Raising Memories: Family Road Trip Across Eastern Canada
  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Family Road Trip Across Eastern Canada

I grew up in Southern Ontario and although we took several family road trips to the U.S.A. during my childhood, it wasn't until recently that I ventured outside of Ontario within my own Country. My curiosity about the other provinces was first peaked as a child, when I read Anne of Green Gables and read L.M. Montgomery's romantic descriptions of the beauty of Prince Edward Island. When I learned more about the geography of our whole country, I found myself with an unspoken bucket list item, to visit the coasts of Canada someday. This year is Canada's 150th and it seemed like an appropriate time to take that leap (or drive, in this case) and visit Eastern Canada with my family!


If you're following me on Instagram, you already know that we began our journey on the first of this month. Now that we have returned home, I have so much that I want to share with you about our experiences and what we learned about road-tripping across Canada with kids!


The photo below was taken on Prince Edward Island- I finally set foot on that red soil! Someday I hope to set foot in British Columbia too, but for now I am thrilled to share our experiences from this road trip from Ontario, through Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.


I'll be posting about the trip in parts, throughout the rest of this month. I hope you'll enjoy hearing about the things we did (and perhaps get some ideas for your own future visits to these provinces).


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15 comments:

  1. Love Eastern Canada! We went to PEI last summer and Halifax this summer. Loved every moment!

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    1. It's so cool to get out there! You'll have to get into New Brunswick someday, to see Hopewell Rocks- it's really amazing to see in person!

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  2. L.M. Montgomery's books captured my childhood imagination as well. A visit to PEI would be amazing. So excited to follow along on your trip.

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    1. Thanks Deanna! I'm always a little surprised when I hear someone hasn't read Anne of Green Gables ;) I loved it so much!

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  3. I can't wait to read more. This is a trip we have yet to make together as a family. It is one I will pitch soon as a big family travel adventure for the blog and for my readers to follow too.

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    1. Thank you :) You will love it when you do it someday!

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  4. Being from Alberta I've been to B.C. many times but have never been east, I want to go to the eastern provinces soon though.

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    1. Now I want to go to the Western side of Canada and see what it's like there! :)

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  5. The furthest East that I've been is New Brunswick (road trip from MB). I'd love to visit PEI and Nova Scotia too.

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  6. I really want to make it out East, it's on my list. What an incredible trip!

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  7. Travelling is great, I've traveled many parts of western Canada but not eastern yet.

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  8. Debbie White BeattieSeptember 9, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    I would love to visit everywhere in our beautiful country but you've definitely picked a perfect year to start

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  9. Debbie White BeattieSeptember 14, 2017 at 4:48 AM

    This would be such an adventure and I bet the everyone was so excited. I would have loved an adventure like this when I was a kid.

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  10. What a great way to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! I've been to all the provinces, but none of the territories (yet).

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~Heather Lynne

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