Canada’s Atlantic provinces have become a key destination for tourists, and particularly those taking cruises. This year, the region expects to welcome more than 800,000 people from cruise ships, according to the Atlantic Canada Cruise Association.
Cruise ships can stop at many of the Atlantic region’s historic ports, such as Halifax in Nova Scotia or St John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, where travellers can enjoy local cuisine, partake in outdoor activities, or visit local museums.
Canada is known worldwide for its natural beauty and the Atlantic provinces are home to some prime examples, such as Peggy’s Cove, the Bay of Fundy, or Gros Morne National Park (which is a UNESCO World Heritage site).
While those visiting on cruise ships can enjoy the many touristic aspects of the Maritimes, Canadians can benefit from the area’s popularity as well, as the volume of visiting tourists is sure to result in an increase in jobs being created.