If you’re lucky enough to be in Canada’s Atlantic Bubble which includes Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI, you can enjoy restriction-free travel between these four Atlantic Canadian Provinces.
If you’ve got itchy feet and are looking for a travel experience, exploring Atlantic Bubble travel this year may be a perfect fit for you.
Air, road, and sea travel between the four Atlantic Bubble provinces is open. Taking a flight to a neighboring Atlantic Bubble province is now easy and gets you where you want to be within a few hours. Atlantic Bubble travel by road and ferry is easy and fun. With a low population density and spectacular swaths of the Canadian wilderness to behold along the way, a Canadian Atlantic Bubble road trip can be a lot of fun.
For those interested in camping, reservations in Provincial Parks and National Parks are open to residents of all four Atlantic Bubble provinces, so if you’re looking to check out the beaches in PEI near Stanhope National Park, or plan to explore the wilds of Newfoundland while tenting in Gros Morne National Park or Terra Nova National Park, all reservations for camping in Canadian National Parks need to be made in advance online.
When crossing between Atlantic Bubble Provinces, expect delays and be pleasantly surprised when there aren’t any.
Be sure to bring identification with you for all members of your group and be able to prove you’re all residents of one of the four Atlantic Bubble Provinces by showing a valid Atlantic Bubble Province driver’s license or another form of Government Photo ID detailing your current Atlantic Bubble Province address.
If you’re traveling by ferry between the mainland and Newfoundland, be sure to make a reservation in advance. This season, Marine Atlantic is offering free cancelation on all of its crossings, which means there’s more reason than ever to pre-book.
A limited number of cabins are also available during the crossing which makes the voyage extra deluxe with your own shower, bed, and television. These are especially nice when you take the night crossing but are also available during daytime sailings.
Expect things to be a little different. Some Atlantic Bubble Provinces like Nova Scotia requires mandatory masking in all public indoor spaces while other Atlantic Bubble Provinces currently do not.
There are plenty of services to take advantage of along the way, but if you have your heart set on a particular Atlantic Bubble accommodation provider, restaurant, or attraction, be sure to call in advance and confirm. This year more than ever, booking ahead of time is a good idea.
So what are some fun things to see and do when exploring the Atlantic Bubble and everything these Atlantic Canadian Provinces have to offer? Here are our top Atlantic Bubble Adventure Travel ideas for each of the Atlantic Bubble Provinces:
Top Atlantic Bubble Adventure Travel Ideas
Atlantic Salmon, and the Biggest Tides in the World
If your Atlantic Bubble Travel takes you to New Brunswick, spending a few days exploring the Bay of Fundy National Park is a worthwhile endeavour.
The Bay of Fundy has some of the largest tides in the world, is home to things like the reversing river, and right now is experiencing a massive return of Atlantic Salmon to New Brunswick estuaries and Atlantic Salmon Rivers.
Surf Towns, and Friendly Waves
Did you know that Nova Scotia is home to some of the best surfing in Canada?
Lawrencetown, just a 30 min drive from Halifax, is a full-blown surf town with surf and paddleboard shops on every corner. Lawrencetown Beach and Martinique Beach in Martinique Beach Provincial Park offer beachside surfboard rentals, surfing lessons, and friendly conditions for learning.
If you’re looking for a unique experience in Atlantic Canada, spending a few days in and around an Atlantic Bubble Surf Town is always relaxing and fun.
Prince Edward Island
Road Biking, and Sandy Beaches
Never been to Prince Edward Island before? If not, you have no idea what you’re missing.
Prince Edward Island has some of the best beaches in Canada. This small Atlantic Bubble Island is also perfect for biking since it’s mostly flat and has an enormous amount of bike trails and paths to choose from.
You can spend a day experiencing the best coastal bike paths or spend a few days taking your time and biking across Canada’s smallest Province.
Be sure to visit Stanhope National Park during your stay for some well-deserved beach time and natural beauty.
Ecological Reserves and Oceanside Hot Tubs
Wildlife is always prolific in Newfoundland, and as far as Canadian Provinces go, no other Atlantic Bubble travel destination has quite the same rugged and out there feeling Newfoundland showcases to Atlantic Travel Bubble adventure seekers.
Right now in Newfoundland the whales and seabirds are out in full force and the ecological reserves throughout Canada’s largest Island Province are teeming with life.
Boasting one of the largest moose populations on the planet, it’s also easy to spot a Newfoundland Moose.
If you find yourself on the East Coast of Newfoundland near the capital city of St. John’s, be sure to spend a few days exploring the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and experiencing some of the Top East Coast Trail Hikes located in this area.
If you’re looking to camp, Newfoundland offers many great options to choose from. With two National Parks, travelers in the western region won’t want to miss Gros Morne National Park, and any trip to the eastern part of Newfoundland deserves a stop in Terra Nova National Park.
Just because Newfoundland is rugged and wild doesn’t mean you have to give up Lux. For those seeking luxury in an ecological reserve, oceanside hot tub suites can be booked overlooking humpback whale feeding grounds in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve just south of St. John’s.
Have you enjoyed some travel in the Atlantic Travel Bubble? What was the highlight of your Atlantic Travel Bubble Adventures? Share your travel bubble experience in the comments below: