Outdoors in Atlantic Canada

With 43,000km of wild coastline, shifting tides and miles of hiking trails, Atlantic Canada was made for outdoor adventure

With pre-departure testing a thing of the past, it’s easy for clients to experience Canada’s rugged beauty and iconic wildlife with coastal adventure and inland hikes across Atlantic Canada.

Kayak the rocks

Clients can experience the highest tidal paddling experience on earth with Baymount Outdoor Adventures. Famed for having a tidal difference of 16 metres, the Bay of Fundy boasts a dramatic coastline from hidden caves to sandstone statues, fossil filled beaches and the entirely unique “flowerpot” rock formations found at The Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. There’s even the chance to kayak after dark to see the stars. Suggest that clients revisit the rocks at low tide for a “before and after” shot. tourismnewbrunswick.ca

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See ocean giants

During the spring and summer months it’s not uncommon to see a 10,000-year-old iceberg drifting down Iceberg Alley or a humpback whale feeding just off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. These ocean giants are best seen on a boat tour with Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Tour which takes in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Those looking for a more gentle excursion can paddle the Avalon Peninsula with A Little Cup of Sea which offers paddleboarding excursions from June through September. newfoundlandlabrador.com

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Pack a picnic

Hop on a ferry to Georges Island, located in the middle of Halifax harbour, and take in views of the city skyline. Explore historic tunnels, learn how the native Mi’kmaq people lived and walk the walls of Fort Charlotte. When hunger strikes there’s no better way to enjoy the surroundings than with a Parks Canada Perfect Picnic offered by Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio. Finish with a guided Halifax Harbour kayak tour with Harbour Watercraft Tours and Adventures.novascotia.com

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Take a hike

Prince Edward Island’s 435-mile Island Walk passes red sand beaches and verdant forests. Suggested itineraries from four to fourteen days have been designed and tour operators have partnered to help with accommodation and transportation between stops. Alternatively, the 169-mile Confederation Trail runs from the west of Prince Edward Island to the east. It’s best explored by bike or on foot.