|Subject: Atlantic Canada|
My husband and I lived in Digby, Nova Scotia for three years about 15 years ago, and visited PEI and Nova Scotia on two separate trips with the kids in 1999 and 2000. As we flew from Ottawa into Moncton for PEI and into Halifax for the Nova Scotia trip, we were able to keep our holiday to a week each time. I think 12 days will be adequate to get a good look at the area at a reasonable pace. You might like to take the Confederation bridge into PEI from NB and then the ferry to Nova Scotia.
In Cape Breton, we really enjoyed Fort Louisbourg, which is a good half day visit, and the Miner's Museum in Glace Bay. Make sure when in the Digby area, you have their deep fried scallops and chips (it sounds like sacrilege, but they are delicious!)
We stayed at The Normaway Inn in Margaree Valley at the end of the Cabot Trail and just loved their breakfasts with the traditional oatcakes. They are recognized in the Where to Eat in Canada Guide.
You might like to try traditional Acadian Rappie Pie (sp?) which is made primarily of potatoes, when you are near the French shore, but I never learned to like it.
Hope this helps. Helen