Nova Scotia & New Brunswick

HERITAGE AND WILDLIFE ON THE ATLANTIC COAST

Code: NWWHW

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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • New 2017 Itinerary
  • Rural peace
  • Wildlife

Level

  • 2
  • 3
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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £3,495.00 - 13 nights

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Holiday overview

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The grand ocean stretches out from the port town of Lunenburg, providing a dramatic backdrop and the perfect spot for some whale watching. Marvel at the world’s highest tides at Hopewell Rocks and discover the rugged Fundy National Park.

Holiday highlights:

  • Enjoy walks in breathtakingly  beautiful national parks
  • Soak up scenes of colourful waterfronts and wharfs, and fascinating Scots French history and culture
  • Experience the possibility of the highest tides in the world at Fundy National Park
  • Watch out for wildlife, whales, and more

In pictures...

Accommodation

Stay in comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels and welcoming inns, specially selected for their stunning locations and access to the national parks. The mix of city centre and coastal locations will give you the perfect flavour and a big warm welcome from these two provinces. 

 Cambridge-Suites-Hotel in Halifax, Canada

Cambridge Suites Hotel, Halifax - 2nts

Centrally located, the Cambridge Suites Hotel provides comfortable en-suite rooms for us to relax in after our flight. The hotel has a hot tub and sauna, as well as a rooftop patio with views overlooking the harbour. We'll also stop here on our final night.
 Boscawen-Inn in Lunenburg, Canada

Boscawen Inn, Lunenburg - 2nts

A beautiful mansion, designed in Queen Anne style, dating back to the late 1800s. Only a short walk to the Old Town and docks, this fully licensed inn is situated on the hillside with lovely views all around. The inn only has 16 rooms, all decorated in Victorian style 
 Harbourview-Inn in Digby, Canada

Harbourview Inn, Digby - 2nts

Panoramic views and a warm welcome make this hotel a favourite. This century-old inn is located in Smith's Cove in Digby, and is the perfect place relax with an evening walk. Alternatively there’s a swimming pool at the hotel too.
 The-Algonquin-Resort in St Andrews, Canada

The Algonquin Resort, St Andrews - 2nts

The Algonquin is one of Canada’s most luxurious and legendary resorts. Rich in history, meticulously restored to its original splendour, and complete with every modern comfort you could desire, this year-round destination truly offers the best of the past with contemporary amenities. The hotel offers indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a great location by the sea. 
 St-Martins-Country-Inn in St Martins, Canada

St Martins Country Inn, St Martins - 2nts

Situated in the heart of the Bay of Fundy, this heritage inn offers a wonderful view over the ocean in the historic fishing village of St Martins, New Brunswick. The Inn has 16 rooms, which have a mix of antique and modern furnishings, all have en-suite facilities. 
 Parkland-Village-Inn in Fundy, Canada

Parkland Village Inn, Fundy - 2nts

This hotel affords us fantastic views out over the Bay of Fundy, where we can hopefully watch the rise and fall of the area’s famous 50 foot tides.

On occasion we may need to change the accommodation listed above. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.

 

Itinerary

Nova Scotia & New Brunswick itinerary

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Full and half day walks and sightseeing. Day walks of up to 6.5 miles (10km), with up to 660ft (200m) of ascent, there will be some rough terrain. It falls under the level 2 (easy) grading.

Days 1-2: Halifax

Flight to Halifax (1 night). The next day we'll explore the colourful city waterfront, visit Citadel Hill with its 19th century star-shaped fort, and see the Fairview Lawn Cemetary, the final resting place for many of those who journeyed on the Titanic’s last voyage. 

Historic waterfront at LunenburgDays 2-4: Lunenburg

Head along the coast to Lunenburg (2 nights), stopping to walk at Peggys Cove and Graves Island Provincial Park, typical of the many small islands found along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast.

The next day we can explore Lunenburg, considered the best surviving planned British colonial town in North America.

 

Cascading river in the Kejimkujik national parkDay 5: Kejimkujik National Park & Digby

Our journey continues to Digby (2 nights). We stop for superb walks in the Kejimkujik National Park Kejimkujik National Park where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the world and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. This inland section is home to bear, deer and beaver, as well as being historical home to the Mi’kmaq Indians.

The following day we'll the Balancing Rock Trail, an easy hike through woods to a spectacular view of a basalt sea stack on the edge of St. Mary's Bay.

