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Tides and Parks of Atlantic Canada
This “Best of the East” adventure brings you a combination of the Atlantic provinces’ most magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures, charming villages and fascinating cities. You will begin in the maritime city of Halifax before traversing Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages and rugged coastal landscapes to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. Highlights include Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, the Bras d’Or Lake and Cabot Trail. Newfoundland’s magnificent coastline is the highlight of this energizing trip. You will seek out whales amid huge icebergs.
Day 1- Arrival in Halifax
Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick-up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of the day is at leisure for exploring this bustling oceanside city. Overnight in Halifax.

Day 2- Halifax
Halifax is located on one of the world’s largest natural harbours and bears all the hallmarks of both a modern and historic city. You can discover its proud maritime heritage in the many museums and along the waterfront area, which includes the restored Historic Properties. Visit the Citadel that has guarded the city since the 18th-century, the Public Gardens or sail on a harbour cruise aboard the Bluenose II. Overnight in Halifax.

Day 3- Halifax to Bridgewater
Drive along the Lighthouse Route to the fishing community of Peggy’s Cove. This picturesque fishing village is surrounded by bare granite and coastal barrens with trails leading to its famous lighthouse. 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. Enjoy the facilities at the Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island such as indoor pool, sauna & hot tub, outdoor heated pool, horseshoe pit, mini putt and tennis court. Overnight in Bridgewater.

Day 4- Bridgewater to Kejimkujik National Park/ Digby
Take the scenic, cross-country drive linking the rocky south shore with the lush Annapolis Valley. Relish the amazing views as you traverse extensive woodlands dotted with lakes. Explore the wilderness of Kejimkujik National Park along the centuries-old Mi’kmaq canoe routes or follow the hiking trails into its forested heartland. Travel along the Annapolis Basin visiting relics of Anglo-French colonial rivalry. Overnight in Digby. Continental breakfast included.

Day 5-  Digby
Explore this picture-postcard fishing port with its bustling harbour, home to the largest scallop fishing fleet in the world. Digby is Nova Scotia’s most popular summer resort and the largest urban centre in the area. It is located beautifully on the Annapolis Basin, overlooking Digby channel, where the waters of the Basin flow into the Bay of Fundy. Overnight in Digby.
Activity: Drive to the westernmost point of Nova Scotia, Brier Island to enjoy a whale and seabird cruise on the Bay of Fundy. This cruise exceeds the regular whalewatching experience as you join an ongoing, scientific survey of an area teeming with marine life. Observing such rare and endangered species as the humpback and fin whales, dolphins, porpoises and seabirds, these cruises continue to yield vital information.

Day 6- Digby to Fredericton
Enjoy a ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John, famous for having the world’s largest tides. In Saint John, stop at the Reversing Falls. Follow the coastline and traverse many unique fishing villages en route to Fredericton. The Bay of Fundy is rich in marine life, often seen along its rocky shores at low tide. Just outside of Fredericton is King’s Landing Historical Settlement – a role-playing historic community depicting everyday life in 19th century. Overnight in Fredericton.

Day 7- Fredericton to Moncton
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 one can experience lobster at its best. Overnight in Moncton.

Day 8-  Moncton to Charlottetown
Before leaving Moncton we suggest a stop at the Magnetic Hill where you can put the car in neutral to experience the illusion of being pulled up hill by a ‘magnetic force.’ The Northumberland coast of New Brunswick has a rich British and Acadian heritage — it’s yours to discover today if you choose to travel through the architectural gem of Dorchester and visit the French fort of Beausejour at the Nova Scotia provincial border. Near the base of the Confederation Bridge is the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, a community-operated ecotourism and environmental education facility, open to the public displaying the cultural history and environmental diversity of the region. Cross to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, over the Confederation Bridge and arrive in the charming city of Charlottetown. Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 9-  Charlottetown
Your day is at leisure to explore the Victorian homes and elegant squares of Charlottetown. The city is the island\'s commercial centre and through its harbour, the wealth of produce from the surrounding fertile farmland is funnelled for shipping. 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. Overnight in Charlottetown.

Day 10-  Charlottetown to Baddeck
Today’s journey takes you past Orwell Corner Historic Site to board the ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. Drive through tranquil scenery and small communities that continue to celebrate Nova Scotia’s Scottish, Indian and Acadian identities. Continue into Cape Breton Island through the magnificent highland scenery that surrounds Bras d’Or Lake, and drive to the delightful resort community of Baddeck. A fascinating museum here is dedicated to the life and works of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Overnight in Baddeck.

Day 11-  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. You will meander through the rugged Cape Breton Highlands National Park enjoying stunning views of sea-swept headlands, steep cliffs and tranquil beaches. Hiking trails lead into the interior of the park where stunning vistas appear at each turn. Return to Baddeck through the lush Margaree Valley. Overnight in Baddeck.

Day 12-  Baddeck to Corner Brook
A scenic ferry crossing between North Sydney and 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. White puffins and birds of prey that live on the spectacular cliffs can also be seen. Coastal barrens and forested mountains dominate the first impressions of Newfoundland’s landscape. The best way to experience the rugged beauty of the wave-pounded coast is by hiking some of the excellent nature trails en route to Corner Brook. Overnight in Corner Brook.

