Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax. Upon arrival, independently make your way to your hotel, where you spend the first night of your adventure.Lord Nelson Hotel
Maritime Canada By Motorhome
- 16 Days / 15 Nights
- All year round
- Round trip scheduled flights
- C25 Motorhome, including: insurance (Third Party Liability Protection, Auto Liability Coverage and Supplemental Liability Coverage up to $1,000,000), Vehicle Departure and Provisions Kit (including cooking and eating utensils), Personal Kits (includng towels, pillows, sheets), mileage (500 kilometre package) KOA Campground Card & Directory and local taxes on all items which have been prepaid.
- First nights accommodation
From £xx per person based on two adults sharing in low season. Other prices available on request.
After enjoying a night (or more) exploring Halifax (be sure to include a visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, with its Titanic artefacts) make your way to the Cruise Canada Halifax depot to collect your motorhome. Enjoy a gentle drive along the south shore and be enriched by the amazing ocean views, visit the charming coastal communities of Peggys’ Cove, Chester & Mahone Bay before pressing onto the town of Lunenburg that is a UNESCO world heritage site. Don’t Forget Your Camera, the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in Canada! Visit: if time permits take a Scenic Boat Tour: Cruise out to see nesting arctic puffins, seals, and the occasional whale!
Take a short harbour cruise on the Bluenose racing schooner or similar excursions. By mid-afternoon continue along the south shore before heading inland to Kejimkujik National Park. Visit whilst in Lunenburg make time to visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and learn of the town’s importance during the fisheries boom.
Spend the day enjoying all that the National Park has to offer from canoeing to hiking to cycling. The park has an abundance of wildlife and has North America’s largest collection of Petroglyphs. By late afternoon continue your journey heading towards Digby. On your second day head to Digby Neck for the opportunity to see the whales of the Bay of Fundy. In summer the bay provides feeding and mating grounds for the Finback, Humpback, Minke & Right Whales. Visit: head down to Brier Island via two cable ferries to discover first hand the true giants of the ocean!
This morning take the Bay Ferry over to the neighbouring province of New Brunswick making your way along the Fundy Coast to the Fundy Trail Parkway. Breathtaking vistas, flora, and fauna abound in this multi-use coastal experience hugging New Brunswick’s majestic Bay of Fundy – One of the Marine Wonders of the World. As you drive along the 11km coastal roadway take time to stop at the observations decks, you might just catch sight of whales! After enjoying some time here it is time to set off to Fundy National Park. Take advantage of the park’s natural setting, explore the forest, and discover the creatures of the inter-tidal zone. Visit: one of the observation areas to catch a sight of whales. Visit the interpretive center at Big Salmon River!
Today you set off to Hopewell Rocks, The Ocean Tidal Exploration Site and home to the world’s highest tides! Here you can walk on the Bay of Fundy’s ocean floor. The gravitational pull of the sun and moon causes tides that rise and fall up to an incredible 48 ft twice a day – every day! Finally end your journey at Kouchibouguac (Koushe-boo-gwack) National Park, a fascinating mosaic of bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, sparkling freshwater systems, sheltered lagoons, abandoned fields and tall forests. Visit: check the tide schedule on the Hopewell Rocks website and schedule your visit to walk on the ocean floor and/or to kayak around the rocks. Enjoy a lobster cruise with Shediac Bay Cruises. Hire a bike and cycle some of the 60 kms of cycling paths in Kouchibouguac.
Today you cross over the Confederation Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables. If you have ever read the book and wondered “if it is a real place” you will want to come and visit this magical setting, as millions of fans before you have done. Enjoy one of the three tourist coastal drives which are clearly marked along the way, with colourful signage, no doubt as you enjoy the beautiful scenery you will also spot a few lighthouses the island is so famous for, there are about 50! Visit: the Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish. Enjoy one of the scenic coastal drives and visit some of the lighthouses.
This morning you arrive by ferry into the town of Pictou known as the birthplace of Nova Scotia. After lunch drive north to Cape Breton Island referred to as a maritime masterpiece before finally ending your day at Lake Ainslie. Visit: the Hector Heritage centre and step aboard an exact replica of the Ship Hector that brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia.
This morning take a slight detour to the coastal town of Inverness, known for its warm ocean waters and Mermaids Tears (coloured sea glass that washes up along this coastline) it’s a beachcombers dream. Then head north to Margaree Harbour and join the famous Cabot Trail a stunning driving trail that goes from sea-level to a 3,000 foot elevation that runs along two coast lines (the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Atlantic) and through a National Park. Visit: spend some time beachcombing at Inverness. Stop and enjoy a hike on one of the 26 trails within the National Park.
It’s a long drive today and your last chance to enjoy the delights of the eastern shore or visit Martinique Beach before your final stop back at the Cruise Canada depot in Halifax, at the KOA.
Having spent the night at the Cruise Canada depot located at the KOA you have the morning to pack before returning your motorhome. Head to the airport and check in for your flight back to the UK.
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