Nova Scotia Coast Line
Outdoor Atlantic Canada
Make the most of any visit to Atlantic Canada with some time spent exploring the great outdoors. Whether it be New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island, you'll discover a wide range of parks, beaches, and other outdoor recreation destinations.
Kejimkujik National Park
Creek within Kejimkujik National Park
Entrance at the Halifax Public Gardens
Sure to delight and thrill all members of the family, Kejimkujik National Park is a premier outdoor destination in Nova Scotia. Drive in from nearby Liverpool or Bridgewater and experience ideal conditions for outdoor fun – especially during spring and summer.
Discover some of the historic aspects at Kejimkujik National Park, like the M'kmaw petroglyphs, or enjoy a dip in the temperate water of Kejimkujik Lake. Enjoy a day of hiking through the many trails at Kejimkujik, or launch your canoe onto Peskawa Lake.
Fredericton Botanical Gardens
Ideal for any spring or summer visit to Atlantic Canada, the Fredericton Botanical Gardens yield tranquil strolls, vibrant picnics, and much more. Spread across 22 hectares of land in New Brunswick, these excellent and wide-ranging botanic gardens are a short drive from downtown Fredericton, or nearby Saint John.
Opened in 1990 within Odell Park, the Fredericton Botanical Gardens feature much to see. Don't miss the Harold Hinds Memorial Garden, the Lilac Collection, the Rhododendron and Azalea Collection, or the Entrance Garden.
Beach Meadows Municipal Beach
Only minutes from nearby Liverpool, Beach Meadows Municipal Beach is a premier retreat on any hot day in southwestern Nova Scotia. Discover the picnic areas, enjoy the playground, and the white sandy beaches.
Beach Meadows Municipal Beach is located on the southern ridge of Summerville Beach Provincial Park. Enjoy a lazy summer day on the beach, or head out in the water of Atlantic for unforgettable aquatic adventures in Nova Scotia.
Irving Nature Park
Plan on visiting the Irving Nature Park on any trip into Saint John. At 242 hectares in size, this southern New Brunswick park features a wide range of scenic and exciting things to do. Featuring dense, well-groomed woodlands, a wealth of excellent hiking trails, and lots of fishing access, Irving Nature Park will yield a day full of outdoor fun.
Bird watchers will find Irving Nature Park exceptionally great, as there are nearly 250 different fowl species who call the park home.
Prince Edward Island National Park
Out on Prince Edward Island, your visit this spring or summer should include some time spent exploring the Prince Edward Island National Park. Venture out towards the north shore of PEI and check out all of the sights at this excellent national park.
PEI National Park is nearly 60 kilometers across and fronts the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Make the drive in from nearby Charlottetown and enjoy your day at the park. The kids run around at Cavendish Grove, or check out Robinson's Island. Many visitors also enjoy the Parabolic Dunes.
Halifax Public Gardens
Enjoy your stay in Halifax and be sure to set aside time for a tour of the Halifax Public Gardens. Typically open from the beginning of May through the beginning of November, this public garden space in Halifax is historic, having initially been established in 1867.
Spread across 16 acres, the Halifax Public Gardens contains more than 140 species of trees, ornate fountains, a bandstand, and a stunning wrought iron entranceway. Enjoy lunch or a snack at the Uncommon Grounds Cafe, or step over to the Halifax Public Gardens Kids Zone.