We travel with out a toad when traveling and staying only for a short time in an area and use a rental and one less thing to have to maintain when on the road.
We refer to the main road in Canada as the Maple Leaf or Trans Canadian Highway and it is the major cross country Rt. The Canadians Do not let ay grass grow under there feet, they move right along.
Montreal is an old city with narrow streets. It has been a long time between visits for us. Ottawa is also an older city, with a number of canals and small parks; with the old narrow streets.
One needs to cross the St. Lawrence back to the South side before going to far East. The roads get narrower and narrower as you head East on the North shore and some of the ferries become interesting
The Maritimes have some of the most beautiful sights and views one will see. The Bay of Fundy has one of the largest Tide changes anywhere in the world in regards the depth.
The ferry to Newfoundland is a large ocean going ship. Leaving from North Sidney to Port Aux Basques, is a 7 Hr. trip and takes a few hrs to load. Nice lounge Chairs to relax in.
The major roads are not bad,the side roads very considerably. The sea Food is some of the best we have ever tasted by the way.
Prince Edward Island is now reachable by a 12 mile bridge. No fee for the trip to the Island, but around $45.00 for the return trip.
Not a large piece of land, very able roads and some large Quilt displays, Celtic Music and small towns.
One needs to remember that the East Coast cites are old with many of the Lower Bridges and Narrow Streets. That in many ways make them quaint and interesting to visit.
Acadia National Park in Maine is also a special place.
Enjoy the East side on the country and have a safe trip.
Dave, I forgot to mention that one can run into some thick fog at times when the wind patters change. That area is a battle ground between warm and cold air in the summer.