Get ready for The Atlantic Bubble version two, or what’s being referred to lovingly as Atlantic Bubble 2.0, which is scheduled to open on April 19th, 2021.
This means, once again, members of all four of the Atlantic Canada Provinces, consisting of: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland, will enjoy free and unrestricted travel throughout Atlantic Canada.
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and P.E.I. Bubble Together
Not only is Atlantic Canada one of the safest regions globally, but it’s also one of the best places to go on a road trip and explore, especially throughout the spring and summer. These four Atlantic Bubble Provinces offer and feature some of the best nature and wildlife viewing, hiking, paddling, and general exploring. Each one of the Atlantic Canadian Bubble Provinces features its own unique flair and flavour, from stark differences in local dialect and banter to varied climate, scenery, and food.
If you’re looking for a monoculture you won’t find it in the Atlantic Bubble. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland and totally unique places to visit, and if you’ve had a chance to visit all four of the Atlantic Bubble 2.0 Provinces already, you certainly know what we’re talking about.
What do I need to know about Atlantic Bubble 2.0?
The 2021 Atlantic Bubble 2.0 has arrived just in time for the spring and summer travel season. If you’re like a lot of us, you can’t wait to get out there and explore. It’s a big world, and many of our Atlantic Canada followers have been eager to plan a retreat to the ecological reserve. The East Coast Trail is about to come to life and, as always, humpback whales and migratory seabirds are about to return for the spring and summer season, along with icebergs, berries, picnics, and so much more.
When travelling the Atlantic Bubble this spring and summer 2021, here are a few tips to ensure your Canadian Atlantic Bubble experience is even more awesome:
Atlantic Bubble 2.0 Accommodation
When choosing accommodation for your Atlantic Bubble adventure, be choosy. There are a lot of great places out there to choose from, so take your time and select a place that has five-star reviews, boasts a reputation for sparkling clean suites, and features the amenities you want.
It is especially important to know how to be picky when booking accommodations near St. John’s Newfoundland where it often pays dividends to do your homework before finalizing a vacation rental booking. Is a private hot tub overlooking humpback whale feeding grounds part of your wish list? If yes, take the time to search out a guesthouse, boutique hotel, or wilderness retreat that meets and exceeds your expectations. After all, you only live once.
Choose Vacation Rentals with private entrances to the outdoors
Meeting people is part of the adventure, but when it comes to your accommodation, private and exclusive is best. When deciding where to stay, choose a vacation rental that is private, with its own outdoor entrance and no shared spaces. This will give you control over who is in your bubble and let you retreat to your own private space.
Rent a place with contactless self-check-in
Gone are the days of meeting a property owner or lounging in a lobby with a bunch of strangers while waiting for someone to give you a key or show you to your room.
Today, many modern Atlantic boutique hotels, guesthouses, and vacation rentals offer contactless self-check-in, and if they don’t, keep looking until you find one.
Self-check-in means you get a key code and directions on how to access your rental before you arrive.
This way, there is no need to meet another person or show up at a specific time. Arrive at your vacation rental when you want and do your own thing without having to work around another person’s schedule. Not only does this greatly limit your unnecessary contacts, but it also keeps your Atlantic Bubble travel experience more relaxed and zen, two of our favourite things.
Plan cool Atlantic Bubble outdoor activities
This is a great time of year to explore the outdoors, so be sure to take full advantage. Picnics near the lighthouse, hikes on the east coast trail, and whale watching from land or a boat are easy and accessible activities everyone can enjoy.
If you’re looking to go further and explore more, everything from a SUP paddleboarding lesson to a guided walk through a world UNESCO heritage site is a great option.
Keep your Atlantic Bubble Travel Plans loose and flexible
Keep a loose itinerary and embrace change as part of the adventure. It’s important to do some planning, but it’s inevitable that some parts of your Atlantic Bubble travel adventure will be impromptu and unexpected. Go with it and enjoy the journey, which some suggest is even more important than the destination.
Book your Atlantic Bubble Accommodations Early
With a lot of demand out there, the best places often book up quickly. This is not only true for vacation rentals in boutique hotels, guesthouses, and popular wilderness retreats. Marine Atlantic Ferry reservations, rental cars, and air travel are all things you want to secure well in advance.
In this area, a little planning goes a long way.
Are you excited to do some Atlantic Bubble 2.0 travel starting April 19th, 2021? Where are the top places on your Atlantic Bubble bucket list? Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.