Small group (4-12pp) exploring main attractions of Nova Scotia as well as lesser known gems. We stay in locally owned accommodations and hikes have been hand-picked for their beauty and varying landscapes.
ItineraryDay 1: Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg Stop At: Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova ScotiaHome to a year round population of a mere 37 people, this little fishing village is one of the most photographed places in Canada. There is no shortage of history and eerie tales about this rugged exposed cove. Over the years the people here have had their share of ups and downs, including the tragedy of Swiss Air 111.Join us as we venture through a landscape transformed some 12,000 years ago by glaciers. Hiking through the coastal barrens we will learn about the unique vegetation in this area and the wildlife that calls this stark landscape home. Keep your camera handy as you never know when you may spot a whale or seals playing just off the coast here.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Smuggler's Cove Inn, Lunenburg3 Star Hotel Day 2: Lunenburg, Nova ScotiaStop At: Lunenburg Historic District, Lunenburg, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova ScotiaWe start our tour at Hirtle Beach where our spectacular hike to Gaff Point begins. Our travels take us through a coastal forest and barren land as well as a number of coves where high rugged cliffs drop to the sea. A perfect place to spot whales and seals playing off the Atlantic coast as you pass your feet over petrified seafloor and fossilized ancient trees.The second half of our day takes us to lovely Lunenburg. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Lunenburg is one of the premier places to visit when traveling to Nova Scotia.With a rich history, unique architecture and brightly colored houses, this quaint little ocean side town will leave a lasting impression on you.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Smuggler's Cove Inn, Lunenburg3 Star Hotel Day 3: Bay of Fundy, Nova ScotiaStop At: Planters Ridge, Port Williams, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova ScotiaYou will need a good sturdy pair of hiking shoes for this hike. We cover a lot of ground on our way to the incredible sight of Cape Split, where the land has separated itself from the peninsula due to the forces of the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest and most powerful tides in the world.Also on this day we get the opportunity to see the Minas Basin from the Valley Look-off, so don’t forget to pack your camera as bald eagles are often seen soaring overhead. Blomidon offers great scenery where 300 foot red sandstone cliffs tower over a beautiful beach.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Planter's Barracks Country Inn3 Star Country InnDay 4: Bay of Fundy, Nova ScotiaStop At: Luckett Vineyards, Wolfville, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova ScotiaA more leisurely day to rest our feet and enjoy the tastes of the valley in the form of fresh seasonally inspired dishes and local fine wines to tickle your taste buds. The view alone from the Crush Pad Bistro at the Luckett Vineyards will leave you speechless, compliment that with world-class food and you have a winning combination to wrap up our incredible 4-day journey together.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.