East Canada - by car (are there enough motels?) ideas?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 2, 2012 3:25 PM Last Post By: Weaver
Jun 27, 2012 1:21 PM
East Canada - by car (are there enough motels?) ideas?Hi there
We will have our trip in September (east canada, starting in Toronto). As we are no "camper-friends" we are wondering, if it is possible to travel by car easily. Do we find enough motels around and do somebody have ideas what are the must sees and should sees. Any suggestion would be veryvery welcome :-).
In addition it would be great if somebody could give recommendations about companies where we should get the car (cheap but good....).
Thanks a lot and hope I will get a lot of information...
Jun 27, 2012 3:25 PM
Of course there are enough motels. Check the above for information & ideas.
Jun 29, 2012 3:55 AM
2Plenty of places to stay. I wouldn't worry about that.
Most rental car places are the same. They are all big international brands: Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Discount, etc. Whether one company is cheaper or not is fairly random. One thing you should check is whether they will give you unlimited kilometres. Some companies have limits when you take the car across different provinces. If is often cheapest to book the car through a broker in your home country. They often include the price of insurance in their quote.
Mors general information on what to see and do is best found in a guidebook. How long is your trip? Do you have any rough itinerary? Were you plannkng on heading all the way east to Nova Scotia? Newfoundland? Or did you just want to visit Ontario and Quebec?
Jul 30, 2012 1:53 PM
Jul 30, 2012 1:56 PM
Aug 1, 2012 6:32 AM
5It's hard to make suggestions without knowing how much time you want to devote to different parts; it's a huge area...it's like asking where to go in Western Europe. For example, some people would be happy spending all four weeks in the four big cities of the area: Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Québec City. Others wouldn't want to see the cities at all. For some getting to Newfoundland would be a priority while others would be okay about giving it a miss.
If I were doing this trip, I would spend a week to ten days in Toronto, Ottawa and points in between like Algonquin Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, and the Thousand Islands. I would then spend two weeks in Montréal, Québec City, Tadoussac (whale-watching), and the Gaspé peninsula. In the fourth week, I would go to to Halifax and Cape Breton Island.
Perhaps that itinerary gives you some ideas of what to look for in a guide book. You can then pick and choose based on what interests you. I haven't traveled much east of Montréal, which is why my itinerary is biased more towards Ontario and Québec. For example, you might want to drop those provinces in favour of New Brunswick and/or Prince Edward Island...or Newfoundland, which is much farther afield.
Good luck and do come back with some more specific questions!
Aug 1, 2012 11:36 AM
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Aug 2, 2012 3:25 PM
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