Atlantic Canada Tour – Fall (Autumn) 2018
This Years (2018) fall trip (autumn) will see us head to Atlantic Canada also known as the Maritimes.
Atlantic Canada is the area to the far east of the country and combines the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (PEI).
Our Trip will be just three weeks and because of time constraints we have decided to drop off the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for this trip and do it separately at a later stage.
That leaves us with:
- Nova Scotia – As Scottish as you can get without being in Scotland and famous for its maritime links to the Atlantic
- New Brunswick – Home of the Bay of Fundy and the biggest tides in the world and the only truly bi-lingual province in Canada
- Prince Edward Island – famous for potatoes, rolling green fields and Anne of Green Gables
The map below shows these three provinces along with some of the more important things we may see along the way.
- Halifax – Capital of Nova Scotia and the most important Atlantic port in the country. Links to the Titanic, a historic Immigration entry point and maritime history and culture including the Halifax explosion of 1917
- South Shore towns of Peggy’s Cove (most photographed lighthouse) and Lunenburg (home of the Bluenose sailing ship)
- Annapolis Valley – Acadian history (very sad), apple and wine orchards
- Bay of Fundy and Hopewell rocks – lighthouses and the biggest tides in the world
- Prince Edward Island – apparently the best clam chowder in the world, everything potatoes and small red head girls with freckles and ponytails
- Cape Breton – the Highlands, Cabot Trail and Celtic colours and music – Fiddles we suspect
- Fort Louisburg – jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean the French and English fought back and forth repeatedly for control of this spot. We better find out why.
Follow along with our blogs from September 18 to October 09, 2018