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Guide to Luxury Holidays in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada, located along the Atlantic Coast of Canada, includes the four unique provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. A luxury holiday to Atlantic Canada offers the perfect chance to escape, as life here revolves around the water. Go on whale watching trips, fly fish in the mighty rivers, and indulge in world-class seafood.

On Canada’s northeastern coast, you’ll find Newfoundland and Labrador, where colourful towns perch on rugged outcrops, pretty puffins bob on the water, and mighty icebergs stray. The capital city of St John's provides some of the best restaurants and live music scene in the region, and is a natural starting point for exploring the rest of the province.

Outside St John's, you can admire the icebergs that float off Newfoundland’s coast, check out Viking vestiges, watch for humpback and minke whales, or visit quaint fishing villages. Head south to New Brunswick, a province often overshadowed by the nearby provinces of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, but one that boasts extraordinary beauty. Because it's bit of a hidden gem, you'll find that you have the hiking trails and rivers largely to yourself. Try your hand at fly-fishing, explore quaint Acadian villages, or snuggle up to the fireplace in a cosy log cabin.

Drive east to picturesque Prince Edward Island (PEI), and you'll be treated to remarkable red-golden beaches, lush rolling fields, and idyllic villages. It was here that Anne of Green Gables was written and the island retains much of its old-fashioned charm. Further east you’ll find the rugged and windswept province of Nova Scotia, home to soaring sea-cliffs, pretty waterfront towns, and spectacular bays.'

Atlantic Canada boasts four distinct seasons. Winter weather brings chilly temperatures and plenty of snow, which is ideal for experiencing quintessential Canadian activities like snow shoeing, hockey and ice skating, or skiing world-class mountains. It’s also the ideal time to admire Newfoundland’s icebergs.

Summertime sees plenty of sunshine and temperatures warm enough to swim in the Atlantic Ocean. May to September is the best time to see minke or humpback whales in Newfoundland, while fly-fishing season in New Brunswick runs from April to October.

British and EU citizens don’t normally require a visa to visit Canada, but you will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to enter the country. For more information on visa requirements and general travel advice visit GOV.UK.

At your luxury hotel, you'll find traditional outport cuisine. Dishes are made using the freshest local ingredients including daily catches of world-class seafood like lobster, crabs, mussels and oysters. You'll also find local blueberries, fiddleheads, and maple syrup products are used in the cuisine.

Atlantic Canada is also home to a fantastic craft beer and local wines. There are many microbreweries and each offers something different. In addition to red and white varieties, Atlantic Canada also produces honey, blueberry, and apple wines.

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