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Sprawling, massive Canada contains everything from six time zones to a series of ecosystems so diverse you could conceivably encounter polar bears and grizzly bears on the same trip.
Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Level: 1-3
From: $3,399 - $3,649 pp dbl occ
($550 for sgl occ)
One of Earth's most welcoming places. Where folks invite you to linger awhile. Rocky shores with sweeping coastal views await. 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, down trails less traveled, it's easy to believe it.
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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.
Built in 1874, this elegant inn is situated on an acre and a half of lovely grounds and is a registered historic landmark.
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 | 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.
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.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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Our Private Trips are best for groups of 6 or more. We suggest joining a scheduled trip.
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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.
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.
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.
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.