I'm off to Canada at the end of August; my parents are Canadian so I was there many times as a child but haven't been for 20 years or so, and my wife's never been so I'm really looking forward to the trip.
We've got our itinerary pretty much sorted already I hope, partly determined by relatives we wanna visit along the way. There's a few pretty hefty drives but we'll both be driving and from what I recall the scenery should keep us from finding them too much of a drag. I did this trip as a kid with two drivers in a shorter time so I think it's do-able.
It's looking like:
Day 1: Halifax
Day 2: Halifax
Day 3: Halifax
Day 4: Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
Day 5: Campbellton, New Brunswick
Day 6: Matane, (Gaspé peninsula), Quebec
Day 7: Quebec
Day 8: Montreal
Day 9: Toronto
Day 10: Toronto
Day 11: Toronto
One possible error is that getting to Cape Breton and not seeing the Cabot Trail would seem silly, but with a lot of ground to cover to get to Campbellton the next night it might be more than would be manageable. Not sure if we can lose a day in Halifax though...
Anyhow, I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for things to see and do in or around any of these places? Everyone seems to suggest Lunenberg in NS is worth a trip, and at the other end Niagara is presumably a good bet... but beyond that I don't really know what to try to cram into the moments we're not in the car! Any help would be very gratefully received.