|Subject: Re: Atlantic Canada|
> The current plan is to fly into Halifax, stay for a couple of days
> then rent a car and travel towards New Brunswick taking the
> evangeline trail.
Hi Judy; We putzed along the Evangeline Trail a few years ago and a couple of spots remain memorable. We based ourselves in Digby -- a very quaint little town to admire for a day or so. We stayed at the Thistledown Inn. A delightful Victorian B&B, right on the basin with adirondack chairs by the water to watch the boats, and what remains of the scallop fleet, come and go. Breakfast was wonderful -- I can still recall a fresh asparagus omelette. http://www.thistledown.ns.ca/theinn/view.html
One day we headed off to Brier Island to explore and definitely would go back there to stay in the lodge overnight. Such wonderful sea views -- it looked positively therapeutic. We only had time for lunch and a tour of the lodge, but it was a delight. The trip involves two short ferry rides,(free) but as they leave every half hour, not time consuming. http://www.brierisland.com/
Don't miss the Habitation at Port Royal Nat'l Historic Site -- we lingered there for almost half a day as the history was so absorbing. http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/parks/nova_scotia/port_royal/Port_royal_e.htm
Wolfville is a charming town with many historic captain's homes converted to very elegant B&B's and definitely worth a browse for accommodations. We hadn't booked ahead, so pickings were slim and we ended up at a country motel-- Wandlyn Inn, now Annapolis Royal Inn? -- overlooking the tidal basin. Not terribly elegant, but very clean and hospitable, also a good location to make our run to the airport the next morning.
Hope these comments add to your idea pool. Planning is such fun!
Anne Burlington ON
PS. We're still on hold for Victoria -- or anywhere else at the moment, but anticipation is a wondrous thing!