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Old 04-18-2016, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question Canada, Coast-to-Coast... Where to stop?

On May 15th we depart from Vancouver, BC to do Canada, Coast-to-Coast.

It would be great to hear from all of you on the best places to stop along the way, both in terms of points of interest as well as overnight parking (free and commercial RV parks).

We already very familiar with BC and Alberta and I've got detailed travel plans for those ares but from Saskatchewan through to the maritimes it will be mostly new roads for us.

We're traveling in a 43 ft class A and plan to do a combination of free overnight spots, provincial campgrounds (where we can fit) and a number of regular RV parks, especially when we need full hookup services. Are travel style leans mostly to wandering along without a time schedule, stopping where it looks interesting and traveling the local sights in our toad.

So please, start posting your suggestions of sights to see, places to check out and parking spots to chill out.

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How far east are you going?

I suggest the following for interesting stops:

Sault Ste Marie. See the locks there.

Ottawa - lovely place that should not be missed even if it weren't the capital.

Kingston, ON - lots to see.

Thousand Islands. See Boldt Castle. (this is on the US side but I think there are tour boats from Canada that stop there).

Niagara on the Lake, ON - lovely town, and nearby Niagara Falls.

Quebec City - feels like a village in France. They have an excellent summer festival in July with music all over the town.

Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck, NS. is outstanding.

Fortress of Louisburg in NS. Spend a full day there.

I can't wait to hear what others suggest. I love traveling through Canada.
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:47 PM   #3
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Our plan is to do all of the continental US states and all the Canadian provinces and territories. We been as far east as Manitoba so this summer we'll do everything east of there in Canada except Nunavut, due to their lack of roads.

Our trip will take the complete summer and include all of the maritime provinces including Newfoundland and Labrador.

Right now I am making a province by province list of places to visit and locations to park.
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Bruce Peninsula National Park. The Grotto there on Georgian Bay is a must see, and a scenic boat trip out of Tobermory to the flower pots is well worth it. There are several private campgrounds that offer full service and are close to these attractions. Of course while in Ontario, Algonquin Park has a lot of scenic beauty and wilderness to offer, and then a little further south and east in Ontario is Bon Echo Provincial Park with Mazinaw rock, it's pictographs are amazing along with the history of Bon Echo Provincial Park.


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So much to see in QC.
North to South, East to West; Nice spots and many Events to get to.

Camping wise, this reference:

https://www.campingquebec.com/en/cam...pground-guide/


Google: What to see What to do in QC


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We visited Nova Scotia in 2004, and on a random rest stop came across this nice RV park in Antigonish. Just a mile or two off the #104 Trans Canada Highway, almost in the center of town, and we walked to a delightful restaurant . Just checked, and it's still there Whidden Park Campground

I did have to disconnect the car trailer, but we were 52 ft. long and also just needed a one night stop. A search on Google Earth, with it's measuring tool, will allow you to verify the actual campsite lengths. Also good for other potential spots on your trip.
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If you can arrange your schedule so that you will be in Halifax between June 30 and July 7, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tatoo will be on ... that is one of the events that sticks out in my mind from our years of travelling ...

HOME - Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo#

2 hours of non-stop entertainment and dazzlement ...
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Thanks for the suggestions. Our departure is only days away now.

Unfortunately we did not get a great deal of feedback on places to stay and see on our trip so I went to work on it and collated all the places visited by the RV tour groups on the eastern Canada excursions and added those to the suggestions that had been offered. Together these should constitute a reasonably listing of attraction. As for places to stay, we'll have to play that mostly by ear as we go along.

Our trip is scheduled to last as long as it takes with about the only controlling factors being some friend's we'll be meeting up with in the first half of August in Cape Briton and getting out of the area before the weather turns sour in the fall. We hope to drive south later and leave our coach in someplace like the Atlanta area to store it for a two or three months while we fly home for Christmas. In January we'll fly back, pick up the coach and toad and head further south to check out Florida and an assortment of states as we work out way back west again as the spring temps rise.
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Are you traveling with dogs or other pets?
Keep in mind, when in Quebec, National Parks and most private cgs allow dogs (of course!) but most provincial parks under the "SEPAQ" banner do not!! [:(

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Are you traveling with dogs or other pets?
Keep in mind, when in Quebec, National Parks and most private cgs allow dogs (of course!) but most provincial parks under the "SEPAQ" banner do not!! [:(

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