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Atlantic Canada

Mark and David's verdict:

In less than six hours' flying time from the UK, the four provinces of Atlantic Canada offer a rich smorgasbord of attractions. You’ll discover solitary beaches, French Acadian and Scottish heritage and timeless fishing villages. You'll can see whales, touch icebergs, hike, bike or canoe in glorious settings, play golf on super-scenic courses and tuck into the freshest seafood.


Recommended tour operator: Wexas

Wexas says

From creamy chowders to the freshest of shellfish, Atlantic Canada is a haven for seafood lovers. Think succulent lobster, oysters, mussels, scallops, clams, crab, halibut and salmon. But gourmet delights are not all that this charming destination has to offer.

  • Great seafood
  • Self-drive adventures
  • Whale watching

In New Brunswick, world-class caviar tasting is paired with whale watching, picturesque fishing towns and island idylls. Discover all its beauty on our nine-day New Brunswick Explorer self-drive holiday.

Newfoundland and Labrador offer cutting-edge accommodation amidst Fogo Island’s rugged landscapes, a lighthouse stay on the shores of ‘iceberg alley’, and the largest concentration of humpback whales on earth.

Our two-week Authentic Newfoundland self-drive holiday is a gem from icebergs and a stay on Fogo Island to the aptly-named “Jelly Bean Row” houses of St John’s.

The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s most scenic drives. Hugging the Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s tip in Nova Scotia, this where you will see whales breach along the coast, lighthouses and characterful villages, all vying for your attention.

The Charms of Atlantic Canada takes you on a circular self-drive journey from Halifax, taking in The Cabot Trail, Bay of Fundy, historic St Louisbourg and Prince Edward Island – known for its spectacular coastal beauty and beaches and as the world-renowned setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel, Anne of Green Gables.

Our team of Canada specialists will tailor your holiday to suit your timeframe, budget and interests.

Find out more about our holidays in Atlantic Canada and accommodation ideas and let us create your next holiday.

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