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Old 09-08-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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Thinking of touring the Maritimes next summer (if they have one) could I ask for any input from anyone who has done this, I would be traveling from Ontario and would like to see as much as I can.
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We just did a maritime tour. From Montreal (in our Sunseeker) we followed the St. Lawrence to Rivière du Loup. Their municipal CG is highly recommended (online site for reservations). Stayed with friends near Bathurst N.B. Then to Charlottetown P.E.I, stayed at Cavendish Beach KOA (also good CG). Visited the Anne of Green Gables site very close by. Toured the beaches and the city, took the Confederation Bridge back to N.B. ($46.00 return trip). Saw the Tidal Bore near Moncton and stayed at Ponderosa Pines CG near Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy. Back through Moncton to Nova Scotia , eventually to North Sydney for the short ferry to Port aux Basques NL. Had reserved at Cheesman PP to avoid driving in moose country at night.
Scenery on way to Gros Morne is fabulous! Stayed at a small B&B/CG in Cow Head (north edge of Gros Morne Park.
Headed east to a great CG (Sanger Memorial) in Grand Falls - Windsor. Nice birch trees, roomy sites. On to Twillingate and Bonavista Bay looking for ice burgs (in July). A night in Terra Nova National Park and then to Pippy Park CG in Saint Johns. Visited the city and Signal Hill, and the "jelly bean" houses all painted different colours. On to Argentia and aboard the long ferry (overnight trip) back to North Sydney. Excellent ferry trips both ways. The long one is bigger with more features. We had a double berth both ways which was very restful.
North Sydney to Halifax West KOA for a few days. Visited Halifax, Pier 21, downtown, etc. Stopped at Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg, Port Royal and Fort Royal (built by the French).
From Halifax back to N.B. And stop a Mactaquac PP, west of Fredericton (a beautiful old Loyalist city). Back to R du Loup and then home in Montreal.
We reserved all stops long before the trip. NL can be very cold even in July, bring all weather gear.
We were out for three weeks, could easily be twice that to see more. We know N.B. but wanted to see PEI and NL this time.
Great trip, Sunseeker worked well all the way. Never realized how hilly that part of the country is!
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This link is from a post from Capt Mike. This is his blog on his trip to the maritime's

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Last year we spent nearly two weeks at PEI National Park (Cavendish) - a beautiful park with great access to the ocean. We were blessed with hot weather the whole time and were in the water just about every day.

I second Zooming's recommendation for the Riviere-du-Loup campground - Camping municipal de la Pointe de Riviere-du-Loup - great CG.

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Thank you all, this was exactly what I was looking for. I like the part Zooming has about all weather clothes, being Scottish I grew up going camping with four season gear as you never new which day summer would be on or if it was going to be in the morning or afternoon. I am just starting to plan this trip figuring late July early August would take a little risk out of it weather wise.
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This sounds very interesting. Just don't forget about Goshen. Also, is the snow melted by August up there?
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This sounds very interesting. Just don't forget about Goshen. Also, is the snow melted by August up there?
You don't get to look at icebergs in the Caribbean.
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You don't get to look at icebergs in the Caribbean.
Yea, but we are not going to the Caribbean, we be going to Canada.
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Yea, but we are not going to the Caribbean, we be going to Canada.
Exactly! you might see snow. Warmish snow.
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Three or four days at the most for PEI and spend the rest of the time between NB and NS. Fundy National Park is nice and lots to see in the area. Nova Scotia is have the longest dry spell in history for the region and this had been a trend the last few summers, so you may want to reserve some beach campgrounds in that province. Have fun.
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