Take in extraordinary Maritime landscapes and charming seaside towns exploring Canada’s beautiful east coast
The fresh ocean mist that permeates the air of quaint towns lined with colourful British colonial architecture; the smell of freshly caught seafood as you stroll scenic boardwalks in Halifax or Charlottetown; hundreds of picture-perfect lighthouses perched on rocky outposts - Eastern Canada is like nowhere else in the world. This trip takes you to some of the east coast’s prettiest towns, best attractions and incredible national and provincial parks. See the phenomenal Bay of Fundy in action; spend time exploring pristine landscapes at a number of national and provincial parks, including Gros Morne and Cape Breton Highlands National Parks; and visit some of the oldest towns in North America. Add a hearty does of quaint Atlantic charm for a trip that will stay with you long after you’ve left Canada’s beautiful Atlantic provinces.
Seeing the Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides, is an experience like no other. During low tide, you can walk among the towering ‘flowerpot’ rock formations carved by tidal erosion at Hopewell Rocks. During high tide, it’s possible to see whales from the shore. Oh, and it has 300 million-year-old dinosaur fossils too.
Visit the World Heritage listed town of Lunenburg. Its picturesque crayon-coloured wood houses not only make the Old Town the best surviving example of a British colonial town in North America, it makes it incredibly photogenic. Don’t forget your camera.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the east coast visiting five national and provincial parks: Prince Edward Island National Park, Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Gros Morne National Park and Terra Nova National Park.
Take in jaw-dropping views of steep cliffs and deep river canyons in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, then walk the earth’s red mantle in Newfoundland’s World Heritage designated national park, Gros Morne.
Explore the serene landscapes that beloved author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, called home and inspired her classic novel, Anne of Green Gables.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Eastern Canada’s warm local culture and stunning seaside towns. Enjoy an Alexander Keith’s on Halifax’s atmospheric waterfront, then spend time in the oldest city in North America, St. John’s.
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.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Nova Scotia & Newfoundland Expedition 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. Please note that the departure on 7th August 2019 will run in reverse as follows:
Day 1 St Johns
Day 2 St Johns
Day 3 Terra Nova National Park
Day 4 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Day 5 L'Anse aux Meadows
Day 6 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Day 7 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
Day 8 Cape Brenton Island
Day 9 Cape Brenton Island
Day 10 Cape Brenton Island
Day 11 Prince Edward Island
Day 12 Prince Edward Island
Day 13 Prince Edward Island
Day 14 Halifax
Day 15 Halifax