Nova Scotia & New Brunswick
HERITAGE AND WILDLIFE ON THE ATLANTIC COAST
Code: NWWHWPrint page
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.
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.
- 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
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.
Hampton Inn, Halifax - 2ntsLocated in the heart of Downtown Halifax, Hampton Inn provides comfortable en-suite rooms for us to relax in after our flight. The hotel has a swimming pool and fitness studio. We'll also stop here on our final night.
Boscawen Inn, Lunenburg - 2ntsA 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, Digby - 2ntsPanoramic 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, St Andrews - 2ntsThe 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, St Martins - 2ntsSituated 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, Fundy - 2ntsThis 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.
Nova Scotia & New Brunswick itinerary
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.
Days 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.
Day 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.
Days 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.
Days 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
Days 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.
A full passport is required.
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.
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.
The local currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted. Traveller’s cheques are not advised.
Time in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick is GMT - 3 hrs. (-4 hours during British Summer time)
Tips are included on this holiday.
For flights information please see the Dates and Prices tab.
Read more reviews from feefo
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.
|18 Jun 2018||
NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes
Flight - Outbound
AIR CALEDONIE INTL
Flight - Return
|18 Jun 2018||NWWHW - Atlantic Maritimes||13||£3,495.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person
- 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
Other important information
- Single room: from £630 (2017) £735 (2018)
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person