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Top Choice Canadian in Grand Manan Island

Inn at Whale Cove

Wonderful food in a relaxed country setting on Whale Cove. The menu changes daily, but includes mouth-watering upscale meals such as pulled pork and tagliatelle, seafood bouillabaise and a to-die-for hazelnut crème …
Top Choice Park in Campobello Island

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

The southernmost green area of Campobello Island is this 1100-hectare park. Its biggest visitor attraction is the Roosevelt Cottage, the 34-room lodge where Franklin D Roosevelt grew up (between 1905 and 1921) and v…
Market in Grand Manan Island

Roland's Sea Vegetables

This is the spot in the world to learn about dulse. Grand Manan is one of the few remaining producers of dulse, a type of seaweed that is used as a snack food or seasoning in Atlantic Canada and around the world. Du…
Landmark in Grand Manan Island

Fishing Weirs

Those round contraptions comprising wooden posts that you see dotting the waters around Grand Manan are based on the design of ancient fishing traps; some of those you see date back to the 19th century, though, sadl…
Museum in Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Historical Museum

This museum makes a good destination on a foggy day. Its diverse collection of local artifacts provides a quick primer on island history. You can see a display on shipwreck lore and the original kerosene lamp from n…
Historic Site in Grand Manan Island

Seal Cove

Seal Cove is the island's prettiest village. Much of its charm comes from the fishing boats, wharves and herring-smoking sheds clustered around the tidal creek mouth. For a century, smoked herring was king on Grand …
Lighthouse in Grand Manan Island

Swallowtail Lighthouse

Whitewashed Swallowtail Lighthouse (1860) is the island's signature vista, cleaving to a rocky promontory about 1km north of the ferry wharf. Access is via steep stairs and a wooden footbridge. Since the light was a…
Cafe in Grand Manan Island

Food for Thought

This welcome relative newcomer to Grand Manan may not look like much from the outside, but step over the threshold and you'll find a cozy spot that churns out fresh and fabulous made-on-the-premises items, from exce…
Park in Campobello Island

Herring Cove Provincial Park

Along the northern boundary of Roosevelt Campobello International Park is Herring Cove Provincial Park. This park has 10km of walking trails as well as a campground and a picnic area on an arching 1.5km beach. It ma…
Modern American in Campobello Island

Fireside Restaurant

Housed in a former summer residence of the Adams family (Mrs Adams was a cousin of President Roosevelt), this lovely spot has a daily luncheon special, salads, pastas and, of course, lobster rolls (price varies acco…