Atlantic Canada is home to warm hospitality, wild seas, picture-perfect lighthouses, and quaint fishing villages. Feel the sand in your toes and the salty breeze in your hair as you explore miles of sandy beaches and stunning coastal scenery.
The largest province in the region is Newfoundland and Labrador, where icebergs, seabirds, and whales create an awesome natural spectacle in the springtime from many
points along the coast. Said to be the oldest city in North America, the brightly painted houses of the capital, St. John’s, are a beacon through the infamous fog.
Nova Scotia spans from the Cape Breton Highlands to the Bay of Fundy with lots of attractions in between. Savor the food and wine of the Annapolis Valley, explore the lighthouses and fishing villages of the south shore, bask in the shallow, warm waters of the Northumberland Strait, or wine and dine in the capital city, Halifax. And in the crook of Nova Scotia’s north shore, Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island, has endless beaches, mouthwatering fresh seafood, and a relaxed rhythm of life.
Combining the best elements of the region, New Brunswick borders Maine, Nova Scotia, and Quebec. Enjoy the warm waters and French culture of the Acadian shore, or go whale watching on the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world.
The remote location of Atlantic Canada – which comprises the Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, as well as the wild expanse of Newfoundland and Labrador – is all part of what makes it so beautiful. The region is an ocean lover’s paradise where the rise and fall of the tides, the ferocity of the sea, and the gentle warmth of the Gulf Stream provide the perfect environment for thrilling adventures such as whale watching, kayaking, surfing, and rafting. In Atlantic Canada, foodies can feast on fresh, salty-sweet oysters, lobster, and giant scallops, while music lovers will find their toes tapping to Celtic fiddles, traditional Acadian music, or cutting- edge jazz at one of the region’s many cultural festivals.