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Old 10-21-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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OT- Travel to NS & PEI

We are hoping to take a trip down to NS and PEI summer 2009. I am hoping some of you on here have some good tips on places to stay, Things to see and also some travel tips web links for us to do some research on.

Any and all tips appriciated. thanks.

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:38 AM   #2
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Definitely drive the Cabot Trail and see Cape Breton island.

In PEI it is a must to see the Anne of Green Gables house and of course the beautiful beaches.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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If you have children......going and staying in Cavendish is a must with the kids. I'm from PEI and we still go once or twice during the summer to Cavendish. Our kids love it
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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Cavendish PEI, we go every year with our son and his family, we stay at the Kindred Spirits cottages. Very nice cottages, pool, hot tub, playground, can walk to Green Gables and many other shops, and sandspit play part. In off the main run so it is very quiet. Owners are very nice as well.
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Cavendish is a great spot to go. My advice would be book sooner rather than later. Things can get very busy and I'm sure the popular places would already be booked solid for next summer.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:22 PM   #7
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Thank you so far for all the tips. yes anne of green gables house is on our list. I will make a note about cavendish. it will all depend on flight prices from calgary!
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:16 PM   #8
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Thank you so far for all the tips. yes anne of green gables house is on our list. I will make a note about cavendish. it will all depend on flight prices from calgary!
The Anne of Green Gables house is in Cavendish, so you will be there if you see the house. There is a lot of touristy stuff in Cavendish, and it does get very busy there. There are many beaches to see, and tons of things that are free of charge. For example there is a great show behind the Confederation Center (outside) put on by young people from across Canada, usually, it's held most days and it's free. Many beaches are free, but the National Parks ones charge to get in. Take one of the scenic drives and see the real Island. You can stay in Charlottetown and travel to Cavendish in about a 1/2 hour or so.

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Old 10-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #9
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Cavendish in PEI is great, you can drive 15 minutes in any direction and find something to do, especially with kids. But the motels are very overpriced during the summer. You can save a few bucks by staying nearby in Stanhope or Brackley (5 minutes from cavendish).

If you camp, Twin Shores campground is fantastic.

Cape Breton: Ingonish beach is a must. Lantern, Hill and Hollow Cottages are BEAUTIFUL (again expensive but worth it).

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Old 10-21-2008, 09:03 PM   #10
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The Anne of Green Gables house is in Cavendish, so you will be there if you see the house. There is a lot of touristy stuff in Cavendish, and it does get very busy there. There are many beaches to see, and tons of things that are free of charge. For example there is a great show behind the Confederation Center (outside) put on by young people from across Canada, usually, it's held most days and it's free. Many beaches are free, but the National Parks ones charge to get in. Take one of the scenic drives and see the real Island. You can stay in Charlottetown and travel to Cavendish in about a 1/2 hour or so.

Good luck!

lol what can I say I haven't been to PEI since I was 3!
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Cavendish in PEI is great, you can drive 15 minutes in any direction and find something to do, especially with kids. But the motels are very overpriced during the summer. You can save a few bucks by staying nearby in Stanhope or Brackley (5 minutes from cavendish).

If you camp, Twin Shores campground is fantastic.

Cape Breton: Ingonish beach is a must. Lantern, Hill and Hollow Cottages are BEAUTIFUL (again expensive but worth it).

Fortress Louisburg. An entire historical town re-enacted.
thank you for the input. is it hard to get to cape breton from pei?
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Hard to get from PEI to CB? No.
A little awkward? Yes.

Easiest way is to take the ferry from Wood Islands PEI to Caribou NS (75 minute ferry ride) then drive from Caribou to C.B. (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours -depending on where in CB you plan to stop).
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oh okay so it would make more sense to head there before pei if we're on that end of NS....
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Anne of Green Gables

If you are a big Anne Fan the musical in Charlottetown should be high on your list.
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I second Kindred Spirits in PEI. It is absolutely wonderful! Both the cottages and the Inn. If you have kids, they will love it. We have stayed there twice and it is paradise!

My DH is from CB and we have gone there 5 times in the last 10 years, and PEI 3 times.

What other questions might you have? What type of traveller are you? Ages of kids etc.

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