Nova Scotia Walking & Hiking Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Walking & Hiking Tours
Backroads Nova Scotia Walking & Hiking Tours
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Nova Scotia Walking & Hiking Tour

Bay of Fundy to Historic Lunenburg

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $3,299 - $3,599 pp dbl occ

($550 for sgl occ)

One of Earth's most welcoming places. Where folks invite you to linger awhile. Rocky shores practically pose for your photos. Local wines and unbelievably fresh produce and seafood reveal their harvesters' love of the land and ocean. Can a week-long trip add years to your life? In Nova Scotia, it's easy to believe it.

Nova Scotia Walking and Hiking Tour
Nova Scotia Walking and Hiking Tour

Nova Scotia

Start/End Halifax

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Walk along peaceful country and coastal lanes, past colorful fishing villages, verdant scenery and dramatic seascapes
  • Savor homemade chutney and jams, try local wines crafted for a maritime climate and dig into a traditional Nova Scotian lobster boil
  • Explore the British colonial settlement and World Heritage site of Lunenburg, a relic of 18th-century seafaring culture
  • Cruise to idyllic Big Tancook Island, whose quaint villages, shoreline and forests feel untouched by time
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Walk along a historic dike system to the Grand Pré National Historic Site | Take a coastal hike with views of iconic sea stacks and basalt pinnacles carved by the power of the world’s highest tides | Stand in awe of the wild Bay of Fundy from the dramatic cliffs of Cape Split | Relish a tasting, tour and dinner at an award-winning winery.

Accommodations
Tattingstone Inn
Tattingstone Inn
Wolfville
| Casual Hotel

Built in 1874, this elegant inn is situated on an acre and a half of lovely grounds and is a registered historic landmark.

Day 3
Description

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 endangered piping plovers | Like catching rays? Harbor seals do too—see them sunning at Harbour Rocks.

Accommodations
Lighthouse Motel
Lighthouse Motel
Conquerall Bank
| Casual Hotel

Lovingly renovated and family owned, this cozy property features comfortable maritime themed rooms and private access to the shore of the beautiful LaHave River.

Days 4-6
Description

Visit 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 where you might spot sandpipers, gulls, ducks and geese | Hike to the unspoiled headland of Gaff Point, where gorgeous vistas of the rugged coastline await |​ Enjoy peaceful walks on shoreline paths and the beaches of Big Tancook Island, where lobstermen and artisans provide cultural color | Take in views of stunning coastal panoramas, rolling grasslands and quaint fishing villages | Journey back to Lunenburg by private boat and enjoy a historical walk through the 18th-century seafaring town.

Accommodations
Exterior view of Bluenose Lodge
Bluenose Lodge
Lunenburg
| Casual Hotel
Enjoy the ambiance of yesteryear in this relaxed, elegant hotel, a mere five-minute walk from the harbor and the historic old town of Lunenburg.

Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling, with occasional steep but short hills. Some sections of trails can be muddy, rocky or rooty. At times we walk on uneven coastline with large loose cobblestone rock. This terrain varies depending on tides and storm surges. If you think you'll need extra support on this type of terrain, we recommend a sturdier hiking boot with ankle support. Windy and foggy conditions along some of our routes can also make walking more challenging.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles | 100 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Other
Sailing from Lunenburg Harbor & Back (3 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Other
Lunenburg Historic Walking Tour (1 hour)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

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.

Accommodations

Nova 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. Although our hotels offer simpler amenities than the typical Backroads property, they provide us with the greatest access to the best hiking in the region.

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