Day 13- Corner Brook/Gros Morne National Park
Explore Gros Morne National Park (named a World Heritage Site because of its glacier-formed mountains). 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. Take advantage of the variety of activities including wildlife watching for Arctic hare, black bear, lynx and caribou. Overnight in Corner Brook.
Activity:Western Brook Pond fjord in Gros Morne National Park provides a dramatic setting for this unforgettable
2-hour sightseeing boat tour. One of the most spectacular bodies of water is the park\'s largest lake, Western Brook Pond. This 16 km lake with a depth of 165m is home to Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout and Arctic Char, as well as an unusual colony of cliff nesting gulls. On board the large capacity cruiser, behold the spectacular glacier-carved
land-locked fjord, waterfalls cascading from 2000 feet that often turn to mist before reaching the pond, billion year-old cliffs and frequent wildlife sightings. Live commentary throughout the tour reveals some of the geological and historical features of this wonder of nature.

Day 14- Corner Brook to Gander
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. Afterwards, head further inland through a landscape of small rivers and expansive forests, home to some of the largest mammals in North America such as the moose and black bear. Passing by the edge of Notre Dame Provincial Park, you arrive in Gander for the night. Overnight in Gander.

Day 15- Gander
In many ways, Gander is the birthplace of Canadian aviation. After the first pioneering transatlantic flights in the 1930s, it was decided that Canada should have an airport in the Maritimes to prepare for this new wave of transportation. A decade later it would become one of the most important airports during the Second World War. Today the town celebrates its history, and its present as a welcoming town with all the amenities and comforts of a modern small city. Take the day and discover some of the charms of downtown Gander for yourself! Overnight in Gander.
Activity: Embark on the largest tour boat on the north east coast, on a whalewatching tour in the iceberg corridor of the north east coast of Newfoundland considered to be the iceberg capital of the world. You will be passing by some of the most rugged and picturesque coastlines in Newfoundland. You can expect to see humpback whales, fins, minkes, dolphins, harp seals, as well as a variety of sea birds.

Day 16- Gander to Terra Nova National Park/ Clarenville
En route to Clarenville, you will experience the tranquility and wildlife of Terra Nova National Park. Explore the pristine wilderness along the numerous hiking trails or navigate the coastline by sea kayak. From the hills and deserted beaches, observe minke, pilot and humpback whales close to shore, while dolphins and orcas can be seen cruising Bonavista Bay. To see moose, black bears and foxes, simply hike into the marshes and forests of the interior. Overnight in Clarenville.

Day 17- Clarenville to St. John\'s
A scenic drive along the Trans-Canada Highway brings you to St. John’s. Travel along Conception Bay where the air of piracy and tall ships still lingers. The frequent mist lends a mystical aura to these parks and villages. Continue to St. John’s, the provincial capital, where colourful streets compete with the natural beauty of the surrounding hills. Overnight in St. John’s.

Day 18- St. John\'s
Today you can explore the city of St. John’s and the surrounding area. The city is one of the oldest in North America, and it emphasizes innovation and progress while cherishing continuity. 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. Overnight in St. John’s.
Activity: Tour old St. John’s that will give you a feel for the history, legend and lore of St. John’s, the oldest community in North America. Your visit will include the National Park at Cape Spear, the most easterly point of land in North America.

Day 19- Ferry/St. John\'s to Sydney
Bid farewell to Newfoundland and cross the Avalon Peninsula to catch the ferry. Enjoy a cruise on the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight on ferry.

Day 20- Sydney to Halifax/ End of Tour
Disembark in North Sydney in the morning. Drive back to the Halifax airport to check in for your return flight.


Standard Accomodation

Superior Accomodation


1 & 2

Atlantica Hotel Halifax or Cambridge Suites Halifax

Delta Halifax or 2 Delta Barrington



Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island

Western Shore

4 & 5

Coastal Inn Digby County

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa



Ramada Hotel Fredericton or Riverside Resort & CC

Delta Fredericton or Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook



Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton or Coastal Inn Moncton

Delta Beausejour or Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown


8 & 9

Best Western Charlottetown or Rodd Royalty

Delta Prince Edward Hotel or Rodd Charlottetown - A Rodd Signature Hotel


10 & 11

Inverary Resort

Auberge Gisele\'s Inn


12 & 13

Glynmill Inn or Comfort Inn Corner Brook

Glynmill Inn or Comfort Inn Corner Brook

Corner Brook

14& 15

Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites

Sinbad’s Hotel & Suites



St. Jude Hotel

St. Jude Hotel


17 & 18

Super 8 St. John\'s

Delta St.John’s Hotel & Conference Centre

St. John’s


Overnight on board

Overnight on board



Halifax / End of Tour

• Accommodation for 19 nights 
• Day 3, Bridgewater, resort activities at Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
• Day 13, Corner Brook - Gros Morne National Park independent wildlife viewing 
• Ferry crossings (underheight car and passengers): - Day 12, North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland (6 hours); day cabins may be requested, subject to availability, at an approximate cost of $70 per person. - Day 19, Argentia, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia 14 hours). 
• A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and customised day-by-day routing maps • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST, less tour package rebate 

 • Airport transfers 
• Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified
• Ferry charges (unless otherwise specified) 
• Bridge tolls • Car rental, taxes and insurance