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New Brunswick is one of Canada's hidden gems! With Nova Scotia being it's neighbour, you will get the best of both worlds on this scenic road trip. You will find yourself embracing the coastal scenery and wildlife, particularly whales.
The Bay of Fundy, home to the worlds' highest tides is a 270km long ocean bay that stretches between New Brunswick & Nova Scotia in Atlantic Canada. During your 14 night trip, you may wish to hike on coastal trails, visit one of three UNESCO's World Heritage Sites such as the Grand-Pre National Historic Site, kayak around the Hopewell Rocks and even dine on fresh seafood...Shediac, New Brunswick, is known as the lobster capital of the world!
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Day 1 Arrive in Halifax
Arrive into Halifax and transfer to your downtown hotel. Spend late afternoon/evening at your leisure.
Day 2 Halifax Sighsteeing
Spend your day sightseeing at Halifax. Some of our favourite places to visit are Citadel Hill (Fort George), which is a national historic site. At Citadel you will get some stunning views over Halifax and it's harbour, cannons and bagpipes still resonate up at Citadel. Another attraction is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, it has a permanent exhibit for the Titanic.
Day 3 Explore Peggys Cove & Lunenburg
Pick up your hire car this morning and drive to Mahone Bay for a stroll before continuing to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure you have some seafood here, you will spot the fishermen coming in with their catch! Spend you afternoon at Peggys Cove, explore the rocks and take in one of the most photographed lighthouses in Canada.
Day 4 Halifax to Pictou (109mls)
Leave Halifax this morning and head to Pictou, renowned as "birth place of New Scotland" it was here that the first Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Pictou Lodge is in a stunning location, the sunsets here on a clear evening are spectacular.
Day 5 Pictou to Shediac (155mls)
Make your way to Shediac to start your New Brunswick road trip. Shediac is known as the lobster capital of the world! This afternoon and evening stroll through the Corridors of Lights...a special touch to downtown Shediac. There are many fine restaurants serving succulent seafood to tempt your palate, from scallops to Atlantic salmon to lobster of course.
Day 6 Shediac Sighsteeing
Take a dip in the finest saltwater beaches in Eastern Canada! With waters peaking at 24 degrees celsius, it's some of the warmest water north of Virginia. Boating, windsurfing, golf and hiking are just a few of the attractions on or near it's pristine, sprawline beaches. We recommend taking in a Bay Cruise of Shediac, sit back and enjoy the Arcadian hospitality, before indulging in a mouth watering lobster feast. Make sure you also take in the Wildabout Wampum Studios, this gem of a workshop and boutique will amaze you!
Day 7 Bay of Fundy
There is a lot to see and do along the Fundy route. Today head to Hopewell Rocks (check out the tides before departing Shediac on the Hopewell Rocks website). This attraction is one of the Marine Wonders of the World, and it is the site of some of the World's highest tides. Experience tides rising up to 4 storeys high, making it possible to kayak, at high tide, over the same area you may have recently walked at low tides. 100 billions tonnes of seawater gush in and out of the bay twice a day. After this continue west to Cape Enrage. It has been voted one of the best views in Canada, with views over the Bay of Fundy, from atop the 46m cliffs, you'll see a panoramic view of the entire bay from Apple River to Dorchester to Quaco. You will then head to Alma, a small fishing village , at the entrance of the Fundy National Park to settle for the evening.
Day 8 Bay of Fundy to Saint John (83mls)
You may wish to spend your morning at the Fundy National Park ( a designated Dark Sky Preserve), if you never had the chance yesterday. Make your way to Saint John, which offers delightful port architecture against a perfect backdrop to the market square, where you can stroll along and watch the cruise ships dock at the harbour, taking in fine restaurants and shops along the way. View the famous Reversing Rapis as the tides of the Bay of Fundy actually force the waters at the mouth of the St John River to reverse its flow.
Day 9 Saint John Sighsteeing
Spend your day at leisure. Take in Saint John City Market, the oldest market in North America or even visit Canada's oldest continuing museum - New Brunswick Museum. You may even wish to pick take in a wine tour.
Day 10 Saint John to Saint Andrews
Continue your journey to Saint Andrews or Saint Andrews by-the-sea as it is often called, it has long been one of New Brunswick's premier vacation destinations. Located along the Bay of Fundy, this seaside town offers spectacular views, fantastic dining options, incredible whale watching and many other activities.
Day 11 Saint Andrews
There is so much on offer in Saint Andews - you may wish to head off on a whale watching trip, visit Kingsbrae Gardens, visit Ministers Island or even do a day trip from Saint Andrews to Deer Island (one of the Fundy Isles) where you can truly relax with a kayaking experience.
Day 12 Saint Andrews to Digby
You have a short drive this morning to Saint John for your ferry over to Nova Scotia (included) this takes approx 2hr 30mins. Take advantage of the outdoor seating and viewing area to feel the wind in your face and search the Bay of Fundy for sightings of whales and other sea life. Once you dismbark make your way to the Digby Pines Gilf Resort & Spa.
Day 13 Digby to Annapolis Royal (25mls)
Drive to Annapolis Royal, a quaint settlement housing Victorian mansions on the banks of the Bay of Fundy.
Day 14 Annapolis Royal Exploring
If you love design - houses, gardens, art, crafts, vintage and antiques, Annapolis Royal is for you. With over 130 registered heritage properties it is one of the largest National Historic Districts in Canada.
Day 15 Flight Halifax to UK
Drive to Halifax airport and drop off your hire car. You have an overnight flight to the UK.