Atlantic Canada

Our Atlantic Canada Roadtrip – By the Numbers

Atlantic Canada

After 2+ months in Atlantic Canada, Tristan and I are settling back into Toronto. It was an incredible couple of months where I finally got to start exploring my own country. I couldn’t have ask for a better way to spend the summer months. We had a pretty ambitious route, changing locations every 2 days or so, and so I feel as though I’m finally getting a chance to process everything we saw and did. It was a really big trip and even though we had a long chunk of time on the road, I feel like we only scratched the surface of Atlantic Canada.

Tristan blogged about our trip in real-time with a weekly trip report of our entire trip. But now it’s my turn to take all the photos and video clips captured on this trip and showcase the many places, activities, and sites we visited along the way! There’s so much to share, so expect lots of content over the coming months.

But before I start getting into the meat and potatos of the trip, I wanted to share a fun recap of our Atlantic Canada Roadtrip. Here’s our roadtrip by the numbers:

  • 12,862 – total kilometres travelled to and from Atlantic Canada starting in Toronto (including 754km travelled on ferries)
  • 4 – total number of provinces visited (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador
  • 65 – total number of days of our Atlantic Canada Roadtrip
  • 2 – number of oil changes Jane (our Honda Civic) had during the roadtrip
  • 14 – the age of Jane
  • 25 – total number of times we filled up at a gas station
  • 847.79 – total dollars spent on gas for our entire Atlantic Canada Roadtrip
  • 0.95 – dollar amount of the cheapest gas per litre fill-up (in Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • 1.30 – dollar amount of the most expensive gas per litre fill-up (in Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland)
Foods to eat in Atlantic Canada
One of 3 lobster dinners we ate on our roadtrip.
  • 12.9 – length in kilometres of the Confederation Bridge connecting New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (the longest bridge over ice-covered water in the world)
  • 5 – number of ferries we traveled on
  • 16 – number of hours of the longest ferry we took (520km from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Argentia, Newfoundland)
  • 3 – number of moose we saw
  • 20 – number of lighthouses we saw (out of hundreds in the region)
Lighthouses in Atlantic Canada
Covehead Lighthouse on PEI
  • 724.3 – total GB of photos and video clips captured on our Atlantic Canada Roadtrip
  • 9 – number of accommodation styles we stayed in (tent, B & B’s, hotels, motels, inns, rustic cabin, trailer, oTENTik, ferry cabin)
  • 11 – total number of nights we slept in our tent
KOA Canada
For 2 nights on our roadtrip, we stayed in this trailer at the Cavendish KOA campground.
  • 3 – number of lobster dinners we ate
  • 1702 – year built of the oldest site we visited (Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia)
  • 13 – total number of Parks Canada Historic Sites and National Parks visited (Fundy National Park, Prince Edward Island National Park, Port Royal Historic Site, Fort Anne Historic Site, Kejimkujik National Park, Halifax Citadel Historic Site, Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Fortress of Louisbourg Historic Site, Signal Hill Historic Site, Cape Spear Lighthouse Historic Site, Terra Nova National Park, Gros Morne National Park)
  • 115 billion – tonnes of water that flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy in a 12hr period (one full tidal phase)
Hopewell Rocks
Kayaking around the Hopewell Rocks during high tide.
  • 5 – the number of times Tristan was able to watch his beloved Toronto Blue Jays play baseball on TV
  • 12 – number of hiking trails we trekked
  • 19,566 – total number of words in Tristan’s 9-part weekly trip reports
  • 2,148 – extra kilometres we would have had to drive if we took the ferry up into Labrador and came back to Toronto that way (before we realized that there wasn’t a road that followed the coast to Quebec…)
  • 1 – the number of guys we saw on horseback in Gros Morne National Park
  • 17 – number of visits we made to a Tim Horton’s
  • 0 – number of times Jane (our Civic) broke down! #teamJane

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