With daily flights from Glasgow to Halifax commencing on the 01 May 2017, there has never been a better time to visit the stunning province of New Brunswick in Maritime Canada. The province is located just a 2 hour and 30-minute drive from Halifax Airport. Discover how you could spend 7 magical days in the province, with a new adventure each day.
Day 1: Walk on the Ocean floor
Hopewell Rocks are located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Cape. This attraction is one of the Marine Wonders of the World, and is the site of some of the World’s Highest Tides. Walk on the ocean floor in the shadows of the majestic flower-pot rocks, unique formations carved by erosion over thousands of years.
Experience tides rising up to 4-storeys high, making is possible to kayak at high tide over the same area that you walked at low tide.
Day 2: Spend a day in Fundy National Park
Connect with the land, the ocean and the wide-open sky at Fundy National Park, New Brunswick’s first national park, created in 1948. Explore over 120 km (75 mi.) of walking and hiking trails. Hike mountains, valleys, past sparkling waterfalls and crystal-clear streams. Discover the richness of the Acadian forest. Rent a canoe or kayak and explore beautiful Bennett Lake. While you’re there, have a picnic and enjoy many of the interpretive programs offered throughout the summer.
Day 3: Kayak in the Sea Caves in St Martins
You don’t need to be in the coastal village of St. Martins for long before you realize that seeing it from a kayak would be amazing. The experienced kayaking guides know exactly where to go to give you the most breathtaking views…ever! There’s no kayaking experience required, they’ll teach you the basics of safe sea kayaking and, you’ll have the best seat in the house from the comfort of your kayak. Travel through the historic St. Martin’s Harbour and underneath the twin covered bridges, past the Sea Caves and along the Fundy Trail coastline to the mouth of the crystal clear Salmon River.
Day 4: Visit the Saint John Skywalk
The amazing phenomenon of the Reversing Rapids is a sight to behold. Witness the Bay of Fundy’s monstrously high tide reverse the flow of the mighty St. John River, even as it pushes through a gorge formed by the collision of continents millions of years ago. In the summer of 2017 you will be able to get a better view of the waves and whirlpools that result from nature’s tug-of-war from above. Skywalk Saint John will be one of only three skywalks in North America and the only one within a city and over water. The eagerly anticipated opening will reveal an attraction comprising the Skywalk structure overlooking the rapids, a geodesic dome, rooftop deck and the world’s first real-time cylindrical digital tidal display.
Day 5: Visit Saint Andrews and the Whales of the Bay of Fundy
A whale-watching trip is a must on any holiday in New Brunswick. And the draw of the world’s highest tides brings some of the world’s rarest whales to the waters of the Bay of Fundy. Up to 12 species of whales are to be found in the Bay of Fundy during the summer months.
The Whales use the bay as a feeding ground, nursery and play area, they feast on enormous amounts of krill, squid and schools of young herring, pollock and mackerel. The Bay of Fundy is also the preferred location for whales to give birth, both for the abundant food and the protection that the Bay provides.
Day 6: Bear Watching in Acadieville
Spend a couple of breath-taking hours in the heart of New Brunswick amid birdsong and playful squirrels, while watching beautiful black bears in their natural habitat below from a secure (45-foot) viewing tower. Throughout the guided visit the goal is to educate and answer questions about these magnificent creatures, their lives and habits.
The bears are not fenced in and come and go as they please, there is only one outing per day for a maximum of 50 guests. (please note there is a minimum age requirement of all guests being a minimum of 5 years old).
Day 7: Down at the Beach in Kouchibouguac National Park
Kouchibouguac National Park stretches along the Acadian Coastal Drive and boasts some of the warmest saltwater beaches in Canada. Cycle along fantastic bicycle trails, walk along endless stretches of sand dunes, and as the sun goes down sample a true celestial masterpiece. Whilst in the National Park embark on a river trip taken by the first settlers aboard a re-creation of a voyageur canoe. Historical fact and folklore abound as you and your 4 to 8-person team paddle these pristine waters and view seals and terns.