Maritime landscapes and charming seaside towns of Canada’s east.
Ocean mist that permeates the air of quaint colonial towns, the smell of freshly grilled seafood along scenic waterfront boardwalks, and picture-perfect lighthouses perched on rocky outposts – Canada’s Maritimes are like nowhere else in the world. This 15-day expedition takes you to some of the east coast’s most charming towns, best attractions and incredible parks. Cruise the Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, traverse the scenic Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands, see the unusual formations of Hopewell Rocks at different stages of the tide, and visit some of the oldest towns in North America. Add a hearty dose of quaint Atlantic charm for an outdoor adventure that will stay with you long after you’ve left Canada’s beautiful Atlantic provinces.
Enjoy a local brew at Alexander Keith’s on Halifax’s atmospheric waterfront, learn the unusual aviation history of Gander, and spend time in one of the oldest cities in North America – St John’s.
Cruise the Western Brook Pond in Newfoundland’s World Heritage-listed Gros Morne National Park, then Take in jaw-dropping views of steep cliffs and deep river canyons in the Cape Breton Highlands.
Explore the serene landscapes that beloved author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, called home and inspired her classic novel – Anne of Green Gables.
Discover the ever-changing Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy. During low tide, you can walk among the ‘flowerpot’ rock formations carved by tidal erosion, and at high tide, it’s possible to see whales from the shore!
The picturesque crayon-coloured wood houses of Lunenburg not only make the Old Town the best surviving example of a British colonial town in North America, it makes it incredibly photogenic.
You'll be spending a lot of time in a van with other travellers. Free space is limited, especially if the group is full. This is all part of the adventure though and you might even make some long-term friends.
The weather can be unpredictable in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. We advise wearing layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. At night the temperature can really drop, so make sure you have warm clothing with you.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Nova Scotia & Newfoundland Expedition: St John's to Halifax trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. This trip is also available in reverse from St John's to Halifax. Enter trip code SSKN on the website.
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