nova scotia, new brunswick and quebec, oh my! {a snapshot journal}

Quebec City is a great road trip destination for Nova Scotians for a multitude of reasons. We love it because it only takes a little over 12 hours, if you didn’t stop, perfect for two 6-hour drive days, or for the really ambitious travelers, a day-long journey. And in those 12 hours, not only can you see a large part of pristine Canadian forest, coastline, and water, but you are transported from rural Nova Scotia into a city with European style, a whole other language, and an entirely different culture. Well worth the drive.

We just got back from a week of adventures in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec, enjoying the outdoors, eating some great food, and exploring a part of the country we’ve never seen. Stay tuned for more detailed posts about our travels, but for now, here’s a snapshot journal of our trip!

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Hitting the rocky beach at Five Islands Park, Nova Scotia
Jacob's Ladder at Victoria Park, Truro, Nova Scotia
Jacob’s Ladder at Victoria Park, Truro, Nova Scotia
The cool rocks we discovered from a dead end road in Lower Economy, Nova Scotia
The cool rock we discovered from a dead-end road in Lower Economy, Nova Scotia
The World's Largest Lobster in Shediac, Nova Scotia, also known as the Lobster Capital of the World
The World’s Largest Lobster in Shediac, New Brunswick, also known as the Lobster Capital of the World
Spent a rainy hour at Parlee Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick. The normally packed beach was almost deserted.
Spent a rainy hour at Parlee Beach Provincial Park in New Brunswick. The normally packed beach was almost deserted.
Explored the dunes at Bouctouche, New Brunswick
Exploring the dunes at Bouctouche, New Brunswick
Spent the afternoon in Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick
Spent the afternoon in Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick
Checked out the Bathurst, New Brunswick coastline from the viewing tower
Checked out the Bathurst, New Brunswick coastline from the viewing tower
Stopped at Le Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer near Rimouski, Quebec - the Canyon at the Gates of Hell!
Stopped at Le Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer near Rimouski, Quebec – the Canyon at the Gates of Hell!
Not suitable for those who aren't a fan of heights!
Not suitable for those who aren’t a fan of heights!
Had a little lunch and did a little shopping in the thriving community of Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
Had a little lunch and did a little shopping in the thriving community of Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
Took a walk in the woods in Le Parc des Sept-Chutes in Saint-Pascal, Quebec, the park with seven waterfalls
Took a walk in the woods in Le Parc des Sept-Chutes in Saint-Pascal, Quebec, the park with seven waterfalls
Spent a few days wandering the walls and narrow streets of Old Quebec City, Vieux-Quebec
Spent a few days wandering the walls and narrow streets of Old Quebec City, Vieux-Québec
Got soaked by the spray off Monmorency Falls, just outside of Quebec City
Got soaked by the spray off Montmorency Falls, just outside of Quebec City
Spent our last Quebec night on the Île d'Orléans, a small agricultural island just a short bridge away from Quebec City
Spent our last Quebec night on the Île d’Orléans, a small agricultural island in the Saint Lawrence River
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