Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
Four scenic provinces and one amazing road trip will have you soaking up Celtic, French Acadian and First Nations culture, succulent fresh seafood and wild nature along the way.
Raise a glass of Nova Scotia’s finest award-winning L’Acadie sparkling wine to start your trip. Explore Halifax’s Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then stroll the waterfront boardwalk before the first of many lobster dinners watching the sun set over.
Snap photos at the picturesque British colonial settler town of Lunenberg. Layered with hundreds of years of Canadian history, discover important maritime links on a tour of this Unesco World Heritage Site.
Sample dark rum with a hint of caramel and spice at the Ironworks, Nova Scotia’s first microdistillery.
Walk with the Mi’kmaq First Nations on an Eskasoni Cultural Journeys guided trail through the forest, meeting elders and learning more about this vibrant community.
Feel the wonder of history at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a Unesco World Heritage Site and see 300-millionyear-old fossils and uncover the world’s most complete fossil records of the Coal Age.
Reach New Brunswick and launch your kayak from a red sand beach and paddle past curious rock arch formations, worn away by the world’s highest tides at the Bay of Fundy.
Tour the holiday home of one of the US’s most famous presidents at Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Over cookies and “tea with Eleanor” learn about the Roosevelts’ life there.
Spend Saturday morning at one of Canada’s best community markets in Fredericton; dive into fresh lobster rolls and blueberry gelato.
Stock up on artisan jams, soaps and New Brunswick wines to take home. This is one of the best places to view marine life, so learn the difference between minke, humpback and fin whales, and look out for the rare North Atlantic right whale, which can often be spotted in these waters.
Leave the mainland behind you and cross the eightmile Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. A food tour of Charlottetown will introduce you to briny Malpeque oysters, local Island blue mussels and craft beers in a downtown brewery.
Strap on a snorkel and wetsuit, and join a giant bar clam dig. You’ll eat your catch on a secluded beach.
Take a culinary journey at the Fall Flavours Festival, or hear the noise of your feet on the “singing sand” at Souris in Basin Head Provincial Park.
Swim in the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. Freewheel along the Confederation Trail and past picturesque lighthouses over brightly coloured bridges, stopping at friendly waterside communities. Cheer at a traditional night of harness racing at Canada’s oldest track.
Newfoundland and Labrador
In just five hours direct from London, arrive in Newfoundland and Labrador, where humpback whales slap their tails as they breach the water and icebergs slowly drift past on the horizon.
Explore the quaint streets of the capital St John’s with its Celtic crafts, delicious restaurants and live music bars.
Dig into the history of the province and its people at The Rooms – three floors of fascinating exhibits with a killer view of the city and sea.
Marvels await at Gros Morne National Park, when you head out with a ranger to explore the Tablelands where the Earth’s crust lies exposed.
Camp overnight in this World Heritage site and wake to a sunrise you will remember for ever. Board the ferry to Fogo Island, considered to be one of the four corners of the Earth by the Flat Earth Society. Here, Fogo Island Inn, set on a rocky cliff, overlooks the wild ocean.
Take an island tour with a friendly and knowledgeable local and