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Old 07-02-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Does anyone ever post from or about Maritime Canada? It took four pages of threads to come up with questions about Nova Scotia, let alone Labrador or Newfoundland.

I am planning a short motorcycle trip to the Bay of Fundy this fall to see the high tides. I prefer to spend as little as reasonable on accommodations. I am most interested in warm and dry, not luxury. Is there a Canadian equivalent of Motel 6?

Sometime next year I will try a ride to Nova Scotia on the way to Newfoundland. That will be a multi week affair. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:59 AM
 
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Did a maritime trip a few years ago,found New Brunswick rather underwhelming just lots of trees
Although we did do a long scenic section in northern NB through Mt Carlton.
If you have the time this little dip into Nova Scotia was very scenic, we stayed in Parrsboro, we were camping but there are a few hotels in the town.

http://goo.gl/maps/FM9vV
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Greg, I think you might be impressed with a trip along the Gaspe peninsula. Give that a shot.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:02 AM
 
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Greg, I think you might be impressed with a trip along the Gaspe peninsula. Give that a shot.
An absolutely stunning drive, probably one of the best scenic tours in Eastern Canada, highly recommended
http://goo.gl/maps/IrAjH
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The Gaspe' is on my list. Is French the primary language? Is enough English spoken so I can find accomodations and food?

I plan on starting with the Bay of Fundy because I have not done a long distance ride decades. I have to work up the skills, techniques and endurance. This may take a while becase I am no longer thirty or anywhere near. I will probably stay in hotels this trip because I use a respirator while I am sleeping. I don't need or want luxury. Just a roof, bed and facilites.

I appreciate you help.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The Gaspe' is on my list. Is French the primary language? Is enough English spoken so I can find accomodations and food?

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French is the main language by far so it's basically like most of the rest of Quebec - you'll find lots of people who speak only French but someone who can speak some English is always not that far away.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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The Gaspe' is on my list. Is French the primary language? Is enough English spoken so I can find accomodations and food?
As Gaspe relies heavily on tourism most people have a basic knowledge of English so your lack of French shouldnt be a problem..
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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A nice visual about the Bay of Fundy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZI0KLdKhUA

Nova Scotia is divided into 7 tourist regions. The Bay of Fundy is on the Evangeline trail (the purple area).

Nova Scotia Tourism Map | Regions of Nova Scotia

^^ much info about what to do and what to see there.

Annapolis Valley | Grand Pre | Gaspereau Valley Wine Tours

^^ campgrounds and accomodations in the Annapolis Valley on the right-hand side.

Private cottage listing:

Bay of Fundy Vacation Rentals, House Rentals | HomeAway

Motels:

http://www.threeshoresnovascotia.com...d-motels?area=

(we have Motel 8 for some reason, not Motel 6)
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The Cabot Trail is one of the most beutiful places I have seen In Canada. I highly recommend it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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The Cabot Trail is one of the most beutiful places I have seen In Canada. I highly recommend it.
A taste of Cape Breton:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C2rtnWzhAg

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island | Things to do | Music

Cape Breton has a Buddhist monastery (Shambala center):

Kalapa Valley
Annual Schedule - Gampo Abbey

Alexander Graham Bell museum:

http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/grahambell/index.aspx

Cape Breton site:

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia ? Official Travel Guide
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