A light house in Nova Scotia

Canada’s eastern provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edwards Island offer a voyage of discovery. Located along the country’s rugged Atlantic coastline, this is a land where bright lighthouses stand atop dramatic clifftops, colourful fishing boats bob merrily in quaint harbours, and natural beauty abounds. If it’s lazy seaside days with postcard-perfect vistas you’re after, look no further. Literary lovers will adore lighthouse-studded Prince Edward Island – the inspiration for LM Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables – while the rippling coastline of the Bay of Fundy is perfect for days spent hiking, whale watching and sampling lobster served with lashings of melted butter. For a taste of city life, the breezy capital of Nova Scotia is a must. Stroll along the boardwalk here, past an eclectic row of historic buildings, boutiques and cafés, inhaling the sea breeze as you go.

Popular Maritimes Holidays

If you’re looking to explore this region to the fullest, you’ll love our Journeys. Designed by our Experts, these Maritimes holidays take in a number of destinations within the region and include everything from flights to hand-picked hotels, car hire and unique experiences. For more ideas or to tailor make your own itinerary, talk to our Experts today

More About Maritimes

Capital City: Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick and Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island

Currency: Canadian dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required

Getting There:

Flight time: The London to Halifax flight time is 6 hours and 40 minutes

Main Airport: Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.

Top 3 Things to Do in the Maritimes

  • See whales in Halifax
  • Visit Prince Edward Island, the home of Anne of Green Gables
  • Try scallops in Digby

When to Go to the Maritimes

The Maritimes peak season is typically from May to October when the weather is at its most pleasant. The autumn months of September and October are particularly pleasant and much of the region’s foliage changes colour. As May to October is the most popular time to visit, it’s also when the region experiences higher hotel prices, so if your on a budget, you may wish to visit outside of this season, although be warned the spring months of March to April are typically regarded as the worst months to visit as rain and ice are common.

Why Book Your Maritimes Holiday With Flight Centre

Maritimes Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Maritimes holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.

Local knowledge: With Experts in Canada and in the UK, we’ll not only tailor make an itinerary for you, but also offer local tips and advice to ensure you get the best out of your Maritimes holiday.   

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Maritimes holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated Travel Butler concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assist.