Atlantic Coast

From quaint little fishing villages to ancient Mi’kmaq traditions and strong Celtic heritage and from some of the world’s finest whale watching to breath taking hiking trails and pristine natural scenery, the eastern seaboard of Canada is not only surprisingly close to the United Kingdom in many ways, but also offers a fascinating insight into a rarely explored part of Canada.

Why visit Atlantic Coast ?

  • Walk on the sea bed at the notorious Bay of Fundy
  • Go cruising in search of the rare North Atlantic Right whale
  • Drive the stunning scenery of the famous 187 mile Cabot Trail
  • Tuck into the world’s best lobsters at Shediac
  • Hike the stunning trails of Cape Breton Island

Encompassing many rivers, pine forest, mountains and beaches New Brunswick is all about getting outside and revelling in the great outdoors ! Whether you want to hike it, bike it, raft it, climb it or watch it, this stunning region of Eastern Canada has so much to offer. The Bay of Fundy is famed not only for its incredible whale watching, but also for having the most extreme tides in the world at Hopewell Rocks and it’s here that the mighty Saint John River collides with the Bay of Fundy at Reversing Rapids. Sleepy coastal villages, buzzing farmer’s markets, intriguing cultural heritage and Mi’kmaq traditions along with world-class cuisine in St Andrews and a burgeoning craft beer scene make for an enchanted visit.

From its rich maritime history to its quaint fishing villages and from the stunning scenery of the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton to its fascinating Scottish and Celtic heritage, Nova Scotia offers a fascinating insight into a very different part of Canada. The marine wildlife is incredible and the waters off the Bay of Fundy are important feeding grounds for Humpback, Minke and the rare North Atlantic Right whale as well as dolphins, porpoises, seals and many sea birds. Halifax, the capital, is dominated by the star-shaped Citadel Hill (Fort George) and is known for its lively waterfront, wonderful coastal cuisine, vibrant art scene and as the final resting place of many of the victims of the sinking of RMS Titanic.

Located off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island is renowned for not only its laid-back pace of life, but also its smooth red sandy beaches and sandstone cliffs; inlets and countless bays. It also boats many charming seaside communities, historic octagonal lighthouses, lush fertile farmland and pretty coastal drives as well as incredible seafood with some of the world’s finest lobster, oysters and mussels. This is an outdoor world offering a myriad of opportunities to go kayaking, biking, sailing, fishing, exploring the pretty little capital of Charlottetown, famed for its key role in the founding of Canada as a country, or merely relaxing on its many miles of smooth sandy beaches.

LOCATION

CANADA KEY INFO

Visa

An ETA visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT -4 hours on the East coast GMT -8 hours on the west coast

Flight Time

9.5 hours Direct (West), 7 hours Direct (East)

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