Brier Island is a nature lover’s dream.
Whale watching is top among the things to do here.
Boat tours to see the whales run daily from Westport, the island’s only town, between June and October. If you can, come from July onwards, when humpback whales abound. Giant blue whales sometimes say hello but they’re a rare sight for the lucky few.
Dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea turtles and bluefin tuna also call Brier Island home, as do a wealth of bird species including atlantic puffins and gannets.
Back on land, head out for a hike on the network of walking trails that cross the island. Outside Westport, there are no paved roads and much of Brier Island can only be reached on foot.