Canada’s Quiet side, the East coast!
I took a beautiful Road Trip through Canada’s East Coast in the summer of 2014.
It takes 14 hours to drive from Montreal to the bottom of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
My Trip Highlights:
- Cabot Trail
- Peggys Cove
- Halls Harbour
I started my trip driving through the Cabot Trail. (www.cabottrail.travel) The trail takes about 6 hours to drive and has numerous hikes along the way. One of my favourites was the Skyline Trail. It has an amazing view of the ocean at the end and we were able to whale watch from the top of the mountain!
I then went to Halifax for a few days and visited the Public Gardens and the Citadel. I found the night life to be very fun in Halifax! There are several bars that host great trivia nights and we also played board games at the Board Room Game Cafe. (boardroomgames.ca) They have really good beer and snacks!
One morning I visited the picturesque Peggys Cove and had a relaxing coffee at the small café. It is just under an hours drive from Halifax. TIP: Don’t forget your windbreaker!
I made a day trip out to Halls Harbour to watch the famous change of tides! Make sure to look at the tide tables of the Bay of Fundy in order to time your trip so you can see the most dramatic changes in the water levels. I stayed for lunch and by the time I was done eating the tides dropped 4 feet!
I then ended my trip with a quick trip to PEI! It was unfortunately rainy but the Cavendish beaches were unlike any other! Don’t forget to stop at COWS ice cream in Charlottetown for the best ice cream in the east coast!