Hot openings in Atlantic Canada

As summer gets underway and the great outdoors beckons, we ask what’s new in terms of al fresco enjoyment in Atlantic Canada?

New Brunswick

Making its debut imminently in August 2023, the family-friendly Lumina Night Walk is a new immersive experience at Le Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Inspired by Acadian culture, the 1.5-kilometer enchanted walk through the woods will reveal the beauty of the natural landscapes after dark. A light show, projection, special effects, soundscapes and music will bring local storytelling to life through a captivating show of colour and light. The new attraction will also allow the Pays season to be extended from mid-May to mid-October.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Travellers can experience flying at up to 60 km per hour on one of six exhilarating zip line adventures over the Exploits River and Canyon, located in Newfoundland. Thrill seekers of all ages will soar through the skies, taking in the stunning natural landscapes below while satisfying their adrenaline cravings. To extend the adventure, Exploit Extreme Ziplines can be packaged with Rafting Newfoundland’s whitewater experience, before spending the night camping out on the banks of the Exploits River in a luxury glamping dome at the Riverfront Chalets. 


Brunching at Drift, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia 

Nova Scotia’s new Queen’s Marque District and Halifax waterfront is a must-visit for foodies. 

After a day of exploring, travellers can sample everything from Argentine dishes at Bar Sofia, to a Parisian-inspired eatery at Café Lunette plus traditional Nova Scotian seafood at newly opened Salt + Ash. Other waterfront dining developments include Drift, offering Atlantic Canadan classics, and Toridori, an Asian fusion restaurant with noodle dishes from Malaysia to Japan.

PEI Beach

Beach bliss at Blackbush Resort, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island 

New on the horizon, Blackbush Resort is a sustainable beach eco-resort that will overlook the National Park, ocean and the sweeping dunes of Blackbush Island on Prince Edward Island. Slated to open this year, the Hotel at Blackbush will feature a cocktail and breakfast bar and hotel library. The rooftop will boast an open concept kitchen area and dining room, plus two outdoor hot tubs for viewing stars and the Northern Lights. The ground floor opens out onto the dunes, with direct access to the beach, bonfire amphitheater, tennis courts, saunas and a year-round outdoor pool. 

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