Embark on a Maritime adventure and discover the beautiful parks scattered across the region. From Halifax to Antigonish, Moncton, and beyond, Coastal Inns is your key to unlocking the wonders of Maritime Canada. Pack your bags, lace up your walking shoes, and let’s explore the great outdoors!
Point Pleasant Park: Venture to the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula and explore the vast, forested beauty of Point Pleasant Park. Rich in history, the park once housed artillery batteries and still features the Prince of Wales Tower, the oldest Martello tower in North America.
Deadman’s Island Park: Steeped in history, this Civic Historic Park was once a military prison, hospital, and burial site. Nearly 400 individuals were interred on this site between 1803 and 1856.
Halifax Public Gardens: Wander through the Victorian-era Halifax Public Gardens, a lush oasis located in the heart of Halifax. Established in 1867, the gardens offer a tranquil retreat near Spring Garden Road and Victoria Park.
Hydrostone Park: Discover the Hydrostone District, a striking example of an English-style garden suburb. Rebuilt after the devastating Halifax Explosion, this well-preserved neighbourhood showcases early 20th-century town planning.
Long Lake Provincial Park: Enjoy the great outdoors at Long Lake Provincial Park, a popular destination for walking, swimming, and kayaking or canoeing in the west end of Halifax.
Bethany Centennial Garden: Visit this serene garden on the grounds of the former Bethany Motherhouse. The Sisters of St. Martha welcome the community to enjoy green spaces, walking paths, and contemplative areas while learning about the site’s history through interpretive panels.
Van Tassel Lake Trails: Venture outside of town to the 550-acre Van Tassel Lake Trails, part of the Van Tassel Lake Watershed Area. The trailhead at 859 Culloden Road in Mount Pleasant offers a convenient starting point for your hike.
Centennial Park: Experience year-round activities for all ages at this 94-hectare park in the city center. Don’t forget to check out the Centennial Rotary Lodge while you’re there.
Mapleton Park: Explore the north end of Moncton at Mapleton Park, a favourite spot for walkers, hikers, cyclists, and parents with strollers. Remember to #ShareTheTrail during your visit.
Mill Creek Nature Park: Hop over to Riverview and immerse yourself in nature at Mill Creek Nature Park, a 330-acre destination balancing sustainable development and natural ecosystem conservation.
Rotary St. Anselme Park: Nestled in the beautiful community of Dieppe, St. Anselme park features a number of walking trails, picnic areas, and a park & splash pad for the kids! It’s one of the best spots to take your pups for a stroll in town.
Riverfront: A particularly unique feature of the Greater Moncton area is the Riverfront Trail which links trail networks in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview, combining for well over 100Km of urban/suburban trails.
Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park: Just a short drive from Moncton, experience the incredible Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park. Marvel at the free-standing sea stacks and the transformation of the ocean floor during high and low tides.
Waterfowl Park: Discover the iconic and award-winning Sackville Waterfowl Park, a 55-acre haven for nature lovers. Enjoy 3.5 kilometers of accessible trails and boardwalks, home to 160 bird species and over 200 plant species!
Lillas Fawcett Park, Silver Lake: Dive into freshwater swimming, boating, and fishing at Silver Lake. In the summer, enjoy the marked swimming area with an on-duty lifeguard and public boat ramp.
With parks like these, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to be had in Atlantic Canada. Book your stay with Coastal Inns and experience Authentic Maritime Hospitality as you explore these stunning parks and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, Coastal Inns is the perfect home base for your maritime park tour. From serene gardens to adrenaline-pumping trail hikes, Maritime there’s something for everyone.