Authentic Maritime moments. As far as the eye can see.
In the southwestern corner of New Brunswick, along the Bay of Fundy, you’ll find the Charlotte Coastal Region, which touches the U.S. border. In this area, exploration will take you to wave-swept shores, lighthouses, beaches, coastal trails, and provincial parks. Watch for breaching whales from the comfort of your expertly guided boat; spend a night in Saint Andrews, an iconic seaside escape; island hop from scenic beauty to costal adventures. Pick an itinerary to discover the best of this quintessential Maritime destination.
Saint Andrews by-the-Sea is a charming resort town watched over by the historic and grand Algonquin Hotel and with excellent accommodations and restaurants options. It's perfect for those travelling with family (check out Kingsbrae Garden children's activities, Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, or safe and comfortable whale-watching boats), and equally fitting as a romantic couple's seaside getaway.
Shop in the historic downtown to find that unique treasure made by local artists and artisans. Enjoy whale-watching excursions on the Bay of Fundy, play a round of golf on the signature Algonquin golf course or stroll the 11 ha (27 acres) of Kingsbrae Garden. You can also drive on the ocean floor to Ministers Island at low tide to visit the historic summer home of Sir William Van Horne. No matter your interests, Saint Andrews has attractions and adventures to make your day.
Saint Andrews is also a haven of fine dining. If you’re looking for an ultimate foodie experience, the Indulge Festival (Oct 13-17) is a true delight for the food and wine aficionados.
The Fundy Isles are a timeless experience—a world apart from the mainland yet just a ferry ride away. Campobello Island is perfect for whale-watching excursions, a stay at the provincial park, and a visit to the heritage cottage and grounds of Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Grand Manan Island is a 90-minute ferry ride to rugged cliffs and shorelines guarded by lighthouses and teeming with birds and marine life. Deer Island has beautiful coastal vistas, beaches, sea kayaking, hiking, cycling, and artisans.
In St. Stephen, opposite Calais, Maine in the USA, you’ll find a border town defined by a sweet history—it’s home to Ganong, Canada’s oldest candy company. Visit the Chocolatier’s shop downtown, then take a short drive to explore the trail at Ganong Nature Park.