Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

Home to Canada's Most Beautiful Coastline

Join Virtual NYC USk today  in exploring  the coastal villages and National Parks of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Sound, home to Canada's craggiest and colorful coastline, storybook lighthouses and the fiercest tides.  This is a land where you can feel the full force of mother nature.

Canada has the longest coastline in the world, with a total length of 243,042 kilometres (151,019 mi); additionally, its border with the United States is the world's longest land border, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi). The Maritimes, also called the Maritime provinces, is a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI), and New Brunswick.

  • Bay of Fundy - is home to the highest tides in the world. Boats look hopelessly beached on mud flats and piers look ridiculously lofty at low tide. Then, when 1 billion tonnes of water flow back into the bay, boats bob up to 15m above where they were six hours earlier.
  • Cape Breton Island - Cabot’s Trail winds its way through the rolling hills of Cape Breton Island taking you through the dramatic scenery of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.   Traverse forested ridge-lines and dramatic coastal cliffs where eagles soar, whales spout in the distance, moose amble by the roadside.
  • Charlottetown & Green Gables - postcard-perfect Charlottetown, from here it takes less than an hour to reach the real-life sites that provided the backdrop to the Anne of Green Gables books, loved by children around the world. You'll find Anne all over Prince Edward Island.
  • Halifax - When the fog is in, the tall ships and piers of the Halifax waterfront take on the air of an eerie pirate-movie set. You can almost imagine the cold, dingy scene of yesteryear as the foghorns blow.
  • Peggy’s Cove - The enchanting lighthouse, the blue-grey sea and the tiny sheltered bay scattered with crab traps are just a snapshot.  Take time to meander and experience a glimpse of life in a very, very small Maritime village.
  • Grand Manan Island -  windy, jagged cliffs, marshland to spruce forests and sloping points with storybook lighthouses Grand Manan Island has incredible natural diversity. There are dozens of trails to wander and coves to explore.The Viking Trail connects Newfoundland’s two World Heritage sites on the northern peninsula. Gros Morne National Park, with its fjord-like lakes and geological oddities, rests at its base and a 1000-year-old Viking settlement nestled on the end of the peninsula’s  L’Anse aux Meadows holding close to the sea as it heads north past the ancient burial grounds of Port au Choix.
  •  Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the province's South Shore is the most colorful picture-perfect waterfront town.  
  • Kejimkujik National Park - Mi'kmaq people have been living, paddling, exploring and tending this vast wilderness of lakes and forest in the middle of Nova Scotia for thousands of years.
  • Prince Edward Island National Park - Dune-backed beaches and grassy bluffs that stretch for miles. It’s worth seeing at any time of year, for it’s brilliant sunsets or stormy winter walks.

Photography Links
Stunning Views in Atlantic Canada
Canada’s Maritime Provinces
Places to Visit in the East Coast of Canada
Canadas Coastal towns and Villages
Friendliest Small Towns in Canada 2021
Charming Coastal Towns
Most Beautiful Coastal Towns
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Web Cam Prince Edward Island
Magical Photos PEI


All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EST) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Canadian Maritime Provinces  Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
(a) long, jagged coastline
(b) lighthouses on NS, NB, and PEI
Anne of the Green Gables Home
Bideford Parsonage-Street View 
         (LM Montgomery's home
           author of Anne of the Green Gables series)

*Please post your finished sketches
to the USK NYC Facebook Site
Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC

web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USK NYC
Scheduled for September  25, 2021

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