Days 1 & 2 - Halifax
Arrive and transfer to your downtown hotel in
Halifax. Visit the fantastic Museum of Immigration
depicting the hardships many immigrants endured
before reaching their new home in Canada. Take
time to explore the star shaped fort, The Citadel.
Dine at one of the great seafood restaurants and be
sure to visit some of the ‘singing pubs’, reminiscent
Day 3 - Lunenburg
Pick up your rental vehicle and drive along the
scenic lighthouse route via Peggy’s Cove, Chester &
Mahone Bay to Lunenburg. The fascinating Whaling
and Fishing museum enthralls visitors for up to half
a day. There are some great lodges/B&B’s and the
area is considered the ‘foody’ capital of Nova Scotia.
Day 4 - Digby
Drive across the interior of Nova Scotia to Digby,
located on the southside of the Bay of Fundy. If you
appreciate good food, you may have heard of Digby
scallops. The area is also one of the prime whale
watching sites in the province.
Days 5 & 6 - St Andrews
A ferry ride today across the Bay of Fundy to St
John. Take time to visit St John before driving
south to St Andrews, a delightful fishing and whale
watching centre, which offers a realistic chance of
seeing a variety of whales.
Day 7 - The Fundy Trail
Retrace your steps northwards and travel the scenic
Fundy Trail, which hugs the coastline offering some
spectacular views. An option tonight is to spend the
night in a remote cabin only accessible by 4x4.
Day 8 - Fundy National Park
Drive to Fundy National Park and spend some
time in the Interpretive Centre before going down
to Hopewell Rocks, where you can see the effects
of the largest tidal range in the world (52 feet as
opposed to a worldwide average of 6 feet).
Days 9 & 10 - Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Drive across Confederation Bridge that joins New
Brunswick to PEI, one of the longest bridges in the
world. Prince Edward Island is famous for Anne of
Green Gables and great beaches. It is the home of the
Confederation of Canada and McCain’s potato chips.
Day 11 - Cheticamp
This morning you leave PEI by ferry and drive down
to Cape Breton Island. Cheticamp is at the start of
the iconic drive in this area, the Cabot Trail. It is also
one of the other significant destinations to go whale
watching in this region.
Days 12 & 13 - Baddeck
Your morning starts with a drive round the Cabot
Trail, stunning in any season but particularly when
the Autumn colours are prevalent. Baddeck is the
centre of Cape Breton, the home of Alexander
Graham Bell and the first transatlantic phone call
and is convenient to visit Fort Louisbourg, the
French fort in this area.
Day 14 - Homeward bound
It is a 3 hour drive from Baddeck to Halifax Airport,
but most flights depart in the evening.