Let me share my favourite top 3 eastern Canada travel destinations with you.
As a tour guide I visit many great locations. Having seen so many wonderful parts of Canada, I would love to share my best-loved destinations in eastern Canada with you. Here they are.
Other great destinations (that visitors pointed out to me)
The unique ecosystem of the Saguenay- St. Lawrence Marine Park offers a huge diversity in marine life.
Thirteen different whale species, such as the white beluga and the blue whale, inhabit this estuary.
You can spot marine wildlife from the shore or by boat. Just join a whale watching company, they know the best wildlife watching spots and take you right to it.
Where is the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park located?
The park is located in Québec at the confluence of the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers.
The best locations to spot marine wildlife within Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
Best time of year to visit Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
Read more about Whale Watching in Canada to find the best season and location to watch several Canadian whale species.
Read the Whale Watching in British Columbia page to find the best places for viewing marine mammals in BC's waters.
They call them ‘flowerpots’: tall standing (12-21 m/ 40-70 ft) solitary rock formations with vegetation on top. Twice a day these flowerpots are watered.
Ocean water flowing in and out the Bay of Fundy causes an average difference of 12 meters between high and low tides!
Be there at low tide and be back at high tide (+ 6 hrs). Stand at the lowest possible step on the stairs (you’ll see it once you get there) and experience the fast rising or dropping movement of the water in between tides.
Where to find the Hopewell Rocks
The Hopewell Rocks are located on the shore of the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy.
From the City of Moncton, take the Riverview Causeway and follow the “Fundy” signs south on Hwy 114 to Hopewell Cape.
Best time to visit the Hopewell Rocks
When the gates are closed, you may still enter the park. However, you will not have access to the visitor centre and other facilities. Park your vehicle on the entrance road and walk in.
Paddle one of the many lakes in Algonquin Provincial Park and watch beavers bringing in their food supply.
Several outfitters offer canoe rentals. They even drop them off at your favourite lake.
Where to find Algonquin Provincial Park?
- Algonquin Provincial Park is located 300 km/186 miles north of Toronto and west of Ottawa.
- Hwy 60 runs through the park and is the major entrance route.
- Other access points to the park run off hwy 17 (north of the park) and hwy 11 (west of the park).
Best time to paddle Algonquin Provincial Park
Please let us know your favourite destination in eastern Canada!