Canada – Maritime Tour
Halifax to Lunenburg
Leaving Halifax, 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. The Peggy’s Cove lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in Canada! If time permits take a Scenic Boat Tour: Cruise out to see nesting arctic puffins, seals, and the occasional whale!
A place to stay: Lunenburg Campground
Lunenburg to Kejimkjik National Park
Take a short harbour cruise on the Bluenose racing schooner or similar excursions. Whilst in Lunenburg make time to visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and learn of the town’s importance during the fisheries boom. By mid-afternoon continue along the south shore before heading inland to Kejimkujik National Park
A place to stay: Jeremy’s Bay Campground
Kejimkujik National Park to Digby
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.
A place to stay: Jaggars Point Campground
Digby to Fundy National Park
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 multiuse 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
A place to stay: Chignecto Campground
Fundy National Park to Kouchibouguac
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.
A place to stay: Ponderosa Pines Campground
Kouchibouguac to Charlotte Town
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!
A place to stay: Cornwall campground
Charlotte Town to East Lake Ainslie
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.
A place to stay: Mackinnons Campground
East Lake Ainslie to Ingonish
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.
A place to stay: Ingonish Beach Campground
Ingonish to Halifax
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 in Halifax.
A place to stay: KOA Halifax campground
Abridged version of an itinerary supplied by our Motorhome Partners in Canada