Sights to Be Seen on the Eastern Coast of Canada

Experience the Beauty of these 10 Must-See Locations

Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

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The eastern coast of Canada is absolutely beautiful and having only traveled there once, I would love to go back. It was so different than our east coast here in the United States. Maybe it was just the feeling of experiencing a new country, but there was something remarkable about the surrounding scenery and atmosphere.

Canada has some beautiful features to its landscape. I had the privilege of visiting Nova Scotia and Saint John a few years ago and didn't want to leave the beautiful country. There are ten places which you must see if you are traveling up the eastern coast of Canada. The list can go on and on, but here are a few essential spots: Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, viewing the Iceberg in Newfoundland, whale watching in the Bay of Fundy, L’anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia, the lighthouses in Newfoundland, Saint-Pierre, Miquelon, Green Gables Heritage Place in P.E.I, and the Titanic Experience in Halifax.


All of these are must-sees when traveling the east coast of Canada. First on the list is Hopewell Rocks, the viewing of the iceberg, and whale watching, L’anse aux Meadows, and Joggins Fossil Cliffs. All of which are beautiful spots. Experience the beautiful rocks that are up and out of the water. They sit high up and if you have ever been to Italy and have gone to Capri, they are reminiscent of the visuals presented there as well. They are beautiful pieces of nature. Whale watching is very popular on the East Coast of the states and never did I realize it was popular in Canada. However, watching the whales in Canada is a glorious thing to do because you are watching these aquatic mammals enjoy their lives and put on a show. 

The iceberg in Newfoundland is a big experience itself. When do you normally have the opportunity to see a big iceberg floating alongside you? Here, you can experience that! Do you have any ancestors who were Viking? Well, visit the L’anse aux Meadows. There you can experience the Viking culture more in depth! If you are into archeological studies, then experiencing the fossils is right up your alley. Experience the discovery of fossils, or dinosaur remains washed up on the shore.


Lastly, experience the lighthouses in Newfoundland, Saint-Pierre, Miquelon, Green Gables Heritage Place in Prince Edward Island and the Titanic experience. Some of these are popular tourist attractions, but some are just very intriguing. Lighthouses are beautiful places to experience. The first lighthouse to appear on the Newfoundland was in 1813 when many shipwrecks were occurring. To prevent this, a lighthouse was implemented to light the way from a distance. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon are both nestled in between the Newfoundland’s Fortune Bay. The experience might remind you of France if you've been there before. The famous book, Anne of Green Gables was actually set in Canada on Prince Edward Island. Many fans of the book flock to this area to experience it. Halifax is known for the Titanic experience. It is a very popular tourist destination in Halifax. Everyone is intrigued by the famous iceberg crash. It is a must-visit!