Potpourri of Western Nova Scotia Adventures

After our tour down the eastern and southern shores of Nova Scotia, we headed inland and across the province to its northern shores. We stopped for a brief canoe trip in one of Nova Scotia’s famed National Parks, then proceeded north and west towards the coast. We stopped at a former Navy base trying to find a link to my Poppa, then continued along the Digby Neck – a long peninsula with two neighbouring islands. [...]

Nova Scotia’s Eastern and Southern Shores

After our incredible tour of Cape Breton, we continued our road trip along Nova Scotia’s Eastern and Southern shores. Those directions may seem confusing, especially given how mainland Nova Scotia follows the SW-NE axis, but a look at any tourist map will quickly make sense of it all. The Eastern shore is to the east (north?) of Halifax, and the Southern shore is to the south (west?) of Halifax. Geography aside, we had a blast [...]

By |2019-11-08T12:51:08-05:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Pollet’s Cove and South-western Cape Breton

Mac and I have done a lot of hiking during our travels. There are certain hikes that stick out in my mind as clear favourites (Papa Stour and Mt Toubkal first come to mind), but our hike to Pollet’s Cove easily slides into position of one of my top 5 favourite day hikes. This magical slice of paradise is in northwest Cape Breton and it was a true highlight of our time spent on the [...]

By |2019-10-31T17:25:56-04:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The East Coast of Cape Breton

After getting a taste of Cape Breton from its southern shores, it was time for us to head north and get into the nitty gritty of this rugged and incredibly scenic island. We started our tour of the East Coast of Cape Breton at a small day park in North River Bridge. At the end of a very long and winding (and pothole-filled) road, we arrived at a small picnic area. From here we hiked [...]

By |2019-10-26T12:28:57-04:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Cape Breton | Isle Madame and Louisbourg

After leaving the red dirt roads of Prince Edward Island, Mac and I set our sights on another popular island in the Maritimes: Cape Breton. Full of winding roads, twisting turns, epic hikes, and unbelievable scenery, we knew we were in for something special on Cape Breton. To kick off our time on the island, we opted to check out the south and east parts - mainly focusing on Isle Madame and Louisbourg. But first [...]

The East Side of PEI

Welcome to Part Two of my recap of our week spent driving around PEI. After getting our fill of lighthouses on the west side of the island, we headed to the east side of PEI where we encountered more red beaches and even more lighthouses!! The East Side of PEI Greenwich – Prince Edward Island National Park This spit of land is the farthest-east section of PEI National Park, and the least-visited, which is a [...]

By |2019-10-07T19:11:00-04:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The West Side of PEI

Following our time spent hiking and beaching in and around New Brunswick, Mac and I took our home-on-wheels across the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. We spent nearly a week cruising around the island, camping beside lighthouses, and getting our toes (and car) covered in the ever-permanent, standard-issue red PEI dirt. The west side of PEI is perhaps not as show-stopping or adventure-filled as the east side, but it was an excellent place to [...]

By |2019-10-04T07:34:45-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Two Days in Kouchibouguac National Park

With our shiny new Discovery Parks pass in tow, Mac and I headed down the east coast of New Brunswick to Kouchibouguac National Park. Having spent a few days in and around the park, I can confirm that yes, “Kouchibouguac” does indeed sound like a sound you’d make during a sneeze. However, I also learned that if you say it fast enough, and with just enough of a Quebecois accent, you’ll fit in just fine. [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:57:22-04:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments