When Brit and I put in motion our plan to move to Ottawa, I remember excitedly saying that we should take a road trip to Prince Edward Island, as it would only be a 14 hour drive away. Five years later, that suggestion was formed into a solid plan and we were on our way.
When I think of provinces with gorgeous coastlines in Canada, New Brunswick isn’t usually the first province to pop into my head. Even so, there is one stretch of shoreline along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick which is unlike any I’ve ever seen. Given that it spends most of its time underwater, it’s safe to say this experience was bound to be a unique one.
To say I am a morning person would be an outright lie. It was therefore a daunting thought to get up in time to leave by about 3 am on our drive out east. Not only did we have a roughly 11 hour drive ahead of us, but we had to pass by Montreal, where every time of day feels as busy as rush hour. By some miracle or other, it was easy to hop out of bed and get moving. With our adrenaline flowing, we were finally on our way!
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!
With warmer weather fast approaching, I’m eager to venture outside and explore some of the national parks Canada has to offer. This year is a great time to do it, as they’ve released the national parks pass for free in celebration of Canada’s 150th! I don’t have the opportunity to visit nearly as many parks and historic sites as I’d like to this year, but it did get me thinking about my dream destinations list.