Halifax * Kejimkujik Nat.Park * Digby * Fredericton * Kouchibouguac Nat.Park * Moncton/Shediac * Alberton/O'Leary * National Park Area * Montague * Sydney * Port-aux-Basques
* Gros Morne * Twillingate * Terra Nova * St. John’s * Sydney * Cheticamp/Glenville * Halifax
If Canada’s nature is your interest, this is your trip. untouched landscapes, abundant wildlife combined with Canadian ”down-home” hospitality. Atlantic Canada is famous for its relaxed lifestyle. We have scheduled several two-night stops so that you have time to get to know each National Park and meet local people, as well as opportunities to shop, enjoy a beach, or explore on your own. Those who enjoy nature will find this a paradise; from moose to whales, from sun-baked sand beaches to icebergs; from wild forests, lakes and rivers to barren mountaintops; from fjords to waterfalls; from some of the largest seabird colonies in the world to endangered turtles; Atlantic Canada has it all!
23 days from £2,947 per person twin share including flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|Departure Dates||EARLY BOOKING
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Day 1 - UK - Halifax
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow for your Air Canada flight to Halifax. On arrival make your way to your downtown hotel. The brightest lights on Canada's east coast - the twin cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, and the busy harbour between them - welcome you to Canada. High-rise glass buildings rise next to modern shopping centres and historic building boutiques and bars, all grouped around the citadel national Historic Park.
Day 2 - Halifax - Kejimkujik National Park (160 km)
Pickup your hire car today from downtown. Rocky harbours with hidden bays and islands have made Nova Scotia’s south shore a pirate’s and smuggler’s paradise for over 300 years. Tiny fishing villages cling to the ocean edge and white sand beaches stretch endlessly. Each day small lobster boats go out to sea and return with Nova Scotia’s most precious export. Visit the much photographed Peggy’s Cove, elegant Chester, picturesque Mahone Bay and UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg to name but a few of the attractive coastal villages en route. (Note: Premium packages stay near the Kejinkujik Seaside and Standard packages stay near Inland Park)
Overnights(2): Kejinkujik Area
Day 3 - Kejimkujik National Park
Today you could visit one of two wonderful national parks: Kejimkujik National Park - 380sq.km of forests, lakes and rivers home to the greatest diversity of reptiles and amphibians in Atlantic Canada also with Rock drawings and an Indian graveyard illustrating a Mi’kmaq way of life that goes back almost 5000 years. Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct - known for seals and the most beautiful coastline. The 22 sq.km of protected wilderness on the Atlantic coast offers pristine white sand beaches, astonishing turquoise waters, coastal bogs, and an abundance of wildflowers, rich lagoon systems, and coastal wildlife.
Day 4 - Kejimkujik - Digby (65 km)
Go whale watching on the Bay of Fundy, one of the best whale-watching areas in the world. Eight kinds of whales and dolphins are regularly seen. Or visit some lighthouses and explore Annapolis Royal, the oldest continuously settled town in Canada.
Day 5 - Digby - Fredericton
A ferry (included) takes you from Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick carrying you across the Bay of Fundy. Watch for whales and seabirds on the 3 hrs crossing. Follow the banks of the Saint John River to Fredericton, the provincial capital. Fredericton is a quiet riverside town. See the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and craft shops or visit Kings Landing Historical Settlement.
Day 6 - Fredericton - Kouchibouguac NP (250 km)
You have enter the forested heart of New Brunswick – real “lumberjack country”. Follow the Miramichi - Canada’s most famous Atlantic salmon River. Kouchibouguac National Park’s long, sandy beaches have the warmest ocean water on your trip and the lagoons are among the most productive ecosystems in the world.
Overnight(1): Kouchibouguac NP
Day 7 - Kouchibouguac - Moncton/Shediac (290 kms)
From the warm quiet waters of the Kouchibouguac area, you travel to the shores of the mighty Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides. Fundy National Park, 206sq.km in area, is a sanctuary of steep coastal cliffs and clear streams, with ocean-side forests, green meadows, sparkling rivers and gorgeous hiking trails. The Hopewell tidal experience site (a Provincial Park) is the best place to witness and understand the tides. Iron stairs lead down the cliffs to the beach and at low tide you can walk through nearby Hopewell Rocks, shaped like giant vases, which are almost covered by the tide every six hours; a large clock warns you to leave as the tide comes in.
