Travelling in New Zealand last winter, we often had conversations with New Zealanders about Canada. They gushed enthusiastically about the Canadian Maritimes. We felt incredibly sheepish admitting that we had never travelled there.
The Maritimes have long been near the top of our bucket list. That coupled with concerns about the safety and security of international travel, especially to France, a favourite cycling destination of ours, this year seemed like an ideal time to finally travel to the Maritimes.
For my international readership (all three of you), the Maritimes includes the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It is a long drive from Winnipeg, a daunting 3500 kilometers.
We look forward to some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, famous Maritime hospitality, fresh-caught seafood and a dose of Canadian history as we explore some of Canada’s earliest settlements.
I’ll be in touch.
September 27, 2016 at 9:35 pm
What a coincidence Kim…we’ve just come back from golfing at Cabot Links in Cape Breton and visiting Pier 21 in Halifax where my mother and I emigrated into Canada in 1950. It’s a very moving experience for anyone whose family came from Europe and I highly recommend it if you’re in the area.
Enjoy your journey!
September 28, 2016 at 3:39 am
It was a rainy day in Halifax yesterday and we spent it at Pier 21. It reminds us of how lucky we are to be Canadians!