Atlantic Canada is one of the country’s most vibrant regions, made up of four enchanting east coast provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. With a plethora of things to do, including historical and cultural sites, seemingly endless coastline, spectacular marine life and charming seaside towns, a holiday to Atlantic Canada is definitely one for your Canadian bucket list.
Atlantic Canada’s most visited province is Nova Scotia, home to the busy port city of Halifax. One of the country’s most picturesque cities, Halifax comes alive with maritime history, stunning outdoor scenery and culinary delights – the city is often considered to be at the centre of Canadian Maritime Cuisine, as it serves up some of the world’s freshest seafood straight from the Atlantic Ocean.
The province’s beautiful coastal landscape offers a wealth of outdoor activities, from hiking along the seafront to kayaking the rocky shoreline. We recommend taking a trip to Peggy’s Cove, which is home to Canada’s most photographed lighthouse. Dubbed ‘Mother Nature’s Playground’ by locals, the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay offer breath-taking views and the opportunity to enjoy stunning scenic walks.
If it’s scenery you’re after, New Brunswick should be next on your to-do list. The beautiful Bay of Fundy offers plentiful opportunity for outdoor adventure – visit Hopewell Rocks and explore the ‘flowerpot rocks’ at low tide, or swim in the warm saltwater along the Acadian Coast. New Brunswick is also a great destination for spotting wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for black bear and breaching whales in their natural habitats.
Newfoundland & Labrador is famous for its spectacular coastlines, icebergs and stunning seascapes. The province is home to colorful fishing communities, beautiful National Parks, a trio of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and mountain ranges, so you will have an abundance of rejuvenating fresh air on a holiday to Newfoundland & Labrador! After a day enjoying the great outdoors, embark upon a culinary experience in one of our provinces award winning restaurants and sample local cuisine inspired by land and sea, such as fish & brewis, toutons with molasses & berries and of course an iceberg beer.
Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s prettiest provinces, renowned for its beaches. With over 1,100km of shoreline and red sandstone cliffs, this island makes for an idyllic retreat from the bustling city. Participate in an exciting deep-sea fishing adventure or and explore the island’s beautiful bays in a kayak. PEI’s capital city, Charlottetown, is also a must-visit to explore the local shops, arts and entertainment scene, and fine restaurants.
Whatever you choose to do on your holiday to Atlantic Canada, Canadian Affair can offer help and advice on where to go and what to do. Contact one of our experts for more information.