Explore St. John’s
St. John’s is a really cool city to walk around and explore. Since the city is built on a hill you will be sure get stay fit when walking around this city. Go for lunch at a local pub, walk up Signal Hill, or just walk down by the waterfront and breath in the beautiful fresh ocean air.
2. Raft the Exploits
One of the most fun things I did while in Newfoundland was a rafting trip on the Exploits river just outside of Grand Falls. They aren’t the biggest rapids in the world but it’s still a total blast. The guides play tons of fun games with you and each raft has water guns so there are lots of friendly water fights between rafts. If you have the money you can splurge and stay in one of their nice Chalets for the night.
Photos by Rafting Newfoundland. For more info www.riverfrontchalets.ca
3. Swim in Thunderbrook Falls
Located just outside of Grand Falls-Windsor Thunderbrook Falls makes a great little swimming hole on a hot day. If you don’t feel like swimming pack a picnic and your camera and just admire this natural beauty. Tip- If you are going to swim it’s good idea to wear flip-flops or water shoes as it is quite rocky.
4. Hit the beach at Deer Lake
Explore the trails around the beach, take a refreshing swim in the lake, or watch the sunset over some ice cream.
5. Wander the little towns and villages
The small towns a villages in Newfoundland can almost feel like a step back in time. Explore the little fishing villages, eat some fresh seafood at a little diner or roadside stand, browse the local shops and really take in the true Newfoundland culture.
Wether it’s jumping off the bridge at Basin Head, playing in the waves at Cavendish, or building sandcastles at Parlee the Maritimes has so many amazing beaches to explore.
2. Explore the Cabot Trail
No trip to Canada’s east coast would be complete without a drive along the Cabot Trail. Be sure to keep to camera handy to capture the beautiful scenery.
3. Eat great seafood
Lobster, muscles or just fish and chips from a roadside stand. The east coast offers so much delicious seafood.
4. Watch a Sunrise or Sunset
The maritimes lends it self to some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets anywhere.
5. Explore and Get Lost
Weather your wandering around downtown Halifax, browsing a local farmers market, or just getting in the car and seeing where the road takes you there are so many place to explore on Canada’s east coast.