Renowned for its wonderfully warm hospitality and incredible beauty, Eastern Canada is an area that’s most definitely worth exploring. Home to some amazing areas, including an array of maritime provinces, the east of Canada is somewhere that should be on every traveler’s radar, particularly since Lonely Planet named Canada as the best country in the world to visit in 2017 – surely that says that this little area of beauty is worth a visit?
The fantastic thing about Eastern Canada is that it has a lot to offer, from walking and watersports to different towns and cities, so whatever your interests, you are sure to have a good time here. To help you ensure that your trip goes according to plan and you can make the most of this amazing place, below is a guide to exploring Eastern Canada.
Where are the best places to visit?
Eastern Canada is home to some incredible locations, which is why choosing what to see and do while you are visiting can be a struggle. Of all the amazing destinations and sights and attractions on offer, below are a few of the must-see places.
New Brunswick, a maritime province in Eastern Canada, is somewhere that you don’t want to miss. It combines seaside, rivers, beautiful pine forests, craggy cliffs, and Bay of Fundy, which is renowned for its whale watching. Close by is the port city of St John which houses the famous New Brunswick Museum and has a market that is truly unique. There’s also Reversing Falls nearby where the rapids flow backward at high tide – a truly unique sight.
Newfoundland and Labrador, the most easterly province within Canada, is another must-see location. Here you can view one of the natural world’s most impressive sites – Iceberg Alley. At certain times of year at Iceberg Alley, an area between Newfoundland and Labrador, giant icebergs that are hundreds of years old, if not thousands of years old, float by. Newfoundland is also famous for its L’anse aux Meadows, the only authentic Viking site in the world, which is what makes it an absolute must-see.
Nova Scotia is another maritime province that’s home to an array of wildlife, including puffins and seals, and is known for its watersports such as kayaking. In Halifax, the province’s capital there’s a bustling waterfront packed full of restaurants and bars, as well as a selection of shops. Nova Scotia is also famous for Joggins Fossil Cliffs, another area of outstanding natural beauty that is a must see for nature lovers.
Where should you stay?
Like in all great travel destinations, when it comes to your accommodation options, there is plenty of choices. From quaint seaside guesthouses and glamping sites to five-star hotels, there is a range of housing options to choose from. It’s just a case of taking into account your budget and needs regarding where you would prefer to stay.
For accommodation that is family-friendly and well designed and decorated, picking a hotel could be a good option. One of the most popular hotels in the New Brunswick area which is located close to many of the most popular amenities is Amsterdam Inn and Suites. However, there are also many other hotels, as well as other accommodation options, to choose from.
Find all the best local eateries
Regarding where the best places are to eat, that depends on your tastes. However, seeing as Eastern Canada is a coastal area, seafood is abundantly available. So if you’re someone who loves fresh, locally caught seafood, you are in luck.
Some of the best restaurants include Efes Mediterranean Grill, which serves a selection of Mediterranean-inspired foods, Steakhouse 85, which serves steak, grilled meats, and seafood, and The Frog and The Peach, a fine dining eatery serving a range of American cuisine. These are just a few of the best places; there are many other eateries to choose from.
There you have it, a guide to exploring Eastern Canad