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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. pulse with mystery and intrigue.

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Looking for a thrill, or just a change of scenery? Grab a pal and head to your nearest national park for the adventure of a lifetime. Let us blow your mind and challenge you like never before. So go on, get out of your comfort zone and let off a little bit of steam. Those selfies will be epic!

Man sea kayaking next to a rock spire in summer Impressive spires in Terra Nova
© Parks Canada / D. Wilson

Adventure At Sea Level

Does your bucket list include kayaking with whales, eagles and icebergs along a dramatic coastline? Or do you rather a gentler kayak excursion where you paddle sheltered coves and inlets in search of the perfect place to pitch your tent? Launch from Newman Sound and get the best of both!

Terra Nova National Park

Hikers following the Skyline Trail with the sunset Unforgettable coastal and forest trails in Cape Breton Highlands
© Nova Scotia Tourism / R. Howard

Speed Sightseeing

Warm up with the 10 Hikes-in-One-Day-Challenge - walk or run your way through 17 km of coastal and forest trails. Or up your game and take the 3 Peaks Challenge: complete a ½-marathon while climbing 4000 ft on the Acadian, Fishing Cove and Franey trails. Not for your average visitor.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Group of kayakers near the shore Take a bow in Fundy
© Brian Townsend

Paddle the World’s Highest Tides!

Do you have what it takes to experience the thrill of paddling the world's highest tides? If so, come play in our backyard! Live the enigma of massive water movements in the Bay of Fundy while you appreciate awe-inspiring sea cliffs. Majestic! Be among the select few to paddle the highest tides. Your friends will marvel at your feat.

Fundy National Park

A woman is doing some carpentry under the observation of a viking The stories of a people and place
© Parks Canada / D. Wilson

For the Love of Leif!

Leif Erickson left his home and family to set out on an adventure to explore the world and ended up at L'Anse aux Meadows. Like Leif, are you driven to explore and experience new places, find the hidden secrets and hear the stories of a people and a place? Come share your stories with the lads and the ladies of his crew.

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sky at night Twinkle, twinkle little star...
© Parks Canada / C. Green

Wish upon a star...

A spectacular sunset is just the prelude to the wonders of the night sky. Kejimkujik's sky is the darkest in Nova Scotia. On a clear night, its dreamy dome reveals thousands of stars, constellations, planets and even meteor showers – literally within arm's reach. Plan to explore the science, legends, and beauty of the universe as it drifts over your campsite.

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

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