Red and white lighthouse on Campobello IslandDays 7-8: St Andrews

Today we take the ferry to New Brunswick and head to St Andrews (2 nts). We'll take an orientation walk around St Andrews and the next day we'll walk to Ministers Island, a protected historic site and former summer home of railroad baron Sir William Van Horne. We'll follow the scenic carriage drives to Sir William's vast house.

 

The Fundy coastal trail at St MartinsDays 9-10: St John & St Martins

Today we walk in the Irving Nature Park; one of the province's richest marine ecosystems featuring forest, marsh and beach trails, and a traditional staging site for migratory and marine birds. We then continue to the city of St John and St Martins.

The next day we walk along the Fundy Trail, soaking up the splendid panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy.

 

People walking on the beach at Hopewell RocksDays 11-12: Fundy National Park

Walks in the Fundy National Park where the highlands are covered in lush Arcadian forest, cut by rivers, waterfalls and bogs. We can follow the Caribou Plain Trail and walk to the Third Vault waterfall.

The next day we'll walk from Herring Cove along the Coastal Trail enjoying views over the Bay of Fundy. We then visit Hopewell Rocks  where at low tide it’s possible to walk on the ocean floor and observe the rock formations and caves up close.

 

Days 13-14: Halifax & return flight

Enjoy a relaxed morning in Halifax before the flight home.

General Information

Passport

A full passport is required.

Visas

From 30 September 2016 British citizens, and those of Australia and New Zealand will need to present an ETA (electronic travel authorisation) to board your flight. The cost is approx £3.50 and covers you for 5 years. You will need to apply in advance. Please see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp for more information. If you are a dual Canadian-British national, you are advised to travel with your Canadian passport.

Other nationals should check with their nearest Canadian embassy or consulate for details of entry requirements.

Health advice

Before booking, you should check with your doctor to see if any health precautions are needed. The following websites provide a wealth of information on travelling and health: www.fitfortravel.co.uk www.traveldoctor.co.uk

Canadian medical services are excellent, but can be expensive and in some areas surcharges are imposed for visitors. Medical insurance is therefore essential.

Money

The local currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted. Traveller’s cheques are not advised.

Time

Time in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick is GMT - 3 hrs. (-4 hours during British Summer time)

Tipping

Tips are included on this holiday.

For flights information please see the Dates and Prices tab.

 

 

 

Leaders

Jean Jasmin

Jean is our local guide who will be leading all our departures to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 2017.

Born in the city of Montreal, Jean now lives in the suburbs close to the city of Québec. He has been a tour guide for more than 25 years, guiding tours mainly in Central, Eastern Canada and the Maritimes, specialising as an outdoor, rafting and canoeing guide.

During his spare time, Jean actively participated in the construction of his log house, has been a city counsellor, a leader of a movement to protect the environment in his community and is actually developing hiking trails on its territory.

In his leisure time Jean likes canoeing, sea kayaking and of course hiking. In winter he enjoys snowshoeing and playing hockey.

He likes to meet new people and is looking forward to sharing with them the beauty and history of his country and his knowledge and love for it.

Dates & Prices

Here at HF Holidays, we pride ourselves in offering a unique holiday full of experiences that you can’t find with anyone else. Find out what's included in this holiday.

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
18 Jun 2018 NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

AIR CALEDONIE INTL

  • Depart: 18 Jun 2018, 11:05 a.m.
  • Arrive: 18 Jun 2018, 1:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Halifax International

Flight - Return

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2018, 11:45 p.m.
  • Arrive: 2 Jul 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Halifax International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
13 £4,185.00 Book Now
18 Jun 2018 NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes 13 £3,495.00 Book Now
14 Jul 2018 NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

AIR CALEDONIE INTL

  • Depart: 14 Jul 2018, 11:05 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Jul 2018, 1:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Halifax International

Flight - Return

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 27 Jul 2018, 11:45 p.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Jul 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Halifax International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
13 £4,425.00 Book Now
14 Jul 2018 NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes 13 £3,495.00 Book Now
6 Oct 2018 NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

AIR CALEDONIE INTL

  • Depart: 6 Oct 2018, 11:05 a.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Oct 2018, 1:45 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Halifax International

Flight - Return

AIR CANADA

  • Depart: 19 Oct 2018, 11:45 p.m.
  • Arrive: 20 Oct 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Halifax International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
13 £4,185.00 Book Now
6 Oct 2018 NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes 13 £3,495.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Prices include:

  • 13 nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms 
  • Full Board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure except 4 lunches 
  • A full holiday programme with a specialist local leader
  • National park entrance fees and travel by ferry and air-conditioned coach
  • Tips

Other important information

  • Single room:   from £630 (2017) £735 (2018)
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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