Canada

The Maritimes holidays

Coastal charm exudes from the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island that comprise the Maritimes in eastern Canada. Picture perfect villages, a wealth of nautical history, rugged coastal scenery and rolling landscapes make this a very popular region for visitors.

Nova Scotia

Though not an island, Nova Scotia extends away from mainland Canada such that it is almost entirely surrounded by water and boasts over 120 accessible beaches. Settled in turn by the French and English, you can't help feeling that the Scottish ancestry is most prevalent - the name itself meaning 'New Scotland'.

Not surprisingly the character of this province is greatly influenced by its seafaring past. Fishing is a major industry and lovers of seafood will not be disappointed with cod, lobster and scallops regularly on the menu.

Halifax is the capital and is the largest city in the Maritimes with a colourful history dating back 250 years. An important economic centre with a busy port, Halifax is also a leading centre for higher education and enjoys a youthful vibe from its five universities.

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New Brunswick

The gateway to the Maritime provinces, New Brunswick has a long coastline, but differs from both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island as it is largely sheltered from the climatic impact of the Atlantic Ocean. The forested interior is cut through by fast flowing rivers and deep valleys.

Fundy National Park is one of the best places to experience the Bay of Fundy, well-known for having the highest tides in the world. The resulting swirls and nutrient rich waters attract an unrivalled population of whales including minke, fin and humpback.

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Prince Edward Island

Canada's smallest province is renowned for its lush landscapes - red sand beaches, rolling farmland and azure seas. It is connected to the mainland by the Confederation Bridge thus making it easily accessible. This island is the perfect place to explore at a leisurely pace. The southern beaches are reported to have the warmest waters north of Carolina, while the northern beaches are a haven for birdwatchers and windsurfers.


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