• Digby Neck (Nova Scotia): Choose from among the whale-watching outfitters located along this narrow peninsula of remote fishing villages. And simply getting to the tip of the peninsula is half the fun -- it requires two ferries.
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Nova Scotia): The craggy geology on the west side of this headland is impressive enough, but don't let it overshadow the rest of the park, where you'll find bogs, moose, and plenty of quiet spots.
  • Grand Manan Island (New Brunswick): This big, geologically intriguing rock off the New Brunswick coast is a great base for learning about coastal ecology. Whale-tour operators search out the endangered right whale and dozens of birds roost and pass through. Boat tours from the island will also take you out to see puffins.
  • Hopewell Rocks (New Brunswick): The force of Fundy's tremendous tides is most impressive at Hopewell Rocks, where great rock "sculptures" created by the winds and tides rise from the ocean floor at low tide.
  • Avalon Peninsula (Newfoundland): In a busy day you can view a herd of caribou, the largest puffin colony in North America, and an extraordinary gannet colony visible from the mainland cliffs.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.