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Honeymooning on Canada's East Coast

Posted At : November 19, 2008 5:09 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 14,358
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Whether you already live on the East coast, or are thinking of traveling to the "right" side of the country for your honeymoon, Atlantic Canada is a romantic destination unlike any other. From the sandy beaches of Prince Edward Island, to the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia; there's a wealth of scenery, cuisine and adventure for newlyweds to discover on the East coast.

For the adventure seekers: If you're the type of bride and groom that's eager to get out there and explore nature on your honeymoon, consider taking advantage of the East coast's many trails and expeditions. There's hiking Cape Split or the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia; whale watching off the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick; and for the real adventure seekers-climbing Gros Morne mountain in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

For the "touristy" types: Maybe you and your partner are curious to see some East coast sites, but not necessarily looking for a walk on the wild side. Prince Edward Island beckons thousands of tourists a year from as far away as Japan, who come to visit the home of Anne of Green Gables author, Lucy Maude Montgomery or to bask on the beautiful beaches of Cavendish. Atlantic Canada's largest city, Halifax, is home to several tourist hot spots that don't disappoint-you can enjoy a narrated tour of the city on The Harbour Hopper, an ocean expedition aboard the Bluenose II, or a picture-perfect view of the province's most famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove.

For the romantics: If romantic accommodations are your top honeymoon priority, the East coast has a selection of cozy cabins, bed and breakfasts, and luxury hotels to suit any style.Prince Edward Island's luxury accommodations include such spots as Dalvay by the Sea, Fairholm National Historic Inn, and the Northport Pier Inn. Nova Scotia also features spots that are high-end yet cozy and right in the heart of Halifax, such as The Haliburton and The Waverley Inn, where Oscar Wilde once stayed.

For the foodies: All of the East coast is famous for its sumptuous seafood-there's fresh lobster, oysters, mussels and more available at any number of buffets and smorgasbords. And if you want to try a drink you can't get anywhere else on earth, take a tour of George Street in Saint John's, Newfoundland and ask the locals to be "screeched" in!

What to pack: The East coast of Canada is known for a lot of things, but it's not know for having predictable weather. If you're honeymooning in the spring or summer, layering is key. Bring a selection of the lightest clothes you have paired with pants, long-sleeved shirts and light jackets or sweaters that you can throw on when the weather cools off. It also helps to keep a small, portable umbrella in your purse to whip out during a flash of summer rain. If you're honeymooning in the fall or winter, bring a selection of pants, long-sleeved shirts, boots, and a few different coats ranging from light rain gear to winter wool.

Story by G. Melanson

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