National Parks of the Maritimes - 20 Nights

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Run by: Windows On The Wild

Reference number: WOTW-04

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The Maritime Provinces of Canada – New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia are great undiscovered areas. The picturesque fishing villages, rugged coastal landscapes, wildlife and the Scottish, Native and Arcadian heritage of the region makes Atlantic Canada a perfect location for outdoor€tivity, wildlife viewing and sightseeing.

Day 1

Halifax Arrive Halifax. Welcome to Nova Scotia’s provincial capital, this attractive city is a bustling hub of art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and vibrant nightlife centred around the picturesque waterfront.

Day 2

Halifax This morning enjoy a city tour and take in the sights of Citadel Hill, Halifax Harbour, Historic Properties, Bedford Basin, Point Pleasant Park and much more. A visit to the excellent Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a must! See the unique collection of the memorabilia collected after the tragic Titanic disaster. Overnight Halifax.

Day 3

Depart Halifax and drive the south shore along the Lighthouse Route. En route visit Peggy’s Cove, a picturesque fishing village home to the most visited lighthouse in Nova Scotia. Continue on to Lunenburg, now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive north into the Kejimkujik National Park, a spectacular inland National Park with walking trails to suit all levels and some of the best canoeing in Atlantic Canada. Overnight Kejimkujik National Park.

Day 4

Kejimkujik National Park/Digby. Visit the excellent visitor centre. Depart Kejimkujik and drive north to Digby. Digby boasts spectacular views of the Annapolis Basin and is also the ferry gateway to New Brunswick. Overnight Digby.

Day 5

Digby/Fundy National Park Board the ferry to Saint John, New Brunswick, a crossing of approximately 3 hours. Continue on along the spectacular Fundy Coastal Drive via St. Martins, a scenic fishing village with a famous shipbuilding heritage and spectacular red cliffs and caves. Overnight Fundy National Park.

Day 6

Day at leisure to explore the park renowned for its hiking trails. If time permits visit Cape Enrage Lighthouse and Mary’s Point Bird Sanctuary located nearby. Overnight Fundy National Park.

Day 7

Fundy National Park/Kouchibouguac National Park Depart Fundy National Park and drive via Hopewell Rocks where you can walk on the ocean floor and witness the highest tides in the world. Continue on along the€adian Coastal Drive, to Kouchibouguac National Park for Overnight

Day 8

Drive back along the€adian Coastal Drive via Shediac and Cap Pele and onto the Confederation Bridge. On arrival into P.E.I. take the Red Sands Shore west to Summerside. Visit the stately homes that grace the downtown residential core which were once home to many a wealthy ship builder. Overnight Summerside.

Day 9

Depart Summerside and follow the Red Sands Shore Drive north via Kensington and on to the Green Gables Shore to Cavendish. Continue on via North Rustico, and Brackley Beach to the only National Park on the island –Prince Edward Island National Park for overnight

Day 10

Depart Prince Edward Island National Park via Charlottetown –Prince Edward Island’s capital, and continue on through the Points East Coastal Drive south to Wood Islands ferry terminal. Take the NFL ferry€ross to Caribou, Nova Scotia and drive east along the Sunrise Trail via the historic town of Pictou. Continue on to Cape Breton via the Canso Causeway and on to Baddeck. This scenic village overlooks the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Overnight Baddeck.

Day 11

Today you will follow the famous Cabot Trail, one of the most spectacular drives in all of Canada to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.. The park has 26 hiking trails. Overnight Baddeck.

Day 12

Depart Baddeck and drive to Glace Bay, Follow the trail to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site the largest historical reconstruction in North America. Return back to Baddeck. Overnight Baddeck.

Day 13

Depart Baddeck and drive on to either Sydney or North Sydney and drop off your rental car. Take a taxi ride to the ferry terminal. Take the Marine Atlantic ferry€ross to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. On arrival pick up your rental car and drive north from Port aux Basques through the spectacular Codroy Valley and onto Corner Brook Overnight Corner Brook.

Day 14

Take a leisurely drive north to Gros Morne National Park –designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take time to fully explore this outstanding area of Newfoundland. Gros Morne is a hiker’s paradise catering to all abilities, with over 19 hiking trails to choose from covering over 100 km throughout the park. Overnight Gros Morne National Park.

Day 15

This morning enjoy the spectacular Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour –the only way, other than by helicopter to see the spectacular Western Brook Gorge. The gorge is a haven for wildlife such as moose, eagles and occasionally you may see bear! Overnight Gros Morne National Park.

Day 16

Depart Gros Morne National Park driving southeast via Deer Lake to Notre Dame Bay. Take time to explore this area further visit the delightful fishing village of Twillingate and Long Point Lighthouse –one of the best places in season to see humpback whales and icebergs. Overnight Notre Dame Bay.

Day 17

Depart Notre Dame Bay and visit the spectacular ‘Road to the Beaches’ area. Continue on to Terra Nova National Park, a beautiful example of typical Newfoundland landscape. Keep an eye out or ospreys, eagles, lynx, and moose. Overnight Terra Nova National Park.

Day 18

Today enjoy a day of exploring. There is an endless list of activities to enjoy within the park, from taking a boat tour through the Newman Sound Fjord, golf, canoeing, sea kayaking, fishing, hiking, and cycling to name a few. Overnight Terra Nova National Park.

Day 19

Depart Terra Nova National Park early and drive east to Trinity. Continue south towards St. John’s visiting Brigus enroute and on the Marine Drive coastal road to St. John’s. Overnight St. John’s.

Day 20

This morning, enjoy a city tour of St. John’s Overnight St. John’s.

Day 21

Final day to explore this vibrant, historical city at leisure- suggestions include visiting the new Johnson’s GEO Centre, the St. John’s Botanical Gardens, the Newman Wine Vaults or maybe taking a gentle stroll along sections of the Grand Concourse, which comprises of 40 km (25 miles) of spectacular trails and walkways within St. John’s, taking in the sights of Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi Lake and Rennies River. Drive to St. John’s Airport where you will drop of your rental car ready for your return flight home.

Please note price does not include International flights.

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