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tours or easy transportation?

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tours or easy transportation?

HELP! First trip to area and not enough time. I'm traveling with daughter, her husband and their 4 yr old and 20 month old. Flying into Halifax but heard St. John resembled towns in Ireland, especially colorful houses. We'Re of Irish descent. Is St. John and area a place not to be missed? We'Re not into hiking or many museums because of kids ages. Love the picturesque fishing villages. What is not to be missed? Will have a car in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick areas but not Newfoundland.

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1. Re: tours or easy transportation?

Newfoundland is not an easy place to visit without your own transportation. Yes, many people comment that it has similarities to Ireland, and certain areas of the province are primarily of Irish descent. However, our tourists alsolove to come for the chance to see whales, icebergs, seabirds and gorgeous sea views. St. John's is a small city, unless you take tours or have your own transportation, you will not see many fishing villages.

Cape Spear near St. John's is the most easterly point of North America. Petty Harbour nearby is probably the closest fishing village. Have a look at information here on TA, as well as the link below to the Tourism site for St. John's and see if there is enough to make the trip worthwhile for your family.

http://destinationstjohns.com/why-st-johns/

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Thank you I will check the info you mentioned. Anything on PEI, New Brunswick and other general area not to be missed?

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You should post in thier provinces tourism forum as each province has it own

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ok, thanks

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Irishdriver, I sent you a PM.

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