The Maritime Provinces are where Canada first met the wider world. This region has fascinating sites of historical significance and diverse landscapes, flora and fauna to explore.
In the fjords of Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland has some of the most dramatic scenery east of the Rockies, made even more striking by the huge icebergs that drift down the east coast on the Labrador Current.
New Brunswick is home to the pastoral lands of Acadia, world-beating salmon fishing on the Mirimichi River and the Bay of Fundy.
Sleepy Prince Edward Island inspired 'Anne of Green Gables' and is a land of green fields, white beaches and rich red soils.
Nova Scotia, with its brightly coloured fishing villages, stacked lobster pots and strong maritime history embodies the romance of the sea more than any other province.
Atlantic Canada itinerary ideas
Our Atlantic Canada highlights
Spot the wildlife on the Cabot Trail
The world-famous Cabot Trail is a scenic drive that circumnavigates the Cape Breton Highlands and provides plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities.
Go hiking around Charlos Cove
For a few days soaking up the atmosphere of the Maritimes, there is no-where more relaxing than the remote fishing community of Charlos Cove. Enjoy one of the many hiking coastal trails or relax with a good book.
Some of our favourite places in Atlantic Canada
Lunenburg is one of Nova Scotia’s most historic towns, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It captivates visitors with its colourful waterfront, narrow streets and old wooden buildings.
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers unparalleled walking through wild uninhabited mountains and boat tours under towering cliffs.
Great places to stay in Atlantic Canada
Inns on Great George
Located in the heart of Charlottetown's historic district, The Inns on Great George epitomise maritime hospitality and comfort with a touch of luxury.
High on a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Keltic Lodge commands magnificent views of Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Cape Smokey rising out of the sea.
Louisbourg Harbour Inn
Located just off Main Street, Louisbourg Harbour has eight beautifully decorated guest rooms, six of which overlook the historic harbour.
Neddies Harbour Inn
Neddies Harbour Inn offers spacious and tastefully furnished rooms in the heart of Gros Morne National Park.
Located on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia, Seawind Landing is a secluded getaway offering gourmet meals and an extensive wine cellar.
The Halliburton House, located in downtown Halifax, offers renowned dining and individually appointed guest rooms in a trio of heritage town houses.