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Whale Watching Tips - a humpback whale surfaces

Brier Island Whale Watching Tips

Whale watching is the top activity on Brier Island, one of the best places in the eastern Maritimes to see these giant ocean dwellers in their home. Before you hit the water camera in hand,...
Coastal Trail on Brier Island

Coastal Trail – Brier Island

The Coastal Trail follows the coast through the southwestern part of Brier Island, an area protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Built in 2012, the 4km (2.5mi) NCC trail has graveled portions and...
Seal Cove Hike on Brier Island

North Lighthouse to Seal Cove Hike – Brier Island

This short coastal trail starts at the North Lighthouse and follows the basalt cliffs through brier rose thickets to Seal Cove. This pebble beach is best visited at low tide, when the noisy seals are...

Brier Island Lodge Restaurant Photo Review

Brier Island Lodge is located outside the village of Westport, up a dirt road, at the top of a hill. One of the most popular places to stay on Brier Island, it's known for...
The Grand Passage Burger at the Lighthouse Cafe on Brier Island

Lighthouse Café Photo Review

Located next to the R.E. Robicheau General Store, the Lighthouse Café is the only restaurant on Brier Island open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This cafeteria-style restaurant features mostly fried food, along with sandwiches,...
Brier Island Whale

Whales and Other Sea Creatures

What is it about Brier Island that keeps five species of whales returning, year after year? It's got something to do with the island's spectacular location at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. The...
Brier Island coastal geology

Geology of Brier Island

The Brier Island area owes its unique geological features to ancient lava flows of molten basalt. Straight-sided rock columns (like the famous Balancing Rock) are prevalent across the shoreline of Brier Island & Long Island, making...
Lavenas Catch Cafe Digby Scallop Dinner

Lavena’s Catch Café Photo Review

Bright yellow and located by the Long Island ferry wharf, Lavena's Catch Café is home cooking & fine dining combined. Savour the fresh seafood (and check out the attached second-hand boutique) before catching the...
Flower and Plants on Brier Island

Brier Island Flowers and Plants

With only one small town, Brier Island consists mostly of unspoiled landscape. Heck, a large part of the island is even a nature preserve administered by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Without a...
When to visit Brier Island? featured image

When to Visit Brier Island

A trip to Brier Island is an adventure: driving along the picturesque Digby Neck, snaking downward to the ferry at Petit Passage, crossing Long Island, then finally traversing the powerful Grand Passage (on yet...