Wildlife of Atlantic Canada
SELF DRIVE TOURING
HALIFAX | LIVERPOOL | DIGBY / SAINT JOHN | ST. ANDREWS-BY-THE-SEA | LUDLOW / MIRIMICHI | RICHIBUCTO | KOUCHIBOUGUAC NATIONAL PARK | CHARLOTTETOWN | BADDECK
Go in search of dolphins, whales, moose and black bear as you explore the rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, alpine tablelands, magnificent national parks and pristine lakes and rivers of the oldest settled part of Canada.
- Watch for whales and other marine life on a whale watching tour at Halifax harbour
- Visit the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove and one of the most photographed lighthouses in Canada
- Keep an eye out for seals at Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct
- St Andrew’s-by-the-Sea
- See black bears at Kouchibougac National Park
- Explore the world-famous Cabot Trail
Wildlife of Atlantic Canada
Day 1 : Arrive in Halifax
Arrive at Halifax and collect your rental car. After checking in to your hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to explore.
Day 2 : Halifax
Explore Halifax harbour on a nature and whale watching tour. Look out for minke whales, fin whales, dolphins, seals, tuna, sunfish, and a variety of seabirds.
Day 3 : Halifax - Liverpool / South Shore (140 miles)
Drive through fishing villages along the ocean edge. Visit Peggy’s Cove, Canada’s most photographed fishing village, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg.
Day 4 : Liverpool / South Shore
A free day to explore. Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct is known for seals and the most beautiful coastline.
Day 5 : Liverpool - Digby / Saint John (90 miles)
An area with lakes, wild rivers, and forests, Kejimkujik National Park has abundant wildlife, and prehistoric Mi’kmaq-Indian campsites.
Day 6 : Digby – St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea (65 miles + ferry)
Take the ferry across the Bay of Fundy and watch for whales and seabirds on the 3 hrs crossing. Then continue to St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea for a two night stay.
Day 7 : St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea
Today you are free to explore. A whale watch tour is included today and the Bay of Fundy is one of the best whale watching areas in the world with more than 15 types of whales and dolphins regularly seen.
Day 8 : Grand Manan - Ludlow/Miramichi (175 miles)
Travel through rural New Brunswick to the vibrant riverside city of Fredericton. Visit the Atlantic Salmon Museum and enjoy a guided moose watch this evening.
Day 9 : Ludlow / Miramichi - Richibucto (110 miles)
Miramichi is home to French-speaking Acadians, who still retain their distinctive culture until today.
Day 10 : Kouchibouguac National Park
Today a black bear safari will take you to see these magnificent animals from a safe viewing tower. See the bears feed and interact in their environment.
Day 11 : Richibucto - Charlottetown (155 miles)
Explore the Acadian Coast then cross the 13 km long Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island.
Day 12 : Charlottetown
Enjoy the day at leisure exploring Charlottetown, the capital of Canada’s smallest province.
Day 13 : Charlottetown - Baddeck (180 miles)
Perhaps take a ferry to Nova Scotia and the scenery of Cape Breton Island and Baddeck on Bras d’Or Lake.
Day 14 : Baddeck/Cape Breton National Park
Follow the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The most impressive point follows the coastline from sea level up to a plateau 500 metres high. Whales which can often be seen from the trail.
Day 15 : Baddeck to Halifax (260 miles)
Follow the Marine Drive through forest at the head of the harbours back to Halifax where your tour ends.
Please consider today’s driving distance when making flight arrangements.