From coast to coast, Canada wows adventurous visitors with astounding natural scenery and fascinating cultural destinations. The Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick abound with world-class attractions. Come and see for yourself.
In my view, quite apart from the classic “world-class” list of bucket list places to visit in Atlantic Canada, there’s the feel of the Atlantic region that’s exceptional. Come for the down-home welcome. Come for the lilting accents and ready smiles.
It’s these which make any visit to these provinces compellingly unforgettable. For here in our Atlantic Canada, you’ll be welcomed like family.
Know something? When you think of it, I’ve just described a world-class welcome. So come, be a part of it, and I’ll bet that just like me you’ll long to return. Here are my top picks of the most amazing attractions in Atlantic Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador
1-L’Anse-aux-Meadows National Historic Site, Newfoundland and Labrador
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978 and the first known place in the Americas to be settled by Europeans.
2-Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador
for windswept hiking and wildlife watching.
3-Woody Point and Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador
Find out more about the wonders of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Prince Edward Island
4-Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
for its significant artistic community.
5-Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island
one of Canada’s most-visited national parks for its stunning dunes, beaches and woodlands.
Find out more about the wonders of Prince Edward Island.
6-Hooked Rug Museum of North America, Nova Scotia
A stunning collection of old and contemporary works.
7-Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site and best surviving example of a planned British colonial village in North America.
8-Wild Barrier Islands, Nova Scotia
archipelago of 100 offshore islands which shelter a mainland’s exposed shore.
Find out more about the wonders of Nova Scotia.
9-Stonehammer Geopark, New Brunswick
– UNESCO world heritage park with a billion years of Earth’s history.
10-Kouchibouguac National Park Dark Sky Preserve, New Brunswick
Atlantic Canada abounds with world-class wonders so come and explore – and add your own destinations to this list.
11-Bay of Fundy National Park, New Brunswick
– one of Canada’s natural World Heritage wonders.
Find out more about the wonders of New Brunswick.
Katharine Fletcher is a book author and freelance author who lives in Quebec but has a soft spot for the Canadian Maritimes.
Read this post for a feel of the traditions of Newfoundland.