Travel by sea with Bay Ferries & Northumberland Ferries to make the most of your family getaway to Nova Scotia

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Bay Ferries & Northumberland Ferries

This summer, pack up the family and head to Canada’s ocean playground for an exciting vacation full of family-friendly things to see and do. Explore over 13,000 kilometres of coastline, take part in a seaside excursion, go hiking and camping, or enjoy cultural experiences including festivals, museums, and so much more.

Kick-start your adventure by travelling with Bay Ferries and Northumberland Ferries to see Nova Scotia the way it was meant to be seen – by sea!

The CAT Highspeed Ferry runs between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia daily in the summer and fall months.

Getting to Nova Scotia: From Portland, Maine, USA

Good news for those travelling from Maine – The CAT is back! With crossings between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, The CAT ferry offers the fastest route between Maine and Nova Scotia, with a crossing time of about five and a half hours. The CAT offers plenty of onboard amenities and fun family activities to keep everyone entertained. Don’t miss the all-ages colouring contest, movie lounge and kid’s play area. In celebration of The CAT’s return, vacationers can enjoy a sea of savings with the Fast Ferry Fuel Up, Friends, Relatives or Kids Ride Free, and the Mid-Week Super Saver offer.

Whales in the Bay of Fundy

Getting to Nova Scotia: From New Brunswick

The Bay of Fundy is an attraction in itself, and this is your chance to experience it first-hand! Take an unforgettable journey across the Bay of Fundy on the Fundy Rose ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Digby, Nova Scotia.

Enjoy spectacular views from the outdoor seating area, and feel the ocean breeze as the family searches the horizon for whales, seals, and other wildlife — don’t forget the camera!

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park in on Nova Scotia's South Shore

Getting to Nova Scotia: From Prince Edward Island

This summer, Northumberland Ferries celebrates 75 years of service between Wood Islands, PEI, and Caribou, NS. Join the celebration onboard with live music during peak hours featuring local artists from Pictou County, NS, and Eastern PEI. There’s nothing left for you to do but sit back, relax and tap your toes to East Coast tunes aboard Northumberland Ferries en route to Nova Scotia.

Hike Cape Split in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley

Family Fun Itineraries and Activities: For the Outdoor Explorers

Discover endless opportunities for outdoor adventure in Nova Scotia both on land and at sea. Experience the province’s wild side on the Maritime Ferry Trail with the Outdoor Explorer Itinerary.

Explore Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site by canoe, or lace up your hiking boots and take in the panoramic views from Cape Split.

Acadian dancers in Nova Scotia

Family Fun Itineraries and Activities: For the Culture Enthusiasts

Shaped by the sea, Nova Scotian culture is celebrated in plays, movies, music, and art. From the Titanic exhibit in Halifax to local art galleries and folk music festivals, there are endless cultural attractions waiting to be discovered.

Immerse yourself in a unique Maritime culture on the Maritime Ferry Trail and discover the scenic beauty, rich heritage, and vibrant culture of Atlantic Canada with the Culture Enthusiast Itinerary.

Acadian dancers in Nova Scotia

Family Fun Itineraries and Activities: For the History Buffs

First settled by the French in 1605, Nova Scotia (Latin for New Scotland) has a long and unique history, shaped by its seafarers, the ocean, and the changing tides. This summer, step into the past as you learn about the history and heritage of Nova Scotia with the History Buff Itinerary from Bay Ferries Ltd.

The CAT Days of Summer Contest

Don’t miss out! Check out The CAT Days of Summer contest for a chance to win a round- trip Bay Ferries Ltd. pass on The CAT.

Enter today!