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Trying to determine where to stay

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Trying to determine where to stay

We are travelling to Nova Scotia/Cape Breton ( from Toronto) the first week of

August. We plan to stay in Halifax for the first 2 days and then

make the rounds around Cape Breton and then home through

New Brunswick. We are travelling in an extended van that we can sleep in so camping somewhere is fine as well as motels etc.

We're not sure if we should book a place to stay at for a couple of days at a time and travel in that area, or find a different place every

night.

Suggestions ??

Thank you

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1. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

That is a very difficult question when you haven't said what you like to do etc.

First, if you only have a week for the whole trip , you will be tight for time . Once on Nova Scotia, head to Cape Breton first as that is the farthest point , and the Cabot Trail is the gem for travelling and scenery and the West side to be by the ocean , near the music , the moose, the whales etc .

The first week of August will be a busy week so be sure to at least book ahed by one day but hey, there are lots pf great camping spots all around CB.

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2. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

Thank you. I agree, we will be tight for time. I realize it will be alot of driving but we are ok with that. Trying to find good spots to stay is key for us.

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3. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

Well, you shouldn't have a problem finding spots to stay really but have a travel plan and by noon decide on where you want to be that night. there are all sorts of price ranges too . Go into Novascotia .com and look around . You will see lot, I could tell you about 30 places along the Cabot Trail, along the Margaree TRAIL river or the coast from Mabou to Dingwall that are all good and can range from $85 a night to $200.

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4. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

Great advice. Not sure yet which way we'll go - start in Halifax and up

around the Trail or up the west coast and end up in Halifax.

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5. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

The only problem with going to Cape Breton first is that it is so wonderful you will not want to leave!

(And there are wonderful places in the rest of Nova Scotia.)

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6. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

That's not a bad problem to have !

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7. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

We did NOT want to leave. Our cottage in Ingonish was spectacular- right on the ocean for $90/ night. Cooked our crabs and corn cobs right in the cottage. Ah man, Im making myself sad.....

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8. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

Sounds amazing ! Do you have any info on where you stayed ?

Thanks

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9. Re: Trying to determine where to stay

Do not know where in Ontario you are coming from but here is some advice based on our yearly trip to Gabarus, Cape Breton.

Victoria Park & hwy 401 in Toronto to Sydney is about 20 hours (driving, gas & pit stops) which we do in 2 days (usually staying in Edminston, NB overnight). If you go thru Montreal do not do it during rush hour. Hwy 40 (north shore to Quebec city) is better road than hwy 20 (south shore). The Trans Canada hwy (speed limit 110kph) is now completed thru New Brunswick, so no more small towns to go thru. Keep track of your gas as there is some distance from one hwy service station to another (a lot of the off hwy service is some distance from the hwy). Be aware of deer & moose on the hwy (dawn & dusk especially), they do not know that the fencing is to keep them off the hwy. The flats in Gabarus (leading to the lighthouse) has always been a great overnight stop for rv's and trailers but lately they flood at some high tides).

Have a great & safe trip

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