Tag : daytrip

Quebec City Quebec Canada

We took a private shuttle bus from KOA into Quebec City. It was about $20 CAD per person, round trip. It was a large bus which stopped at a few other hotels on the way in to pick up other tourists. The trip took about 40 minutes one way including the other hotel stops and without traffic. It was extremely …

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Prince Edward Island Canada

Charlottetown Charlottetown is the capital of the Canada province of Prince Edward Island with a population of around 36,000 people. It is known as the birthplace of the Confederation because it hosted the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 which spurred the country’s birth. It is a charming city with quaint streets and wonderful buildings full of restaurants and shopping and lots …

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Saint Johns Newfoundland

  Saint Johns Saint Johns is the capital city (and the largest city) of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  It sits on the Avalon Peninsula and is the eastern most city in North America (excluding Greenland)  and is supposedly one of the oldest cites in North America. It has a rich history, beautiful scenery, and over 100,000 people.   …

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Auk Island Winery Twillingate Newfoundland

Welcome to Twillingate – The town of icebergs!   Twillingate is a picturesque village along Notre Dame bay in north central Newfoundland along iceberg alley. It is located on 2 islands, North Twillingate and South Twillingate islands. It is a charming community of over 2,500 people and offers several tourist activites along with restaurants and lots and lots of charm. …

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LAnse Aux Meadows Historic Site Newfoundland

We took a day trip from St. Barbe up to the northern tip of Newfoundland (the Great Northern peninsula) to visit L’Anse Aux Meadows. It was a cold, foggy morning which set the atmosphere for the lonely, quiet, peaceful road full of moose.  We lost count of the number of moose we saw out and about on the side of …

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Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland

Visitor Center Gros Morne National Park is located on the western edge of Newfoundland along the Gulf of St Lawrence. It has a lovely visitor center located towards the southern entrance of the park just south of the town of Rocky Harbour.   Route 430 Route 430 runs from Deer Lake all the way up to the northern tip of …

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Cape Breton Island Cabot Trail Nova Scotia

Wow, what can we say about this place except it is spectacular. We drove as many roads as we could and explored as many places as we could. I took an incredible number of photos but tried to cull it down to a bare minimum. We had perfect weather and a lovely time. Here’s a recap of Cape Breton Highlands …

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Peggy’s Cove We got up early one morning to drive to Peggy’s Cove and it was cold, rainy, and foggy. It seemed the perfect mood for visiting a lighthouse. Along the way the fog would clear up and then it would get foggy again, things would appear and then they would disappear again. It provided dramatic visuals that we quite …

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Kejimkujik National Park Nova Scotia

First thing everyone asks is “How do you pronounce that park’s name?”.  Phoenitically it is: ked-juh-muh-KOO-jik   The drive to the park was about 40 minutes south of Annapolis Royal through the beautiful countryside and forested areas with no one around. It was fabulous. There is a visitor’s center with parking for RVs.   This National park sits in Nova …

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Port Royal National Historic Site Nova Scotia

Annapolis Royal Annapolis Royal is a wonderful waterfront community on the western side of the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia and is referred to as the “Cradle of our Nation”.  It was once the capital of Nova Scotia and is steeped in history with a number of tourist attractions to keep you busy for a few days or more. …

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