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  1. What an exciting trip! We have only been to Canada one time, and we only spent 3 nights in Montreal. We were left wanting to explore more! I won’t lie, I laughed a little reading about setting up camp in the middle of a downpour, especially being your first time! Ha! I wrote an article about planning the first camping trip and I usually recommend starting with just one night, so you guys are brave!
    Cape Breton sounds amazing and right for our style, although having two little rugrats with us, it sounds like PEI would be more appropriate. I’m glad to hear they had easy biking trails there. Do you know if they had good hikes at PEI?

    1. Hah we definitely should’ve started with one night (and read your article) before attempting our first camping trip! PEI would be great with kids. It is relatively flat, so less of a hiking destination, but check out Prince Edward Island National Park for some beautiful, coastal options!

  2. I am ashamed to admit that I AM Canadian, but haven’t been to the East coast since I was a young child. Thanks for this detailed post, you’ve truly inspired me to consider road tripping Nova Scotia in summer 2020!

  3. I’ve been wanting to plan a trip to Canada – I’ve never been. This was really helpful! I love lighthouses and would love to check out Peggy’s Point Lighthouse!

  4. Very cool! I did a road trip through Canada around Lake Superior, and it was awesome. Cape Breton looks incredible – also very interesting that a lottery winner bought land and opened it to the public, I like that. I’m a fan of all the hiking options as well.

  5. After the success of our wonderful socially-distanced road trip to Colorado to see Kim and Brian in October, Halford and I are planning to go to the Maritime Provinces this spring. No camping and a lot less vigorous hiking for us, but you have given me some great ideas of the best places to visit! Thank you.

    1. Ann, I’m so happy to hear this! I hope you and Halford enjoy your trip and I can’t wait to hear how it is. It’s sure to be beautiful in the spring. Please let me know if I can help with any other suggestions! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Great post! Planning a trip around Nova Sxotia and PEI this summer and your ideas have got me so excited to get planning.

    FYI from one flower lover to another — those beautiful purple flowers are actually lupines! They’re my favorite sign of summer :)

    1. So excited for you – I hope you have the most amazing trip! And thank you for the flower ID, so great to know, updating my post!

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