Atlantic Canada is full of icons from Peggy's Cove to the Bay of Fundy. But there are plenty more amazing experiences in Atlantic Canada that can be added to a longer itinerary, so you can fully experience this rich and beautiful part of Canada. At Anderson Vacations we're experts in travel to Atlantic Canada, so we offer tours and packages full of both iconic AND unique and authentic experiences. Check out these 5 off-the-beaten-path activities:
1. Minister's Island, St. Andrews, New Brunswick:
Drive across the ocean floor at low tide to Minister's Island in St. Andrews. Featuring regular live music performances, the island is home to a 50-room mansion built by the Van Horne family in the 1890s. The island is only accessible during low tide, which means you may end up spending 6 hours on the island! Bring a picnic or get lunch from the on-island restaurants, and spend the day exploring this incredible little island.
2. Oak Island, Nova Scotia:
Explore the site of one of the longest running hunts for lost treasure on Oak Island. Explore the island that inspired the History Channel TV Series "The Curse Of Oak Island". Get swept up in the long storied history of Blackbeard's treasure, or did it belong to Marie Antoinette? There are several competing theories about the treasure found on this island, which includes several ancient coins and a lead cross, supposedly dated to 1200 AD.
3. Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, Newfoundland and Labrador:
A boat tour is the only alternative to a helicopter ride for viewing Western Brook. Prepare to be mesmerized by the stunning glacier-carved fjord, the sight of waterfalls cascading down from 2000 feet, the cliffs that have stood for billions of years, and the opportunity to catch glimpses of wildlife.
4. Culinary Walking Tour of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Find out why Prince Edward Island is called Canada's Food Island! Explore the fresh seafood, lobster sushi, mussels, craft beer, chocolate-dipped potato chips, hand-cut fries, Lebanese specialties, and the famous COWS ice cream. With a full stomach, explore the countless walking trails along this beautiful province.
5. Africville Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Africville was a small community of African Nova Scotians that was formed by former slaves and black loyalists. The town is rich with the history of the freed slaves and their resilience in a land that wasn't quite ready to fully accept them. Visit the historic village and the Seaview African United Baptist Church that was established at Africville in 1849.
Every one of these unique destinations creates an off-the-beaten-path experience you can not miss. Once you've tried all the hot spots, come explore the rest of Atlantic Canada. Dive into the diverse history that shaped Canada, and explore the hidden landscapes beyond the shorelines. Atlantic Canada has so much to explore, find it with Anderson Vacations!
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