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Old 01-22-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI

We are planning to go north this summer, probably in July sometime, to get out of the Florida heat. Is there anything special we should know about the Maritime provinces since we have never been there?
How are the road conditions, any overpasses to look out for, how good is the cell phone, things we should know about crossing the boarder, etc. We know we will need our passports, and a health certificate for the cat for sure. I've heard that most electrical hook ups are 30 amp, but would we really need 50 amp.
Any info. from someone who has been there and done that would be appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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Any info. from someone who has been there and done that would be appreciated.
I have forwarded the link for this post to RickNB who lives in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy.

I hope he gets my PM and is able to respond to your post. He would definitely know.
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OSP........been there and done that. When you get to Cape Breton Island be very careful where you park. The soils there are all clay and are extremely slippery when wet. Not many parks have paved sites.......usually grass or gravel. All the roads are good. Look into Skype for phone........your US cell service will be VERY expensive to use in Canada. You'll probably need to get used to working on 30 amps or be prepared to pay more for your campsite. There are some 50's but not a lot. Normally you would not need A/C in July but it's possible.
As far as border crossings go check on US and Canadian websites for current info.
Don't even think about taking a handgun or ammo. If considering taking a long gun check the requirements carefully.
Don't take your moho on the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton but be sure to do it in your toad. Take a ferry to PEI.........it's free.........then take the bridge back to the mainland. Cheapest way to get to/from PEI. If you anything more specific PM me and I'll help if I know the answer.
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Spent many summer vacations Motorhoming NS and PEI. Cape Breton is a must do. McLeod's Camp Ground in Dunvegan, NS is our favorite. Beautiful Oceanside camping with spectacular views. Do the Trail counterclockwise...keeps you on the outside lane so the viewing is better and you don't have to cross traffic to pull off. Use the Toad on the Trail. Make sure to enjoy the Ceilidh's at the local parish halls and meeting places. Judique is a must as well as the Red Shoe in Mabou where you can get a real experience with Galic Music. If you miss the experience of Cape Breton fiddliing you have wasted your visit! Look for a chance to see Natalie MacMasters at a local concert. You won't be disappointed....she is dynamite on the fiddle! Visits to the Halifax area are well worth the effort as well as the Anapolis Valley. Stay at Parker's Cove Campground near Anapolis Royal.
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I live in PEI so if there is anything I can do to help out just let me know glad to help.
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Here is a trip I have taken groups to N.B., P.E.I. & N.S. in pass years.

Some of the link's and dates will be updated for 2011 this Spring.
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Here is a trip I[/URL][/B] have taken groups to N.B., P.E.I. & N.S. in pass years.

Some of the link's and dates will be updated for 2011 this Spring.
Thanks for the info. One of the questions I have is the fee for The Confederation Bridge to P.E.I., it it for one way or round trip? And if we take our motor home across, do they charge like it is a car and then add the axles for the tow dolly & car?
Probably won't make it for a tour group as we do not know what our exact schedule will be. We are planning on just wandering along and stopping to see some friends along the way. No set schedule!
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There is a special price for RV's on the bridge. I think if you google " Confederation Bridge" you will get the rates. One of the advantages of driving a MH on the bridge is the view you get. Sitting in a car you cannot see over the solid guard rails, but in the mH you are above them. Its a wonderfull crossing. And ye the trip over is free so you pay the posted rate only on the way back off of PEI.
I just googled and found out that its $43.25 for the first two axles and $7 for each extra axle.
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Its for one way off the island. They welcome you at the Gateway complex for free, if you spend no money, but you have to pay to get off their beautiful island.
You can take a ferry on other end of island if your going to go to Cape Breton Is.
I no longer bring groups but kept the thread for reference for people as yourself.
In two weeks you can see the whole area but will want to return because of all the interests.
We have been to the Tattoo 4 times a must see.
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We are planning a three week MH trip to NS and PEI this fall, when do parks begin to close? Current plan is to arrive NS about 9/20 and stay in the area until about 10/5. (Not retired yet, hence the schedule!)
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We are planning a three week MH trip to NS and PEI this fall, when do parks begin to close? Current plan is to arrive NS about 9/20 and stay in the area until about 10/5. (Not retired yet, hence the schedule!)
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Not sure as yet. The summer travel guide should be out soon for PEI and will list the camp grounds and their opening and closing dates. I will look into it for you and get back with some info.

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Try this site http://www.tourismpei.com/pei-downloads you can download a copy of the travel guide. If you have any question just let me know and I'll try and help what I can
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Frank, thanks for the link. Signed up to receive the PEI travel guide and will check the link next. Might move our start date a week closer to Labor Day so we are not closing the campsites.
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