My obsession with the East Coast of Canada started when I was watching a Stephen King mini series called "Haven" on the syfy channel (nerd alert). I HAD to go to the cute little fishing village where the series was filmed because those opening scenes looked like heaven on earth! I did some googling and found that it was filmed in a town called Lunenburg outside of Halifax in Nova Scotia.
I made the decision to plan a trip and while doing my research came across photos of Newfoundland and added that to my itinerary as well because they had ICEBERGS!! I am a total California girl, so to some of you this may sound like no big deal, but to me I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
This was my first solo trip ever, and I wouldn't have had it any other way! I got to do exactly what I had been wanting to do and stop and take as many photos as I liked! It was also empowering and made me feel confident and that I could take on the world!
I wish I had more time to explore, but I only had one week....Here is a day to day itinerary on exactly what I did and how to see the best that the East Coast of Canada has to offer!
Day 1 (Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Blue Rocks): I got in to the Halifax airport in the morning after a red eye flight. I rented a car and drove straight to Mahone Bay, which is a small town of 900 people. The three churches are an iconic photo in that area and the streets are lined with cute shops! I got coffee at a place called The Barn and it did not disappoint!
After an hour or so of walking around the town, I was on my merry way to the town of Lunenburg. It was SO CUTE!! I stayed in my own little tiny house/cabin at the Atlantic View Cottages and the drive up to check in had the most scenic view of the town...this was the view that I came for!
After grabbing a few photos, I went into town. My first stop was poutine and a flight of local beer (super healthy, I know) from The Grand Banker, a restaurant on the waterfront. It was the best poutine I had on my trip! I spent the next few hours walking around town taking pictures of the colorful and beautiful architecture.
I took a side trip to a town called Blue Rocks...it was a photographer's dream! I mean just look at these pictures! I was pulling over every 2 feet!
Day 2 (Peggy's Cove and Halifax): I woke up early to head to Peggy's Cove to see a lighthouse, and if you know me, you know that I love lighthouses, so it was like Christmas morning waking up and heading out here! I had originally planned on going for sunrise, but let's be real, 4:30am is way to ear