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Why are Canada east coast tours extremely popular? For one, the East Coast of Canada is home to almost 17,400 miles of incredibly beautiful coastline.

Canada is a remarkably large country, the second largest country in the world! From Vancouver on Canada’s west coast to Halifax on the east coast of Canada, one must travel approximately 2,755 miles (or 4,430 kilometers). Most non Canadians view Canada’s largest city, Toronto, as being in eastern Canada, when in fact Toronto Ontario is almost 800 miles inland from Halifax, Nova Scotia on the Atlantic coast.

Experiencing Canada east coast tours can be like entering an enchanted world that transports you to a mixture of quaint old world charm and new world wonders. Canadian east coast tours offer tourists a mixture of aquatic adventures, urban experiences, cultural diversity, historic sites, scenic tours and hours of fascinating activities.

Although Canada east coast tours can be arranged according to what you want to see and do, here are a few “must see” places that are part of Caravan’s maritime provinces tour that should not be missed.

Nova Scotia Tour

For a real taste of the maritimes, travelers on Caravan’s Canada east coast tours explore the province of Nova Scotia, Canada’s second smallest province (behind PEI). Did you know that no matter where you are in Nova Scotia you are never more than 80-km (50 miles) from the coast?

The warm friendly people, the amazing east coast scenery (especially in the Cape Breton region), the cultural diversity and sense of down-home community are the real treasures of this region of Canada.

Throughout the province of Nova Scotia tourists can enjoy rich historical sites including the UNESCO world heritage site of Lunenburg. All types of outdoor activities and adventure sports are available here. Nova Scotia tours impress the most worldly of travelers who are have never been more struck by unspoiled natural beauty than what is offered by the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape.

New Brunswick Tour

New Brunswick is famous for it’s Fundy Tides, where the world’s highest tides can rise and fall as much as 50 feet…twice a day! You’ll also visit the Flowerpot Rocks in Hopewell Cape; unique rock formations carved by the coastal waters over thousands of years. Then, your tour will head over towards Prince Edward Island across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest ocean crossing bridge.

PEI Tour – Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is the place to visit for unique artistic and cultural heritage of the islanders. This island is the smallest province of Canada and is endowed with beautiful white sandy beaches circled by great scenic beauty. PEI tours offer tourists one of Canada’s most relaxing destinations. PEI is also home to the “Cavendish” house, the location of one of Canada’s greatest stories, “Anne of Green Gables”.

All Inclusive Canada East Coast Tours by Caravan

Caravan Tours offers all-inclusive tours throughout North and Central America including fully escorted Canadian Maritimes Tours  that feature three of Canada’s Maritime Provinces: Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick.

These 10-day Canada east coast tours are affordably priced with departure dates May through October. Late fall tour dates feature fall foliage along the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.

Read Canadian Maritimes Tour reviews on our Caravan website or call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) to reserve your vacation spot today!

(Editor’s Note – This post has been updated to reflect current PEI and Nova Scotia vacation details.)

Escorted eastern Canada tours of the Maritime provinces have increased in popularity in recent years.

Atlantic Canada tours of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (PEI) are exceptional vacations. Travelers can witness many natural wonders in a relaxed and peaceful rural setting where time seems to have stood still over the past few centuries.

Nova Scotia tours are by far the more popular however PEI tours and travel to New Brunswick are quite common because of their relative proximity to Nova Scotia.

In this blog post we will highlight the key attractions of the maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia Tours

Eastern Canada tours would never be complete without a visit to Cape Breton Island, which is a part of the Nova Scotia province and included in our Caravan Nova Scotia tours.

Cape Breton Island is a fairly large island to the north of mainland Nova Scotia. Local Cape Breton Island attractions include:

  • Mi’Kmaq Native Indian Reserve and Heritage Center
  • Cabot Trail, considered one of the world’s most beautiful coastal drives
  • 18th century Fortress of Louisbourg, part of the Canadian Park Service
  • French Canadian fishing village of Cheticamp
  • Cape Breton Island’s National Park
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Nova Scotia
  • Seasonal whale watching including minke whales, fin whales, pilot whales and dolphins

Another popular destination found on most Nova Scotia tours is the beautiful fishing village of Peggy’s Cove located a short distance south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Peggy’s Cove has evolved into a unique artists’ retreat.

PEI Tours

Just across from mainland Nova Scotia, visitors on eastern Canada tours can enjoy Prince Edward Island. PEI attractions include Charlottetown and the house of “Anne of Green Gables” in Cavendish. Commonly referred to as the “Garden of the Gulf,” PEI is Canada’s smallest province and a picturesque place of rolling farmland, red sandy beaches, and rugged Atlantic coastlines.

New Brunswick Tours

The 8 mile long Confederation Bridge connects Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick Canada. Confederation Bridge is a toll bridge that rises over 130 feet above the ocean and takes a full 10 minutes to cross. The Confederation Bridge took four years to build with the help of over 5,000 local workers and cost over one billion dollars.

