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RV Rentals or Hotels Quebec City to Maritime Provinces

Old Jun 15th, 2022, 08:53 AM
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RV Rentals or Hotels Quebec City to Maritime Provinces

Hello helpful ones,
We're off to Quebec City and the maritime provinces this summer (late August through mid-September) and had the clever idea of renting an RV to explore the maritime provinces -- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. However, it appears that RV rentals in Eastern Canada are peer-to-peer -- that there aren't RV rental companies in the area. Is that correct? Has anybody tried this?
Alternatively, if we rent a car instead and drive the area, is it necessary to make reservations in advance or can we be more spontaneous?
If it helps/matters, we're well-traveled, have camped and sailed a lot, and are active folks in our 60s.
I appreciate any advice/thoughts you can share.
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Old Jun 15th, 2022, 09:29 AM
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Island Girl,

Regarding PEI, August is busy season on the island as well as the beginning of September. If you plan a few days on the island then a hotel or B&B is a good idea. We rent a cottage typically requires at least a week stay, in the Cavendish or North Rustico area. Many places rent cottages typically 10-30 in one place. With bedrooms, kitchen, etc, room to spread out. A week will give you a good feel for the island.

I posted a lot of information on PEI in this thread. If you have questions please let me know.

Tom

Halifax and PEI
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Old Jun 15th, 2022, 12:51 PM
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Also rental cars are nuts on the island with availability near 0, folks are renting UHAUL trucks. So if you have not done so rent your car 1st then plan the trip particularly if you have not booked your flights. Halifax, NS has a better chance of a rental then say Charlottetown airport.

Safe travels.

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Thanks, Tom, for both responses. I didn't realize our travel dates were the busy times -- we assumed it would be less busy. Unfortunately, we can't spend so many days on PEI, having 10 days to see Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI.
Thanks, too, for the information about the challenge of renting a car. I naively thought the shortages reported last year were behind us. You've given me some things to think about and I appreciate it.
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yep a bit of a problem, see link below

Car rental 'shortfall' could dampen big summer for P.E.I. tourism

Industry group estimates nearly 9,000 customers looking for rental won't be able to get one.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/princ...erns-1.6397546
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