The Maritimes in an RV: A Dream Roadtrip

Take in the beauty and salty ocean air on a scenic RV road trip through the Maritimes. Here are highlights from each province of the magical misty lands of Eastern Canada. The convenience of traveling in an RV means you can see all the Maritimes have to offer, on this road trip of a lifetime.

Hopewell Rocks
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New Brunswick

The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world! The rising sea levels will take your breath away! Walk along the ocean floor and in 6 hours the water level will rise 14 meters. See the full effect of the spectacular tides at Hopewell rocks. With RV parking on-site, this is a perfect stop for the night.

Magnetic Hill: In Moncton, New Brunswick test this famous optical illusion with your own eyes and RV! Park at the bottom of the hill and feel your RV roll up the hill at this natural phenomenon

Whale Watching: With over twelve different species of whales! Watch the mystical gentle giants appear from ocean depths. Book a whale watching tour here.

Nova Scotia

Cabot Trail: Perfect for an RV road trip, you cannot miss this world-famous drive! The Cabot Trail is 300km of spectacular coastline scenery. Break up the drive and stop for the night at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Continue to follow this epic road past forested river canyons, to where the mountains meet the sea. Keep a sharp eye not to miss moose, bald eagles or pilot whales. Drive at your leisure and stop to shop at many artisan shops or play golf all from the comfort of your RV.

Peggys Cove: Many of the secret gems in this area are tucked away on side roads, perfect to explore in your RV. Enjoy birdwatching, hiking, kayaking, pristine beaches and more, and don’t forget to check out the iconic lighthouse.

Twillingate icebergs on RV trip
Photo Credit: Visit Twillingate

Newfoundland

Gros Morne National Park: With hiking, scenic boat tours, and picturesque RV camping there are days of fun in the historic wilderness.

Cape Spear Lighthouse: Perched on a rugged cliff is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province. Also, home to our continents most easterly point. Get up early to be the first to see the rise in North America!

Twillingate: Known as the iceberg capital of the world this is prime viewing location! With many options for boat tours get up close and personal with natures giant ice display and the 22 different species of whales feeding along the coast!

Drive RV across Condferation Bridge
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PEI

Drive the RV from New Brunswick to PEI to cross the famous Confederation Bridge. The 8-mile long bridge is the longest to cross over ice-covered water and the 10-minute drive is excellent for photos

Greenwich Dunes: Walk the .75km floating boardwalk to experience, endangered birds and rare plants. Continue on to walk to the parabolic dunes and sandy beach.

Basin Head Provincial Park: Spectacular stretches of glowing white sand. With warm water in the summer this beautiful beach of “singing sand” is a must-see on this RV adventure.

I only scratched the tip of the iceberg (pun intended :)) for the must-see stops on your RV trip through the Canadian Maritimes. Cruising in an RV is the only way to take in the best Eastern Canada had to offer! With spectacular national parks, world-famous drives, stunning wilderness, beaches and camping, this will be the trip of a lifetime.

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Travel through Newfoundland & Labrador with your RV rental to see these amazing places!

Canada’s easternmost province sits on the Atlantic coast. Newfoundland and Labrador is also Canada’s newest province and St. John’s, the capital, still gives off a small-town vibe. The people here have strong ties to their history and may be the friendliest among Canada with their hospitality and neighbourly attitude.

Cape Ray Light House
Newfoundland Cape Ray Lighthouse

Activities in Newfoundland & Labrador

Zip lining at Marble Mountain Resort

Ever wanted to fly across the tree tops? Now you can at Marble Mountain Resort. Ski hill turns to a zip line park in the summer time and they take pride in 2000 feet of zip lines. You can reach speeds up to 30 km/h while dangling 285 feet high. This one is for the adrenaline junkies.

The Rooms

This art gallery/museum has plenty to indulge your interest and keep you entertained for hours. They consistently have exhibits all about Newfoundland and Labrador including topics from different cultures the province has seen to ‘The World’s Oldest Muscular Animal’. Check out their website for new and upcoming exhibits!

Johnson Geo Centre

is located on Signal Hill, although most of it is underground. The museum goes into details about the geological features underneath the surface of Signal Hill, where there is exposed bedrock formations and geothermal wells.

Bannerman Park

In the colder months visit this park to skate around the community loved loop known simply as ‘The Loop’, it doubles as a rollerblading path from May-September.

Suncor Energy Fluvarium

Enjoy a nice boardwalk stroll or look through underwater windows and watch fish in their natural habitat. The Fluvarium was erected to raise environmental awareness for water and its inhabitants. Also featured here are freshwater species native to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Quidi Vidi

The small picturesque fishing village is minutes from downtown St John’s and is famous for colorful houses nestled along the coast. While you’re here check out the Lake Trail, Brewery (try the iceberg beer!), and The Battery.

Pixabay Quidi Vidi Batery
Quidi Vidi Battery

Nature in Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Gros Morne National Park – you absolutely must not miss this Park if you are in the area. Stunning scenery that offers breath taking hikes in Canada’s portion of the Appalachian Mountains makes this Park a UNESCO world heritage site. Spend a few nights parked in the campground here and explore everything the area has to offer.
  • Signal Hill overlooks the harbor of St. Johns, Cabot Tower sits atop this hill.
  • The East Coast Trail is a 540 kilometer trail that follows the Newfoundland coast.
  • Cape Spear, home to the oldest lighthouse in the province, is on the easternmost tip of Canada.
  • Bowring Park is a beautiful park in the city of St. Johns, one thing not to miss here is the Peter Pan statue.
  • Newfoundland Insectarium combine nature and museum browsing and check out the world-class museum that offers exhibits with preserved and live butterflies, insects and anthropoids! Don’t miss the nature walk or the butterfly house!
  • Butter Pot Provincial Park is a nature haven where you can bike, hike, camp, fish and picnic to your hearts content.
newfoundland ocean view rocks
Newfoundland Coast

With 3 national parks and 13 provincial parks & campgrounds Newfoundland & Labrador is an ideal RV destination. Discover this beautiful province at your own pace.

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