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Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast

by Jamie M. Kwan
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Living in Toronto, we’ve had a few cold winter days in the 2015 season, hitting well below the -20 degrees Celsius mark with a good foot or so of snow. And despite the troubles and woes of a typical Canadian winter, it reminded me of how gorgeous this country becomes in times when the weather isn’t perfect and sunny. It reminded me of the optimism surrounding a Canadian winter, where my neighbours pull out their cross-country skis to commute through a snowed-in city.

Beyond snow, I thought back to my family vacation last summer out on the east coast of Canada and New England, aboard a cruise ship (I know…you can’t be more pampered than cruising through the cool Nova Scotian summers). Despite the rain, wind, and fog, there were still plenty of picture-perfect moments that prove how gorgeous nature is!

Bar Harbor, Maine

The fog really gives these east coast scenes an ethereal feeling, making anything and everything disappear into the white air.

Check this guide to Acadia National Park it’s a must-see when in Bar Harbour.

Photo Essay: New England and Canada’s Sublime East Coast - Maine

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

The historic town of Louisburg blends perfectly into the landscape as storm clouds begin to roll in. I absolutely loved the red gate overlooking the water!

Read: Sunrise to Sunset. Cabot Trail Cape Breton Photo Essay

Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast Louisburg

Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast Louisburg

Prince Edward Island

Fun fact: PEI is completely flat, and made of this gorgeous red clay! Incredibly, the coast is slowly moving inward as the waves wear away the clay sediments.

Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast PEI

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Peggy’s Cove is a must-see when visiting Halifax — it’s a rugged community both in rain and shine. However, be sure to come back to the city’s boardwalk for when the sun sets! “Red sky at night – sailor’s delight!”

Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast Peggy's Cove

Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast Peggy's Cove

Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast Peggy's Cove

Photo Essay: Canada’s Sublime East Coast by Calculated Traveller

Have you experienced the east coast of Canada and New England? What were some of your favourite sites?

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4 comments

Heather S January 13, 2016 - 10:48 am

The east coast definitely has some fantastic scenery, your photos are proof! When it comes to Nova Scotia I’m pretty biased because I married a man from there, but I think it’s one of the most beautiful parts of Canada!
I believe Brier Island in Nova Scotia is worthy of a mention. It’s a tiny island (7.5km wide) at the very end of the Digby neck. The coastal scenery there is so beautiful it almost hurts my eyes (or maybe it’s the chilly ocean winds, I needed a touque even in July).

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Eileen March 30, 2015 - 6:44 pm

Fabulous photos!

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budget jan March 24, 2015 - 12:00 am

We wanted to go there when we spent 10 weeks in Canada in 2010, but it was a little early in Spring when we were in Quebec City. We love Canada and know that we will return one day and when we do, we will definitely rectify that! I love your second last photo because of it’s composition. The rocks seem to mirror the sky, or vice versa!

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YarnsofWhalesandSnow March 23, 2015 - 9:44 am

Beautiful! I love the gloomy atmosphere the landscape creates.

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