Scenic Maritime Canada

16 day Motorhome Holiday - from £557

Come and visit Canada’s maritimes, the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island each have their own unique cultural identities but are all known for their stunning seacoasts, charming lighthouses and marine life.

Highlights:

  • Visit the most photographed lighthouse in Canada!
  • Canoe, hike or cycle in Kejimkujik National Park
  • Opportunity to see the whales in the Bay of Fundy
  • See the famous lighthouses of Prince Edward Island
  • Drive along the stunning Cabot Trail, Cape Breton
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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Halifax

After your arrival in Canada, you need to spend a night here in Halifax prior to picking up your motorhome. This is a great opportunity to explore this vibrant, historic port town.

Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton

Day 2: Lunenburg (59 miles)

Make your way to the Halifax depot to collect your motorhome. Enjoy a gentle drive along the south shore and be enriched by the amazing ocean views, visit the charming coastal communities of Peggys’ Cove, Chester & Mahone Bay before pressing onto the town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Suggested Campsite: Lunenburg Campground

Day 3: Kejimkujik National Park (71 miles)

After a relaxed morning where you could take a short harbour cruise on the Bluenose racing schooner or similar, continue along the south shore before heading inland to Kejimkujik National Park.

Suggested Campsite: Jeremy’s Bay Campground

Day 4 & 5: Digby (65 miles)

Spend the day enjoying all that the National Park has to offer from canoeing to hiking and cycling. The park has an abundance of wildlife and has North America’s largest collection of Petroglyphs. By late afternoon continue your journey heading towards Digby.

Whilst in Digby be sure to head to Digby Neck for the opportunity to see the whales of the Bay of Fundy. In summer the bay provides feeding and mating grounds for the Finback, Humpback, Minke & Right Whales.

Suggested Campsite: Jaggar’s Point Oceanfront Campground

Day 6 & 7: Fundy National Park (127 miles)

This morning take the Bay Ferry over to the neighbouring province of New Brunswick making your way along the Fundy Coast to the Fundy Trail Parkway. As you drive along the 11km coastal roadway take time to stop at the observations decks, you might just catch sight of whales! After enjoying some time here it is time to set off to Fundy National Park. Take advantage of the park’s natural setting, explore the forest and discover the creatures of the inter-tidal zone.

Suggested Campsite: Fundy National Park Campground

Day 8 & 9: Kouchibouguac National Park (133 miles)

Today you set off to Hopewell Rocks, The Ocean Tidal Exploration Site and home to the world’s highest tides! Here you can walk on the Bay of Fundy’s ocean floor. The gravitational pull of the sun and moon causes tides that rise and fall up to an incredible 48 ft twice a day – every day! Finally end your journey at Kouchibouguac (Kou-she-boogwack) National Park, a fascinating mosaic of bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, sparkling freshwater systems, sheltered lagoons, abandoned fields and tall forests.

Suggested Campsite: South Kouchibouguac Campground

Day 10 & 11: Charlotte Town (146 miles)

Today you cross over the Confederation Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables. If you have ever read the book and wondered “is this a real place” you will want to come and visit this magical setting, as millions of fans before you have done. Enjoy one of the three tourist coastal drives which are clearly marked along the way, with colourful signage, no doubt as you enjoy the beautiful scenery you will also spot a few of the lighthouses that the island is so famous for, there are about 50!

Suggested Campsite: Cornwall / Charlottetown KOA

Day 12: Lake Ainslie (155 miles)

This morning you arrive by ferry into the town of Pictou known as the birthplace of Nova Scotia. After lunch drive north to Cape Breton Island referred to as a maritime masterpiece before finally ending your day at Lake Ainslie. Be sure to visit the Hector Heritage centre and step aboard an exact replica of the Ship Hector that brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia.

Suggested Campsite: MacKinnons Campground

Day 13 & 14: Cape Breton Highlands National Park (77 miles)

This morning take a slight detour to the coastal town of Inverness, known for its warm ocean waters and Mermaids Tears (coloured sea glass that washes up along this coastline) – it’s a beachcombers dream. Then head north to Margaree Harbour and join the famous Cabot Trail a stunning driving trail that goes from sea-level to a 3,000 foot elevation that runs along two coast lines (the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Atlantic) and through a National Park.

Suggested Campsite: Ingonish Beach Campgrond

Day 15: Halifax (282 miles)

It’s a long drive today and your last chance to enjoy the delights of the eastern shore or visit Martinique Beach before your final stop back in Halifax.

Suggested Campsite: Halifax West KOA

Day 16: Depart Halifax

This morning it’s time to pack up return your motorhome and head to the airport. You could of course choose to spend some extra time here in Halifax.

16 day Motorhome Holiday - from £557

With flights from £1036

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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a motorhome. Rates and Terms & Conditions may vary for 2019/20 travel. Motorhome rates operate on a best available price basis, please contact your consultant for an accurate quote. Motorhome upgrades are available on request and subject to availability. Call us now to talk to an America Expert about your Motorhome Holiday. A refundable credit card bond of up to $1500 is required on all hires.

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HOLIDAY IDEAS

Discover Canada in your own holiday home on wheels. Our easy-to-drive motorhomes are fully equipped and self-contained for the ultimate Canadian adventure.

Your holiday includes:

  • A fully equipped motorhome
  • Maps and driving information
  • Prepaid mileage based on your route
  • Freedom and flexibility
  • Roadside assistance
  • The security of ABTA & ATOL protection
  • One-way fees where applicable

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