain and we will just hope we have good days. Looking forward to the trip even though its over 6 months away.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
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I've stayed at many of the parks on your list. You'll enjoy you stay in St. Anthony. It's a long drive but a beautiful one with a great destination. You're also be staying there during the 3 days of summer they have. LOL. It's my hometown, but I live in NS now.
I live just 10 minutes from you when you stay in Lunenburg. (Bridgewater. NS)
I do envy you as this is a great itinerary. Beware though, we do charge Americans a premium for gas and diesel. chaching, chaching,
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I've stayed at many of the parks on your list. You'll enjoy you stay in St. Anthony. It's a long drive but a beautiful one with a great destination. You're also be staying there during the 3 days of summer they have. LOL. It's my hometown, but I live in NS now.
I live just 10 minutes from you when you stay in Lunenburg. (Bridgewater. NS)
I do envy you as this is a great itinerary. Beware though, we do charge Americans a premium for gas and diesel. chaching, chaching,
We can handle the cooler, cloudy weather as we spend many years in Washington state. We are taking this long trip with friends and is a once in a lifetime RVing trip. We expect to make our donation to the local economy as well as the Canada's treasury. Life is too short to worry about the small stuff.
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One item I have not seen, is that you have your NL ferry reservations made; do it now, especially if you want a cabin on the North Sydney to Argentia run?

Pippy Park in St. John's, NL is a great park. It's our end of season choice! When there drop me a note, it would be great to meet forum members F2F.

I'll post some 'NL' areas of interest in the next couple of days.
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One item I have not seen, is that you have your NL ferry reservations made; do it now, especially if you want a cabin on the North Sydney to Argentia run?

Pippy Park in St. John's, NL is a great park. It's our end of season choice! When there drop me a note, it would be great to meet forum members F2F.

I'll post some 'NL' areas of interest in the next couple of days.
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We already have reservations made as a group rate which saves about 10% the standard rate. Now we have to wait until they post the schedule and prices for 2014. Yes we will have a cabin for the long ferry.

Great! I will send you and email and let you know we are there. Actually the schedule is set solid so you have some idea when.

Any NL area of interest would be helpful.

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Sounds like a great trip, me and my wife are planning 2 weeks in Canada.
Leave western NY for Montreal 2 days, 2 days Quebec. 4 Days Prince Edward Island, a few days in Maine. Looking at the July timeframe.
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You will have a great trip.
NL was one of our all time best trips ever.
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Don't miss the Tattoo in Halifax the first week of July. It's an AMAZING event; I saw this as a child and another Tattoo in London as an adult. Here's a link to it: Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo - About The Tattoo .

The Maritime Provinces are definitely on our bucket list! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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