This exciting roundtrip beginning in Halifax explores Maritime through Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Breathtaking sights, Scottish, Native and Acadian heritage, and historic explorations of the Maritime Province all feature in this fascinating vacation.
Day 1 – Arrival in Halifax
Following your arrival at Halifax International Airport, transfer to your hotel and spend the day at your leisure exploring the beautiful Oceanside city.
Day 2 – Halifax
Day 2 can be spent exploring the bustling city of Halifax. Situated on one of the world’s largest harbours there’s plenty of history surrounding maritime heritage. Discover the many museums on the waterfront featuring the restored Historic Properties or board the harbour cruise on the Bluenose II . Pay a visit to the Public Gardens or the Citadel; around since the 18th century. There’s plenty to discover in this historic yet modern city. Spend the night in Halifax.
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
The Atlantica Hotel Halifax is perfectly situated around a variety of attractions, restaurants and entertainment; there’s always something happening in Halifax, and you’ll be at the heart of it! With 230 modern guest rooms complete with stunning views and complimentary Wi-Fi and upscale amenities including a pool and fitness centre, you’re stay should be nothing but exceptional.
Day 3 – Halifax to Western Shore
Leaving Halifax, on day 3 you’ll be travelling along the Nova Scotia coast taking in the views of the edge of Halifax. Driving past the northern shore you’ll see the stunning St. Margaret’s Bay before reaching the beautiful Western Shore area. You’ll be spending the night in Western Shore, just opposite the water from Oak Island.
Day 4 – Western Shore
With the resort ideally located on the southern shores of Nova Scotia, you get to enjoy the spectacular views of Mahone Bay and the famous Oak Island. Spend the day strolling the seaside trail and be in with a chance to see the humpback and fin whales around Tancook Island. Spend the evening by the water looking out at the sailboats or enjoy a fresh dish while you enjoy the views.
Atlantica Oak Island Resort
This Atlantica Oak Island Resort gives guests the chance to appreciate the picturesque views of Nova Scotia’s south shore. The full service resort offers elegance yet fun with an array of amenities including a spa, 13 oceanfront chalets, 3 seaside villas and indoor and outdoor pools. The guestrooms are comfortable with complimentary Wi-Fi and offer lovely views of the coast.
Day 5 – Digby
Heading to the heart of Nova Scotia you will pass through the pristine wilderness home to a selection of woodland animals. Make a stop at the Kejimkujik National Park and historic site with hiking trails and canoe routes among the lake or discover the history of Kejimkujik Lake with the decorated petroglyphs. Spend the night in Digby.
Coastal Inn Digby Resort
The Coastal Inn Digby Resort is surrounded by an interesting variety of local attractions and activities including whale watching off Digby Neck, ‘The Pines’ golf course, the Bear River and a restored 1605 fort names The Habitation. As well as plenty more amenities this hotel offers spacious guestrooms complete with free Wi-Fi.
Day 6 – Truro
Driving from Digby to Truro gives you the opportunity to admire the beauty of the Bay of Fundy; famous for its extreme tides with 100 billion tonnes of water are carried onto the day twice each day! As you make your way to your new destination you’ll pass some historic landmarks including the Annapolis Royal Area, Grand Pre National Historic Site and the Fort Edward National Historic Site. Spend the night in Truro.
Best Western Plus Glengarry
Ideally located in the centre of Truro, you’ll get the chance to discover unique attractions including Tidal Bore and Mastodon Ridge. This accommodation offers a comfortable stay with great amenities including a piano bar as well as an indoor and seasonal outdoor pool and complimentary pass to the gym. The rooms give comfort yet convenience with complimentary Wi-Fi.
Day 7 – Truro to Charlottetown
As you make your way to Pictou you’ll get chance to explore the Hector Heritage Quay. From here, take the ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Canada’s smallest province; Prince Edward Island. Famous for its charm, Prince Edward Island is attractive yet peaceful with a spectacular low rolling countryside. Arrive in Charlottetown and spend the night here.
