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Planning Trip to Nova Scota and Prince Ed. Island

Planning Trip to Nova Scota and Prince Ed. Island

Old May 9th, 1997, 02:10 PM
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RR Bloom
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Planning Trip to Nova Scota and Prince Ed. Island

We are planning an Aug. trip to Nova Scota and Prince Edward Island. Where are the really fun places to stay and eat? Are the Bed & Breakfasts fun? I love lobster and seafood. What are the "must see's"?

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Old May 10th, 1997, 02:16 PM
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You'll have a great time! If you have time when your in Nova Scotia go to Cape Breton Island (the northern part of the province). Visit Fort Louisbourg (Canada's equivalent to Williamsburg), the Alexander Graham Bell Museau in Baddeck, and ride the Cabot Trail one of the most scenic drives in North America. When to go to PEI go to Charlottetown. Go to Cavendish where the ocean water is the warmest north of the Carolinas. Each to the Fisherman's Wharf in No. Rustico is a lobster buffet (you pay according to how much lobster you expect to eat) -- you will not leave hungry! Go to Woodleigh Replicas -- replicas of famous buildings/castles. The best thing of all though in both provinces are the local people that are very nice they all seem to appreciate the tourists. Note we found it convenient to charge to our credit card what we would and pay the bill when we got home as the credit card companies seem to give you a more than fair exchange rate. Please personally e-mail me if you want to continue our conversation. Have fun!!
 
Old May 15th, 1997, 05:55 PM
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You are in for a real treat, those areas are beautiful. I agree, you should really go to Cape Breton Island, you will feel like you are at the end of the earth. Canada's Provincial parks system is cheap and well run, you really ought to take adavntage of the natural beauty and camp out.
 
Old May 21st, 1997, 04:06 AM
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I live on PEI and I was born and raised in Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Island). I think that you would find an attempt to visit both PEI and Nova Scotia in one week would be too much. I would suggest that you choose one or the other. As mentioned by others Cape Breton is magnificant. The Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, Miner's Musem in Glace Bay, just to name a few mentionables. The mainland of Nova Scotia has much to offer as well. PEI is delightful with it's rolling hills and the nicest beaches north of the Carolinas. The beaches are extraordinary. We also have the new bridge!!! Both have excellent seafood. Both provinces have web sites (tourist guide books on line) The one for PEI is at www.gov.pe.ca Pay it a visit you will enjoy it very much. I do not have the site handy for Nova Scotia but I will find it and send it to you. It too is excellent. Lots of good B&B in both provinces. You will want to return to the Maritimes once you've been so think of relaxing and making a choice between the two provinces.
 
Old May 22nd, 1997, 12:40 PM
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There is no place like PEI - we go two or three times a year. I like the non-touristy places but Charlottetown is fun and the lobster is terrific. If you go to Nova Scotia, Cape Breton is beautiful but Halifax is also fun and they have great pubs.
 
Old Jun 9th, 1997, 10:13 AM
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Hi! well, i haven't been since I was younger but I
loved it so much! I would definitly recommend getting a ferry boat ride ( i think the one I went on was something about a red lobster or something). It is truly a magnificent tour to go on a ferry. And the one I went on had lots of stuff like a casino , gift shops, restraunts, cabins, game rooms and more! It was fun for not too much money! And then, if you have kids or you are a kid in yourself, go to Anne Of Green Gables house named after a wonderful series of books by Lucy Maud(?) Montgomery. Its a wonderful house to go through. Its a wonderful treat for the whole family. Good luck and have fun!
 
Old Jun 17th, 1997, 05:43 PM
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Went to Bar Harbor and caught Bluenose Ferry across to Yarmouth,. NS, Canada. Ferry has nice restaurant, a grill, slot machines, shows for kids (both films and a magic show when we went)

Acadia National Park is beautiful at Bar Harbor. Yarmouth is a quaint little fishing village with visitor center. Tour is nice. Guide is well informed.


 
Old Jun 17th, 1997, 05:43 PM
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Went to Bar Harbor and caught Bluenose Ferry across to Yarmouth,. NS, Canada. Ferry has nice restaurant, a grill, slot machines, shows for kids (both films and a magic show when we went)

Acadia National Park is beautiful at Bar Harbor. Yarmouth is a quaint little fishing village with visitor center. Tour is nice. Guide is well informed.


 
Old Jun 17th, 1997, 05:44 PM
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Went to Bar Harbor and caught Bluenose Ferry across to Yarmouth,. NS, Canada. Ferry has nice restaurant, a grill, slot machines, shows for kids (both films and a magic show when we went)

Acadia National Park is beautiful at Bar Harbor. Yarmouth is a quaint little fishing village with visitor center. Tour is nice. Guide is well informed.


 
Old Jun 17th, 1997, 05:55 PM
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YOU CAN'T AFORD NOT TO STAY AT THE "LITTLE SHEMOGUE" COUNTRY INN -WE ARE LOCATED 20 MIN. FROM THE BRIDGE TO PEI AND THE BORDER TO NS.
WE HAVE THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD DAILY -THE LOBSTERS ARE LANDED LESS THAN 1/2 A MILE FROM OUR DOORSTEP.
VISIT US ON THE WEB.
 
Old Jun 17th, 1997, 05:55 PM
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YOU CAN'T AFORD NOT TO STAY AT THE "LITTLE SHEMOGUE" COUNTRY INN -WE ARE LOCATED 20 MIN. FROM THE BRIDGE TO PEI AND THE BORDER TO NS.
WE HAVE THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD DAILY -THE LOBSTERS ARE LANDED LESS THAN 1/2 A MILE FROM OUR DOORSTEP.
VISIT US ON THE WEB.
 
Old Jun 17th, 1997, 05:57 PM
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YOU CAN'T AFORD NOT TO STAY AT THE "LITTLE SHEMOGUE" COUNTRY INN -WE ARE LOCATED 20 MIN. FROM THE BRIDGE TO PEI AND THE BORDER TO NS.
WE HAVE THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD DAILY -THE LOBSTERS ARE LANDED LESS THAN 1/2 A MILE FROM OUR DOORSTEP.
VISIT US ON THE WEB.
 
Old Jun 17th, 1997, 05:58 PM
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KLAUS
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YOU CAN'T AFORD NOT TO STAY AT THE "LITTLE SHEMOGUE" COUNTRY INN -WE ARE LOCATED 20 MIN. FROM THE BRIDGE TO PEI AND THE BORDER TO NS.
WE HAVE THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD DAILY -THE LOBSTERS ARE LANDED LESS THAN 1/2 A MILE FROM OUR DOORSTEP.
VISIT US ON THE WEB.
 

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