The Canadian Maritime Provinces 2018 (Planning Stuff)

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  1. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Quebec city is a wonderful place to tour and an even better place for food and wine.
    If you can make it up to the north of Newfoundland visit L' anse aux Meadows archaeology site where the first Viking presence pre-dates Columbus by 500 years.
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  2. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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  3. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    GPax, I've tweeked my route a bit.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Eas...caf69d9d3d!2m2!1d-55.5958648!2d51.3704156!3e0

    I went up to the Saguenay the summer of 2016 and found the trip to Quebec City uninteresting even though I took back roads. It gets interesting after that. So, I'm going to burn through some miles to get to Quebec City. I'd like to be able to, at least, spend a week on Newfoundland. If I can get to Ramea Island off the southern coast of Newfoundland, I know a guy that runs a kayak outfitter business and has Hostel type accommodations on Ramea.

    I know I'm not going to see everything, but I can go again sometime -- just like Alaska.

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  4. oldgrizz

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    Looks great.

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    oldgrizz Been here awhile

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    Well I am not sure at this time if I will be able to make it east next year.
    I am getting lined up for some new parts....I have to get my right knee replaced as well as rotator cuff surgery.
    I get to see the surgen in a week then I will find out how long the wait will be.
    If I can get it done soon enough and rehab maybe it will work out.

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    Either way when we come through PG we’ll buy ya a sausage and biscuit :lol3
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  7. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Been here awhile

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    Our door will be open for you guys to have dinner again

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  8. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    To get a break from the trans-canada i suggest a side loop so to speak.... Amherst N.S. to route 209 - route 2 -route 4 to Truro.. The road is paved... but the switch backs alone near Brookville are worth the ride{you can easily see them on google earth} ... fuel is available at Advocate Harbor... In Masstown rt 4 near Truro there is a widely known /year round market{Masstown market} for good eats /seafood etc. and fuel across the road.


    Advocate Harbor { ten minutes from the Cape D'or lookout}
    [​IMG]20150914_164511 by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    you would need to drive by Spencer's Island ..where the light house top floor /beacon area is open to the public or was last summer anyway..

    [​IMG]20150914_162045 by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20150914_162016 by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    If you are further interested there is likely better secondary highway options from Sussex NB to the N.S border

    best of luck
    Bill
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  10. AdamChandler

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    Jumping on this thread. How early in the year can I make this trip?

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    Is June safe w/ proper gear or should I wait until August?
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  11. Academy

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    Been on trips to Newfoundland and the Maritimes twice in June and once in July. Less rain in July. On both trips we packed some some warm layers and was glad we did.

    The hostels were cool and we found that we could stay in universities for a good price.

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  12. AdamChandler

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    I can be very cold and I can be very wet but wet & cold, no thanks! July it is. I usually go south once a year, Given how close I am to CA, I should head north this time. Mont Tremblant is as far North as I've gone.
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  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    June may be safe.. but it'll be closer to freezing more days than not. Likely very damp/wet/cold for much of that map especially in Labrador and Nfld.

    August, by far the best time of year weather wise.

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  14. Academy

    Academy Been here awhile

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    Plan on St Johns Newfoundland amazing people and place.

    We stayed at the Memorial University

    The Rooms Museum
    Rocket Bakery Water Street
    Fixed Coffee Duckworth Street

    View of the Harbor from Signal Hill

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    August is too far away! It's finally in the 20s here and icy so the bike is being put away next week. Getting the itch for the next big trip.
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  18. Slowphil

    Slowphil Big Man in a very very small pond

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    It actually matters to those of us who live in the Maritimes as well as the Newfs!! LOL
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  19. MapMaster

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    Hi Phil!
    I'll confess that I wasn't considering the local's perspective on the subject. I'm glad you chimed in. :wink:
    Hope you've been keeping well.
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  20. Slowphil

    Slowphil Big Man in a very very small pond

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    August is a much safer bet and for crying out loud don't forget l'anse aux meadows national site, vikings landed there long before Columbus
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