Highlights from our East Coast travels
ARI's current retail survey rollout has us agents exploring many cities in the eastern part of Canada this past summer. From the port cities of Halifax and St. John's, to the charming towns of Sydney, Charlottetown, and Summerside, I've had a great summer opportunity in venturing around these beautiful places. Here is a few places that I'll share with you:
A sentimental place where my father grew up. – Sydney, NS
I was fortunate enough to try some of the best ice cream ever! - Cows Creamery – Charlottetown, PEI
Cows was named “Canada’s best ice cream” in a survey of readers of Reader’s Digest and named the world’s top place to get ice cream by Tauck World Discovery. Cows only uses milk from Prince Edward Island.
Taking the ferry from Wood Islands to Caribou was one of my favorite parts of the trip. Crossing time is approximately 75 minutes and is the most efficient way to get to my next location. On-board amenities include live music performances, viewing decks of the water, unique gift shops, Cows Ice Cream, and more!
You haven’t been to Halifax if you haven’t strolled the entire waterfront! - Halifax Waterfront, NS
A busy tourist hub with a working port and one of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks, plus eateries & shops. The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is highly recommended to visit if you are in the area. It is the oldest continuously operating farmer’s market in North America (founded in 1750).
One of my many lobster roll dishes I’ve had out here. Sure beats any other fast-food joint when I’m on the road! - Row House Lobster Co., Charlottetown, PEI
If you enjoy seafood, the lobster roll is a fast-food sandwich native to New England made of lobster meat served in a hot dog-style bun.
Spinnaker’s Landing, Summerside, PEI
Summerside is the second largest town in PEI. The city has had major reconstruction of the west end seawall which has resulted in a new waterfront boardwalk for residents and visitors. Spinnakers was designed on a fishing village theme and offers unique souvenirs, gifts, antiques and local art. A MUST VISIT location, especially in the summer.
The Confederation Bridge, Borden-Carleton, PEI
A two-lane 13km long bridge linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.