This large chunk of Eastern Canada comprises the natural beauty of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. See itinerary ideas
All four provinces have unique aspects and heritage to uncover along with a superior selection of outdoors activities, sumptuous seafood and vibrant nightlife.
Nova Scotia is one of the most attractive provinces, its beauty encapsulated in the Cabot Trail coastal drive, which is considered one of the most scenic in North America. Explore the South Shore and snap pictures of the iconic lighthouse at Peggy’s cove; discover picturesque fishing villages and learn about the area’s history at the Fortress of Louisbourg, Halifax Citadel and Province house, where the Fathers of Confederation met about the formation of Canada.
New Brunswick is renowned for its natural attractions. The Bay of Fundy is one of the most dramatic sights, with some of the highest tides in the world; it’s also a great spot for whale watching. Close by go in search of seals and sandy beaches in the Kouchibouguac National Park. Look out for art and culture in the towns of Fredricton and Moncton as well though.
Prince Edward Island is one of the smallest provinces in Canada but packs in a disproportionate amount of beautiful landscapes. Base yourself in historic Charlottetown then take the North Cape Coastal drive to find traditional fishing villages, Cedar Dunes National Park and empty space to explore; time your visit to coincide with the annual Lobster Festival if you really want a treat.
Newfoundland is home to one of the most striking national parks in Canada. Gros Morne National Park overlooks the fjords that indent the coastline here and attracts a lot of wildlife; it’s especially good for whale watching. Keep an eye out for signs of early settlers that included Indians, Dorset Eskimos and Vikings as well, all of who left their mark.