Atlantic Canada’s Famous Road Trips

Endless empty road of Alaska Highway, Alcan, crossing wide open expanse boreal forest taiga landscape west of Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada

Canada has some of the widest roads running along its glorious coastlines which are frequented by the campers and road trip enthusiasts from all over the world.

It is a wide choice that they have for exploring all the sights that this beautiful country has to offer. There are many routes that you can pick for your journey and each one of them is better than the other.

Here are some of the characteristics of these routes.

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Fundy Coastal Drive – This is almost 400 kilometers long coastal road that goes along the Fundy coastline, which sees some of the biggest tides in the world.  As you go along the coast, you would be able to spot many of the whales breaching at the coast.

You can also go for some Island hopping in the Fundy Isles of Campobello, Deer Islands, and Grand Manan.

The Acadian Coast Drive – This drive Runs North to South on the eastern coast of New Brunswick. It is a beautiful drive that passes many small coastal towns, fishing villages, and lovely sandy beaches.

The Acadian Coast route is famous for the glorious beaches that are also some of the Canada’s warmest spots where you can go swimming.

You will experience the original French-Acadian culture in its full rich traditions. You can also try out its original cuisine that has some of the most spectacular seafood preparations.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Irish loop – This road loop starts from St. John’s and heads southwards into the Irish Newfoundland where you can spot many a caribou, whales and seabirds.

The route is named after Irish immigrants who were the first to inhabit this part of the Newfoundland. The highlight here is that the harbor resembles a Norwegian fjord.

The Witless- Bay Ecological Reserve is a home to a variety of sea-birds and during the summers you can spot some rare species too.

The UNESCO World- Heritage Route – This is called so because it passes through three UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites – the Red-Bay National Site, the Gros-Morne National Park & the L’Anse-aux-Meadows National Site.

You will encounter many glacier-carved fjords, beautiful beaches, and mountains along your way.

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Whales, Wines and Whiskey – As the name suggests, this route will take you thru the Annapolis Valley – Nova Scotia’s famous wine region, the Fundy Bay – an ideal whale watching place and the Glenora Distillery famous for its single malt whisky.

This is a hundred and eighty five mile long route that passes through the island of Cape Breton, where you will find a number of small fishing villages as well as dense forest land.  You can make a brief stopover at the famous National Ecological Park.

Prince Edward Island

The Central Coast Drive – This includes the PEI National Park and the town of Cavendish as well as the quaint little town of Victoria which has not changed much since 1050s

Points East Coast Drive – The highlights of his route are a number of parks and trails, and six lighthouses as well as the Greenwich Dunes, the area where sandy stretches meet the lush greenery of the PEI.

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