We enjoyed our trip around the Gaspe' a few years ago. Camped at Cap-Chat on the St L, had the obligatory homard dinner. Continued around and stayed at Tete d'Indien for about a week and day-tripped all around Perce' and took the boat to Bonaventure Island to watch the gannets. Wait for a calm day as the seas can be pretty steep.
We loved the whole trip. Everyone was very friendly - but our basic French was a struggle in some of the remote fishing villages. We took the bridge to PEI )(no toll TO the island) and enjoyed touring - but the island seems to be mostly golf and Ann of Green Gables. Small enough that you can see all there is to see in a week or so. Charlottetown is charming and likely a must-see for all Canadians, as the Federation was federated there.
We rode the ferry to NS and stayed at the North Sydney KOA. This was convenient for us for touring Cape Breton and the Bras d'OR. I didn't get around to buying a bottle of NS Scotch at the distillery but will likely do so next time. Street signs in Gaelic, so brush up. Louisbourg is very well done for a living history village but plan to allow a full day as it is quite expensive and worth the time.
returning home, we did not visit the southern part of NS; we stayed at a muni campground in Parrsville that we remember fondly. the bay opens into the Bay of Fundy so the tremendous tides are on display there as well.
We really enjoyed the unhurried, rural character of the drive around Gaspe'. As I recall, we travelled in September.
Somebody, please, point me to the road.
wbcci 9239 (Re-enlisted 2013)