Facts and Figures

Climate

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
The summer daytime temperature ranges from a very comfortable 68ºF to 77ºF (20ºC - 25ºC). Spring and fall temperatures are a little cooler.

Newfoundland & Labrador
May and early June feature mild days and cool nights with temperatures ranging from 55ºF (12ºC) daytime to 40ºF (4ºC) nighttime. Summer days range from cool to hot with temperatures from 60ºF - 75ºF (15ºC - 23ºC). Labrador summers are shorter and generally cooler, extreme high temperatures are not uncommon in Labrador.

Please visit Environment Canada's website for an accurate weather forecast.

Wardrobe ideas: In summer, be sure to pack shorts and sandals. But don't forget to bring a light sweater or two for evenings by the sea.

Sun block: Always a great idea, even on those occasional overcast or foggy days.

Travel Tips

Time Zones
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. It's called Atlantic Standard Time (AST). Newfoundland & Labrador is even more unique - a half hour ahead of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in Newfoundland Standard Time (NST). When you're here, just know that the sun rises in Atlantic Canada before anywhere else in North America.

Currency
The currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar. While the difference between our dollar and the American dollar fluctuates, on the whole the American dollar is worth more. You'll find the best exchange rates at banks, large hotels and of course your cruise ship. Click here for current exchange rates.

While many stores, restaurants and attractions will accept American cash, if you require change, it will be given in Canadian dollars. Most ATMs in Atlantic Canada are on the Cirrus or Plus network.

Most major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted as payment throughout the Atlantic Canada but please check with your bank before you leave home to see about any conditions or reasons why your card may not work here.

ATMs
Most ATMs in Atlantic Canada are on the Cirrus or Plus network. But you may want to check with your bank before you leave to see about any conditions or reasons why your card may not work here.

Language
There are two official languages in Canada – English and French. English is the most predominant, but most of the signs and literature are printed in both languages. As well, many people are bilingual.

Mission Statement

Atlantic Canada Cruise Association is a regional partnership leading growth and development of the cruise industry to enhance Atlantic Canada's market position.

Growth of the cruise industry in Atlantic Canada provides broad economic benefit to the Atlantic Canada region through the growth of port infrastructure to meet the needs of the cruise industry and through strategic marketing partnerships.

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Atlantic Canada Cruise Association
PO Box 1
Chester Basin, NS B0J 1K0
Canada

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