Consisting of the three Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island as well as Newfoundland and Labrador—is a place of remote coastlines, wind-sculpted sand dunes, and scenic parklands. As the first part of North America visited by Europeans, it’s known for its 400 years of history, plus fresh seafood, magnificent vistas, and lovable quirks.
The pace may be slower here, but this coastal part of Canada has plenty to offer adventure seekers. Pine forests and rocky cliffs dominate New Brunswick’s unspoiled landscape, while puffins and icebergs are visible in the rugged stretches of Newfoundland and Labrador. For something slightly more low-key, visit the picturesque fishing villages of Nova Scotia or discover the birthplace of the Canadian confederation in P.E.I., the country’s smallest province. Threaded together by scenic routes, the little towns of Atlantic Canada are ideal for road-trippers. Take your time exploring and you’ll be welcomed by locals, who are happy to show off their distinctive food and culture.
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Welcome Adventurers and Landscape Lovers!Atlantic Canada and American Tours International (ATI) have partnered to offer a unique travel ...Read moreWelcome Adventurers and Landscape Lovers! - News & announcementsAtlantic Canada and American Tours International (ATI) have partnered to offer a unique travel experience to their customers. The partnership will provide unforgettable self-guided tours, with the best-selected itineraries through the stunning Atlantic Canada provinces. The two will work together to reflect a shared commitment to providing high-quality travel experiences that showcase the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region. Through this collaboration, customers can expect a seamless travel experience through their own customized Travel Canada tours. American Tours International gives the option to book an already existing self-guided tour or customize their own itinerary, anywhere from a weekend getaway to a two-week explorer’s adventure through Atlantic Canada. The itineraries will take travelers on a journey through the four provinces of Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island Guests will have the opportunity to explore charming fishing villages, historic landmarks, and stunning natural landscapes. VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN3G7tHHXxc Atlantic City is a hidden gem that deserves to be discovered, and the partnership with American Tours International showcases the best that the region has to offer. Travelers are sure to be captivated by the scenic landscapes and warmth of Atlantic Canadians. ATI is delighted highlight Atlantic Canada and offer their customers a truly unique travel experience. The company has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality tours and has crafted stunning itineraries sure to create memorable journeys through this beautiful region. Wonders of Atlantic Canada - New Brunswick As the only province with both English and French as its official languages, New Brunswick is a hidden gem that offers a unique travel experience for those looking for a mix of adventure, history, and nature. From Saint John to Moncton and the Bay of Fundy Coast, explore the different cities and attractions with a variety of activities such as canoeing, whale watching, exploring historic sites and museums or by just relaxing by the coast. With its stunning landscapes, rich history, and diverse activities, New Brunswick is an ideal destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty of Canada. itinerary (LINK TO PDF) Book Now! Wonders of Atlantic Canada - Newfoundland & Labrador With its rugged coastline, stunning scenery, and rich history, Newfoundland & Labrador is a land of wonders with picturesque views and breathtaking scenery. The province offers an abundance of outdoor adventures, from hiking and kayaking to whale watching and iceberg viewing. Visitors can explore the oldest streets in North America in St. John’s (Duckworth Street and Water Street), visit Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, or marvel at the beauty of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Newfoundland & Labrador is also known for its friendly people, unique culture, and delicious seafood. itinerary (LINK TO PDF) Book Now! Wonders of Atlantic Canada - Nova Scotia Nova Scotia is a beautiful maritime province located in eastern Canada. The capitol city of Halifax is known for its rich history, stunning waterfront (which is one of the most popular attractions in the province), and delicious seafood (particularly scallops and its world-renowned Bay of Fundy lobster). Other smaller towns like Lunenburg and Yarmouth offer charming historic districts and eccentric coastal charm. Visitors to the province can explore the famous Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where they can inspect a collection of wooden artifacts from the Titanic, hike in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park or visit the historic Fortress of Louisbourg. Travelers can also explore Nova Scotia’s wine country. With the convenient hop-on / hop-off bus, it is easy to travel from one winery to another and enjoy the scenery and the wine tastings. Overall, Nova Scotia is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Canada’s natural beauty and maritime culture. itinerary (LINK TO PDF) Book Now! Wonders of Atlantic Canada - Prince Edward Island The small island of Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada is known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and delicious cuisine – Canada’s food island. The island is famous for being the setting of the beloved novel, Anne of Green Gables, and visitors can explore the places that inspired the story, including Green Gables Heritage Place and the Anne of Green Gables Museum. Prince Edward Island is also home to gorgeous beaches, charming towns, and beautiful lighthouses, making it the perfect destination for anyone looking to relax and unwind in a picturesque setting. With friendly locals, fresh seafood, and laid-back atmosphere, it is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Canada. itinerary (LINK TO PDF) Book Now! About the Atlantic Canada Agreement on Tourism (ACAT): This program has been developed and distributed through funding provided by the Atlantic Canada Agreement on Tourism (ACAT). ACAT is a nine-member pan-Atlantic initiative comprising the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the four Atlantic Canada Tourism Industry Associations, and the four Provincial Departments responsible for tourism. About ATI: With over 40 plus years of experience, American Tours International (ATI) is North America’s leading travel service provider. ATI is proudly partnering with over 20,000 hotels and attractions throughout North America and Canada. With their unique and market leading escorted Motorcoach Tours and their individual self-customized Drive America Tours, ATI gives their national as well as international clients the best experience of North America and Canada.