Canada’s Bay of Fundy is perhaps one of the biggest draws for most New Brunswick tours. The Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s fastest changing tides, which can rise or fall up to 8 feet per hour. The Fundy Tides are also the world’s largest, rising and falling an amazing 50 feet. Because of the size and speed of the changing tides, twice a day the salt water of the Atlantic Ocean is forced back against the Saint Lawrence River and waves appear to be going up river. Look for Fundy Tides as part of most Atlantic Canada tours.

Eastern Canada Tours by Caravan

New Brunswick tours, PEI tours, and Nova Scotia tours are included as part of Caravan’s all-inclusive Eastern Canada Tours. Enjoy this exceptionally priced, fully escorted, 10-day tour and discover Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

Caravan also offers fall foliage tours of Nova Scotia (especially along the Cabot Trail) with the best departure dates occurring during October. Visit Caravan’s Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island reviews page to read what others have said about these all-inclusive fully escorted tours of Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

When ready to book call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) to reserve your vacation spot!

Take a Canadian east coast tour with Caravan Tours!

Visit the east coast of Canada, home to almost 17,400 miles of incredibly beautiful coastline. Our Canadian east coast tour is extremely popular and a “must do” for even the most avid traveler. Why not add Canadian Maritimes tour to your bucket list?

A Canada east coast road trip is like entering an enchanted world that transports you to a mixture of quaint old world charm and new world wonders. Driving the east coast of Canada, Caravan’s Canadian east coast bus tours offer tourists a mixture of aquatic adventures, urban experiences, cultural diversity, historic Canadian sites, scenic tours, and hours of fascinating activities.

Canada is a remarkably large country, the second largest country in the world behind Russia! To travel by land from Vancouver (on Canada’s Pacific west coast) to Halifax (on Canada’s Atlantic east coast), one must cover approximately 2755 miles (or 4430 kilometers).

Most non-Canadians view Canada’s largest city, Toronto, as being in eastern Canada when in fact, Toronto Ontario is almost 800 miles inland from Atlantic Canada’s Halifax, in Nova Scotia.

Toronto is unique however, in that it is still accessible by water from the Atlantic Ocean because the St. Lawrence River extends almost 744 miles inland from the Atlantic coast, all the way to Lake Ontario. In fact, many Canadian east coast tours will actually begin in Ontario or Quebec.

Caravan’s current Canadian east coast vacation packages begin and end in the heart of the Canadian Maritimes, in historic Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Tours

For a real taste of eastern Canada, travelers on Canadian east coast tours should experience the maritime province of Nova Scotia, Canada’s second smallest province (behind PEI). Nova Scotia vacation packages with Caravan Tours will introduce you to Nova Scotia’s warm friendly people, the amazing rugged coastline scenery (especially in the Cape Breton region), the province’s cultural diversity, and the sense of down home community; all real treasures of this region of eastern Canada.

Throughout the province of Nova Scotia tourists can enjoy rich historical sites, including the UNESCO world heritage site of Lunenburg and the fishermen’s village of Peggy’s Cove. All types of outdoor east coast activities and adventure sports are available here. Nova Scotia tours impress the worldliest of travelers, who are never more struck by unspoiled natural beauty than what is offered by the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape.

PEI – Prince Edward Island Tours

Prince Edward Island, another destination on Caravan’s east coast tours, is the place to visit for unique artistic and cultural heritage of the islanders. This island is the smallest province in Canada and is endowed with beautiful white sandy beaches, circled by great scenic beauty. Caravan’s PEI tours offer tourists one of Canada’s most relaxing destinations. PEI is also home to the “Cavendish” house, the location of one of Canada’s greatest stories, “Anne of Green Gables”.

Tourists can also enjoy Downtown Charlottetown, a vibrant seaside community and the capital of Prince Edward Island. From waterside boardwalks to craft shops, restaurants, and carriage rides, there is plenty to charm tourists, not to mention all of the frequent festivals and celebrations.

Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island is connected to the mainland through the Canso Causeway, a long rock-fill that allows Canadians to drive back and forth. Guests on Caravan’s Cape Breton Island tours are treated to the famous Cabot Trail, notorious for being one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world, with both mountain and coastal scenery.

Other popular activities on Cape Breton Island include whale-watching cruises, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

New Brunswick Sightseeing

The majority of tourists traveling between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island on Canadian east coast tours use the Confederation Bridge, which spans over 8 miles of the Atlantic Ocean. Another major tourist attraction in New Brunswick is The Bay of Fundy, with its world famous Fundy Tides, the highest tides in the world at over 50 feet! The Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape is a popular New Brunswick park where at low tide you can walk along the ocean’s floor prior to witnessing the powerful tide that area is famous for. Bay of Fundy tides can change as quickly as 6 to 8 feet per hour so tourists on Canadian east coast tours that visit this area are bound to see the infamous tides in action.

All Inclusive Canadian East Coast Tours by Caravan

Canadian east coast tours by Caravan Tours include three of Canada’s Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick.

Caravan’s Canadian east coast tours have been carefully arranged so that the itinerary includes many of the Maritime’s “must see” places mentioned in this post.

As with all of Caravan’s reasonably priced all inclusive tours, all meals, accommodations, activities, and gratuities are included.  For more information about Caravan’s Canadian east coast tours along the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia see Caravan’s Nova Scotia tour reviews or call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).