The largest of the three Fundy Isles, with a population of around 2,500 people, is the Queen of the Isles Grand Manan which offers visitors an abundance of activities, breathtaking views, and welcoming people. Whale watching, bird watching, hiking, exploring parks, and scouting out all the lighthouses, to name a few. A favourite activity is taking a boat tour around the island to see whales, birds, seals and other marine wildlife. With working fishing villages, herring weirs and lighthouses, visitors are treated to a glimpse of authentic Maritime culture. It’s a great opportunity to take a deep breath of clean sea air and slow down your pace to the island way of life. While visiting, be sure to try the world famous Dark Harbour dulse, visit Swallowtail Lighthouse, and learn about the island’s vibrant history at the Grand Manan Museum. There are unique shops, galleries, restaurants and businesses all across the island, waiting to welcome you.
Grand Manan is accessible year-round by paid ferry from Black’s Harbour – we recommend you reserve your space online in advance on the ferry to avoid travel disappointment. For more information to help with your trip planning, visit the Grand Manan Tourism Association’s website.