The production we named Honeymoon Canada really started with the purchase of our pick up truck and camper. The camper, the kind that sits on the bed of the truck, was one of the largest of its kind at the time with a rear slide and a side slide. It certainly drew a lot of attention when we drove into towns.
Starting from our base in Victoria, British Columbia after purchasing the truck and camper, we drove clean across Canada to start our two year production in Newfoundland. We only stopped briefly in Ontario to have a satellite dish installed on the roof of the camper which would allow us to connect to the internet regardless of where we were in Canada (at least that was the idea).
In the first year, we travelled through Newfoundland and Labrador from West to East taking in the geological treasures, culture, and coastal fishing communities with their intriguing history.
After our Newfoundland Labrador fix we farewelled the "Rock" and started our journey through the first of the Canadian Maritime provinces - Nova Scotia. ...More information below photos...
...Continue gallery information: Having explored Cape Breton's marine wildlife, history and scenery we continued on down the coast of Nova Scotia to the province's Capital of Halifax where we hung out for a week or two then continued along the Lighthouse Route taking in some historic coastal communities along the way. Digby - famous for succulent scallops was the gateway to the Digby Neck Islands and the Annapolis Valley.
The famous Bay of Fundy with its massive tides and marine wildlife was a must see. We checked out the tidal bores in several locations in the Bay of Fundy, then checked out of Nova Scotia - next was Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
We took the nearly 13km long Confederation Bridge to the smallest province of Canada, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), with its rich, rusty coloured soil ideal for growing potatoes. We explored the coastline here where boats ply the waters for lobsters, then checked out the Green Gables farmhouse in Cavendish - the setting for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, first published in 1908.
New Brunswick features the longest covered bridge in the world! National Parks and extreme tides are among the attractions of New Brunswick, as is the culture and landscapes.
Leaving the Canadian Maritimes from Campbellton, New Brunswick by a short drive over the JC Van Horne Bridge across the Chaleur Bay and outlet for the Restigouche River, we arrived in the beautiful province of Quebec.
Whale watching, exploring the Canadian Shield, coastal communities from the Gaspe Peninsula to the northern shores of the St Lawrence River where all on our "to do" list. Historic Quebec City and modern Montreal were interesting contrasts.
Ontario's parliamentary hub Ottawa, its largest city Toronto, plus the great lakes, waterfalls and scenic fall colours saw to the final stretch of our first year on the road.
After winterizing the truck and camper, we headed north to Churchill, Manitoba in search of the iconic polar bear.
If you interested where we are, please check out our Blog which comes almost live from the road. Here is the link to it: Canada travel blog, ideas and tips.