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Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada is a humpback whale diving deep off Terra Nova. It's the mighty tides of Fundy, and the grizzled face of a fisherman living what is real as he stares at the North Atlantic. It's a place where the epic struggles and grand sagas of nature have been playing out for billions of years - a place with a cultural landscape so unique that the very air you breathe seems to pulse with mystery and intrigue.

Browsing what Atlantic Canada has to offer? Check out our Featured Experiences.

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1,2,3, GO!

Stow the electronics and pack up the kids! It's time to get out and get active with your family, at a price everybody can afford. The little ones will beg to come back again and you'll be happy to oblige when you see how quickly they conk out after a day of outdoor fun. Now that's awesome!

Young girl playing on the beach with a shovel Building sandcastles on the beach in PEI
© Parks Canada / C. Reardon

The Ultimate Beach Experience

Ready for a little fun in the sun? Kids will love the all new Discovery Dome, getting up close and personal with a lobster in the touch tank! Ready to build some waterfront property? Join a renowned sand sculptor and art teacher to learn the tricks of the trade for building spectacular sculptures in the sand. World-renowned beaches... and more!

Prince Edward Island National Park

Two young girls dressed in British soldiers clothes smile Dressing the part at the Halifax Citadel
© Parks Canada / C. Reardon

The 78th Highlanders Experience

The sound of the pipes and drums amid the 19th-century atmosphere confirm you’ve truly gone back in time. Your children don a bright red British doublet and become soldiers for a day. Forward, march! You can tell by the smiles on their faces how much fun they are having. Snap a photo of this heartwarming scene to share with your friends and family!

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Young boy showing is GPS result to a French soldier Following the clues in Louisbourg
© Parks Canada / A. Young

Follow the Story of the 1758 Siege!

An exciting challenge awaits you. Who knew that the Fortress of Louisbourg covered so much ground? Discover the place where General Wolfe landed and built redoubts to attack the fortified town. Find all the caches hidden inside and outside the walls of the Fortress. Enjoy the exhilarating outdoors, the fresh sea air and fascinating history!

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Two young girls play on the beach, hands in the sand Digging for treasures at Kouchibouguac
© Parks Canada / C. Reardon

Life in the lagoon

As a family, discover the natural mysteries of the lagoon and its inhabitants. Walk barefoot on the sandy bottom of this shallow and sheltered stretch of salty water. Watch the snails, sticklebacks, grey shrimp and many other creatures. What a fascinating and satisfying way to learn more about nature!

Kouchibouguac National Park

Young girl holding a starfish in her hand Look what I caught mom!
© Parks Canada / D. Wilson

A Tactile Adventure

Wander down to the Visitor Centre at Salton's Brook and explore Terra Nova's touch tank teeming with sea creatures. Dip your hands in the waters and discover the diversity of aquatic life. It's a wonder anything can survive under the sea in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean!

Terra Nova National Park

Want a print version? Download the visitor guide for Atlantic Canada or order your free copy by calling 1-888-773-8888.