Explore Grand Manan

EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE

The best of Grand Manan.

WHAT TO DO

Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching & More!

WHAT TO SEE

Lighthouses, Beaches, Cliffs, Sunsets & Views!

WHERE TO EAT

Pubs, Cafes & More!

WHALE WATCHING & WILDLIFE TOURS

Experience the adventure of a whale watching tour! There are several companies to choose from on the island, all with several years experience. There are also puffin tours which will take you out to Machias Island to see these colourful little sea birds! You may also see porpoises, seals and other wildlife!

HIKING & CAMPING

Grand Manan offers several beautiful, maintained hiking trails, from cliffside to beach to forest, for every experience level. There are also a few lovely campgrounds, or if you prefer, backcountry camping. Experience the wilderness of this island in peace and nature.

LIGHTHOUSES

Grand Manan is famous for its lighthouses, big and small. Swallowtail Lighthouse, which you can spot when first arriving on the ferry, is a Canadian National Heritage Building and an absolute must-see when visiting!

BEACHES

The island offers several types of beaches, from the sandy beaches of Seal Cove, Anchorage and Deep Cove, to rockier beaches of Stanley's Beach, Whale Cove and Dark Habour, there is something for every kind of beach-comber and sun-wroshipper out there!

KAYAKING & BIKING

For the sporty types, try your hand at sea kayaking or bing your bike over and ride up and down the island! Kayak and bike rentals available in North Head.

GIFT SHOPS

Bring a piece of the island home with you! Art, jewelry, pottery, decor, knits and so much more, available at several gift shops throughout the island...help support our local artisans!

CAFES, PATIOS & RESTAURANTS

Whether you are looking for a delicious breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee or a cold drink and amazing lobster dip on a patio, there are many unique places to eat on the island! Not to mention the fresh seafood...

AN ARTIST'S PARADISE

Whether you are a photographer, writer, painter or simply someone who admires beauty, you will find plenty of inspiration here on Grand Manan. And, if you want to commemorate your stay, consider a portrait session with our local, on-site professional photographer!

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