Hoping to plan your next vacation to Atlantic Canada? These East Coast provinces have a wide range of activities for both family and adventure travellers to explore. To help you plan your next trip, we’ve rounded up 3 ways to explore Atlantic Canada in Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The Hike Discovery Trail Network on the Bonavista Peninsula

The  Discovery Trail Network on the Bonavista Peninsula of Eastern Newfoundland offers a stunning coastal trail system filled with sea cliffs and barrens. For fall hikers, the Skerwink Trail delivers scenic views of Port Rexton and Trinity’s autumn colours. Self-guided trail maps can be purchased via hikediscovery.com.

Bonavista Adventure Tours offers visitors a variety of outdoor adventures available through October including historical walking, boating and hiking tours, as well as foraging and beach boil ups.  Often referred to as a “mug-up,” Newfoundland boil-ups are a local favourite tradition where groups of friends and family gather on the beach for tea and cooking over the open fire.  The Forage & Beach Boil Up excursion starts with foraging for natural ingredients such as berries, plants, and seafood to be cooked during the boil-up,  the four-hour experience also includes samples of salt fish, lobster, cod, mussels and moose.

 

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Explore Miramichi by land or air.

Soar through the air above French Fort Cove at Over the Cove Zipline this fall. With two lines totalling nearly 2,000 feet, Over the Cove Zipline is the longest zip line in New Brunswick. Adventurous travellers can enjoy stunning autumn colours from the top of the zip line each weekend until October 8 depending on the weather.

Storeytown Cottages encourages guests to get on the river to scout the best of nature while canoeing down the Miramichi River before relaxing in Storeytown Cottages’ riverside hot tub and sauna. Package includes a two-night stay in a two-bedroom cottage with wood stove, canoe and gear rental for four, the shuttle drops off for a two or three-hour paddle, and access to the hot tub and sauna.
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Enjoy the Red Sand Beaches in Prince Edward Island

Known to the locals as “The Crick,” North Rustico offers a beautiful red-sand beach and some famous PEI seafood. North Rustico Harbour lets travellers watch the fisherman bring in their daily haul before enjoying some famous PEI mussels at the Blue Mussel Café. Active visitors can grab a bike at Outside Expeditions and peddle through the PEI National Park or join a kayaking tour of the harbour then finish the day with a traditional lobster supper at Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers.

 

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