Visit The Maritimes and immerse yourself in the way of life. The Maritimes includes New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Throughout, experience the sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, rustic fishing villages, remote lighthouses, rich history and warm hospitality. These make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations.
If it’s your first visit, be sure to explore the most famous sites. A must-do is experiencing the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. It is considered the most spectacular highway in the world. Check out the Acadian village of Cheticamp for world-famous hooked rugs. Stop at a beach to swim or play a round of golf. To say that the Cabot Trail is breathtaking is an understatement.
The provinces are all dotted with picturesque lighthouses, although the government is allowing the famous Peggy Cove lighthouse to fall into disrepair. In Saint John, visit the Reversing Falls. Here, the tides are so high and powerful they force the flow of water to reverse against the prevailing current when the tide is high. Take a jet boat ride to get the full experience.
The novel, Anne of Green Gables, was first published in 1908. Today, millions of the book’s fans have made the trip to PEI to discover the land that captivated Anne. Enjoy the performance at Charlottetown; it is the longest running musical in Canada and possibly in the world.
If you are a lobster fan, The Maritimes lobster is the envy of the world. And what could be more satisfying than catching and cooking your own on the beach? You can’t talk about the experience of The Maritimes without talking about the warmth of the people. Take out a map in a restaurant and you’re immediately surrounded by people offering good advice.
- A car is a necessity so you can explore the areas that are a must-see when you visit The Maritimes.
- The British history is evident – even in some of the local foods.
- B & Bs are a good option if you want to meet and make friends with the local people.