Ocean mist that permeates the air of quaint colonial towns, the smell of freshly grilled seafood along scenic waterfront boardwalks, and picture-perfect lighthouses perched on rocky outposts – Canada’s Maritimes are like nowhere else in the world. This 15-day expedition takes you to some of the east coast’s most charming towns, best attractions and incredible parks. See the unusual formations of Hopewell Rocks at different stages of the tide, traverse the scenic Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands, cruise the Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park and visit some of the oldest towns in North America. Add a hearty dose of quaint Atlantic charm for an outdoor adventure that will stay with you long after you’ve left Canada’s beautiful Atlantic provinces.
- The picturesque crayon-coloured wood houses of Lunenburg not only make the Old Town the best surviving example of a British colonial town in North America, it makes it incredibly photogenic.
- Discover the ever-changing Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy. During low tide, you can walk among the ‘flowerpot’ rock formations carved by tidal erosion, and at high tide, it’s possible to see whales from the shore!
- Explore the serene landscapes that beloved author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, called home and inspired her classic novel – Anne of Green Gables.
- Take in jaw-dropping views of steep cliffs and deep river canyons in the Cape Breton Highlands, then cruise the Western Brook Pond in Newfoundland’s World Heritage-listed Gros Morne National Park.
- Enjoy a local brew at Alexander Keith’s on Halifax’s atmospheric waterfront, learn the unusual aviation history of Gander, and spend time in one of the oldest cities in North America – St John’s.