Tides and Parks of Canada Itinerary
Arrival in Halifax
From Halifax International Airport you will transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of the day is at leisure for exploring this bustling ocean side city.
Halifax is located on one of the world's largest natural harbours and bears all the hallmarks of both a modern and historic city. Visit the Citadel that has guarded the city since the 18thcentury, the Public Gardens or sail on a harbour cruise aboard the Bluenose II.
Halifax to Bridgewater (110 KM)
Drive along the Lighthouse Route to the fishing community of Peggys Cove. Continue along the coast and stop in the port of Lunenburg for a visit to the renowned Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic before arriving in Bridgewater.
Bridgewater to Kejimkujik National Park/ Digby (180 KM)
Take the scenic, cross-country drive linking the rocky south shore with the lush Annapolis Valley. Explore the wilderness of Kejimkujik National Park along the centuries-old Mikmaq canoe routes or follow the hiking trails into its forested heartland.
Explore this picture-postcard fishing port with its bustling harbour, home to the largest scallop fishing fleet in the world. Digby is located beautifully on the Annapolis Basin, overlooking Digby channel, where the waters of the Basin flow into the Bay of Fundy.
Digby to Fredericton (95 KM)
Enjoy a ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John, famous for having the world’s largest tides. The Bay of Fundy is rich in marine life, often seen along its rocky shores at low tide.
Fredericton to Moncton (250 KM)
Today you can explore popular covered bridges en route to Fundy National Park. Discover Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park, or visit Shediac, the lobster capital of the world, where you can experience lobster at its best.
Moncton to Charlottetown (160 KM)
The Northumberland coast of New Brunswick has a rich British and Acadian heritage - it's yours to discover today. Cross to Prince Edward Island, Canadas smallest province, over the Confederation Bridge and arrive in the charming city of Charlottetown.
Charlottetown is the island's commercial centre. Despite the 20th-century character the city displays today, it still manages to evoke the feeling of a colonial seaport with quaint sections such as Great George Street and Old Charlotte Town.
Charlottetown to Baddeck (285 KM)
Todays journey takes you past Orwell Corner Historic Site to board the ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. Continue into Cape Breton Island through the magnificent highland scenery that surrounds Bras dOr Lake, and drive to the delightful resort community of Baddeck.
A scenic highlight of this trip is to drive the Cabot Trail into the highlands of northern Cape Breton. The trail runs past lochs and glens settled by Scottish Highlanders and along scenic coastlines settled by Acadians. Return to Baddeck through the lush Margaree Valley.
Baddeck to Corner Brook (280 KM)
A scenic ferry crossing between North Sydney and Channel-Port-aux-Basques starts your day en route to Corner Brook. As the ferry sails across the Cabot Strait, keep a close watch for whales and dolphins.
Corner brook / Gros Morne National Park
Explore Gros Morne National Park. You can hike the trails to the summit of Gros Morne Mountain to admire the sweeping views of the Tablelands and enjoy the serenity of fishing villages enclosed by towering cliffs and steep fjords.
Corner Brook to Gander (300 KM)
Today, drive east through a landscape covered with woodlands and visit some of the historic sites of the mysterious Beothuks, who once inhabited the island. Then head for the Kittiwake Coast, where dense forests give way to fabulous seascapes of inlets, coves and islands.
Take the day and discover some of the charms of downtown Gander for yourself!
Gander to Terra Nova National Park / Clarenville (150 KM)
En route to Clarenville, you will experience the tranquillity and wildlife of Terra Nova National Park. To see moose, black bears and foxes, simply hike into the marshes and forests of the interior.
Clarenville to St. John's (190 KM)
A scenic drive along the Trans-Canada Highway brings you to St. Johns. Travel along Conception Bay where the air of piracy and tall ships still lingers. Continue to St. Johns, the provincial capital, where colourful streets compete with the natural beauty of the surrounding hills.
Today you can explore the city of St. Johns and the surrounding area, wander through the steep narrow streets of the old city and climb the rock of Signal Hill. See its many historic buildings and sites, and visit its annual festivals and events.
St. John's to Sydney (130 KM)
Bid farewell to Newfoundland and cross the Avalon Peninsula to catch the ferry. Enjoy a cruise on the Atlantic Ocean.
Sydney to Halifax / End of Tour (445 KM)
Disembark in North Sydney in the morning. Drive back to Halifax Airport where you can commence your journey home.