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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!

Caravan Canada vacation packages are fully escorted and all-inclusive.

Canada is the world’s second-biggest country covering some 9.9 million square kilometers (6.15 million square miles). There is no shortage of places to explore, things to do, or adventures to discover in Canada and for traveling tourists, there is no shortage of available Canada vacation packages.

Canada has three 10 distinct provinces and 3 large territories including Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. The United States neighbors to the south and the rest of Canada is bordered by 3 oceans; the Pacific Ocean to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and the Arctic Ocean to the North. In fact, Canada has more than 240,000 kilometers (nearly 150,000 miles) of coastline.

You can find many Canada vacation packages from reputable tour companies that offer fully guided tours including western Canada tours as well as eastern Canada tours.

Western Canada Vacation Packages

For vacationers looking for western Canada tours, you can find excellent Canada vacation packages of the Canadian Rockies. Many fully escorted all-inclusive tours are available including Canadian Rockies vacation packages that include escorted tours of Banff in Banff National Park as well as Jasper in Jasper National Park. Banff and Jasper are also popular locations for enjoying natural hot springs. Other western Canada tour destinations may include Lake Louise, Maligne Lake, Moraine Lake, and the glaciers of the Columbia Icefields. Other Western Canada cities worth touring include Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia plus Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta

Eastern Canada Vacation Packages

Take a vacation in eastern Canada and enjoy the Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI), and New Brunswick. Many all-inclusive fully escorted Canadian vacation packages can be found that visit all the great areas of the Maritimes including the Bay of Fundy (with its “Fundy Tides”) Cape Breton, Cabot Trail, Peggy’s Cove, the Fortress of Louisbourg, Anne of Green Gables House in PEI and the 8 mile Confederation Bridge that spans across the Atlantic Ocean between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Other eastern Canada cities worth touring include Halifax in Nova Scotia, Charlottetown in PEI, and St John in New Brunswick.

Canada Vacations by Caravan

Caravan Tours offers two unique Canada Vacation packages. These are fully escorted, all-inclusive Canada tours that are affordably priced.

Visit Caravan’s Eastern Canada Tours page to view their all-inclusive tour of Canada’s Atlantic Provinces. See what others have said about the Maritime Provinces’ tour on the Eastern Canada Tours Reviews page.

Visit the Western Canada Tours page to view Caravan’s fully guided tour of Canada’s Canadian Rockies, including Banff tours and Jasper tours. See what others have said about the Canadian Rockies tour on the Western Canada Tours Reviews page.

Call Caravan Tours at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) to book one of our Canada vacation packages.