Bay of Fundy Explorer

The Bay of Fundy and its surrounding area offers a unique landscape, marine eco systems as well as cultural heritage. Bay of Fundy itself is one of the most unusual and dramatic attractions on Canada’s East Coast. Watch the world’s highest tides rise and fall up to 16 metres! Learn how the unique tidal patterns have formed the surrounding landscape with huge ‘flowerpot rocks’ as well as exposing fossils. This area also offers world class whale watching with 15 species to be seen in the surrounding waters as well as hundreds of thousands of migrating shorebirds that feed on the tidal edge each summer. Visit one of the hidden treasures of New Brunswick, Grand Manan which is certainly one of the highlights of this tour.

What's included

• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 13 nights’ accommodation
• 14 days Intermediate car hire with Fully Inclusive insurance
• Ferry crossing from Digby to Saint John
• Electronic documents including road book, hotel list and vouchers

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Halifax

Upon arrival at Halifax Airport collect your car and make your way to your downtown hotel. The day is at leisure where you can explore Canada’s traditional gateway to the world, combining charming old wooden homes and Victorian parks with modern shopping centres. Ships, from tall ships to naval vessels, can still be seen in the harbour, and old warehouses and shipfitters’ shops have become part of the exciting boardwalk along the waterside. Overnight Halifax

Day 2 Halifax to Wolfville (240 km)

The Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s highest tides. A Mecca for migrating birds, the large tidal rivers expose broad expanses of mud banks and salt marshes at low tide; hours later they are covered with 12m of water or more! Visit Burncoat where the world’s highest tides ever were recorded. Wolfville, home to Acadia University, is an elegant small town with many fine examples of Victorian architecture. Overnight Wolfville

Day 3 Wolfville Area

A good place to observe the changes in tides and get a scenic view of the region is the look-off at Cape Blomidon (about 20 km north of Wolfville). If you wish to hike for part of the day, go to the Provincial Park, or to Scots Bay, where a day-long hike leads to Cape Split. The Wolfville and Grand Pre region is also very well known for its excellent wines. Lobster dinners, which have a long tradition in this area, can be joined at one of the tiny fishing villages along the coast. Overnight Wolfville

Day 4 Wolfville to Digby (120 km)

The Annapolis Valley is the oldest settled part of Canada and the lushest agricultural area of Eastern Canada. One of the best examples is Annapolis Royal, the oldest continuously settled town in Canada. Digby is very well known for the world’s famous scallop fleet. Overnight Digby

Day 5 Digby Area

Take an optional whale watching tour from Brier Island or Long Island on the Bay of Fundy, one of the best whale watching areas in the world. More than 15 species of whales and dolphins are regularly seen. Overnight Digby

Day 6 Digby Area to Saint John (10 km excl. ferry)

A ferry (included) takes you from Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick carrying you across the Bay of Fundy. Watch for whales and seabirds on the 3 hrs crossing. Visit the Old City Market or experience the Reversing Falls (located in an industrial area). Twice each day, these large, rocky rapids at the mouth of the Saint John River reverse their direction as the Bay of Fundy tides rise and force the water to run up the river. Overnight Saint John

Day 7 Saint John to Grand Manan Island (95 km)

Grand Manan Island is one of New Brunswick’s best kept treasures. Explore this small and peaceful island with its tiny fishing villages where people still make their living from scallops, lobster, salmon and seaweed gathering. Overnight Grand Manan Island

Day 8 Grand Manan Island

Today you could enjoy an optional on a converted fishing vessel! You may want to try one of the beautiful hiking trails along the island’s shore, stroll along secluded beaches, enjoy the gorgeous view from the top of a steep cliff or visit tiny Machias Seal Island where the number of visitors is limited to 15 per day. Overnight Grand Manan Island

Day 9 Grand Manan Island to Hopewell Cape (265 km)

Today you sail back by ferry to the mainland (not included) and travel to Hopewell Cape. Hike the trails of Hopewell Rocks along sea cliffs to secluded beaches and picnic spots or paddle past the same cliffs through stone arches and around flowerpot rocks in a kayak. Here you will get some of the best views of the Bay’s coastline. Overnight Hopewell Cape

Day 10 Hopewell Cape/Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park, 206sq.km in area, is a sanctuary of steep coastal cliffs and clear streams, with ocean-side forests, green meadows, sparkling rivers and gorgeous hiking trails. The Hopewell tidal experience site (a Provincial Park) is the best place to witness and understand the tides. Iron stairs lead down the cliffs to the beach and at low tide you can walk through nearby Hopewell Rocks, shaped like giant vases, which are almost covered by the tide every six hours; a large clock warns you to leave as the tide comes in. Overnight Hopewell Cape

Day 11 Hopewell Cape to Parrsboro (180 km)

Moncton is one of the most bilingual cities in Canada, English and French are spoken everywhere. Close to the border with Nova Scotia huge wetlands are an important breeding site and major stopover for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds annually. Visit the Maritimes’ newest UNESCO World Heritage Site at Joggins and explore the brand-new visitor centre. The Bay of Fundy has exposed the largest cache of fossil bones in North America; the fossilized footprints of creatures over millions of years can be seen along the shore. Overnight Parrsboro

Day 12 Parrsboro/Cape Chignecto

Take a drive along the ruggedly scenic coast of Cape Chignecto and enjoy wonderful vistas over the Bay of Fundy from cliff-top hiking trails. The Provincial Park features towering 185m cliffs, deep valleys, sheltered coves, remnant old-growth forest and a rich cultural heritage along the 29 kilometres of pristine coastline. Overnight Parrsboro

Day 13 Parrsboro to Halifax (185 km)

Return to Halifax and enjoy a last day in Nova Scotia’s capital. Overnight Halifax

Day 14 Return to UK

Today you journey to Halifax Stanfield Airport for your departure.

Please Note: Park entrance fees, bridge tools and ferry crossings to and from Prince Edward Island are not included.

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Dates

Selected departure dates between May - October Please note prices and availability are subject to change

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13 nights, 14 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 14 day Intermediate car hire with Fully Inclusive insurance
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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 14 day Intermediate car hire with Fully Inclusive insurance
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary
  • Sale now on

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2020 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2020

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Price Match Guarantee
Price Match Guarantee

If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

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