Must-See Maritime Travel Gems

August 9, 2017

Sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, lush forests and waterfront villages galore. These are just a few of the magnificent maritime travel gems that make Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island so quaint and picturesque. It’s no surprise that these coastal destinations are road trip favourites among outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers across Canada.

In true #BringBackWildhood spirit, here’s a roundup of some stellar Instagram snapshots of must-sees in the Maritimes. Get ready for spectacular roadways, incredible vistas and scenic coastlines! Enjoy – and happy trip planning! ;)

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Cabot Trail is a 300 km (186 mi) highway chock-full of postcard views. With waterfalls, highlands and lookouts all around, there is an abundance of natural beauty and Acadian hospitality to explore in “one of the most visited regions in Canada.”*

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Piper’s Trailer Court, Arm of Gold Campground & RV Park, plus more listings here.

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Thunder Cove Beach, Prince Edward Island

Looking for that picture-perfect beach where the locals go? Thunder Cove Beach may be just the ticket. Sink your toes in the warm sand and gaze at those stunning rock formations along the water.

ps – Bringing your pup along for the ride? You’re in luck – dogs are permitted off-leash at this beach.

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Twin Shores Camping Area, Cavendish KOA Campground, plus more listings here.


Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Fancy a picnic? A hike? A paddle? With more than 120 km (75 mi) of trails**, stunning waters and a bevy of flora and fauna, Fundy National Park is truly a nature lover’s dream. While you’re there, check out the top attractions in the Bay of Fundy – Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Trail Parkway and Cape Enrage.

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Ponderosa Pines Park, Century Farm Family Campground, plus more listings here.

Greenwich National Park, Prince Edward Island

Take a gentle stroll into the woods and make your way across the floating boardwalk that leads to Greenwich Dunes. The hike across the rolling sand dunes leads to a stunning white sand beach, sparkling waters and these cozy Parks Canada adirondack chairs.

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: St. Peters Park, Whispering Pines RV Estate, plus more listings here.

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Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

A trip to the Maritimes is not complete without at least one visit to a lighthouse! Peggy’s Cove is the quintessential Canadian landmark not to be missed on your adventures in Nova Scotia. Soak in the charming nautical vibe on the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay – the colourful boathouses, the local artisan shops, the seafood restaurants and the oceanfront campgrounds.

We took a pair of couples and gave them an RV for a week to tour the province. Of course, Peggy’s Cove was one of many spectacular pit stops on their journey. Find out where and what they explored on their outdoor adventures across Nova Scotia.

Nearby RV-friendly campsites: Seaside Camping Grounds, Wayside Camping Park, plus more listings here.

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* Source: Parks Canada
** Source: Tourism New Brunswick
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