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Maritime Canada - Don't Miss

green tick Halifax
Nova Scotia's capital is a mix of history, cosmopolitan culture, amazing food and wine, galleries and art
green tick Lunenburg
Drive the lighthouse route - visit the Fishery & Whaling Museum - enjoy Nova Scotia’s ‘foody’ capital
green tick Digby
Digby scallops and whale watching
green tick St. Andrews
Great walking and whale watching. Try the Canadian version of St. Andrews golf course
green tick The Fundy Trail
Spectacular coastal drive with many lighthouses
green tick Fundy National Park
View the much photographed Hopewell Rocks
green tick P.E.I
Miles of pristine beaches, home to Anne of Green Gables and where Canada was born
green tick The Cabot Trail
Awe inspiring drive along the Cabot Trail, spectacular in all seasons but particularly in Autumn
green tick Baddeck
The home of Alexander Graham Bell. Visit Fort Louisbourg or take a boat trip on the Bras d’Or lake
Maritime Canada - fascinating mix of experiences and scenery

This is the name commonly given to the three provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Each is distinctive in its own right, but when amalgamated into one holiday they provide an interesting mix of experiences and scenery.

Why choose Maritime Canada?

Throughout the area you are never far from the sea: long coastlines, interesting bays and fascinating beaches. You will find a warm welcome here and the locals still find plenty of time to stop and talk and share their experiences. The earlier settlers were the English, Scots, Irish and French and what we see today is an amalgam of their cultures, together with that of the first nation’s people who were the earliest inhabitants of the area. It is an interesting mix: food, music and dance play a large part in their culture even today. It is strange to think there are more schools teaching the bagpipes in Nova Scotia than in the whole of Scotland.

The countryside is interesting and varied. The extensive orchards, sugar bush (for maple syrup production), the potato fields of PEI and large wooded areas produce a landscape that is an amalgamation of Devon and Cornwall, Ireland and Scotland.

The early immigrants and visitors alike landed at the ports of Halifax and St John’s New Brunswick and they have some of the most extensive history and heritage in Canada. In the early days the British fought the French for control of these “new” lands and even today the English fort, The Citadel, in Halifax and the French fort, Fort Louisburg, are amongst the most visited attractions.

Many people have grown to love the interesting mix of accommodation: some grand historic hotels in the major towns, some smaller lodges, many offering an exceptional cuisine, and some Bed & Breakfast’s, or indeed some out of the way fishing lodges offering yet another dimension to the accommodation available.

The iconic sightseeing stops in this area are the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lunenburg, the Bay of Fundy with the highest tidal reach in the world and the Cabot Trail, one of the most exciting drives in North America.

If you are looking for something a little different at a slower pace and in particular stunning Fall foliage, then look no further than Maritime Canada.
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Maritime Canada Fly-Drive

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