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The Maritimes: Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick


Experience the seaside charm of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick on this 6-day Maritimes trip from Charlottetown to Saint John. Start at the birthplace of Canadian Confederation, then visit the home of Anne of Green Gables, enjoy lunch on board a working lobster boat, and meet with a local Knowledge Keeper from the Abegweit Mi’kmaq First Nation. Stop at the iconic Hopewell Rocks for a stroll along the Bay of Fundy’s ocean floor at low tide before finishing up in Canada’s oldest city.

6 days, from

$2,165

per person

GROUP SIZE

12 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

 
2
Trip code: SESH
Style: Original
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Details

Countries Visited:  Canada
Accommodation: Hotel (5 nights)
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: 1 dinners, 5 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 1, Max 12

  • Meet a Prince Edward Island fisherman and enjoy a traditional lobster and mussel dinner on his private property along the shore.

  • Visit the Abegweit Mi’kmaq First Nation and meet with a local Knowledge Keeper to learn about their history, culture and Seven Sacred Teachings.

  • Hear the stories behind “Anne of Green Gables” with a walking tour through Cavendish, where L.M. Montgomery drew her inspiration.

  • Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay on board a lobster boat, with a hands-on demonstration of lobster fishing and a delicious, locally caught lunch.

  • Wander the Bay of Fundy’s sea floor at low tide and get up close to the sandstone “flowerpots” at Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park.

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Day 1: Charlottetown

Welcome to Prince Edward Island! Your tour kicks off in historic Charlottetown, the birthplace of the Canadian Confederation. Meet your group at 10am for an orientation meeting, then head out with your leader for a walking tour of the town. Finish with a tasting at Upstreet Brewing – a fellow B Corp business that brews a mix of classic, seasonal and experimental craft beers. Your afternoon is free to wander on your own before regrouping in the evening for a truly special dinner. Head out along the stunning Points East Coastal Drive (approximately 45 minutes) to meet a local fisherman and enjoy a traditional lobster and mussel boil on his private property.

Day 2: Charlottetown

Today, you’ll visit the Abegweit Mi’kmaq First Nation to meet with a local Knowledge Keeper and learn about the cultural traditions of this community. Drive from Charlottetown to the Indigenous community of Scotchfort, where you’ll be welcomed into an authentic tipi and experience a smudging ceremony by an elder. Inside the tipi, the Knowledge Keeper will explain their traditional medicines, how the band functions, and the Seven Sacred Teachings that guide the Mi’kmaq people.

Day 3: Summerside

After breakfast, drive to nearby Cavendish (30 minutes), where L.M. Montgomery famously drew her inspiration for the “Anne of Green Gables” novels. Explore the area on a walking tour (with a focus on Anne, of course!). Then, check out the very cool Bottle Houses – a village of buildings, including a tavern, a chapel and gift shop, that are literally made out of thousands of bottles. Grab lunch in Cavendish (at your own expense) before driving onwards to the spectacular Thunder Cove Beach. Here, sandstone cliffs, sea stacks and caves make for an otherworldly landscape that most visitors to Prince Edward Island totally miss. Spend the night in the coastal city of Summerside.

Day 4: Summerside

Get your sea legs ready! Today you’re cruising the waters of Shediac Bay on a working lobster boat with local fishers. Get a hands-on demonstration of lobster fishing and enjoy a delicious freshly caught lunch on board. After your boat ride, enjoy a free afternoon exploring Summerside on your own. You may want to check out the local museums, galleries and cultural centres, or you can just wander through the neighbourhoods of historic homes.

Day 5: Saint John

Leave Prince Edward Island behind today as you cross over into New Brunswick and visit the iconic Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. Your drive will take about 2 hours, so sit back and relax as you make your way to the postcard-perfect Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park. Arrive for low tide, when you can walk right out onto the sea floor and get up close to the towering sandstone formations known as the Hopewell Rocks, or Flowerpot Rocks. When the tide comes in, waters in the bay can reach up to 16 metres, so a trip here is all about timing and your local leader will make sure you get the most out of your visit. After you’ve explored the bay, drive onwards to the historic seaport city of Saint John, where you’ll stay for the night. Known as Canada’s first city, it is the country’s oldest incorporated city. Head out with your leader for a walking tour before settling in for the evening.

Day 6: Saint John

Your tour ends today, and you are free to leave at your leisure. Or, if you like, stick around and explore the city of Saint John and more of the Maritimes on your own.

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6 days, from $2,165

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