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P.E.I., Halifax, & Cape Breton-Where to stay?

P.E.I., Halifax, & Cape Breton-Where to stay?

Old Oct 14th, 2001, 05:04 PM
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P.E.I., Halifax, & Cape Breton-Where to stay?

We are heading to the above places this August with our 2 kids (ages 9 & 11). We plan to spend the first 2 nights in Halifax, then drive up to Cape Breton for 2 nights, then over to P.E. I. for 4 nights. I haven't a clue where to stay. I would like to see the Cape Breton dancing and music; stay on the beach in P.E.I.; and stay near the 'action' in Halifax. It would nice if some or any of these places had a pool for the kids. Thanks for any recommendations.
Old Oct 15th, 2001, 06:07 AM
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In Halifax I would recommend a hotel downtown where you can park your car and walk. If in early August, the Busker Festival will be happening so lots for the kids to see and do. Try the Westin for probably better rates. It is at the end of the waterfront boardwalk although slightly out of the downtown core. The Sheraton, Prince George or Renassiance Ramada or good choices as well. All have indoor pools.

In Cape Breton you may want to spend a night in Baddeck. The Silver Dart is a good choice. I believe there is a pool although I seem to recall it is outdoors.

Hope this helps.
Old Oct 15th, 2001, 07:49 PM
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Thanks Tanya. Someone else recommended the Normaway Inn in the Margaree Valley in Cape Breton. Have you heard of it? Also what about P.E.I?
Old Oct 16th, 2001, 07:48 AM
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The Normaway is a lovely spot as well. I know my brother enjoys staying there. In PEI there are probably lots of options but it has been years since I have visited. Try the PEI tourism website. I am sure there is lots to choose from. Cavendish area is a good spot with kids since there is lots to do and great beaches.
Old Oct 23rd, 2001, 09:47 AM
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Hello JJ - I am planning a trip to Nova Scotia as well for this August! Have you checked out the transportation from Bar Harbor Me. to Yarmouth, N.S.? Maybe fun thing for the kids ...
See website: www.catferry.com
Old Nov 2nd, 2001, 07:16 PM
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Hi I am from New Brunswick. It is beside Nova Scotia, and attached to PEI by the bridge. First off, you really should visit here, because NB is every bit or more amazing than PEI (without the tacky attractions) You really should also consider driving distances. Halifax is the best city in the east for sure, however it is very far from Cape Breton. You really can't just go for 2 days in Halifax, 2 days in CBI and 4 days in PEI. You are probibly looking at 6hrs drive or so to Cape Breton, then another good 6 hrs to PEI. I am not entirly sure of how far exactly, but I do know you will tire you entire family out with that route. Just a friendly tip. You can do it but it will be hard. I think you would be best to either cut out Prince Edward Island or Cape Breton. I personally would cut out PEI
Old Nov 3rd, 2001, 06:20 AM
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I'm from Nova Scotia and would have to say PEI is a must in august,great beaches,(warm water) and lots for the kids.Lots of cottages for rent we always camp,if your lookin for any campin info just email me.
Old Nov 5th, 2001, 07:03 PM
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For Cape Breton music and dancing, definitely stay at the Normaway. There's a barn on the site where they hold ceilidhs (every Wednesday, I think), and some of the best fiddlers and stepdancers on the island have been known to put in an appearance. Downtown Halifax is pretty compact, so you should be close to the action wherever you stay.
Old Nov 9th, 2001, 09:31 AM
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If you are looking for a good place to stay in Halifax, I would highly recommend Waverly Inn. Very quiet, perfect location and free parking no pool though. The Holiday Inn in Dartmouth is also a good option with a pool and good views, you can take the ferry across the water and be right in the middle of downtown.

We stayed at Inn at the Pier in the Cavendish area of PEI right on the water. Close to all of the action and decent price. Be warned - if it rains everything is shut down.


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