I’ve always loved road trips. Having been on my fair share of long journeys, it felt wrong that it had been 9 years since my last multi-province road trip in Canada. Brit – my go-to travel partner in crime – was up for one as well, so we set out on an adventure: 9 days, 4 provinces, and a chance to really explore Eastern Canada. Here’s what we got up to!
Our trip began with two days in New Brunswick checking out Saint John and Moncton, and wrapping up with a morning spent at the amazing Hopewell Rocks. Saint John charmed us, and though Moncton wasn’t as appealing, we still found an adventurous experience there. In terms of New Brunswick’s best, it is definitely the Hopewell Rocks!
Three solid days in Prince Edward Island allowed us to fully explore Canada’s smallest province. We had the remarkable experience of leaving while feeling as though we had seen every inch of the province. Along with a drive up the eastern coast and a drive up the western coast, we spent a bit of time walking Charlottetown. We also had the chance to recapture our inner childhood by checking out Green Gables, the house that was the inspiration for the fictional version in L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.
Nova Scotia and Quebec were our final two provinces in this epic road trip. We first based ourselves in Halifax for a night, and had the opportunity to check out the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic as well as a couple sites of historical significance. In the morning we took a quick jaunt in the rain over to Peggys Cove to see the iconic lighthouse, and then made our way up to Quebec City. We strolled along the Governor’s Promenade into the heart of Old Quebec, and I loved it.
This trip was everything I wanted and needed it to be, and I’m eager to share my stories and pictures here. Stay tuned!
Have you been on an Eastern Canada road trip?