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  • Fishing village in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Known for its coastal drives and locals that redefine the idea of a warm welcome, Atlantic Canada never fails to surprise visitors who make the trip. Wrapped around the beautiful Bay of Fundy and sheltered from the Atlantic by the Gulf of St Lawrence, the Maritime provinces are more about immersing yourself in charm and history, than rushing between must-see stops. Further east, Newfoundland and Labrador tell the story of Europe's first contact with North America. Whether you're nursing a craft brew while listening to live music in Halifax, feasting on the regional favourite, lobster roll, exploring Viking history, or sinking your toes into the sandy ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks, this is a Canada you'll want to rediscover again and again.

The centre of Canada's Acadian past, New Brunswick is known for its historic towns, covered bridges, and the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides. Hopewell Rocks grab the most attention, but take your time exploring the Fundy Coastal Drive to get the most out of this beautiful region. St. Andrews-by-the-Sea is a popular oceanfront resort village with cute shops and restaurants and superb whale watching in season. Saint John is a sturdy coastal town with handsome brick buildings and a small but lively City Market. Don’t miss a kitsch photo op at the giant lobster in Shediac, or the Acadian villages and beaches between Shediac and Miramichi.

Halifax, Nova Scotia is the largest city in the Atlantic provinces. Long gateway for immigrants to Canada, it offers a delightful waterfront with world-class museums devoted to the country's immigration and maritime histories. Foodies aren't neglected either, whether they're in search of fine dining or a local brew at a welcoming pub. Drive west to explore the colourful seaside towns of Peggy's Cove and Lunenberg. At the eastern end of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton is home to the Cabot Trail, arguably--okay, we're not arguing--one of the best driving trips on the planet. Be sure to stop in the town of Baddeck to check out beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

Across the Confederation Bridge, the longest bridge over icy waters in the world, lies Prince Edward Island. Despite being Canada's smallest province, PEI (as it's known) gives visitors and residents alike space to breathe with its laid-back pace of life. Potatoes and fresh lobster are local dietary staples, but you can find great restaurants across a variety of cuisines, particularly in Charlottetown. Dotting the island's shores are iconic lighthouses and fine beaches backed by red-rock cliffs. PEI is also known as the home of Anne of Green Gables, with a site that attracts visitors from around the world, looking to pay homage to the beloved Canadian character.

With a starring role in Canadian history, Newfoundland and Labrador are today better known for their warm hospitality and awe-inspiring Atlantic sights such as Iceberg Alley, Gros Morne National Park, and Fogo Island. In Newfoundland's north, L'Anse aux Meadows preserves the sight of the first European settlement in North America, dating back to the 11th century Vikings. Nowhere is Newfoundland's hospitality more legendary than in Gander, which provided safe harbour to the passengers of 38 diverted wide-bodied aircraft on September 11, 2001 until airspace reopened, an event retold in the hit Broadway musical Come From Away. 

Far from the glacier-cut mountains of Alberta or the big city rush of Toronto, Atlantic Canada offers some of the oldest, most essential chapters in the country's story. Yet as anyone who visits will attest, its beauty and welcome is as vibrant as ever today.

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  • A Taste Of The Maritimes

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Embark on a journey to experience the natural wonders, historic centers and fascinating cultures representing some of the oldest communities in the country. See vibrant Halifax, the commercial center of the Maritimes and follow the lighthouse route to Digby, where you cross the Bay of Fundy into Saint John. Its charming streets reflect elements of its colonial past, while on PEI Charlottetown embodies the small city charm of the region. Finally, Baddeck serves as the hub from which to explore the stunning coastlines and primeval forests of the Cabot Trail.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,319
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Circle Newfoundland & Labrador

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOURING: You are going to be surprised how many Canadian National Historic Sites there are to discover on this trip, some with UNESCO World Heritage designations. The warmth, charm, and humour of the people of Newfoundland is well-know and you can experience lots of it as you travel around the island. The stark beauty and mysterious landscapes of Labrador are a short ferry trip across from the island. Discover a piece of history here that dates to the 16th century. Impressively, the Viking settlements at L’Anse aux Meadows, at Newfoundland’s most northern point, are considerably older.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,517
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • French Culture, Lobsters and Lighthouses

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Lobsters and lighthouses are part of a fascinating journey that visits the first urban centers and villages of Québec along the St. Lawrence River before travelling into Acadia and further east to explore the stark magnificence of the Cape Breton Highlands. The route leads back into Quebec passing by the Gulf of St. Lawrence en route to Québec City. A trip packed with history, mesmerizing landscapes, vibrant art and culture, and culinary delights.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,565
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Maritime Magic Treasures

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Our route through the Maritime offers the very best of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Start in Halifax before traversing Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages and rugged coastal landscapes at the Bay of Fundy. Travel to charming Prince Edward Island and admire the beauty of the low rolling countryside of Canada’s smallest province and cradle of Canadian confederation. Make your way to Cape Breton and enjoy breathtaking views on the Cabot Trail.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,824
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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