The East Coast / Atlantic Canada

The East Coast Mission is made up of the following: the 3 Maritime Provinces, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the furthest eastern province Newfoundland & Labrador.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces, which form a tiny water-bound cluster on the east coast, just below Quebec and bordering the state of Maine in the U.S.

It’s appeal is due to the Bay of Fundy, Appalachian Range, scenic coastline, and numerous lighthouses.

Nova Scotia

Although the second smallest province, Nova Scotia is the second most densely populated in the country.

People travel here to experience the Cabot Trail and other scenic drives.

Nova Scotia is known for Celtic culture, the Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site and the location of a partial reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortress, and seafood like fresh lobster dinners.

Those coming for the natural beauty will appreciate the vast coastline, home to puffins and seals, and the Annapolis Valley wine country, located on the western part of the peninsula.

Prince Edward Island

The last of the three Maritime provinces, Prince Edward Island is actually made up of several islands (232 to be exact, including the main island), the largest having the same name.

It is the smallest province in Canada, measured by both land size and population. Its major city is Charlottetown (provincial capital), and  P.E.I.  (as it is referred to) is best known for the novel Anne of Green Gables, which takes place there, as well as the delicious mussels found in the surrounding waters.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The most easterly province in Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador sit on the Atlantic and is made up of the island of Newfoundland and the mainland Labrador (hence the name).

Over 90 percent of the population lives in Newfoundland and the surrounding islands. Its major city is St. John's (provincial capital), and the province is best known for the friendliness of the residents, Gros Morne National Park (known for soaring glacial fjords), icebergs, and whale watching.


Information shared from Trip Savvy

Written by: Jane Mclean, Facts Checked by: Patrice J. Williams.