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Guest Blog - Bucket List Experiences in Atlantic Canada by First Class Holidays

Thursday 15 March 2018

Located on Canada’s East Coast, the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island boast Canada’s most spectacular and pristine coastline. Here you’ll find lush vistas and uncrowded beaches, breathtaking scenery and a vibrant and welcoming culture that will ensure you'll feel like a local in no time. Here are just some of the best bucket-list experiences in Atlantic Canada.

New Brunswick: Whale Watching Cruise

Whale Watching, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada

See one of the sea’s most majestic mammals on a whale watching tour from Saint Andrews’ historic wharf. Weave your way through the bays and island channels to search the Bay of Fundy coastal waters for whales and other marine wildlife. The world’s highest twice-daily tides stir up a bounty of food in local waters, which attracts several species of migratory whales.

Species you might see include the Minke, Finback, Humpback, and the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, as well as porpoises, seals, Atlantic puffins, bald eagles, razorbills, black guillemots and other pelagisea birds: what more could you want? You’ll have a rare opportunity for a safe and exciting marine adventure; one never knows from day-to-day or trip-to-trip what will be seen. Be sure to bring sunscreen, binoculars, warm footwear, long pants, a warm sweater, a camera and extra batteries – you’ll want to take lots of pictures!

Newfoundland and Labrador: Iceberg Watch Cruise

Iceberg Cruise, Twillingate, Newfoundland & Labrador, Atlantic Canada

Situated in the heart of iceberg alley, Twillingate Adventure Tours will introduce you to icebergs, whales, sunsets and many other spectacular views that the beautiful island of Twillingate has to offer. The Twillingate region contains some of the most unique attractions in the world. Starting in late spring - often lasting until mid-summer - massive icebergs are a common sight along the coast, sometimes floating right into the harbours. Grab your camera and head out on the ocean; you will have so many opportunities to capture beautiful coastal imagery or just to relax and take in the refreshing salty air. You may even have the chance to visit many of the scenic, sheltered bays where you can try your luck at catching cod (when in season – approx Jul – early Sep), which was once a staple for Newfoundland’s people and its economy.

Nova Scotia: Peggy’s Cove Tour

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada

Peggy’s Cove has been a paradise for artists and explorers for well over 150 years, and it’s not hard to see why. This picture-perfect postcard village, on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, stands on solid granite rock above the crashing surf. The lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in Canada; once you’re there you’ll understand why. On a day tour here you can enjoy some free time exploring the stunning natural beauty of the area: the rocks, the trails, the village and the gift shops. The restaurants and cafés in the area also offer the freshest Nova Scotian seafood - lobster is the specialty, but don't miss a feed of mussels or a meal featuring the wonderful fresh St Margaret's Bay haddock.

Prince Edward Island (PEI): Island Drives & Anne of Green Gables

Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada

Experience history, beautiful scenery and the quaint charm of Atlantic Canada; what’s not to love? View rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbours along the Green Gables Shore as you get ready to tour the North Shore area. Take photo stops along the way at picturesque little fishing villages, lighthouses and the world-class PEI National Park – Cavendish Beach. Don't miss a visit to Green Gables House; this old farm site inspired L.M. Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, which was published in 1908 and has become a worldwide classic. Another must-see attraction to visit is the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located in one of Canada’s prettiest villages. The company uses locally grown fruit to make delicious jams and marmalades which you’ll get to sample, and why not take some home with you?

Thinking about ticking these off your bucket list? Talk to our personal travel experts about a holiday to Canada with First Class: call 0191 285 9321, email holidays@travelb.co.uk or send a message via our online enquiry form. Check out our latest offers for a spectacular self-drive tour of Atlantic Canada

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