Day 8 – Charlottetown
You’ll be free to spend the day at your leisure to explore Charlottetown. Discover the elegance of the city at Great George Street and Old Charlotte Town or explore the harbour where surrounding fertile farmland is shipped. Spend the night in Charlottetown.
Charlottetown Inn and Conference Centre
The Charlottetown Inn sits within easily walking access to some of this city’s historic amenities including Province House, Confederation Centre and the Historic Waterfront. The heart of Charlottetown is also nearby with a range of shopping, restaurants and other entertainment including Peake’s Quay and Victoria Row. The hotel boasts comfort and convenience with 143 well-appointed guest rooms with HDTV’s and complimentary Wi-Fi as well as modern amenities including a heated indoor pool and fitness centre.
Day 9 – Antigonish/ New Glasgow
Pass the Northumberland Strait as you return to Nova Scotia before doing the North Shore Drive complete with idyllic scenery and Scottish, Native and Acadian culture. Spend the night in Antigonish.
Travelodge Suites New Glasgow
The Travelodge Suites are situated at the heart of the shopping districts around an array of amenities including the Pictou County Wellness Centre, swimming and ice skating. There’s also the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club for golf lovers and the Museum of Industry for some historic activities. The Suites offer a comfortable stay with useful amenities including a coffee maker and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Day 10 – Antignoish to Baddeck
As you depart your hotel and head to Baddeck you’ll reach Ports Hawkesbury; the commercial hub located at the tip of St. Georges Bay. Enjoy the stunning views as you pass through the fields of the bay area before reaching the Bras D’Or Lake lowlands and spending the night here.
Day 11 – Baddeck
Day 11 is yours to spend in Baddeck. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Cabot Trail into Cape Breton; running past lochs and glens and through Cape Breton Highlands National Park where you’ll see amazing sights of steep cliffs and idyllic beaches. Board one of the Love Boats in Cheticamp for a guided tour observing whales, seals, seabirds and eagles. Spend the night in Baddeck.
The Inverary Resort has a central location perfect for guests; with waterfront access to the Bras D’Or Lakes and Cabot Trail. Just steps from the hotel sits 11 lush acres of gardens, a stunning shoreline and a marina featuring watercraft rentals. Rooms and suites are well-appointed and come complete with modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, TV and coffee maker.
Day 12 – West Bay
As you make your way to West Bay you’ll pass the charming maritime communities; additionally you can discover the Canadian ports of World War II or tour the Fortress of Louisburg. There’s fun for all the family with interactive demonstrations as you tour the reconstructed buildings followed by lunch at an 18th century restaurant. You’ll continue on to Bras D’Or Lake and spend the night in West Bay.
Dundee Resort and Golf Club
The Dundee Golf Club is situated off the stunning Bras d’Or Lakes in the forested hills. With spectacular golf courses, jacuzzi’s and cosy cottages this place is the perfect place to relax. This accommodation has beautiful views from the comfortable rooms complete with modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi.
Day 13 – Liscombe Mills
Head back through Port Hawksbury and over the Canso Causeway on route to Liscombe Mills. Heading along the southern Nova Scotian coastline you’ll observe natural habitats, beach parks and shorelines along the Atlantic coast. Spend the night in Liscombe Mills.
Situated in the forests of Nova Scotia, Liscombe Lodge is surrounded by wildlife and waters. The surrounding area offers hiking trails, a swinging bridge and the Mushaboom Harbour and beach. The 68 guestrooms offer a rustic yet comfortable experience with plenty of space and private balcony.
Day 14 – Halifax/Departure
Before taking the Marine Drive back to Halifax, spend the morning exploring the Liscombe Game Sanctuary holding an abundance of wildlife including mink, muskrat, deer and moose. Check in for your return flight at Halifax International Airport.