Hello. My husband and I are arriving from Chicago via Quebec in July and have spent a bit of time reading all the good suggestions and posts. Our itinerary now looks like
1 day in Fundy National Park, drive north through Hopewell Rocks, take Interstate 2 to Halifax, possibly detouring a bit south from Amherst on local roads to Minas Basin on the way.
2 nights in Halifax or Dartmouth - hotels are more reasonable and ferry looks convenient and fun. Take a day trip from Halifax towards Lunenberg/Peggys Cove.
1 night in Baddeck from Halifax on rte 7
1 night in either Dingwall or Pleasant Bay,
2 nights PEI via ferry
then south towards Maine.
I am looking for suggestions on the routes, staying in Dartmouth vs Halifax, Dingwall vs Pleasant Bay, and also possibly taking the ferry to Iles de Madeleine for 2 nights. If we go to Madeleine, we would not take our car- too expensive - so not sure if there is public transportation? We would also like to go sea kyaking with a tour along the way - any suggestions on best places for this? I LOVE whales but not sure about a night in Digby before Halifax.
We have a few extra days that we can play with along the way but I would like to book soon for a few of the stops. We like to camp so will be looking for reasonable camping cabins as well as BBs.