Despite the small size of the provinces, the Maritimes are home to some well-known Canadian National Parks, such as Cape Brenton Highlands National Park, Prince Edward Island National Park, Fundy National Park, Kouchibougauc National Park, Sable Island Reserve and Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site.
These parks are a maze of untouched canyons, vast lakes and stunning coastal views – perfect for scenic hiking and camping, sand-dunes, spotting seabirds and cold-water kayaking. Local fauna include moose, Canadian lynx, White-tailed deer, Eastern coyote, seals and even Black bears.
The Fundy National Park is located near the Bay of Fundy and is famous for having the worlds’ highest tidal range. At full and new moon, the difference between high and low tides can reach up to 16 metres– allowing a whopping 160 billion tons of seawater to crash onto the shore every day on a flooding tide.
It also is one of the richest and most biodiverse regions of the world, comparable to that of the Amazonian Rainforest. The Bay of Fundy, Cape Brenton and Prince Edward Island is a haven for multiple species of whale – from Minkes to Finbacks - from spring until late fall.