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29 Mar 23Partner News
Nova Scotia’s Scenic Coastal Drives ExperienceOnly a six-hour flight from the UK, Nova Scotia is filled to the brim ...Read moreNova Scotia’s Scenic Coastal Drives Experience - News & announcementsOnly a six-hour flight from the UK, Nova Scotia is filled to the brim with stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, rich heritage, and friendly people. About the size of Scotland and home to just a million people, Nova Scotia is very much a road trip destination, with spectacular seaside and inland driving routes. If you love the coast, this five day itinerary takes you through regions known for high tides, warm waters and scenic views which are sure to get some inspiration going! Day 1 |Burntcoat Head Park to Shubenacadie: Come and walk, play and explore on the ocean floor at low tide at Burntcoat Head Park, home of the world's highest recorded tides where you can take a guided tour or explore the dramatic site on your own. Added bonus: experience the one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure - Tidal Bore Rafting: As 100 billion tons of water rushes into the Bay of Fundy, there is only so much space for it to travel and therefore the great tides actually reverse the flow of the river that would typically flow into the Bay. Nowhere else in the world can you find this kind of experience! Day 2 | Advocate Harbour: Cape d’Or Lighthouse in the Cape d'Or Coastal Park is a great spot to witness the Bay of Fundy’s impressive tidal rips from the towering cliffs of this park. Here you can also enjoy a meal next to a lighthouse at the onsite restaurant known for their seafood and breathtaking views. For a unique overnight experience, visit the Lightkeepers Kitchen & Guest House, located just a few steps from the Cape d'Or Lighthouse in the converted Lightkeeper's residence. Outdoors enthusiast? explore Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Nova Scotia’s largest provincial park featuring back-country and day-use trails, magnificent Bay of Fundy beaches, and camping; discover the Bay of Fundy by taking a sea kayaking tour with NovaShores Adventures where you will see impressive views of Cape Chignecto’s sea cliffs and famous “Three Sisters” rock formation; dine in one of Nova Scotia’s highest rated restaurants, Wild Caraway Restaurant & Café, offering an authentic taste of local Nova Scotia dining through the use of local and in season ingredients. Day 3 | Wallace and Tatamagouche: Spend a day at the beautiful Fox Harb’r Resort, one of only five 5-star resorts in Canada, situated on the stunning Northumberland Shore where you can try out one of the many activities such as horseback riding, volleyball, or sea kayaking. Explore the town of Tatamagouche and get a taste for the local craft beer, wine and cidery scene with a stop at Tatamagouche Brewing Co. or travel a few minutes north of Tatamagouche to Malagash to visit the award-winning Jost Vineyards or Malagash Cidery at Vista Bella Farm. Day 4 | Liscomb: Make your way to Liscomb Mills where you can spend the night at Liscombe Lodge, go for a hike along a portion of the 9 km of hiking trails or simply relax and enjoy the solitude of the area overlooking the Liscomb River. Fancy taking a boat tour along the Liscomb River? A relaxing pontoon boat ride along the Liscomb River takes you into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean with the Marina Supervisor and Captain. Top up the experience with a visit to the resort’s restaurant for a true maritime meal with a view of the river and the rugged Eastern Shore landscape. Day 5 | Spry Bay to Lawrencetown: Hike the beautiful coastal trail system at Taylor Head Provincial Park, with pristine white sand beaches, rugged headlands, and sweeping views of the ocean and undeveloped coastline. Stop for lunch to refuel at the Henley House Pub & Restaurant or Sober Island Brewing Company before continuing along the Eastern Shore. Head to Lawrencetown and check-in at East Coast Surf School at Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park to learn to ride the waves. If surfing isn’t your thing check out Lawrencetown Beach, Clam Harbour, Martinique, Rainbow Haven or one of the other beautiful beaches along the Eastern Shore.
