“My journey stared in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s historic provincial capital, home to the Citadel and many fascinating museums highlighting the regions rich maritime heritage, including the world’s finest collection of artefacts from the Titanic.

After a day exploring this waterfront city I departed along the famous ‘lighthouse route’ to Peggy’s Cove and onward to colourful Lunenburg via pretty quaint fishing villages before driving to Wolfville, Nova Scotia’s wine region. A must visit for wine lovers is Luckett’s Vineyard set high overlooking the vineyards and valleys below. Nova Scotia produces some fantastic wines much to my surprise!

Grand Pre Historic Site is well worth exploring which commemorates the Acadian settlement and their deportation as well as the dramatic coast line and walking trails of Cape Breton Island. There are many fun activities all over the two Atlantic Canada provinces from Tidal Bore rafting to kayaking, fishing and golfing and of course hiking along the Cabot Trail but a real highlight for me was whale watching in St Andrews, New Brunswick. This pretty town near the border of Maine, US is not overrun by tourists and commercial shops and is a must stop particularly in fall as the vibrant Maple leaves are turning.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

St Andrews

Hopewell Rocks is another must along the Bay of Fundy where you can truly witness the power of the world’s highest tides. Walk along the seabed in low tide and kayak alongside the dramatic rock formations at high tide.

The seafood in these Maritime regions is honestly the best I have ever tasted. From lobster and oysters to mussels, succulent scallops and haddock all exquisitely fresh and cooked to an exceptional standard for affordable prices- a culinary delight! But what really made my trip to Atlantic Canada was the locals. Such sincere friendliness, passion and pride for their region were what really stuck out and will stay in my memories forever.”

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