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Old 01-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #1
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We are planning on a trans-Canada trip in mid-August. I was looking at the PEI NP site and they have campsites as two-way and three-way. Am I right that three-way means full hookup and two-way is water/electricity?
We hope to be on PEI by September. Are reservations needed?

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Old 01-28-2018, 07:46 AM   #2
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the first weekend of september in canada is Labor Day, camping is very popular at this time.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:05 PM   #3
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We were there last summer. We didn't have reservations for anything. We always found a place. Yes, labor day is one of the busiest weekends of the summer camping season. Commercial places would probably have a spot but the parks would probably be full. Yes, 2 and 3 way hookups probably mean the same thing most places.

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Old 01-28-2018, 01:31 PM   #4
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Thank you! I think we will plan on arriving at PEI after Labour Day and expect to stay at more commercial places on the way. We are looking forward to this trip!
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Help!
We are planning on a trans-Canada trip in mid-August. I was looking at the PEI NP site and they have campsites as two-way and three-way. Am I right that three-way means full hookup and two-way is water/electricity?
We hope to be on PEI by September. Are reservations needed?

thanks,
Eric
I will meet you on the road, I go the opposite way to chiliwiack from Baie-comeau(QC)
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:58 PM   #6
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How much does it cost to pull a trailer across that bridge that goes to PEI? Or the return trip-- I think they charge for only one direction.
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:14 PM   #7
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:37 PM   #8
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Yes...only to get off. If you want to experience both the ferry and bridge (which I recommend) it is cheaper when towing a trailer to do the ferry over and the bridge on the way back.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:52 PM   #9
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How much does it cost to pull a trailer across that bridge that goes to PEI? Or the return trip-- I think they charge for only one direction.
Both the Confederation Bridge and the Northumberland Ferry charge only when leaving Prince Edward Island, so that one fare is for the round trip... regardless of which method you used to get to the Island.
bridge:
  • $53 (with single-axle trailer) or
  • $61 (with tandem-axle trailer)
ferry:
  • 2017:
    Automobiles Up to 7’ in Height: $72.00
    Auto Trailer/Camper
    – up to 20' $72.00
    – up to 40' $99.00
    Fuel Surcharge – Passenger Vehicles : $5.00 CDN
  • 2018 fares not yet posted, but will presumably be similarly structured... and won't be lower
It is not clear to me if the $72 charge for "Auto Trailer/Camper" includes the car, and what the length is supposed to represent. Assuming that it does include the car in both cost and length, cars and pickups would generally be under 40 feet (some pickups with and Escape 21' would be longer), so the fare would be $104. These are all Canadian dollars, of course.

The bridge is cheaper, so the less expensive loop route is to go to the island on the ferry, and back on the bridge. Compared to other travel expenses neither the bridge nor the ferry seem very expensive, so I wouldn't worry a lot about it; however, our plan for our next trip east is to loop through New Brunswick, then Nova Scotia, then ferry to PEI, then bridge to New Brunswick.
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You can get fries and gravy on the ferry, but not on the bridge.
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