We are thinking about a Canadian road trip for the last 2 weeks in August 2006. Are we biting off too much by covering Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and Newfoundland in 2 weeks? We will be traveling with 2 kids, 8 and 9 and plan to spend most of our nights in B&Bs or similar accommodations. Looking for non hotel accommodations that will work for a family. Days will be spent mostly outdoors hiking and enjoying this beautiful area, I think I have this part covered thanks to other postings on this site.
We will drive through New Brunswick on the way up. We have spent a week in the Fundy area on a previous trip so we will be just passing through this time. Then on to Newfoundland via the Port aux Basques ferry and back via the Argentia ferry. Finally taking a ferry out of Yarmouth on the way home.
So are we trying to do too much? Can we get by without reservations so we can change plans on the fly? About half of the US goes back to school in mid August which cuts down on the crowds here, does anyone know what the Canadian school schedule looks like?