For the past several months, Canadians have been grounded – literally. With the coronavirus pandemic raging on, international flights are still enduring an indefinite halt. There are, however, opportunities for Canadians to travel within this wonderful country of ours. So maybe this is the summer to discover more of your home and native land!
Have you ever visited any of the Maritime provinces? Let’s take a look at why you should discover the region of Eastern Canada that consists of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Also known as PEI, for short, Canada’s smallest province is actually heralded as the “Birthplace of Canada”. This is because it hosted the inaugural meeting that led to the country’s 1867 Confederation. Just northeast of Maine, this beautiful little island is home to rolling green hills, red sandstone cliffs and a delicious bounty of seafood. We simply can’t discuss Prince Edward Island without noting its scrumptious cuisine!
“The culinary experiences available in PEI revolve around one of the island’s greatest resources: shellfish,” explains Emily Paskevics on TheCultureTrip.com, “The lobster, oysters, mussels, and scallops, along with fresh produce and famous PEI potatoes, are sold around the world—but nothing compares to eating it fresh while vacationing on the island.”
Nova Scotia is just as well-known for its seafood as PEI. But it is also beloved for its many wondrous sites. They include the world famous Cabot Trail on the province’s Cape Breton Island. It is considered one of the world’s most scenic drives. Cabot Trail features forested river canyons, rural fishing villages and numerous lookout points. Also on a Nova Scotia trip to-do list is a visit to Peggy’s Cove, which is just outside of Halifax.
“Beginning life as a quiet fishing community, it now draws many tourists due to its famous lighthouse,” reveals EscapeHere.com, “Built in 1915, it is one of 160 historic lighthouses in the province that over hundreds of years have helped protect its rocky, treacherous coastline. Colourful houses perched over the water, fishing vessels and nets, salty sea air and the roar of Atlantic waves crashing against the rocks make this a uniquely East Coast experience.”
Did you know that New Brunswick is considered Canada’s only officially bilingual province? This scenic English and French-speaking province is known for its awesome coastline and seafood just like its Maritimes counterparts. However, it’s also widely heralded for being the perfect destination for hiking, whale watching, bird watching, kayaking and mountain biking. A must-see, however, is The Bay of Fundy which lies between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
“A staggering 100 billion tons of seawater flows in and out of the bay twice a day, with six hours and 13 minutes between low and high tides,” describes Claudette Covey on TravelPulse.com, “An excellent spot to experience the bay’s tides is Hopewell Rocks. Here, at high tide, visitors can kayak off the coast. Then, as the tide shifts and the sea recedes, they can walk along the ocean floor to see its oddly shaped rock formations.”
Would you like to travel to Canada’s wonderful Martime provinces this summer? With just a few minutes of your time, one of Taitam Technology Vacations’ Vacation Advisors can provide you with information to guide you in acquiring a Taitam Membership Plan. Please don’t hesitate to call at 416-234-0202 today!