I'm planning a great escape next year with 2 friends around the end of Sept early Oct.
Our plan is to hire a car (this is VERY brave of us as up to this point we'll just do day tours) & tour around NS, up around Cape Breton then down to Halifax, do the SE coast, cross to Digby, then up & across to New Brunswick, cross the Lawrence River & drive down to Quebec City & Montreal. We hope to leave the car in Montreal & fly across to British Columbia. Piece of cake!
Do you know of any direct flights from Boston to Sydney, NS? (I figured this would minimize doubling up en route). Or would it just be easier to fly into Halifax?
Has anyone hired a car in NS & returned it to Montreal? Any problems with this? Are we more likely to have luck with getting a car out of Halifax?
Is this trip do-able in 12 days? Realistically we know we'll have to decide to miss out on some of the sights but we'll (probably) never be back so its do or die! :) - figuratively speaking of course. 1 of us has not been to Canada before.
Any must do suggestions from you would also be great.
Thanks for your ideas & help,