I'll be driving from Cape Breton Island to Toronto sometime in February, and want to take a few weeks and make several stops along the way to visit friends and family. I don't have ANY money as I've been volunteering at L'Arche for several months! Please recommend must-try road food, fast food, markets, stores or cheap restaurants for my journey!
My route will take me from the New Brunswick border to Quebec City for Winter Carnival, then either the main highway to Montreal, or the alternate route past St-Pacome on the south shore. Which route is better for Chowhounds? Ottawa is my next stop after leaving the province of Quebec.