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View Poll Results: Your favorite Maritime Province
Newfoundland 4 16.67%
Prince Edward Island 5 20.83%
New Brunswick 2 8.33%
Nova Scotia 13 54.17%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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The Maritimes don't get a lot of discussion but these Eastern provinces are undoubtedly among the most friendly, charming, bucolic, and beautiful parts of Canada. This thread is for a spirited discussion about overall experiences with the Maritimes be it having lived there or visited and also the best of what they have to offer. I'll add some criteria here to spark some discussion...

Most scenic and beautiful province:
Bucolic charm/history/culture:
Friendliest province:
Best Economy:
Favorite Coastal location:
Best city/urban area:
(St. John/Halifax/Charlottetown/St. John's)
Favorite overall Maritime Province:

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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The Maritimes don't get a lot of discussion but these Eastern provinces are undoubtedly among the most friendly, charming, bucolic, and beautiful parts of Canada. This thread is for a spirited discussion about overall experiences with the Maritimes be it having lived there or visited and also the best of what they have to offer. I'll add some criteria here to spark some discussion...
Note -- I have never been to Newfoundland. I've done the other 3 extensively.

Most scenic and beautiful province: Nova Scotia
Bucolic charm/history/culture: Strange mishmash, no? Charm: PEI, History: NB/NS, Culture: NL is most unique, but in terms of art/museums/music etc: Nova Scotia
Friendliest province: NB
Best Economy: pre-oil boom -- anywhere but NL... since oil boom -- NL
Favorite Coastal location: tough one... Mahone Bay, NS, too many HM's to actually mention
Best city/urban area: Halifax
Favorite overall Maritime Province: PEI
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Should be noted that Newfoundland it NOT part of the Maritimes, the Maritimes is exclusively PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Newfoundland + the Maritimes is Atlantic Canada. I know I seem like a jerk for arguing the semantics, but it's important to get that information out there as it can cause confusion in real life situations if people mentally have the wrong definitions of these geographic terms. Part of these distinctions comes of the long historical period when the Maritimes were Canadian provinces and Newfoundland was independent of Canada.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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Should be noted that Newfoundland it NOT part of the Maritimes, the Maritimes is exclusively PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Newfoundland + the Maritimes is Atlantic Canada. I know I seem like a jerk for arguing the semantics, but it's important to get that information out there as it can cause confusion in real life situations if people mentally have the wrong definitions of these geographic terms. Part of these distinctions comes of the long historical period when the Maritimes were Canadian provinces and Newfoundland was independent of Canada.
OK, well I'll include it anyways. It's in the East on the Atlantic like the rest of them.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:05 AM
 
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Anyone been to Newfoundland? In photos it looks quite rugged with a very stark kind of beauty. It piques my curiosity and I've head they are quite the characters up there and St. John's is suppose to have to pretty fun and interesting nightlife.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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Never been to Nfld. But Cape Breton Island is one of the most beautiful places Ive been to in Canada. Specially along the Cabot trail.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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I can't vote in this poll because I like all of them, I don't know how you could pick just one.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Most scenic and beautiful province: NS/NL. NS is far more developed, but both are cut by the sea, so to speak, making for some spectacular beauty.

Bucolic charm/history/culture: Charm: PEI. History: NS (by FAR - it's been the crossroads of just about everything). Culture: NL, with NS a distant second.

Friendliest province: NL, NS second (on the surface)

Best Economy: This question is like asking which sort of cancer is the best to have. All have terrible economies. The economies in most large cities are pretty good, but outside of that... it's like a whole other world.

Favorite Coastal location: South shore of Nova Scotia

Best city/urban area: Halifax.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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NS a distant second to NFL when it comes to culture? I doubt that, NS has more Universities, a great music and arts scene and a more diverse population.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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NS a distant second to NFL when it comes to culture? I doubt that, NS has more Universities, a great music and arts scene and a more diverse population.
I would imagine the poster was probably implying Newfoundland's unique and distinctive identity and character, perhaps a bit more palpable than in other Atlantic provinces. Universities/music/arts/diversity are found in most large cities (in this case Halifax), and I'm sure Halifax probably has a lot of history and character, but then there's the Newfies.

Given the chance that I could travel to that part of Canada, I'd probably choose St. John's, NF over Halifax, NS because it's probably a lot different and unique than anywhere I've ever experienced. I'd guess (though I could be wrong) that maybe Halifax is somewhat comparable to a New England seaport city, say like Portland, Maine or a little bit of Boston perhaps.

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