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Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Atlantic Canada captures the natural beauty of its four provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador – which all offer unique heritage. Enjoy the selection of great outdoors lifestyle, fresh seafood and brilliant nightlife offered in each province.

Prince Edward Island is the setting of the world-renowned novel Anne of Green Gables which is part of the Prince Edward Island's National Park. While on the island explore Charlottetown, the birthplace of Canadian federation. The historic charm and Victorian architecture is infused with local culture, and succulent seafood.

Follow the Cabot Trail for one of the most scenic coastal drives in North America and take part in Gaelic festivals along the way. Enjoy a tour of Old Town Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and let the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site reveal the Anglo-French hostilities that took place in Nova Scotia.

Witness the power of the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, where you can walk on the ocean floor at low tide and kayak up to 50 feet higher at the same spot just six hours later. New Brunswick also offers fantastic bird and whale watching as well as nature hikes in the Fundy National Park.

Gros Morne National Park should be another stunning feature of an Atlantic Canada travel itinerary. Follow the fjords that cut into the Long Range Mountains and feel the mist from the nearby waterfall. You can also witness the effect of continental drift in this UNESCO World Heritage Site found in Newfoundland and Labrador.

There are many fishing villages and beaches scattered around the region where you can relax and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Admire the Acadian Peninsula and discover more about their heritage at living history museums. And enjoy the green farmland and vast hunting ground available to explore in Labrador.

Where to go in Atlantic Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador

Explore one of the most striking national parks in Canada, Gros Morne National Park, found on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Watch icebergs drift by from the coastline and try whale watching from one of the bays.

Prince Edward Island

Despite being the smallest province of Canada, on your Prince Edward Island holiday you'll admire some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

New Brunswick

The Bay of Fundy demonstrates the highest tides in the world and is arguably the most attractive feature of your New Brunswick travel itinerary. Explore the popular flowerpot rock formations at Hopewell Rocks. Or take a hike through Fundy National Park and observe the wildlife and scenery on offer.

Nova Scotia

Your Nova Scotia travel experience will combine the area's history with its beautiful scenery. Cabot Trail demonstrates this with a reputation as one of the most scenic coastal drives in North America. Explore the Gaelic heritage, national park and valleys of the Acadian forest on Cape Breton Islan…

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When to go to Atlantic Canada

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Like much of Canada, the Atlantic provinces can be visited throughout the year. In summer, visitors enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing and wildlife watching, while the region's towns and cities are alive with festivals and locals dining al fresco. In winter the weather can be challenging, but even the most remote corners, like Fogo Island, are open for business, with skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and even storm watching among the activities on offer.

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Top itineraries in Atlantic Canada

Authentic Nova Scotia Self-Drive

17-day tailor-made self drive from £2,475 pp incl. flights

This road trip showcases the natural beauty of Nova Scotia's landscapes and coastlines and explores this Atlantic Canada province in depth. Enjoy the unique culture, friendly locals and superb seafood as you discover wild beaches, remote lighthouses and pristine national parks.

Authentic Newfoundland Self Drive

14-day tailor-made self drive from £2,835 pp incl. flights

This Newfoundland journey starts in St John's, the oldest city in North America and takes in Trinity, Terra Nova National Park, Fogo Island, L'Anse aux Meadows – a Viking settlement site and Gros Morne National Park, designated a UNESCO world Heritage Site in 1987.

Unique Properties of the Maritimes Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,275 pp incl. flights

Explore the Canadian Maritimes as you travel through the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.Taste remarkable seafood, discover a unique Acadian culture and drive some of Canada's most spectacular coastlines.

Treasures & Lighthouses of Nova Scotia Self Drive

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,175 pp incl. flights

Coastal beauty, stunning landscapes, gingerbread houses and storybook lighthouses give this Atlantic province its own distinctive identity and it has truly become the crown jewel of Canada’s eastern coast - see it all on this wonderful 16 day self-drive tour.

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Top places to stay in Atlantic Canada

Fogo Island Inn

Contemporary hotel

Located on the remote yet accessible Fogo Island off the Northeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island Inn is halfway between the equator and the North Pole.

Quirpon Lighthouse

Designer hotel from £155 pp

Quirpon offers an island experience on the shores of 'Iceberg Alley' in a fully restored lighthouse which dates back to 1922

Trout Point Lodge

Contemporary lodge

This luxury retreat is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and offers a place of solitude, excellent food, memorable wilderness experiences and the ability to switch off from the outside world.

Torngat Mountain Base Camp & Research Station

Traditional lodge from £2,385 pp

Explore the Torngat Mountains National Park at the northern tip of Labrador, a wilderness seacoast of towering fjords and turquoise lakes.

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Atlantic Canada articles

  • Visiting the 4 provinces that make up Atlantic Canada

    Atlantic Canada may seem vast, but remember – this is life on a North American scale. Our guide to the provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island – will help you decide where to plan your Canadian holiday this year.

  • Gems of Nova Scotia

    Explore Atlantic Canada like a local, with our guide to the best spots for scenic photos, sweeping coastal drives, UNESCO landmarks and much more.

  • Natural Beauty: Torngat Mountains National Park

    No roads lead to Torngat; its borders are only open in the summer to boat trips and charter planes making for an exclusive, unspoilt experience.

  • The 5 Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

    With its rolling green hills set around glacial valleys and jewel-like lakes, this six-state huddle retains the rural charm that greeted pioneers some 400 years ago. Here, you’ll trace the footsteps through idyllic townships and picturesque fishing villages.

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