Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

Paul Karr

Language: English

Pages: 204

ISBN: 047067833X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Frommer'sNova Scotia, New Brunswick & PEIDay by Day will guide readers through the Canadian Maritimesquickly and with an insider's knowledge of the unforgettable sights and experiences these provinces have to offer. Discover everything from the best lobster dinners, friendliest B&Bs and most pristine PEI golf courses to one-of-a-kind adventures like hiking along the trail at North Cape and whale watching near the Bay of Fundy. Filled with tips and itinerary suggestions, hundreds of original color photos, dozens of annotated maps, thematic tours for every taste, and star-rated advice on where to eat, stay, shop, and have fun, this book is the perfect accompaniment to any visit to the Maritimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The village is home to a handful of B&Bs and a gallery, but scenic values draw the day-trippers with cameras. While there, make sure to check out the touching Swissair Flight 111 Memorial among the rocks just before the turnoff to the cove; this site memorializes the passengers of that flight, which crashed int o the Atlantic just off the coast. Want to stay awhile? A good lodging choice in the area is Peggy’s Cove B&B (& 877/725-8732 or 902/823-2265), close to the lighthouse with five rooms costing C$99 to C$145 per night; breakfast is included.

The causeway, which is 200 ft. high and 3⁄4-mile long, is 262km (163 miles) from the New Brunswick border at Amherst and 272km (169 miles) from Halifax—a little less than 3 hours’ drive from either point if you take the fastest route possible and don’t stop. But you’re just getting started: once you cross the causeway onto the island, it takes another 2 to 3 hours to reach the best parts, such as the national park. Baddeck, Mabou, the Margaree Valley, and Louisbourg are a little closer—they can all be reached in 1 to 2 hours’ driving, maximum.

The cove and the trail are on private land, but hiking and other quiet recreation are allowed. N O VA S COT I A CAPE NORTH CAPE BRETON ISL AND 5 Cape North is a recommended detour for adventurous travelers hoping to get off that heavily trafficked Cabot Trail. Outdoor types say Cape North is much like the Cabot Trail used to be 20 or 30 years ago—before the glossy travel magazines showed up and started trumpeting its glories, leading to a huge influx of tourists. So if you’re really here to see wild nature, this is worth the extra driving and backtracking.

189. • Prince Edward Island National Park: Much of the north-central shore of PEI is part of a national park. The quiet park road tracks along the henna-tinted cliffs and grass-covered dunes. The coastal road is interrupted by inlets in spots, but each segment is still worth a leisurely drive, with frequent stops to explore the beaches and walkways. See “Prince Edward Island National Park” in chapter 7. • Viking Trail (Newfoundland): Travelers wishing to leave the crowds behind don’t need to look any farther than this beautiful drive to Newfoundland’s northern tip.

154 12 Cape Breton Highlands National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 164 7 Fundy National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 8 Moncton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 9 Kouchibouguac National Park . . . 209 10 The Acadian Peninsula . . . . . . . . . . 211 11 Mount Carleton Provincial Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 218 5 Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 6 Kings County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 An Excursion to the Magdalen Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 7 Prince County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 3/29/10 9:06 PM 8 NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR 1 Exploring Newfoundland & Labrador.

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