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
Photo Credit: World Travel Guide

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
Photo Source: Wikipedia

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.

For more on the Maritimes check out:

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland & Labrador RV Rentals

Getting To Know Halifax

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Prince Edward Island

Let ‘Island Time’ Set the Pace

PEI is a destination for those wanting to immerse themselves in stunning scenery. Explore ocean coves, relax, and let ‘island-time’ set the pace. The whole island has remote beaches under discovered by tourists and the colour of the rocky cliffs can range from bright orange to burnt red depending on the time of day.

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PEI Tourist Destinations

There are a few tourist destinations in PEI connected to Lucy Maud Montgomery and the books she wrote about Anne of Green Gables. These books captured the hearts of people across Canada and the world. The first novel was published in 1908 and has since been converted to 20 different languages.

Charlottetown

Charlottetown is the capital of PEI and has much to offer in itself which you can check out on our Charlottetown Blog Post. Here are some things to do in PEI outside of Charlottetown.

Nature

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Cavendish Beach, PEI

Photo courtesy of: Santryl at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons

Cavendish Beach

Cavendish Beach is arguably the most beautiful ocean side beach on the island and it definitely merits a visit. Tune in to your Canadian side and take a dip in the chilly waters!

PEI National Park

The coastal national park offers many different attractions such as sand dunes, beaches, a Victorian era mansion, Green Gables, wetlands and salt marshes.

Confederation Trail

Walk or bike a famous rail to trail path in Canada that will take you through villages, rivers, wetlands and hardwood groves.

Attractions and Entertainment

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Island Hill Farm

Take the family for an afternoon filled with animals! The cost is very reasonable, currently at $5 dollars per person. There are bunnies, kittens, goats, a donkey, pigs, roosters, ducks, lamas and an alpaca. You can pet, play and have the animals eat right out of your hand!

The Bottle Houses

Where else in the world can you find buildings made from whole glass bottles and concrete? This is a truly unique attraction that has three buildings as well as gardens and a gift shop. Although this attraction is pretty sweet it does not take that long to go through it, so allow an hour or less.

History & Museums

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Photo courtesy of Welcome PEI Blog

Anne of Green Gables Museum

If you are a fan of Anne, or just want to see ‘Anne’s Land’, this is a must-visit. The museum is in the house that Lucy Maud Montgomery spent lots of summers with her aunt and uncle. The settings provided inspiration for Lucy, and the Lake of Shining Waters is here. There is artifacts, gardens and a gift shop.

Canadian Potato Museum

The right way to see the Potato Museum is to first eat at their restaurant where there is everything from potato fudge to potato stuffed lobster. Then, spend an hour or so learning about PEI’s biggest industry, this will provide some context about the many fields of potatoes you are sure to drive by during your travels. Did you know PEI produces more potato per capita than any other place in the world?

The must-do’s in PEI include eating local lobster and potatoes, relaxing on remote beaches and visiting the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

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To rent an RV or hire a campervan in P.E.I, consider picking up in Halifax or Quebec City.

Happy Travels!