Celebrate Canada's 150th in the Maritimes with Fred Wallace
Celebrate Canada's 150th in the Maritimes
Fettes Travel (519) 371-3281
or Hanover Holidays 1-800-265-5530
Flight to Halifax
From Owen Sound and our many other area pick up points, we take you to Pearson Airport in Toronto to board your flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Your host, Fred Wallace, and your Hanover Holidays Tour Director will be flying with you to the Maritimes. A local motor coach will take you into the city of Halifax, where you will check in at the beautiful downtown Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, a four diamond historic hotel! From this fabulous location it is easy to enjoy the many sights of downtown Halifax
Breakfast is included each morning of this tour. Then today, we begin with a city tour of Halifax with a local guide who can put stories to the many incredible sights. From the waterfront to the Citadel perched high above the city, you will certainly find a new appreciation for this important Maritime port. In the afternoon we have planned a very unique opportunity as we board the schooner “Silva”, a fully masted ship, that takes us out on a cruise from the Halifax Port. With appropriate weather conditions, the crew will be hoisting the sails for a full sailing experience! Upon our return, time to freshen up at the hotel before the included Dinner.
Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg
An early morning as we travel out of the city to enjoy breakfast at the Sou’wester Restaurant, overlooking scenic Peggy’s Cove. Take some pictures and mail a postcard from Canada’s only Post Office in a Lighthouse, before we motor coach down the coast to the charming fishing village of Lunenburg. Here we find the Fisheries Museum, dedicated to telling some of the stories of the thousands of men & women who make their life by fishing the often dangerous seas! From tying the nets to packing the fish in barrels, you’ll learn a great deal of life in the Maritimes! Return to Halifax for another great evening Dinner!
Cape Breton Island
Today we are off to Cape Breton Island, a very unique part of Nova Scotia. First we visit Rita McNeil’s famous Tea House, then we skirt the city of Sydney so we can travel out to tour the Fortress Louisbourg! Here a guide gives us the dramatic story of this incredible National Historic Site. Built originally by the French between 1720 & 1740, the Fortress fell to the British in 1745. During other negotiations it was returned to the French, only to fall to another British siege in 1758. After the tour we will return to Sydney and check into our hotel before going to Dinner.
Cape Breton has been the home of a number of famous
people, one of them being Alexander Graham Bell. While
inventing the telephone is very common knowledge, Bell’s
story is both incredible and goes far beyond the telephone.
Today we tour his museum in Baddeck. Then from Cape
Breton Island to Prince Edward Island, we board a ferry to
Canada’s smallest Province and the traditional way of arriving
on the Island, before the construction of the Confederation
Bridge. We check into our Charlottetown hotel for three
nights. Tonight's dinner will be overlooking the waterfront
Prince Edward Island
After a relaxing breakfast, a local guide joins us to show us the charm of Prince Edward Island. In Charlottetown you’ll see
Victoria Park, the University of PEI and Province House, site of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, where the groundwork
was laid for the founding of Canada. Outside the city you’ll visit Green Gables, site of the fictional book by Lucy Maud
Montgomery, and the PEI Preserve Company, a unique place for preserves and tea! After the tour we return to
Charlottetown to relax before our included Lobster Dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf!! Seafood that Wows, with alternate
A relaxing day on your own to enjoy Charlottetown!
Your Tour Director will be available to assist you with ideas and suggestions or simply do your own thing in this charming city
As we leave PEI, we cross the Northumberland Strait via Confederation Bridge. Aptly named as our founding fathers guaranteed in the Constitution that every Province must always be connected to the rest of Canada.
Opened in 1997, the bridge is considered Canada’s greatest engineering marvel of the 20th Century, as it spans 12.2 km of water that becomes an ice flow every winter! Once in New Brunswick, we travel into the Acadian region of the Province and explore Kouchibouguac National Park with a
Park guide. From unique plants and animals, to the incredible beaches, this National Park has many amazing features. Then we arrive in the city of Miramichi, at the mouth of the Miramichi River, famous all over the world for the Atlantic Salmon fishing. Tonight we include an Atlantic Salmon Dinner followed by the lively entertainment of a true Maritime Kitchen Party.
A casual morning before we board the motor coach and travel south to the Bay of Fundy, world famous for having the highest tidal levels anywhere!
Hopewell Cape is the very best place to experience this unique phenomenon, as here the tidal differential can be as much as 50 feet! At the Visitor Centre you can discover the many incredible aspects to the Bay of Fundy and at low tide you can descend to be able to walk on the Ocean Floor, a truly amazing experience!! One of the many incredible aspects to the high
tide phenomenon is that at high tide water is forced backwards up the many rivers that normally flow into the Bay of Fundy. This action is called Tidal Bore and is so strong, on some rivers Hydro Electric Power can be generated. We will be overnighting in Moncton, located on the shores of the
Petitcodiac River, one of large rivers the Tidal Bore affects! After checking into the hotel, we prepare to enjoy a final evening Dinner together as a group!
Too soon our discovery of the Canadian Maritimes comes to an end, as we board the return flight to Toronto. Here you will meet the shuttles that will transport you home with new friends and great new memories
Cost per person
HST and all air taxes are included in these rates.
Round trip airfare from Toronto to Halifax and return from Moncton
Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation throughout the Maritimes
Nine nights of First Class accommodations
Luggage handling at hotels
Guided tours of Halifax, Fortress Louisbourg, Prince Edward Island and Kouchibouguac National Park
Sail aboard the Tall Ship “Silva”
Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg day trip
Admission to the Fisheries Museum
Admission to the Fortress Louisbourg
Admission to Alexander Graham Bell Museum
Ferry crossing to PEI
Admission to Anne of Green Gables Museum
PEI Preserve Company visit
Miramichi Kitchen Party
Hopewell Cape Visitor Centre admission
Services of a Hanover Holidays’ Tour Director