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As the name proposes, the Canadian Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are all dominated by the sea which a long jagged coastline. The Maritimes are surrounded by sandy beaches, picturesque bays, and some of the most beautiful towns in Canada. Not only is there beautiful scenery, but the Maritimes are filled with rich historical sites. Here are the some highlights of the Maritime Provinces.
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Nova Scotia: With a coastline filled with beaches, gorgeous villages and rocky coves, there are many beautiful sites to check out in Nova Scotia. Being known for the best lobster in the Canada, those of you who are seafood fans must check it out. Nova Scotia is also known for its outstanding sunrise and boat docks at Lunenburg Harbor, where Canada’s most famous tall ship was docked. Check out the Frederic Gate at Fortress Louisbourg and take part in seeing the historical re-enactors at the Fortress. The original settlement was founded in 1713, and transformed into a thriving center for fishing and trade. The Halifax waterfront is known to be quite beautiful for outstanding photos. And of course, the picturesque ocean views in Cape Breton are noteworthy. For additional notable scenery, the lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove is quite beautiful.
New Brunswick: The province tends to attract fewer tourists than its Maritime neighbors, however, its biggest city, Saint John is known for its historical Victorian architecture. Check out the Hopewell Rocks, located along the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. It offers scenic walking, trails and lookouts. The beautiful sunset and wetlands in Kouchibouguac National Park are ones not to miss. Also take a trip to the Head Harbor Lighthouse in Easy Quoddy. And finally, walk in the footsteps of the Roosevelts, as you visit Franklin’s beloved island. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park, the summer home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt is a 34-room cottage which has now been preserved as a museum to tell the story of his early life.
Prince Edward Island: Being Canada’s smallest province, it still remains full of life with its gracefrul capital Charlottetown, its misty coastlines and sandy beaches. The island is home to organic farms, delicious oysters, mussels and lobsters. Check out the Prince Edward Island National Park on the north coast, one of the island’s busiest tourist attractions. PEI is known for its lighthouses, which are quite spectacular views. The Avonlea Village, the village of Anne of Green Gables, is also a large tourist attraction in PEI. Woods Island is also a must see in PEI, with its divine scenery, beautiful heritage themed buildings, lighthouses and museum.