An easy & es­sen­tial guide to get­ting to At­lantic Canada

South Shore Breaker - - NAVIGATE ATLANTIC - BY NEVE MCCOR­MACK

Prince Ed­ward Is­land

In or­der to get to this beau­ti­ful is­land, there are three pri­mary op­tions, un­less you want to kayak across the At­lantic Ocean. The first is to travel across the Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge. Com­pleted in 1997, the fa­mous bridge spans the Northum­ber­land Strait, con­nect­ing Bor­den-car­leton,

P.E.I. and Cape Jouri­main, New Brunswick.

Fly­ing over the is­land is an­other way to take in the wonderful views. In the win­ter, wit­ness the snow­cov­ered land­scape, in au­tumn see the lovely, crisp trees chang­ing color. Fly into the Char­lot­te­town Air­port and take in the sights like never be­fore.

If feel­ing the wind in your hair is more your style, P.E.I. also of­fers daily ferry cross­ings from Cari­bou, Nova Sco­tia to Woods Is­land, P.E.I. In the sum­mer, sit on the deck and en­joy a COWS ice cream and lis­ten to live en­ter­tain­ment. Or if cruis­ing of­fers in­trigue, there are three ports that wel­come ships: Summerside, Char­lot­te­town and Ge­orge­town. All of th­ese places of­fer main­land ex­cur­sions for vis­i­tors.

New­found­land

Fly or ferry over to New­found­land. Flights from Europe or Western Canada are avail­able. Many ma­jor air­lines fly into St. John’s, Gan­der and Deer Lake from all over the world, as well as other smaller lo­ca­tions.

As for the fer­ries, there are year­round and sea­sonal trips from

North Syd­ney in Nova Sco­tia. Port aux Basques of­fers pas­sen­gers the op­por­tu­nity to ferry in all year,while the Ar­gen­tia port is only con­nected to the main­land from June to Septem­ber.

The big­gest At­lantic Cana­dian prov­ince,new­found­land,has roads avail­able to get you on your way through the prov­ince to your des­ti­na­tion. Zoom through the windy roads and down to the seashore.take ad­van­tage of the spec­tac­u­lar sights by per­form­ing a few im­promptu photo shoots.

New Brunswick

Planes, trains and au­to­mo­biles are all wonderful op­tions to reach the prov­ince of New Brunswick.

With four re­gional air­ports, there are plenty of ways to fly in from in­ter­na­tional lands and from fel­low Cana­dian air­ports.

VIA Rail is an­other great way to make it across to the prov­ince. Come from Que­bec or Nova Sco­tia and travel in com­fort at high-speed as you travel past beau­ti­ful scenery.from Mon­treal to Monc­ton,via of­fers lux­ury cars with spa­cious seat­ing as you travel through the prov­ince.

As for driv­ing, there are lots of places to rent a car in or­der to drive the scenic route. Come through Maine, Que­bec, P.E.I. or Nova Sco­tia. Take a road trip and see how many bilin­gual signs you can spot, or count the wild an­i­mals as you en­ter New Brunswick.

Nova Sco­tia

For this beau­ti­ful prov­ince, there are end­less ways to visit. Fly into Hal­i­fax Stan­field In­ter­na­tional Air­port and take ad­van­tage of the mul­ti­tude of flights that ar­rive ev­ery­day.in Cape Bre­ton,the J.A. Dou­glas Mccurdy Syd­ney Air­port is also avail­able to fly from Toronto, where you can land within 20 min­utes of the Syd­ney busi­ness district.

Hal­i­fax, Nova Sco­tia is also the last or first stop on the VIA

Rail Mar­itime Way voy­age across east­ern Canada.tak­ing one day and one night, the trip is re­mark­able as it takes you through three prov­inces to your des­ti­na­tion.

If you de­cide to come by ship, there are lots of ways to ac­com­plish this.there are many fer­ries from Maine, New­found­land, P.E.I. and New Brunswick — all able to bring vis­i­tors into Nova Sco­tian wa­ters. Cruise ships also a plen­ti­ful in the sum­mer sea­son, dock­ing and al­low­ing pas­sen­gers to en­joy an ex­cur­sion or two while they rest.

You may come by land, sky or sea — there are plenty of op­tions that of­fer speed, com­fort and ad­ven­ture for all man­ner of trav­ellers.the At­lantic Cana­dian ex­pe­ri­ence is one that any­body can en­joy and the jour­ney is of­ten the best part of va­ca­tion away from home.

Some­times, the fun is in the jour­ney and there is cer­tainly lots of fun to be had get­ting to the Mar­itimes.with plenty of op­tions avail­able to even the pick­i­est of trav­ellers, mak­ing it to At­lantic Canada has never been eas­ier.

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