28 Mar 23Partner News
What’s New in Atlantic Canada 2023Atlantic Canada is a must-visit destination for 2023, bursting with new experiences for travellers ...Read moreWhat’s New in Atlantic Canada 2023 - News & announcementsAtlantic Canada is a must-visit destination for 2023, bursting with new experiences for travellers looking for stunning landscapes and new experiences. Providing a memorable escape, the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are home to an array of gorgeous scenery, delicious culinary offerings and are full of opportunities for adventure. Read on for a round-up of new openings, experiences and exciting anniversaries from the region.
NEW BRUNSWICKNEW The Kingston Spa at La Belle Cabane to open in spring 2023 A new wellness experience, The Kingston Spa at La Belle Cabane, is coming to New Brunswick in spring 2023. Built with sustainability in mind and aimed at providing wellbeing experiences, the spa located in the beautiful Kingston Peninsula, is focused on mental healing, incorporating self-worth, stress management and emotional healing. Paying homage to indigenous culture, the spa will utilise the surrounding landscape in its sessions to provide a one-of-a-kind relaxing experience. https://www.labellecabane.com/kingstonspa.html 175th anniversary of Fredericton New Brunswick’s capital city of Fredericton will be celebrating its 175th anniversary on the 30th of March 2023. Flag raising and a birthday cake celebration will be held at city hall on day with further celebrations to follow in August, including an ice cream social, arts, street entertainment and concerts. https://tourismnewbrunswick.ca/fredericton Experience Le Pays de la Sagouine by NEW night trail Opening in August 2023, the Lumina Night Walk is a new immersive experience at Le Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Inspired by Acadian culture and crafted by Acadian artists and artisans, this immersive 1.5-kilometer enchanted walk will welcome guests to experience the area like never before. Featuring enchanting light shows and storytelling, immersive multimedia will be used to produce a captivating show of colour and light. https://sagouine.tuxedobillet.com/ NEW Indigenous experiences in Greater Saint John area Three new Indigenous experiences are available to those visiting Saint John in New Brunswick this year. Designed to provide an understanding of Indigenous culture through storytelling, discover the origins of Saint John, Canada’s oldest incorporated city, and the local history of the Wolastoq and Mi’kmaq peoples from a unique Indigenous viewpoint. Through a series of walks and gathering over fires, visitors will learn about Indigenous groups and their relationships with the surrounding land, including the beautiful Wolastoq River and Fort la Tour – the archaeological site containing the remains of 17th century fur trading. www.firstnationsstorytellers.com
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADORCome From Away to come home to Gander in Summer 2023 The beloved musical Come From Away, celebrating the town and community of Gander that welcomed the world in extraordinary circumstances, will be coming home in the summer of 2023. Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers in the aftermath of 9/11, visitors will be able to experience the musical in Gander itself where the story unfolded. Marking the first fully staged production in Newfoundland and Labrador, and featuring cast and musicians from Broadway, London, Toronto and the Canadian province, this show is not one to miss. The official run will be from the 22nd July through to the 3rd September, with tickets available to purchase now. https://artsandculturecentre.com/gander/ Gander Airport’s International Lounge Reopens The restoration on the Gander Airport’s international lounge is officially over. Opened in 1959 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this historic spot is one of the most famous places in Newfoundland and Labrador. Serving as a stopping point for travellers and celebrities, it is said to be Canada’s most important room as it reopens to host world travellers once again. Guests can encounter its vast history whist they marvel at the celebrities and politicians that have visited this fascinating space. Features of the lounge include art, a theatre and artisanal cocktail bar, all whilst keeping the glamour of its original design. