Time Zone: GMT – 4 (NL – 3.5)
Flight time from UK: 6 hours
Atlantic Canada is made up of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The region boasts Canada’s most spectacular coastline and every seaside activity you can imagine.
Summer temperatures average about 25C. In the winter temperatures drop to around -2C. Temperatures vary on the coasts, where it tends to be a few degrees cooler. Spring and autumn are pleasant, with warm daytime temperatures of 10-15C and cooler evenings.
Best time to visit
Spring is a lovely time to visit Atlantic Canada. The temperature in May and June is perfect for touring. July and August are the warmest and busiest months. The autumn months between September and October are wonderful, with less crowds and the spectacular burst of autumn colours.
Atlantic Canada is famous for its fresh and abundant seafood! From succulent lobster, to scallops, mussels, oysters and cod. You can dine at a seaside restaurants, take a stroll through local farmers market or also take in one of the many culinary festivals.
Atlantic Canada is known for its quaintness, charm and laid back lifestyle, and you’ll definitely see that for yourself while exploring the area. The beaches will be uncrowded, the tourist hotspots won’t be bustling with people and your whole holiday will be slowed down from the usual hustle and bustle.
Atlantic Canada is a very coastal area and offers so many diverse and beautiful landscapes which are great for driving or exploring by boat such as the Bay of Fundy between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Gros Morne National park in Newfoundland & Labrador, the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island and North Cape on Prince Edward Island.