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    Campgrounds NS/NB?

    My son and I are headed to Cape Brenton via NB July 5.
    He wants to camp ( my idea of camping is get the MC out) and I am looking for suggestions as to campgrounds and am still looking at routes.

    Also looking to find a cell phone company that works in Canada. I had Sprint/.Nextel the last trip up and didn't have any service at all past Calise.

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    My idea of camping is a hotel - so i can't help you there, however Rogers is a common carrier in NE Canada i.e. NB and NS, may want to check them out see if you can be supported by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLAST54 View Post
    My son and I are headed to Cape Brenton via NB July 5.
    He wants to camp ( my idea of camping is get the MC out) and I am looking for suggestions as to campgrounds and am still looking at routes.

    Also looking to find a cell phone company that works in Canada. I had Sprint/.Nextel the last trip up and didn't have any service at all past Calise.
    There are MANY places where you'll get no cell service, no matter the carrier. I mostly use Sprint with the "Canada Roaming" option since I go to Canada frequently. I also carry an AT&T phone. One is CDMA and the other is GSM. That said, if one doesn't work, the other prolly doesn't either. I'm told that Rogers and AT&T are affiliated.

    For camping, Provincial Campgrounds are excellent. Seek them out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nova_Scotia_Parks
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    One campground I would definitely recommend as a must do experience is Meat Cove on the north end of Cape Breton. One of the best spots I've ever pitched a tent. Stunning scenery!

    One campground I'll avoid for the rest of my life is Murphy's Cove just north of Halifax. Big RVs with generators running all night. Dozens of college kids puking and shouting all night. Mosquitos galore. No store within miles and $2+ Snickers bars in the camp store.

    YMMV

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    Thanks for the replies folks, Keep em coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    One campground I would definitely recommend as a must do experience is Meat Cove on the north end of Cape Breton. One of the best spots I've ever pitched a tent. Stunning scenery!
    +1 Minor caution though...don't choose a spot too far down the hill. It can be hard to get the bike back up on the slippery grass. This advice is from the campground tender. Even parked here, next to the green tent, I spun the wheel quite a bit.

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    When you reach a tourist information centre in Nova Scotia, ask about camping in university residences. Not as posh as a hotel, nor as pricey, but a little cushier than sleeping on a thermarest. Some even supply breakfast. Being a little slow, it took me until the second night to figure out why there were no urinals in the washrooms/showers. Then it hit me; I was staying in a woman's residence.
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    I love Canadian Provincial Parks, they are without a doubt the cleanest, best tended campgrounds I have ever used. I too am looking at a trip up there, maybe in August, and put this collection of all the Provincial Parks with Campgrounds together in that whole area - it is not complete as I still need to add the National Parks like Cape Breton but it is a good start.

    For some reason when I converted from Garmin Waypoint file to .kmz to import into GoogleMaps it lost all the URLs and phone numbers, but the websites are:
    NS - http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/
    NB - http://www.nbparks.ca
    and Canadian National Parks: http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/np-pn/index_e.asp

    If you want the waypoint list, drop me a PM.

    This is from that 1996 trip - the Cheticamp campground in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, cannot recommend it enough.


    And you will not want to miss Meat Cove, also from the 1996 trip - I wonder if the little "WARNING - Tent Openings Away From Cliff" sign is still there at the campground check-in



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