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deborah

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Eastern Canada
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:08:49 PM »
This year Iím going to Canada for the third time. The first time I went to BC and a little of the Yukon as well as Alaska. Last time, it was Ontario and a little of Quebec. This time Iím going to Newfoundland, Labrador, PEI, Nova Scotia and Quebec in August to October. I have plans, but if anyone has any ideas of what I should do, Iím happy to hear them. Iíd also be happy to catch up with forum people.

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Re: Eastern Canada
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 01:47:18 PM »
I love Quebec City.  The walled historic district and the plains of Abraham museum, have a cocktail in chateau Frontenac and eat all the food possible- maple sugar, crepes, ice wine, maple sugar pie with heavy cream on top.  Aux anciens canadiens in the old town has a good prix fixe menu with the Tour the cheese farms in the surrounding area and either bike or drive around Isle díOrleans and eat everything. 

Montreal my second favorite city in Quebec - I like the waterfront and the botanical gardens and renting a bike to get around and eating a the food (again).

Cape Breton trail in Nova Scotia and numerous hikes

Vineyard on pei and Anne of green gables house tour.

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Re: Eastern Canada
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 06:15:16 PM »
As a born-and-bred Quebecoise here, Montreal is the best place in all of North America, in my complete and unabashedly biased opinion.  Walks on Mont Royal, Old Port, Old Montreal, Plateau, Mile End ...

And the food ... try St. Viateur and Fairmount bagel bakeries and argue about which one you prefer.  Line up at Schwartz's on the Main (St-Laurent) and have a smoked meat sandwich with an order or half-sour pickles and a cherry coke.  Little Italy for amazing Italian food, and the church (Madonna Della Difesa) on Dante Street that has a fresco of Mussolini on the ceiling.  It was covered up with a tarp during WWII.  Have some biscotti or cannoli and an espresso at one of the cafes on Dante when you're done.

If you want restaurant recommendations, we've got plenty, just ask.

I love the Maritimes too.  PEI for the beaches.  Nova Scotia is a fab place - hopefully you can tour the whole coast.  Stop for scallops in Digby, watch the tides in the Bay of Fundy, hang out in Lunenburg (old town, a UNESCO heritage site, and home of the Bluenose II).  Halifax is a really cool place to visit too.  The harbour area is full of life.  New Brunswick is very welcoming - it's been years since I was there but I have fond memories of Fredricton and Moncton. 

Newfoundland is awesome and also VERY expensive. Before you travel to the Rock, bring as much non-perishable food as you can carry.  Prices are close to double what they are on the mainland.  If you like to hike, Grosse Morne National Park in Cornerbrook is a must, or you can visit the Viking settlements in L'Anse Aux Meadows (a great franglais name) at the upper tip of the island, or Point Rose, which is closer to Port Aux Basques, where the ferry from the mainland docks.  St. John's is also really nice.  You might also try to get to St-Pierre and Miquelon, which are two islands off the south coast that are actually a part of France.

You will meet some of the friendliest people on the planet in the Maritimes.  Have fun!!

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Re: Eastern Canada
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 08:00:50 PM »
I would be happy to help with ideas.  I'm one of the few Canadian East Coasters around here.  I've lived in NB all my life and have spent a lot of time in NS and PEI as well.  Who is going on this trip?  Family?  Or are you going solo?  What kind of activities are you looking for?  Maybe if you want to give me some stops on your itinerary, I could give you some nearby suggestions.