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
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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.

For more on the Maritimes check out:

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland & Labrador RV Rentals

Getting To Know Halifax

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Top 5 East Coast Beaches

To round out celebrating our summer beaches in Canada, here are our top five East Coast favourites.

Manitou beach, Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan

Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
Why we love it: Have you ever wanted to visit the Dead Sea? This is the prairies’ answer. Absorb the therapeutic minerals in this shallow saltwater lake.

Not to miss: With five times as much salt as there is in the ocean, give swimming a try but you’ll have better luck floating away.

For more info: Manitou Beach

Photo credit: @__b3ths/Instagram.

Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, Ontario

Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Why we love it: Georgian Bay hosts eight beaches, each with their own unique offering. Wasaga has great sand, sun, water and possibly the most fun part – the people watching.

Not to miss: Try to miss the longest freshwater beach in the world at 14 km long.

Photo credit: @ca_rn67/Instagram.

Parlee Beach, Parlee Beach Provincial Park, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick

Parlee Beach, New Brunswick
Why we love it: The beach is known for having the warmest salt water north of Virginia, reaching 23-25 degrees Celsius.

Not to miss statue: The world’s largest lobster is in Rotary Park weighing in at 90 tonnes

For more info: Tourism New Brunswick

Photo, @kdorrian/Instagram.

Singing Sands Beach, Basin Head Provincial Park, Souris, Prince Edward Island

Singing Sands, PEI
Why we love it: PEI has more than 800 km of beach but there’s just something about the Singing Sands. It’s warm, the smooth sand stretches out and the solitude is serene.

Not to miss: Can you hear the perfectly shaped sands sing?

For more info: Tourism P.E.I.

Photo credit: @nomadandanova/Instagram.

Lawrencetown Beach, Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia
Why we love it: Although this beach is tiny at only 1.5 km, it also offers world-renowned surfing breaks that are spectacular to see for surfers and non-surfers alike.

Not to miss: Four metre waves.

For more info: Lawrence Town Beach

Photo credit: @rob_canning/Instagram.