Canadian Atlantic Experience

Embark on a thrilling 13-day journey with Southwest Adventure Tours, starting on July 29, 2025, as you discover the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Canada's Atlantic provinces. Your adventure begins in Halifax, NS, a vibrant city where the Atlantic Ocean's breeze meets a bustling urban life. Delve into the mysteries of the Bay of Fundy's high tides, marvel at the ancient Joggins Fossil Cliffs, and indulge in a memorable lobster dinner in New Brunswick. From witnessing the natural spectacle of the Hopewell Rocks to exploring the charming streets of Saint John and the picturesque St. Andrews by-the-Sea, every day unfolds new wonders. Ferry back to Nova Scotia to uncover the history of the Acadians in Digby and sip local wines in the Annapolis Valley. Discover the iconic Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg’s seafaring heritage, and cross the impressive Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island for a taste of Maritime hospitality. The journey culminates with the breathtaking vistas of the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton and a step back in time at the Fortress of Louisbourg, before concluding in Halifax. This tour promises a mosaic of experiences, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to unforgettable culinary delights, set against the backdrop of Canada's stunning eastern shores.

  • Arrive in Halifax and check into your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

  • Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner on a lobster boat. Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night.

    Meals: B,L, D

  • Experience a true natural wonder this morning at the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow. Check into your Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay.

    Meals: B,L

  • Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour, the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace.

    Meals: B,L

  • Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy.

    Meals: B,D

  • Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for a two-night stay.

    Meals: B

  • Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage.
    Meals: B

  • Learn about the Mi'kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule).
    Meals: B (continental)

  • Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island. Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper.

    Meals: B,D

  • Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway. Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. This evening you will see the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake from the water as you board a unique sightseeing boat tour.
    Meals:  B,D

  • Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.

    Meals B,L,D

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes.

    Meals: B

  • Arrangements end upon check out from the hotel.

    Meals: B (continental)

Tour Details:


  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • Atlantic Tours’ Tour Director from arrival in Halifax on Day 1 to departure from Halifax on Day 13 including any applicable travel or expenses
  • Motorcoach transportation from arrival in Halifax on Day 2 to departure from Halifax on Day 12 including any applicable driver expenses
  • Day 1 - Transfer from Airport to Hotel and Day 13 - Transfer from Hotel to Airport (taxes and grats included)
  • All bridge, ferry and road tolls from arrival in Halifax on Day 1 to departure from Halifax on Day 13
  • 5 dinners, 4 lunches, 12 breakfasts
  • Fees associated with all sightseeing referenced in itinerary  Handling of one suitcase per person


  • Costs associated with travel to Halifax on Day 1 and from Halifax on Day 13
  • Pre or post tour accommodation, will be billed in addition to the package price
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the price includes section above
  • Optional sightseeing admissions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • HST (Harmonized Sales Tax); rates are subject to the HST % noted
  • Customary gratuity to Tour Director and Driver (Recognized Industry Guideline is $8.00 to $10.00 per person, per day for the Tour Director and a similar amount for the Driver)

2025 Trip Dates:

July 29, 2025 August 10, 2025