Day 8 - Moncton/Shediac - Alberton/O'Leary (180 kms)
A 13km-long crossing of the Northumberland Strait on the ”Confederation Bridge” as it brings you to Prince Edward Island, with its endless sand beaches, tiny farms, and picturesque country roads. The colour contrasts of red soil, green fields & forests and blue sky and ocean make for wonderful holiday pictures. You stay overnight near a Provincial Park where a variety of activities are offered.
Overnight(1): Mill River/PEI National Park Area
Day 9 - Alberton/O'Leary - Montague (150 km)
Prince Edward Island features endless sand beaches, tiny farms, and picturesque country roads. Follow the North Cape Coastal Drive to the less-visited Western part of PEI. Here, red sandstone capes jut into the Gulf of St. Lawrence and you can dine on fine seafood overlooking the white dunes of Cedar Dunes Provincial Park. Another option would be Prince Edward Island National Park or the famous old wooden farmhouse, the setting for the famous “Anne of Green Gables” novel.
Day 10 - Montague - Sydney (350 km)
Catch the ferry to Nova Scotia (not included). River estuaries in this region are rich with fish which attract large numbers of ospreys that can often be seen diving for a meal. The rolling hills give way to wilder scenery as you enter Cape Breton Island, home to the highest population of bald eagles in Eastern Canada.
Day 11 - Sydney - Ferry - Port-aux-Basques (5 km)
Make the 5-6 hour ferry crossing (included) to Newfoundland, one of the world’s greatest wilderness areas with some of the most spectacular scenery in Atlantic Canada. The province first appears as the village of Port aux Basques which clings to the rocky hillside.
Day 12 - Port-aux-Basques - Gros Morne National Park (350 km)
Travel to one of the country’s most beautiful National Parks. Long fjords, rugged rocky coastline, and windswept mountains create fabulous scenery; an excellent network of roads and walking trails invite you to explore.
Overnights(2): Gros Morne NP
Day 13 - Gros Morne National Park
Enjoy the mountain and fjord scenery of the majestic Gros Morne National Park, declared by UNESCO as a “World Heritage Site”. We would highly recommend your day starts with a trip to the Visitor’s Centre where you can find out more about the endless opportunities of this magnificent setting - The Tablelands where an 80 sq.km slab of the Earth’s mantle has been shoved up on land from deep beneath the ocean floor, a boat trip on the inland fjord of Western Brook Pond, or one of 22 walking and hiking trails are yours to discover. Giant fossils and some of the most ancient rocks on earth are also among the attractions of Gros Morne.
Day 14 - Gros Morne NP - Twillingate (430 km)
Drive along endless forests, lakes and rivers through the land of the vanished Beothuk Indians. Visit archaeological sites and museums. Twillingate is an old “outport” located at the end of a series of islands and causeways, where each twist in the road brings a new vista.
Day 15 - Twillingate – Terra Nova NP (350 km)
Follow the scenic Newfoundland coast, where beachcombers can find all kinds of “treasures” that have been washed ashore. In early summer, you might be fortunate to see giant blue-green icebergs passing along the coast, glass-like in the summer sun.
Overnight(1): Terra Nova NP
Day 16 - Terra Nova NP – St. John’s (240 km)
An opportunity for a boat cruise with marine biologists to examine the abundant marine life of this rugged coast. See the majestic bald eagle in its natural habitat, collect water samples, identify species and discover the natural and cultural history of the area.
Overnights(2): St. John’s
Day 17 - St. John’s
Enjoy your day in St. John’s, capital of Newfoundland/Labrador. Take a hike to Signal Hill, visit Cape Spears, the most easterly point in North America, or go whale watching in Bay Bull’s.
Day 18 - St. John’s – Ferry to Nova Scotia (130 km excluding ferry)
Board your ferry (included) to Nova Scotia later today where you will spend the night on board. On your way to the ferry terminal you may want to visit St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve - one of the best and most accessible places in the world to see ten thousands of nesting seabirds.
Day 19 - North Sydney – Baddeck (60 km)
You may choose to take a side trip leading to the Fortress of Louisbourg, Canada’s largest National Historic Site, and the strongest French fortress ever built in the Americas. Between June and September, costumed “animators” live in the fortress, making it come alive as it was in the summer of 1744 before making your way to Baddeck, on the shores of the Bras D‘Or Lake, one of Eastern Canada‘s best known resort villages. It has become famous due to its most distinguished summer resident, the inventor of the telephone - Alexander Graham Bell.
