Eastern Canada Honeymoon

posted 2 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yay for deciding!!! You won’t be disappointed! We live in New Brunswick and I personally wouldn’t try to visit all four provinces in 7 days. Simply because you’ll miss many of the treasures that each province has to offer and do more travelling than honeymooning (if that makes sense lol). However, I think it may be more realistic to visit two of the provinces in 7 days. From where we live in NB, it takes roughly 5 hours, one way, to travel to either PEI or NS. It takes 20+ hrs, one way, to travel to NFLD (unless you fly). 

 

 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Agreed that that’s a LOT to see, especially with trying to go to NFLD as well. I would pick maybe two places. Since you need to be in NB at a certain time, I would say pick either NB and NS or NB and PEI. 

I don’t know much about NB but if you want to visit either PEI or NS, I can recommend lots for you to do 🙂 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

alysee:  Born and raised in NL, lived in NB for 7 years and DH is from NS – I have lots of suggestions 🙂

Getting to all 3 in a week is a tall order – it’s a lot of travel and it’ll be expensive (Newfoundland is not close, it looks like it is, but it isn’t)

I would recommend doing just Newfoundland or doing Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

If you have to be in New Brunswick already, I would suggest doing NB and NS (and maybe PEI)

Find out where in NB you have to be – that’ll be key.

The trick about the eastern provinces is that a lot of stuff is really spread out and there’s usually only 1 (Maybe 2) ways to get places and they’re not always particularly direct which means things take longer than you think.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

What time of year are you going – that will also impact suggestions 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’d do NB, NS, PEI and I’d rent a car.  I don’t think you’ll have time for NL or Cabot trail.  Sorry Maritimers, I think it’s very realistic to spend 2-3 days per province.  Personally, I’d be bored with 5 days in NB and 4 days in NS.  I was not impressed with the Magnetic Hill, Anne of Green Gable’s house was a let-down (I’m a huge Anne fan), but Peggy’s Cove was spectacular.               

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

NB is gorgeous (and where I live) and I agree with other posters saying that 4 provinces in 7 days is pretty condensed! However, it really depends what you want to do! 

Canadajane – Magnetic Hill is such a scam! Haha, definitely do NOT recommend! I’ve never been to Peggy’s Cove but I hear it’s amazing. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

alysee:  I have only been to Eastern Canada once, and it was to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia for a road hockey tournament and OMG is it beautiful there! I am definately going back! and the people are so darn nice there!! Sorry no input to add other than the fact that I think you guys made a great choice!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

canadajane:  Magnetic Hill is ridiculous – i’ve never been but DH has.  It’s really for kids.

Peggy’s Cove (NS) and the Hopewell Rocks (NB) would be the 2 big ones I’d try and get in. Peggy’s Cove is really a giant tourist trap, but it is spectacular.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

God this thread just makes me want to eat a lobster poutine and start singing “I’s the b’y that builds the boat and I’s the b’y that sails her”! Go Canada!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

alysee:  One of FI and I’s favorite spots to travel to in the summer (in NB) is the Alma/ Albert County, NB region. It is absolutely gorgeous! There are so many things to do right at your fingertips there! Everytime we go we stop into Broadleaf Guest Ranch and go horseback riding along the beach. It’s absolutely gorgeous! The horses and guides are amazing..you definitely don’t have to have experience riding horses to enjoy yourself!

 

Here are a list of things in that region:

http://www.broadleafranch.com/index.htm

You can go ziplining or sightseeing at cape enrage: http://www.capeenrage.ca

Hopewell Rocks: http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca

 

I know a lot of people who vacation in St. Andrews as well. The Algonquin hotel is stunning! Here are links to activities in that area: 

http://algonquinresort.com

whale watching:http://jollybreeze.com

 

There are also some beautiful spots where I’m located, once you find out more specifically where you’ll be I can offer some more suggestions if you’d like. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

alysee:  I honestly don’t know if you can see Puffins in NB & NS, you definitely can in NL.  July should be good for whales – I think you’d be better off taking a tour from Nova Scotia than New Brunswick – I don’t have recommendations for companies – I’ve only done those tours in NL.

If you are going to see Puffins it would likely be while you’re on a whale tour – they’re sea birds and typically nest along the cliffs.

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