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Old 02-24-2011, 11:26 PM   #31
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Provinces like British Columbia can learn a couple of things about how to treat tourists from PEI - like:

1) provide a cycle path from one end of the province to the other.
2) let tourists into the province for free, but then charge them a toll to leave.
3) limit dangerous wildlife to raccoons and overhead geese.
4) have cool museums and historical sites but close them on weekends
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PEI sounds like a nice place to visit.
Is there a toll on the Fixed Link Bridge.
Geo
They only charge the toll when you care to finally leave. We crossed in a sub-compact car for $40something - an SUV hauling an Escape is undoubedly more. British Columbia should put a toll at the Alberta border and do the same

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Old 02-24-2011, 11:37 PM   #32
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British Columbia should put a toll at the Alberta border and do the same

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We already do that. As a fly fisher and a resident of B.C. I can buy an Alberta fishing license for the same price as an Albertan. An Albertan, fishing in B.C. has to buy a premium non-resident license. And, an Albertan coming from the Crowsnest River ( where I like to fish and camp ) is likely to fish the Elk or a tributary, which is Classified water and requires an additional tag. The fee for me is $15, but for non-residents is considerable.
I've been surprised at the hospitality afforded me in Alberta, with BC vehicle plates. As in, I haven't yet found four flat tires when returning to my RAV.

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:18 AM   #33
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Hi: shanngord...Yes there's an additional charge per extra axle so "Our Escape Hatch" was $47. something leaving the Island...but IT'S WORTH THE TRIP!!! Just like the seafood and home baked buns at Fishermans Wharf in N. Rustico. YUMMMM. Alf
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:53 AM   #34
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Don't get me wrong - my wife and I would go back to PEI in a heartbeat. Whether we would drive across Canada towing the Escape is the question. We where thinking of flying into Halifax packing our touring bicycles and doing it that way. The island looks like a great spot for this if you stay off the main highway.

Baglo: as a former Albertan myself, but a BCer born and here the last 17 years I have seen people (mostly Albertans) come to this province to use the outdoor recreational facilities without spending any $$$ within the province. Unfortunately, what sticks in ones mind are the abusers of the system. In the winter, watch the parking lots that the snowmobilers use in the BC Rockies - 80% Alberta plates and often the ones making use of Search and Rescue services. Where I fish on the north coast - huge travel trailers (not Escapes) set up on any of the free ocean front campgrounds (Work Channel comes to mind) and staying the summer - every one that I saw on three seperate occassions was Alberta plates. (Perhaps on the ocean, Search and Rescue is the responsibility of Coast Guard, which in turn is federal, which in turn even Albertans pay for.)

There is nothing wrong with asking non-residence to pay more to fish the Elk/Wigwam classified systems. As residence we are already doing so through various levels of taxation.

The magic of the PEI exit toll is it encourages people to come to the province and perhaps stay a bit longer.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:31 PM   #35
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My wife and I, spent a little over a week driving around Nova Scotia, and a few days on PEI.
Our son was in the miliary, in Digby, and we have friends in Halifax.
We do have an Eastern connection, in Ontario (Port Dover) our grand daughter is with the Fred Eaglesmith Band.

You may have heard some of his music. It seems he is popular on the esact coast and down into the lower 48.
Personaly I liked him when we met.

It seems you have the impression I do not like the east coast, what I related was just one experience.

I have had similiar experiences in Hong Kong, and Barbados, but still enjoyed my time there.
by the way Barbados beaches are white but are not sand, they are pulverized coral. and it rains at 15;30 hours every day.

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #36
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I think Pei is like a lot of places, we do have what i call tourist traps ( there is people who like them) I personally rarely visit them. I find there is enough other things to do. Now if you as a visitor want to visit and leave some green stuff, we are happy about that also.
I guess that brings up the point why I bought another trailer ( my relatives thinks i,m crazy) It is because they dont build motels where i like to stay. My escape will have enough luxuries for us to be comfortable and i will be able to park it anywhere that i like the scenery, it is being equiped with solar etc.
I wonder if Tammy found a way for a washer and dryer to fit!!!, I guess i could do without the dryer on sunny days.
I think that there is enough variety to suit everyones needs if we take the time to look a bit, its all in the journey. Antisipation is most of the fun.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #37
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Hi wcf: I'm equally excited about my 17B having a 19 mate closeby. Give me a call sometime soon and we'll have a coffee and talk about Escapes.

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