Day 20 - Baddeck - Chetcamp/Glenville (200 kms)
The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s best loved scenic drives and follows the impressive coastline from sea level up to an alpine plateau 500m above the sea. Waterfalls and swift running streams can be found near the road, and opportunities for seeing moose are excellent. Whales can often be spotted from the walking trails which overlook the coast.
Day 21 - Cheticamp/Glenville – Halifax (400 km)
In the morning you may wish to take the opportunity to join an optional whale watching tour. Here, several species of whales swim close to the coast and are spotted on nearly every trip. Then travel along the shore of Bras D’Or Lake before crossing the causeway to the mainland and the gentle hills of Eastern Nova Scotia past small farms and villages as you return to Halifax.
Day 22 - Halifax-UK
Time for some final sightseeing and souvenir shopping before dropping your car at Halifax Airport in time for your flight to the UK.
Day 23 - Arrive UK
BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.
Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that's ideal for a good night's sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you'll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.
|Standard Hotels||Premium Hotels|
|Halifax||Atlantica Hotel Halifax||The Prince George Hotel|
|Kejimkujik NP||White Point Beach Resort||White Point Beach Resort|
|Digby||Harbourview Inn||Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa|
|Fredericton||Delta Fredericton||Delta Fredericton|
|Kouchibouguac National Park||L'Ancrage B&B||Les Chalets Du Havre|
|Shediac/Sackville||Little Shemogue Country Inn||Little Shemogue Country Inn|
|Alberton||Rodd Mill River Resort||Rodd Mill River Resort|
|Montague||Rodd Brudenell River Resort||Rodd Brudenell River Resort|
|Sydney||Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney||Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney|
|Port aux Basques||St. Christophers Hotel||Cape Anguille Lighthouse Inn|
|Gros Morne NP||Ocean View Hotel||Neddies Harbour Inn|
|Twillingate||Harbour Lights Inn||Anchor Inn Hotel & Suites|
|Terra Nova NP||Clode Sound Motel & Restaurant||Inn at Happy Adventure|
|St Johns||Quality Hotel-Harbourview||The Sheraton Newfoundland|
|Baddeck||Hunter Mountain Chalet||Auberge Giseles Inn|
|Cheticamp||Auberge Doucet Inn||Glenora Inn & Distillery Resort|
|Halifax||Atlantica Hotel Halifax||The Prince George Hotel|
Tour Price Includes:
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Location: This convention centre and hotel is close to attractions such as the Citadel Hill Historic Fortress and Casino Nova Scotia.
Number of Rooms: 230
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), clock radio, coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed $20, Green Key. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, drycleaning, guest laundry, business centre, children 12 and under eat free, parking $20, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).
Location: First class hotel in the heart of downtown connected to and indoor pedestrian walkway to the Halifax waterfront. The property features a large garden patio connecting to the indoor pool. The hotel is complemented by the acclaimed onsite restaurant, Gio and level Bar
Number of Rooms: 201
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, mini fridge, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed $20, Green Key. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, parking $22. Wheelchair accessible rooms with roll in shower.
Location: Located in the heart of Rocky Harbour in Gros Morne National Park; in easy reach of all the attractions the National Park has to offer.
Number of Rooms: 53
Accommodation: Restaurant, pub with typical Newfoundland entertainment. Modern, recently renovated rooms and suites, Air Condition rooms, TV, telephone, coffee maker, iron & ironing board. Some rooms with patio. Suites with fireplace and pull-out sofa. Suites rates available on request. WIFI internet access, parking
Location: Swiss owned Inn in Norris Point, overlooking beautiful Bonne Bay allowing easy access to Gros Morne National Park.
Number of Rooms: 15
Accomodation: Scandinavian design with bright, warm colors. Restaurant (Dinner reservation highly recommended - opening days vary throughout the season), common room, outdoor sitting area, exercise room, sauna, hot tub. Bright Air Condition rooms, most of them with 1 Queen, with TV, phone, radio, hair dryer, iron & ironing board. Rooms vary by location, view and/or size. WIFI internet access available, parking.