Menu

Nova Scotia - Bay of Fundy to Cape Breton - Walking Holiday

Region: Rest of World // Dates: 09–22 September 2018 (13 nights)
Nova Scotia - Bay of Fundy to Cape Breton Walking Holiday

Over two weeks, we explore the history, highlands & dramatic coastline of Canada’s Nova Scotia. Meeting in Halifax, our first walks are on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tidal range in the world. Here we hike along the cliff-top to Cape Split and on the ocean floor (tide permitting) at Five Islands Provincial Park. Century-old dykes, built to protect rich farmland, lead us to the Grand Pre National Historic Site, a monument to the history of the Acadian people. From Parrsboro, we hike along the Kenomee Canyon in Economy River then take to the water in sea kayaks (optional) to explore the Three Sisters. We transfer to Nova Scotia's northern treasure, Cape Breton, an island which has inspired musicians, artists, and inventors since it was first settled by Europeans centuries ago. You may feel similarly inspired, as we follow trails along coastlines, through valleys, and to dramatic viewpoints in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Alongside walks on both east and west coasts, we also visit Baddeck. Alexander Graham Bell chose to settle here because of its simple natural beauty and we visit the museum to learn about his astonishing discoveries. We then follow the coast to Mabou, a seemingly quiet village renowned for its music and having the only single malt distillery outside Scotland. A final dramatic hike along coastal hills at Sight Point completes our time before we return to Halifax. Enjoy this adventure to the less-visited areas of Nova Scotia and consider extending your time to enjoy the Autumn leaves of the Maritime states.

Overview

Over two weeks, we explore the history, highlands & dramatic coastline of Canada’s Nova Scotia. Meeting in Halifax, our first walks are on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tidal range in the world. Here we hike along the cliff-top to Cape Split and on the ocean floor (tide permitting) at Five Islands Provincial Park. Century-old dykes, built to protect rich farmland, lead us to the Grand Pre National Historic Site, a monument to the history of the Acadian people. From Parrsboro, we hike along the Kenomee Canyon in Economy River then take to the water in sea kayaks (optional) to explore the Three Sisters. We transfer to Nova Scotia's northern treasure, Cape Breton, an island which has inspired musicians, artists, and inventors since it was first settled by Europeans centuries ago. You may feel similarly inspired, as we follow trails along coastlines, through valleys, and to dramatic viewpoints in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Alongside walks on both east and west coasts, we also visit Baddeck. Alexander Graham Bell chose to settle here because of its simple natural beauty and we visit the museum to learn about his astonishing discoveries. We then follow the coast to Mabou, a seemingly quiet village renowned for its music and having the only single malt distillery outside Scotland. A final dramatic hike along coastal hills at Sight Point completes our time before we return to Halifax. Enjoy this adventure to the less-visited areas of Nova Scotia and consider extending your time to enjoy the Autumn leaves of the Maritime states.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Contemplate the tidal power of the Bay of Fundy on clifftop & beach walks
  • Learn about the historic dykes & visit the Acadian monument of Grand-Pré
  • Explore the deep river valleys & waterfalls of Economy River Wilderness Area
  • Search for fossils and gems & watch magnificent sunsets over the Bay of Fundy
  • View dramatic sea stacks, fissures and cliffs including the famous Three Sisters
  • Hike the well-kept but remote trails of Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum at Baddeck
  • Spend time in the city of Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia

Details

Details:

09–22 September 2018 (13 nights)

Twin share/person (ex Halifax)
Advanced Early Bird: A$7,950 until 23/02/2018
Early Bird: A$8,150 until 11/05/2018
Regular: A$8,450
Single Supplement: A$1,550
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 10

Special Interest:
Wildlife, History, Culture

Walk Rating:
Moderate to Challenging: 3–22km per walking day (some walks on wilderness trails over rough terrain with some steep hills) . Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Tour Itinerary

To download the Detailed Tour Itinerary simply click on the link below:
Note - The free program Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open PDF files.

Gallery

Book Now

For fast, secure online bookings please select the number of guests and click 'Book Tour' below:

Deposit: $400.00 AUD per person
Guests:

Alternatively, if you prefer, you may download our Booking Form - print out and return by email, fax or post.

*interNATIONAL PARKtours uses a secure online bookings system with 256-bit encrypted SSL certification. Payments are processed using eWay's secure payment processor.