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Carter’s Beach

The popularity of Carter’s Beach is an example of the power of social media. This beach went from relatively unknown…

Sea Kayaking in Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks is not only beautiful, it’s known as one of the best kayaking spots on the South Shore of…

A little village with blue rocks

Tourists visiting Nova Scotia LOVE to make a beeline for Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site (and home to the…

Old Town Lunenburg

Lunenburg is one of those places that every visitor to Nova Scotia must see. It’s a short drive from Halifax…

Whose Fort is this Fort? The story behind Fortin du Petit-Sault

This odd shaped building in Edmonston (not to be confused with Edmonton) makes for a quick roadside attraction on your…

A place called Rice Point

There’s no reason for us to be in Rice Point except to explore and see the place where Jack McEachern…

That Place Called Green Gables

Like it or not, Anne of Green Gables is as much a part of Canadian iconography as snow, hockey, maple…

Canada’s smallest province

We arrived on Prince Edward Island during a storm… a rainstorm that caused low visibility and created massive puddles that…

The World’s Largest Axe

In Nackawic, a place with a name that just flows off your tongue, there is one of Canada’s “Biggest” roadside…

Grub along the Transcanada in Eastern Canada (avoiding the US)

The food in Eastern Canada has always been simple, pure, and mindful of natural ingredients. Sure, it’s easy to find…

The incredibly human Lucy Maud Montgomery

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flood Prince Edward Island to get a dose of Anne Shirley and see…

Long bridge over ice covered waters

Back when I was a young swimmer (a very long time ago), I had a swim meet in Summerside, PEI….

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