Traveling eastern Canada - eating and sleeping in quirky places
ATLANTIC CANADA – When it comes to places for travelers to rest their heads, the picturesque coastal region of Atlantic Canada offers overnight experiences that go beyond the average hotel room. From tipis to churches and beyond, these eight off-the-beaten path accommodations located within the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island turn an ordinary slumber into an unforgettable sleep.
Tipis and Trains and Churches…OH MY!
In New Brunswick, families can spend the night in a traditional tipi with an evening of storytelling by the campfire at Metepenagiag Heritage Park ( http://www.metpark.ca/ ), located along the Miramichi River. Guests will learn the rich history of the Ancient Mi’kmaq culture that have lived in that community for over 30 centuries. Rates start at $65 CAD for a four person tipi. Booking is available from July 15 to September 15, Wednesday to Saturday. BoilerAt the Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, travelers can fulfill their train conductor dreams by spending the night in a refurbished boxcar or caboose. Each car has been renovated to reflect the age of the railway and include fireplaces, air-conditioning, TV, railway memorabilia, private baths and more. This unexpected boutique hotel also features a dining car that acts as a restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Rates start at $129.50 CAD per night. To book, visit:
Fully restored by Linkum Tours, Quirpon Lighthouse Inn features
ten rooms at the base of a still-operating lighthouse