Last year we spent 2 weeks in southern NB, northern NS (Parrsboro, Pictou areas) and PEI. We loved it so much that we are coming back this July to see more of NS. I am trying to see if we can catch the Highland Games as part if our visit.
Currently there are only the dates listed on their website of July 7-14th. Since we would likely be going through Antigonish either July 7 or 10th, would there likely be much Games related activities to see? I get the feeling that the 11-14th are when the main attractions happen. There is unfortunately no way we can push our visit any later in the week because we coming from Ontario and want to be home before the 14th (my son's birthday). Any thoughts from those who have been?
Also, would three days be good for Halifax?
Our tentative itinerary is:
Day 1: drive from Ontario to Oromocto, NB
Day 2: arrive in Halifax by noonish, see Peggys Cove
Day 3: Canada Day in Halifax, maybe the Citadel
Day 4: Museums, Fort McNab, ?
Day 5: Lunenburg, drive to Annapolis Royale
Day 6: Fort Anne/Port Royale, wineries, spend night around Windsor
Day 7: more wineries and sites, night in Antigonish or Port Hawksbury
Day 8: Glenora Distillery, night in Pleasant Bay (whale watching hopefully)
Day 9: CB Highlands Park, night in Sydney
Day 10: Fort Louisburg maybe Miners Museum, night in Baddeck
Day 11: Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Highland Village, night in Port Hawksbury or Antigonish
From there we will start making our way home. Last year we put 6200 km on our car - wondering what this year's total will be lol