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/gander-international-airport-lounge Be Road Trip Ready this 2023 on the Trans-Labrador Highway Completed in mid-2022, this new road allows visitors to travel on more than 1,100 kilometers of pristine paved highway between the Labrador Straits and Labrador West. Before the completion of this highway, much of this route was unpaved, but bumpy roads are no more for travellers and locals set on exploring. This route is home to the dense and vast wilderness along with its scenic and coastal route ends. The possibilities are endless for travellers seeking a new adventure in 2023, with endless stops and Insta-worthy shots along the way, now is the perfect time to ride the road of discovery and experience Newfoundland and Labrador like never before. https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/trip-ideas/road-trips-landing Fogo Island Inn celebrates its 10th anniversary The renowned Fogo Island Inn is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2023 and with a newly expanded year-round direct air service from Toronto to Gander, this unique corner of the world will now be even more accessible. From the 1st of June 2023, guests can travel more frequently with Air Canada direct from Toronto to Fogo Island, before taking a ground or water transfer to the remote island and inn. Since opening on the 15th May 2013, the unique resort has continuously provided memorable experiences for visitors to one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most beautiful islands. To mark the occasion, full-time permanent residents of Fogo Island and Change Islands will be invited to spend a complimentary night as guests, demonstrating the long-standing commitment to the local community. https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/plan-and-book/accommodations/30123335
NOVA SCOTIAClimb the Light at Cape Forchu Reopening in 2023 is the Climb the Light Experience at Cape Forchu in Nova Scotia. Guests can climb the seventy-seven steps of the lighthouse until they reach the lantern room, where picturesque panoramic views of the landscape and boundless sea awaits. With prices starting from just £9.50 per adult, visitors can soak up the history of the site and its surrounding areas and be a lightkeeper for a day. After the historic tour, there is a breath-taking beach to experience or guests can stroll through the museum for a second dose of history. The fun doesn’t stop there as Cape Forchu spoils its guests with more opportunities, such as stargazing and a whale display, where guests can view real whale skeletons. https://capeforchu.com/ Nova Scotia’s first Marriot Autograph Collection Hotel Situated in the centre of downtown Halifax, the new Muir, Autograph Collection is Nova Scotia’s first Marriot Autograph Collection Hotel. Ideally located with scenic views and access to the exciting culinary district, the modern hotel is perfectly located for exploration of this distinctive location. The impressive 5-star property hosts 109 guest rooms and picturesque views of the waterfront. https://www.novascotia.com/places-to-stay/accommodations/muir-hotel/8129 Culinary adventure at the NEW Queen’s Marque District The new Queen’s Marque District and Halifax waterfront is a must-visit for foodies. Since opening the area has become a culinary destination in its own right, with a hot pot of flavours to choose from. Ranging from authentic Argentine dishes at Bar Sofia, to a Parisian-inspired eatery at Café Lunette and traditional Nova Scotian seafood at newly opened Salt + Ash, there is a huge variety of choices for those looking for a delicious meal after a busy day exploring the beautiful Canadian province. New for 2023, Swanky Burger will be serving old school classic burgers and Toridori – an impressive Asian fusion restaurant, will be bringing an expansive collection of noodle creations, from Malaysia to Japan. https://muirhotel.com/queens-marque-local-dining/
PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDUnwind at Prince Edward Island’s First Nordic Spa and Resort Nestled in the picturesque scenery of St. Peter’s Harbour is an all-new Nordic Spa and Resort opening early next year. Guests can enjoy the tranquillity of Mysa’s ‘Thermal Experience’, where they can relax and unwind by lounging in a pool of water that cycles through hot and cold that’s said to put you in a state of total relaxation. Featuring 17 water-view accommodations, guests can explore the 16 immersions on this resort - including thermal baths and Nordic cold baths. After a day of reinvigorating relaxation, enjoy the on-site restaurant with a comprehensive and balanced menu, sourcing sustainable produce from their very own on-site gardens or local supply. https://mysanordicspa.com/ Conservation countdown