A few years ago my husband and I went on a trip out east with my parents. My parents were both approaching their 80’s by this time and while they would have gone on their own they appreciated the chance to go on a road trip with Chris and I. Plus, having four drivers made it much easier to travel!
We drove from Ottawa Ontario into Quebec, stopping in Quebec City to see the sights. Then over the next day or so we drove eastward until we reached New Brunswick seeing sites as we went. We mostly stayed in motels as we traveled but a few times we rented cabins and when we reached Prince Edward Island we rented a vacation home for a night.
Staying in the vacation home was great. I think we’d been on the road for close to a week by that time and it was nice to be able to do our laundry! The rental home was located beside a small bay and it was just beautiful.
Chris and I wanted to stay there for a few days, but we were the ones who had a limited time for a holiday as we had to get back to work in a week so we moved on and drove to Nova Scotia. We drove around the whole perimeter of the island … it’s not so easy to find a motel on the west side of Nova Scotia .. at least not if you are driving along the perimeter!
I’d never been out East before. I’d been out west several times – most often driving from Ottawa or Toronto all the way out west through the Rockies and all. So this was my chance to say that I’d been to almost every Canadian province. We didn’t go to Newfoundland – it was just too far to go in our limited amount of time. The ferry ride alone takes 6 or 8 hours I think.
Leaving Nova Scotia we drove back through part of New Brunswick and into Maine. I’d always wanted to go to Maine because one of my favorite authors lives there and bases many of his novels in Maine. Can you guess who it is? Steven King of course!
While in Maine we stayed at a wonderful Maine bed and breakfast. It was only two miles from New Hampshire so we had diner in one State and slept in another. The next day we drove through New Hampshire, Vermont and into New York State and then back into Ontario at Cornwall.
I really enjoyed that trip. The people from out east are so friendly and helpful. The scenery was just lovely too.
Of all the places we stayed on our adventure the two places that stand out in my memory as places that I’d definitely stay in again were the vacation rental in PEI and the Bed and Breakfast in Maine. I wish I could remember the names of each place!
I may be biased but I think pretty much all of Canada is beautiful. If you ever do come to Canada for a visit I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself. If you already live here, but haven’t seen all of this great country I suggest that you try to see some of our lovely country.
Take a road trip if you can, as you’ll see more that way and you’ll also get a better idea of just how huge Canada is!