Best of the Canadian Maritimes

11 Days | Highlands, islands, wild tides and good times in the Maritimes

4.4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Experience the charms of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island on an 11-day exploration of Canada’s Maritime provinces. Discover the rocky shores of Peggy’s Cove and the Skyline Trail of Cape Breton. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, shop for locally made Mi’kmaq arts and crafts, get to know historic Charlottetown and visit the home of Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy dinner on board a working lobster boat, and meet with a Mi’kmaq guide. You’ll soon see why this corner of Canada is so beloved by all who visit.

Trip overview

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Start
Halifax, Canada
Finish
Saint John, Canada
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Canada
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SESMC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Walk the stunning coastal trails of Cape Breton Highlands National Park and follow the Skyline Trail mountain pass out to sweeping sea views.
  • Meet a Prince Edward Island fisherman and enjoy a traditional lobster and mussel dinner on his private property along the shore.
  • Meet with a Mi'kmaq guide at Lennox Island to learn how to make bannock and listen to traditional stories.
  • Hear the stories behind “Anne of Green Gables” with a walking tour through Cavendish, where L.M. Montgomery drew her inspiration.
  • Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay on board a lobster boat, with a hands-on demonstration of lobster fishing and a delicious, locally caught lunch.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are a few opportunities for easy hikes, so having sturdy footwear is recommended.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights), Inn (1 night), Lodge (2 nights)

Activities
  • Lunenburg - Guided walking tour
  • Lunenburg - Mahone Bay & Blue Rocks
  • Peggy’s Cove – Rock Walk
  • Millbrook - Mi'kmac Cultural & Heritage Centre
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Hike
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site (Entrance Fee)
  • Charlottetown - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Points East Coastal Drive – Mussel and Lobster Shore Boil
  • Charlottetown-Leader Lead Walking Tour
  • Charlottetown – Upstreet Craft Brewing Beer Tasting
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Cavendish – Bottle House Leader Led Tour
  • Thunder Cove Beach
  • Cavendish – Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Lennox Island First Nation Experience
  • Summerside – Lobster Boat Cruise with Lunch
  • Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park - Walk
  • Bay of Fundy - Fundy National Park
  • Bay of Fundy - Cap Enrage

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Important notes

1.Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 10am. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2.Check out of the hotel is at 10am. If you could like to spend more time in Saint John we can happily request you additional nights - please speak to your booking agent.
3.A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Stefan · Traveled September 2023
This is e very good trip to explore the canadian maritimes. An excellent mixture of countryside and cities. I can really recommend this trip to people interested in visiting Canada.
Review submitted 28 Sep 2023

Kerenza · Traveled September 2023
The maritimes are beautiful and this trip will give you a taste and leave you wanting more. A really enjoyable trip which encompasses all 3 maritime provinces. Claude was a knowledgeable guide and really made the trip!
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023

WAMEEDH · Traveled August 2023
Maritime trip with Intrepid was perfectly perfect in itinerary, accommodation, tour guide and age group of the trip, it was perfectly planned by Intrepid the way I am so happy and I will go again and again with Intrepid to my pocket list destinations.
Review submitted 10 Sep 2023

Clarence · Traveled August 2023
Well organized. Nova Scotia is gorgeous, charming and interesting. PEI is interesting in its own way especially if you love abandoned buildings. I feel I could have skipped NB, but maybe this part was planned relatively weakly or I was just tired by that stage in the tour. Expect an older crowd (I had a great time despite being the youngest).
Review submitted 28 Aug 2023

Roland · Traveled June 2023
Good trip, there were times, occasionally when I felt we spent a bit too long in places, and sometimes missed out on opportunities to visit places that we missed. Luc was a very good tour guide interesting, friendly fun and very helpful. Overall, as a whistle stop tour of the Maritimes it was highly enjoyable
Review submitted 23 Aug 2023
Best of the Canadian Maritimes
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