From the moment that you arrive into St. John’s, the lively historic capital of Newfoundland you are surrounded by Irish/Anglo culture and history. Explore the Avalon Region further to discover quaint fishing communities, set amidst rocky coves and rugged coastline. A visit to Newfoundland would be incomplete without experiencing the copious wildlife, rare seabirds, towering icebergs and majestic humpback whales that frequent this area in season.
Travel eastwards and explore the Eastern Region that winds its way from historic Cape Bonavista to the charming villages of the Burin Peninsula. You will find a delightful stretch of small communities throughout this region. From the charming communities of Trinity with it’s unique combination of historic architecture and strong British ties and Bonavista – where John Cabot landed in 1497.
The interior of the island – the Central Region is a land of expansive countryside, dense forests, isolated communities and an intricate network of salmon & fishing rivers. Visit Terra Nova National Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
Western Newfoundland is a nature lovers and photographers paradise. From Port aux Basques – the arrival point of the Nova Scotia to Newfoundland ferry, experience the breathtaking Codroy Valley en route to Corner Brook the 2nd city of Newfoundland. Follow the Viking Trail to the spectacular Gros Morne National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a contrast of dramatic inland fjords, geological tablelands and impressive mountains. Travel north to view the whales and icebergs (in season) of the Northern Peninsula – home to the UNESCO world heritage site of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only authenticated Viking Settlement Site in North America.
One of the last great wilderness areas on the face of the earth, Labrador is made up of towering mountains, massive rock faces, pristine lakes and endless flowing rivers. This isolated, diverse landscape offers a unique outdoor adventure.
Fundy Coastal Drive – One of the marine wonders of the world, this dramatically scenic route will amaze you with sights such as the Fundy National Park, Reversing Falls, Hopewell Rocks and the Tidal Bore.
Acadian Coastal Drive – A contrasting blend of historical villages & coastal towns, stunning beaches and the unique Eco-Tourism site of the Kouchibouguac National Park. Appalachian Range Route – Explore the Appalachian Range Mountains, North America’s oldest. Visit Sugarloaf – a year round destination resort located near Campbellton the gateway to the Appalachian Range Route, and Mount Carleton – the highest peak in the Maritimes.
River Valley Scenic Drive – Cross the world’s longest covered bridge to a region of unbelievable contrast. This scenic drive takes you through valleys and rivers as the name suggests and highlights along the way include the dramatic Grand Falls Gorge.
Miramichi River Route – Follow the Miramichi River as it meanders through forests and lush countryside. The Atlantic salmon reigns supreme on this world famous river.
Experience the phenomenal Bay of Fundy along the Evangeline Trail, a journey rich in culture, diversity, charm and natural beauty. Be spellbound by the World’s Highest Tides and the pristine lakes, rivers and forests of Kejimikujik National Park.
The Glooscap Trail evokes images of ancient legends and mysteries born of nature’s beauty. The trail follows the spectacular shore of the Minas Basin, famous for the Tidal Bore and the highest tides in the world – up to 50ft high.
Gently rolling farmlands, winding country roads and sandy beaches follow the Northumberland Strait of the Sunrise Trail. The trail follows in the footsteps of Canada’s earliest settlers – Mi’kmaq, the Scots and the Acadians, this area is rich in Scottish Heritage and home to the world famous Highland Games.
Cape Breton Island invites you to experience a blend of French and Scottish culture amid a stunning backdrop of tree-covered mountains and magnificent valleys. Delight in the contrasting scenery from the rugged inlets of the Ceilidh Trail, the incredible plateaus of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to the tranquil setting of the Bras d’Or Lakes.
The Marine Drive takes you through a land of pristine, coastal beauty, romantic seaside villages and unspoiled beaches. Make time to see Goldboro – a gold mining town, Sherbrooke Village – a living history museum and also Martinique Beach – the longest beach in the province.
The Lighthouse Route journeys through an unforgettable landscape of coastal beauty and historic charm. Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay are just some of the delights along this route.
Explore the Island’s scenic southeast along the Hills & Harbours Route and discover rich, rolling farmland, sandy beaches, charming fishing villages and quaint harbours. Amongst the many highlights of this attractive area Point Prim Lighthouse and Brudenell Provincial Park are must-sees!
A cornucopia of nature’s abundance – the Bays & Dunes region is home to numerous attractive provincial and national parks including the delightful Souris Beach Provincial Park. Other places to visit include the Singing Sands at Basin Head and the Eastpoint Lighthouse.
Expansive red beaches and cliffs, tinged with lush green await you as you enter the Charlotte’s Shore region of Prince Edward Island. Access can be gained to this region from the recently constructed 13-km Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick.
Perhaps the most famous area of Prince Edward Island, rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes and bustling harbours reflect the charismatic beauty of Anne’s Land. Setting of the fictional heroine ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and home of its author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
See first hand the blend of yesterday and today that makes up the Ship to Shore region. Places of interest include the city of Summerside – rich in culture and shipbuilding heritage and the Linkletter Provincial Park.