begins for Province House National Historic Site Conservation has been well underway for some time at this hub of Canadian history, but in 2023, Province House is ready to welcome visitors back after its 8-year restoration. The Charlottetown landmark, that has been under conservation since 2015, is getting a new lease of life this coming year. Visitors will be able to take in the grand surroundings while absorbing its rich history. As the setting of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, this building is famous for being the birthplace of Canada. This historic meeting with delegates from colonies including Nova scotia and New Brunswick, triggered further discussions that led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. With new exhibits being developed, now is the perfect time for history lovers everywhere to be one of the first to see history restored to its former glory. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/pe/provincehouse/activ
21 Feb 23Partner News
Feel Lighter with a Spa & Wellness Retreat – Atlantic CanadaHave you ever felt like your vacation was taken over by the kids or ...Read moreFeel Lighter with a Spa & Wellness Retreat – Atlantic Canada - News & announcementsHave you ever felt like your vacation was taken over by the kids or someone else’s agenda? On Prince Edward Island, you can have an amazing time making memories together and carve out some space for yourself. Timing is key! Book a day of relaxation at the end of your vacation to ensure that you return home refreshed. Or better yet, book two days. One in the beginning, to accelerate your transition to vacation mode and another at the end to reflect and savour the feeling of peacefulness for just a few more hours. Here are Prince Edward Island’s top spa and wellness destinations by region: Points East Coastal DriveMysa Nordic Spa & Resort – St. Peter’s Bay Perched above St. Peter’s Bay, this 18-acre patch of paradise is Prince Edward Island’s first Nordic spa. Embrace ancient water techniques that alternate hot- and cold-water therapy from saunas, hot tubs and showers to release tension and achieve a deep state of rest for body and mind. Onsite restaurant with PEI flavours by award-winning Chef Seth Shaw. Stay overnight in a renovated cottage and enjoy nearby trails at the PEI National Park – Greenwich.Rodd Spa BoutiqueAfter a day on the golf course or while others are golfing, treat yourself to a full menu of spa services at either location - Brudenell or Crowbush. A resort getaway spa package includes a 60-minute facial, 60-minute massage and pedicure. Sounds heavenly! Serenity Salon – Grand Tracadie Come to this north shore salon for an amazing view, natural surroundings and five-star massage services. Clients attest to leaving with a permanent smile and feeling more peaceful than they have in a long time. Traditional Thai massage and mobile massage available. Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre This gem offers guests the opportunity to explore unique experiences and beautiful places, while providing the space to connect with self, others and the natural world. Wellness packages and retreats with Mongolian yurt accommodations include guided forest bathing, sauna and hot tub, kayaking, yoga and mindfulness as options. CharlottetownModo Yoga & Pure Spa Described as a 5-star addition to any day, Modo Yoga is co-located with a day spa on the Charlottetown waterfront. A hot yoga class is a perfect catalyst for a day of relaxation. After a rainfall shower and refresh, prepare to be pampered. Watch the cruise ships dock while you treat yourself to a manicure and other luxurious spa treatments. You may even catch a glimpse of seal friends. Feeling lighter yet? Central Coastal Drive Chez Shea @ Kinkora Country Inn Personal attention is paramount at this tranquil inn and spa. From delicious home-cooked meals to luxurious therapies and treatments, the warm hospitality and cozy atmosphere will help to ease any tension so you can focus on you. Weekend packages available.Mill River Resort & Spa Escape to Prince Edward Island’s 4-star all-season resort for personalized treatment and professional spa services. Pair your retreat with a round of golf or a delicious meal at Callaghan’s Restaurant, offering local and international flavours. Stay and spa packages are available. An important consideration for any retreat is proximity to nature - clean air, trees, sand and plants. With endless acres of green grass and wide-open spaces, consider Prince Edward Island your destination for grounding and rejuvenation. Feel lighter here.
