Bootprints is proud to call Nova Scotia home. In just a few days, the Bay of Fundy and South Shore Tour will show you a sample of what Nova Scotia has to offer, covering many highlights. On this tour you will walk through peaceful forests and see lakes, rivers and the effects of glaciers from 10,000 years ago.
You'll visit the well-known Peggy's Cove lighthouse, hike next to the ocean, and witness the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy. Your boots will take you to seaside cliffs, beaches and the Cape Split sea stacks. In the Annapolis Valley you'll learn about the tragic expulsion of the Acadians at the Grand Pre National Historic site.
You'll leave your bootprints on the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy where afterwards they'll be erased by the highest tides in the world. On the list of stops are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the picturesque town of Lunenburg and the Landscape of Grand Pre.
Let Bootprints share the beauty of Nova Scotia with you during this five day holiday adventure!TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Your adventure begins with your first hike along a beautiful coastal barren where you can watch waves breaking against the rocks and smell the fresh ocean air. You may even spot some people fishing for their supper. In the afternoon, you'll explore the small but world renowned fishing community of Peggy's Cove before your transport to the UNESCO town of Lunenburg for the night, where the undefeated Bluenose racing schooner was built.
2 hours, 7 km (4.3 miles) + exploring Peggy's Cove
Accommodations Bluenose Lodge, Lunenburg
Let the sound of the surf and applauding rocks soothe your soul as you hike along a sandy beach. Today you'll experience more stunning ocean views and layered rocks that are so thin you can break them with your hands. This is your only hike today, allowing some free time to explore Lunenburg, visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and take in the town's historic architecture. We can suggest some short walks you can do on your own if you'd like to stretch your legs even more.
Beach and Peninsula Hike
2-3 hours, 6.5 km (4 miles)
You'll walk by flowing rivers and a lake on an easy trail before you climb a short distance to views of the coast. After this hike, you'll be transported to your next destination on the famous Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides. In the afternoon you'll hike through a forest high above the Bay of Fundy and get a birds eye view of the current tide levels. Tomorrow you'll return to this same great viewing spot to see how different it looks when the tide has changed.
Hike to Ocean Viewpoint
3 hours, 8.2 km (5 miles)
Bay of Fundy Hike
2-3 hours, 7 km (4.3 miles)
Accommodations Tattingstone Inn, Wolfville
Hike the Cape Split trail. This popular path through the forest pops out on a grass-topped cliff right next to a sea stack - the perfect spot for a snack. Watch the powerful Bay of Fundy tide swirl around below you. On the drive, you'll stop at a lookout with a beautiful view of the Annapolis Valley.
This hike is a bit of a challenge so some people prefer to spend the day exploring and relaxing in Wolfville. We can suggest walks and activities in the area if you decide to opt out.
Cape Split Hike
5-6 hours, 12 - 13 km (7.5 - 8 miles)
At the Grand Pre National Historic Site, you'll learn about the farming methods of the Acadians and the story of their deportation in the 1700's. A short walk here takes you to a view that showcases the UNESCO Landscape of Grand Pre. Today also includes a walk on the ocean floor, which is sure to be the highlight of this trip for all the explorers out there! Look for crabs, and watch the periwinkles slowly etch their path on the beach. Don't forget your camera because you'll want to take lots of pictures as you explore this amazing place! You'll be transported back to Halifax or the airport area today.
Ocean Floor Exploring
easy stroll and walk on the ocean floor at your own pace
Standard Price: $2,395 (Single supplement: $595)
Includes 4 nights' accommodation, guided hikes, ground transportation from downtown Halifax, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, snacks, park fees
**New** Self-Booked-Rooms Price: $1,845
Includes everything above EXCEPT accommodatons and breakfast. Guidelines will be provided to assist you in booking your accommodations. Single supplement does not apply. Find out More...
Small Group Rate: save $100 per person if you book for a group of 3 or more
Prefer different dates? Ask about booking a private tour for your group of 2 or more. Additional charges may apply.
Prices are per person; in Canadian dollars; and based on double occupancy. Taxes not included in price. Details may change without notice.
"We had a fabulous trip...You did an awesome job planning and executing the trip and I really can't think of anything that could be improved on."
- Gisele, Canada