In search of dolphins, whales & moose

Wildlife of Atlantic Canada

SELF DRIVE TOUR

HALIFAX | LIVERPOOL | DIGBY / SAINT JOHN | GRAND MANAN | LUDLOW / MIRIMICHI RICHIBUCTO | KOUCHIBOUGUAC NATIONAL PARK | CHARLOTTETOWN | BADDECK | HALIFAX

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.

 

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15 Days
FROM £2789 Per Person

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  1. 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.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Atlantica Hotel.

  2. 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.

  3. Day 3

    Halifax - Liverpool / South Shore (140 miles)

    Drive through the tiny fishing villages along the ocean edge with white sand beaches. Visit Peggy’s Cove, Canada’s most photographed fishing village, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg.

    Hotel for 2 nights: White Point Beach Resort.

  4. Day 4

    Liverpool / South Shore

    A free day to explore. Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct is known for seals and the most beautiful coastline.

  5. 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.

    Hotel: Harbourview Inn (Depending on ferry schedules, your overnight stay may be in Saint John).

  6. Day 6

    Digby - Grand Manan (65 miles + ferry)

    Take a ferry from Digby to Saint John, New Brunswick. Watch for whales and seabirds on the 3 hour crossing. Grand Manan is one of New Brunswick’s best kept treasures with tiny fishing villages.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Shorecrest Lodge Country Inn.

  7. Day 7

    Grand Manan

    Enjoy a whale watching cruise today.

  8. 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.

    Hotel: Ponds Resort on the Miramichi.

  9. Day 9

    Ludlow / Miramichi - Richibucto (110 miles)

    Miramichi is home to French-speaking Acadians, descendants of the very first Europeans to colonise North America, who still retain their distinctive culture until today.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Kouchibouguac Resort.

  10. 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.

  11. Day 11

    Richibucto - Charlottetown (155 miles)

    Explore the Acadian Coast then cross the 13 km long Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Hotel on Pownal.

  12. Day 12

    Charlottetown

    Enjoy the day at leisure exploring Charlottetown, the capital of Canada’s smallest province.

  13. Day 13

    Charlottetown - Baddeck (180 miles)

    Take a ferry to Nova Scotia and the scenery of Cape Breton Island and Baddeck on Bras d’Or Lake.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Auberge Gisele’s Inn.

  14. 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.

  15. 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. 

Departs Daily: 01 Jun – 01 Sep 2018

  • Flights to/from Canada
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in moderate hotels, inns or lodges, based on two sharing
  • 15 days Intermediate size car hire with GPS and additional driver fee 
  • Digby – Saint John ferry for car and passengers 
  • Whale watch & nature tour day 2 
  • Whale watch cruise day 7 
  • Moose watch tour day 8 
  • Black bear watch tour day 10 
  • Comprehensive document pack
  • National Park entrance fees 

 

  • Meals 
  • Sightseeing and attractions not shown as included 
  • Fuel, tolls and parking (including at hotels) 
  • Ferry crossings other than stated above 
  • PEI bridge tolls

All prices are a guide only and subject to change. Prices are a starting price and will vary depending on departure date and time of booking. Hotel and peak supplements may apply.

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Wildlife of Atlantic Canada
FROM £2789 Per Person

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