26 Jan 23Partner News
15 New Brunswick Festivals Worth Travelling for in 2023Pick Your Party! There’s always a reason to celebrate here in New Brunswick. ...Read more15 New Brunswick Festivals Worth Travelling for in 2023 - News & announcementsPick Your Party! There’s always a reason to celebrate here in New Brunswick. Our favourite? Festival season is back and we’ve rounded up 15 festivals and events we can’t wait for over 2023. For a full list of what’s happening this year, dive head first into our festivals and events listings.1. Shediac Lobster Festival (July 1-9) Can someone pass the butter, please? Shediac is the Lobster Capital of the World, so each year we carve out a whole week to celebrate this mouth-watering dish. Make sure you bring your bib if you’re coming to the Shediac Lobster Festival, and don’t forget to indulge in all the food, music and activities – more than 50 to choose from!2. Ballet by the Ocean, Grande-Digue (July 5-29, September 2-23) Atlantic Ballet’s Ballet by the Ocean is an outstanding artistic event series that combines dance and food in a natural waterfront setting. Immerse yourself with the incredible performances from the dancers of Atlantic Ballet while enjoying expert food pairings from some of New Brunswick’s best chefs–all experienced alongside the beautiful Acadian coast.3. New Brunswick Fisheries and Aquaculture Festival (July 8-16) The vibrant fishing town of Shippagan celebrates its maritime heritage during the New Brunswick Fisheries and Aquaculture Festival. If you’ve never seen a blessing of the fleet, here’s your chance to witness this tradition and marvel at the fishing boats decorated in bright colours. Sporting events, concerts, seafood tastings, craft fair, food markets and more.4. Western Festival, Saint-Quentin (July 11-16) Calling all cowgirls and cowboys! If you like concerts, rodeos and saloons, you’ll wanna put Saint-Quentin's Western Festival on your to-do list. Professional rodeo, horse pull, parades, line dancing–you’ll definitely fill your boots. Plaid isn’t mandatory, but encouraged.5. Adrenaline Bike Festival, Sugarloaf Provincial Park (July 29-30) Get ready for a full weekend of non-stop mountain biking and trailside fun at Sugarloaf Bike Park’s Adrenaline Bike Festival. There will be thrilling competitions for all categories and all ages: downhill and x-country races, bike rodeo, pump track challenge, pond crossing, and more.6. Area 506 Fest, Saint John (august 4-6) One of New Brunswick’s most creative festivals is making waves out of the Saint John port. Area 506 is the place to be on New Brunswick Day weekend–dancing the night away with Canadian artists to suit all musical tastes in a village of 60 shipping containers with retail shops, a bar, food trucks and public art.7. Folksong Festival, Miramichi (August 3-6) Fancy a fiddle? Are you feelin’ folky? You’ll want to make your way to Miramichi to experience the Folksong Festival, Canada’s longest standing folksong festival. Concerts, community dinners, kitchen partys, workshops, children’s show and true Miramichi hospitality await.8. Festival Royal, Edmundston (august 4-5) Have you been missing the famous Foire Brayonne since it ended in 2020 after 40 years? Well 2022 brought a new kid on the block with the brand new Festival Royal, and they're doing it again in 2023! Electronic and rock music, big ticket names, events and experiences will set downtown Edmundston ablaze with energy!9. Festival acadien de Caraquet (August 5-15) Get ready to party loud and proud at the biggest Acadian celebration of the year. With a spectacular program of many artists and events, including the joyous Tintamarre parade on Acadian Day, you’ll experience joie de vivre at its best at the Festival acadien de Caraquet.10. Larlee Creek Hullabaloo, Perth-Andover (August 9-13) You won’t be able to keep your toes from tapping during this down-home jam fest. The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is known for its genre rich lineup, collaborative performances and downhome hospitality. Bring your tent or camper and settle in for some of Atlantic Canada’s best music alongside friendly locals.11. Fundy Sea Shanty Festival, St. Martins (August 11-13) Ahoy Mateys! Anchored in the quaint fishing village of St. Martins, the Fundy Sea Shanty Festival, the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada, celebrates New Brunswick's maritime heritage with shanty performances, workshops, historical presentations, a pirate encampment, chowder and rum tastings, family activities and more!12. Elsipogtog Annual Powwow, Elsipogtog First Nation (September) Celebrate Mi’gmaw heritage and Aboriginal culture with arts, crafts, food, dancing, drumming and more sacred and social activities at the annual powwow of the Elsipogtog First Nation, near Richibucto. This gathering attracts hundreds from across Canada and the United States. Everyone is welcome!13. Atlantic Balloon Fiesta, Sussex (September 7-10) It’s a balloon bonanza. Hot air balloons of every shade take to the skies during the Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta. Take a balloon ride, visit the car show or the craft fair and huge indoor market, or bring the kids to the amusement rides during Atlantic Canada’s most colourful festival.14. Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Fredericton (September 12-17) Get funky and dance the night away. This event features both internationally renowned musicians and up-and-coming artists in multiple venues all over the capital city. There is something for every music lover at the Harvest Music Festival.15. Indulge Food and Wine Festival, Saint Andrews (mid-October) Calling all foodies. Please your palate and experience a taste of Saint Andrews during Indulge Food and Wine Festival. You’ll get to enjoy delicious, interactive food and wine experiences as well as music concerts in a beautiful seaside setting.