Exploring the East Coast of Canada
A part of the world shaped by the water and grown on the land, Canada’s east coast is a beautiful combination of breathtaking acts of nature and heartwarming spirits of people. The Canadian east coast offers a sense of freedom and adventure paired with the intimate connection of community. With the ability to escape on a hike or get lost in a view, exploring the east coast of Canada is sure to leave you with a feeling of fulfillment and connection with yourself and the world around you.
In an area with so much opportunity, it can be difficult to decide what to do first! That’s why we’re here to give you some insight on all the things you can do to take advantage of your time spent exploring the Canadian east.
One of the many things that makes Canada’s east coast so unique is its fascinating landscape and timeless heritage that comes with it. Whether it’s taking in the incredible views, exploring the works of nature, or indulging in the rich history of the oldest parts of North America, there are landmarks far and wide throughout the Canadian east coast that surely warrant a visit. Although it seems impossible to cover all of the magnificent landmarks throughout this part of the globe, we’ve decided to list a few notable mentions to get your journey started!
1. Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
Located in south New Brunswick is the Bay of Fundy. With rapidly changing tides and extraordinary rock formations, you can take a stroll on the sea bed and watch the tides swallow it up minutes later. Surrounded by charming coastal towns and unparalleled seafood, the Bay of Fundy is sure to be a pinpoint destination for any traveller looking for something they’ve never seen before.
2. Gros Morne, Newfoundland and Labrador
Take a journey through the breathtaking scenery of Gros Morne National Park. Hike to the top of the 800m summit overlooking a beautiful valley dividing the mountain walls. This one of a kind act of nature is something to behold, a National landmark that never disappoints.
3. Green Gables, Prince Edward Island
Interested in a real life experience of a world renowned story? Green Gables in Prince Edward Island the setting of L.M. Montgomery’s famed novel about the adventures of a freckled, red haired young girl, Anne of Green Gables. A family attraction for young and old, this now protected heritage place of Canada is sure to bring to life the history of that area and immerse you in the real life setting of a wonderful story.
4. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
The oldest city in North America, St. John’s, Newfoundland is rich with history and is proud of it. With its jellybean row houses and its unique island culture, this city does not shy away from its roots and takes pride in its heritage. Home to several notable Landmarks such as Signal Hill, Cape Spear, The Rooms, and The Basilica Cathedral, St. John’s offers a variety of opportunities for exploration and excitement.
The unique lay of the land on the Canadian east coast opens doors for exciting adventures and one of a kind experiences. No matter the season, there is always some sort of adventure to be had, and we’ve compiled a list of a few favourites so you can get an idea of how much is really out there:
1. The East Coast Trail, Newfoundland and Labrador
Located on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, the East Coast Trail is a 300 kilometre trail of developed world-class coastal hiking. The East Coast Trail provides an exciting opportunity for free exploration for any wilderness explorer. Whether you choose to dip your toes with a short day hike, or dive into a multi-day excursion, the magnificent journey along the East Coast Trail will be sure to excite you every step of the way.
2. Marble Mountain Resort, Steady Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Home to one of the greatest hills in the country, Marble Mountain Resort is a renowned ski lodge on the west coast of Newfoundland. Offering an incredible winter ski & snowboarding experience with on hill resorts and a wonderfully cozy lodge area, as well as year-round zipline tours and other fantastically fun activities, Marble Mountain Resort is one of the best opportunities for adventure on the east coast of Canada.
Another staple of the Canadian east coast is the picturesque beauty of the landscape and the nature that lives within it. There are plenty of sights to be seen. Here are a few of our favourites to get you started:
1. Iceberg Alley, Newfoundland and Labrador
Stretching from the coast of Labrador to the south east of Newfoundland, Iceberg Alley is home to the largest annual collection of stunning icebergs that float along the coastline each year. Finding yourself along the coastline of southern Labrador, or of communities along the south east of Newfoundland such as Trinity or Witless Bay during the spring season is the best way to view spectacular icebergs and experience this wonder of nature.
2. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
With its picturesque east coast profile, Peggy’s Cove is an area known world-wide for its scenic beauty. The wonderful simplicity of this town helps to summarize the Canadian east coast, and sheds light on the beautiful history and deep rooted culture that is paired with the breathtaking landscape.
Ocean and Wildlife Tours
Take your journey to the next level by experiencing one of the many ocean and wildlife tours throughout eastern Canada. An area of the world filled with incredible creatures that visit that shorelines and animals that call the land their home, there is so much to be seen on the east coast of Canada, and tours like ours at Trinity Eco-Tours are the best way to see it all!
Whatever you choose to do, the Canadian east coast is sure to impress! This area of the world never fails to amaze. We know this fantastic land will have you counting down the days to your next visit!