Originally Posted by boubou
Welcome to the forum!
Which way did you drive down east ? We
Are going to Nova scotia and PEI
arrrgh, the worst part of the trip!!
i've been travelling to nb from sarnia annually for 30 yrs to visit family, done it stateside and cannuck side
stateside via backroads through vermont new hampshire, interstates through ny to maine and the only canadian route
the canadian route is easy and fast, for us its the 402 to 401 to montreal on hwy 20 then turn north on 640 to hwy 40
best way through montreal is hwy 40 around the north side to the lafontainne tunnel which then joins hwy 20. hwy 20 to riviere du loup then south into new brunswick. dont take hwy 20 through montreal
its an easy drive, we drive through the night, we're in montreal at 1 am, fredericton by lunchtime, traffic of course is minimal in montreal
the highways are all 4 plus lanes including new brunswick except riviere du loup to the nb border(1 hour) and that section is steep long hills on 2 lane roads(lots of passing lanes on upgrades though), heavy truck traffic
gas and food is easy in quebec, lots of highly visible off highway stations, french is not required
gas was high in quebec last summer, but we only needed one refill in quebec
hwy 20 has lots of rest stops but no facilities except washrooms and picnic tables
we're going this year in august, canadian way is the fastest and easiest