Atlantic Canada

Consisting of the four coastal provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada makes for a fabulous summertime getaway. New Brunswick is the place to go for beaches, while Prince Edward Island offers picturesque green pastures. Newfoundland and Labrador boosts naturally rugged landscapes to explore and Nova Scotia offers up plenty of quaint fishing villages to frequent.


What you’ll love most about Atlantic Canada

  • Long stretches of sandy beaches – The province of Nova Scotia alone boasts over 8,000 miles of coastline!
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bay of Fundy by kayak
  • Encounters with Humpbacks, Finback and Minke whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins
  • An abundance of deliciously fresh seafood
  • The local fare available at the farmer’s markets including wine, ales and artisan items
  • Historical maritime sites including museums and hundreds of iconic lighthouses such as the much-photographed Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse

Where to Book

  • Jolly Breeze Whale Watching Adventures - New Brunswick Tourism

  • Sambro Island - Tourism Nova Scotia/Acorn Art Photography

  • Whale breaching - New Brunswick Tourism/Jon Billings

  • Carleton County hiker - New Brunswick Tourism

  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

  • Swallowtail Lighthouse - New Brunswick Tourism

  • Head Harbour Lightstation, Campobello Island in New Brunswick

  • The Battery in St Johns, Newfoundland

  • Lobster - New Brunswick Tourism/Brock Jordy Media

  • Jost Vineyard, Northumberland Shore - Tourism Nova Scotia/Acorn Art Photography

  • Parlee Beach Provincial Park - New Brunswick Tourism/Matthew Hewitson

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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Where to book

Established for over 25 years, award-winning Canadian Affair is the largest specialist tour operator selling flights & tailor-made holidays to Canada. Offering an extensive collection of holiday types including rail, cruise, fly-drives, motorhomes and much more, all with ATOL bonding &am...

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Would you like to travel in a uniquely local way? Put your mark on the road less travelled and enjoy a bespoke holiday through Canada and the United States. At Little America, your travel specialist will design your dream holiday with first-hand local knowledge.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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