Nova Scotia Walking & Hiking Tour
- Peaceful rambles on country and coastal lanes, past weathered lighthouses and colorful fishing villages
- Stroll on one of Nova Scotia's well-kept secrets, an old coastal cart path
- Explore World Heritage-status Lunenburg
- Succulent lobster and Domaine de Grand Pré wines
- Cruise to idyllic Big Tancook Island, where time seems to stand still
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Journey from the Bay of Fundy to the South Shore
One of the warmest places on earth. Where sleepy fishing villages huddle close in hidden coves. And hardy, friendly folks invite you to linger awhile in the brisk ocean air. The rocky shorelines practically pose for your photos. The hotels still have the character of centuries past. Unbelievably fresh seafood and locally grown fruit and vegetables reveal their harvesters' love of the land and of the sea. And award-winning wines tempt you at every turn. Can a week-long trip add years to your life? In Nova Scotia, it's not hard to imagine.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
AccommodationsNova Scotia is a land of rich heritage and rustic charm, and while Backroads has selected the best properties in the places we visit, history and character outweigh elegance and luxury in this Maritime province. While our hotels offer simpler amenities than the typical Backroads property, they provide us with the greatest access to the best hiking in the region.
Days 1-2 Tasting, tour and dinner at Domaine de Grand Pré winery Walk along a historic dike system to the Grand Pré National Historic Site Hike atop the jaw-dropping Red Cliffs of Cape Blomidon and take in views of patchwork farmland and stunning seascapes Stand in awe of Minas Basin and the wild Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides.
Day 3 White-sand beaches and historic fishing hamlets Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct has it all: coastal tundra forests, salt marshes, bogs and pristine seashore - diverse ecosystems that provide the ideal stopover location for Canada geese and black ducks Like catching rays? Harbor seals do too - see them sunning at Harbour Rocks And make sure to keep an eye out for the carnivorous pitcher plant!
Day 4 World Heritage-status Lunenburg, "the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America" Stroll on one of Nova Scotia's well-kept secrets, a century-old seaside cart path, keeping an eye out for sandpipers, gulls, ducks and geese Hike to the unspoiled headland of Gaff Point, where gorgeous vistas of the rugged coastline await.
Days 5-6 Peaceful rambles on shoreline paths, car-free roads and the beaches of Big Tancook Island, where lobstermen and artisans provide cultural color Stunning coastal panoramas, rolling grasslands and quaint fishing villages - just another beautiful day's stroll Journey back to Lunenburg by private charter boat and enjoy a historic walk through the 18th-century seafaring town.
Victoria's Historic Inn & Carriage House
Wolfville (2 nights) A Victorian antique-adorned bed-and-breakfast built for an apple baron in 1893.
White Point Beach Resort
White Point (1 night) A private fishing lodge in 1928, this charming retreat is set against a white-sand beach. (pool, spa)
Lunenburg (2 nights) This graciously appointed inn is situated in Old Town Lunenburg, overlooking the harbor. (spa)
Guest Reviews About This Trip
Our leaders were fantastic - very knowledgeable and flexible. The casual inns were great, the food fantastic, and the hikes well thought out. We saw tons of humpback whales, and one breached three times - incredible! Nova Scotia was a very interesting place and easy to get to from the U.S. This was our fourth trip and many more will be planned in the future. Keep up the good work and thanks again!- Overland Park, KS
I am so impressed with Backroads - your company is the most customer-friendly and supportive travel company I have ever had the opportunity to interact with. Your company deserves off-the-chart marks on all levels of your service from calling to sign-up to the actual trip quality and quality of leaders.- Green Valley, AZ
Trip Dates & Prices
Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.
2014 CLASSIC DATES
- 9/14 - 9/19 ( $2898 per person, double occ., +$510 for single occ.
- 9/21 - 9/26 ( $2898 per person, double occ., +$510 for single occ.
2015 CLASSIC DATES
- 7/5 - 7/10 ( $2798 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
- 7/12 - 7/17 ( $2698 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
- 7/19 - 7/24 ( $2698 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
- 7/26 - 7/31 ( $2698 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
- 8/2 - 8/7 ( $2698 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
- 8/9 - 8/14 ( $2698 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
- 8/16 - 8/21 ( $2698 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
- 8/23 - 8/28 ( $2698 per person, double occ., +$560 for single occ.
Don't see your ideal travel date? Call us at 800-462-2848 for Private Trip date availability.
This Trip Is Rated Level 1-3
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
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|Sailing from Lunenburg Harbour (2 Hours)|
|Lunenburg Historic Walking Tour (1 Hour)|
The terrain on this trip includes historic coastal cart paths, sandy seaside walks and wooded trails.
Some of the routes are made more challenging by muddy sections, rocky and rooty terrain, and water on the trail (due to tides or rain).
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.
You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.
If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.
Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)
|2 - 3 guests from $4,398 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests from $2,898 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests from $3,498 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests from $2,598 pp dbl. occ.|
|2 - 3 guests from $4,898 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests from $3,498 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests from $4,098 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests from $2,998 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests from $3,698 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests from $2,698 pp dbl. occ.|