Bay of Fundy, PEI & the Cabot Trail Road Trip
Embrace the beauty of the Canadian Maritimes on this 7-day East Coast Canada road trip through spectacular coastal scenery, charming fishing villages and magnificent national parks.
Meet the locals, sample fresh seafood and enjoy spectacular coastal drives as you travel from Halifax to Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown and Baddeck.
Highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Hopewell Rocks and Prince Edward Island National Park.
There is also time to drive the Cabot Trail, a scenic drive around Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Halifax to Moncton | 262 km/162 mi Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. This evening we have organized a self guided picnic with a big blanket, fresh lobster & snacks. What could be better on a sunny, bright day than a good old-fashioned picnic on the sea side? The picnic basket and blanket are yours to start your new picnic tradition! (Picnic Lobster Dinner Included)
Day 2 Moncton to Saint John | 154 km/95 mi Experience a true natural wonder this morning as you visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower- pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast.
Day 3 Saint John to Charlottetown | 317 km/196 mi Today head Northwest to cross the Confederation Bridge, the world’s largest continuous multi-span bridge to Prince Edward Island. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay. You may want to take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts or simply enjoy a free evening on the town.
Day 4 Prince Edward Island Touring Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books.
Day 5 Charlottetown to Baddeck | 274 km/170 mi + Ferry Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America - via the Canso Causeway. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Arrive at your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend two nights.
Day 6 Cabot Trail Touring | 296 km/184 mi You’re off to experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.
Day 7 Baddeck to Halifax | 352 km/218 mi The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits you today. Words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one-fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax where your Enchanting Island Drive ends.
- 1 night accommodation in Moncton
- 1 night accommodation in Saint John
- 2 nights accommodations in Charlottetown
- 2 nights accommodation in Baddeck
- Moncton - Lobster Picnic Dinner Self Guided
- Bay Ferry Tolls - Wood Islands to Caribou
- Historic Sites admission to the following:
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Fort Anne
- Fortress of Louisbourg
- Halifax Citadel
- Kejimkujik (Day Use only)
Prince Edward Island
- Green Gables House
- Prince Edward Island National Park
- Carleton Martello Tower
- Fort Beauséjour
- Monument Lefebvre
- St. Andrews Blockhouse
Hotel Information | Moderate Grade
- Moncton - Delta Beausejour | Standard Room
- Saint John - Delta Saint John | Standard Room
- Charlottetown - The Great George | Classic Room | Breakfast Included
- Baddeck - Inverary Resort | Traditional Room
- Rental Car
- Road Tolls
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DATES & PRICING
Departs from Halifax: Daily
(Tour Code: SD173S)
30 Apr 22 - 27 May 22
28 May 22 - 02 Jun 22
03 Jun 22 - 27 Sep 22
28 Sep 22 - 20 Oct 22
Bay of Fundy, PEI & the Cabot Trail Road Trip
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