May 1, 2017
10 Day Tour to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland
Written By MooseTravel
Your love affair with the great outdoors is going to ascend to new levels whilst travelling with Moose on our Newfie tour. Grab your backpack and let’s go. We’re taking you on a 10 day tour of a lifetime!
Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick – We’ve got the three “N’s” for you! These provinces have stunning scenery, captivating coastlines, treasured traditions and wonderful wildlife that’ll take your breath away!
Hike to the summit of the incredible Gros Morne Mountain, explore the beaches and trails of Cape Breton Island, observe humpback, minke, pilot whales and more on a whale watching cruise, kayak through the amazing fjords in Norris Point and get “Screeched in” on George Street, St. Johns.
*Some trivia for the party animals out there – George Street has more bars per capita than anywhere else in North America!
- Hike the Gros Morne Mountain and Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland
- Get “Screeched in” – Drink the famous Screech rum and kiss the cod
- Look out for giant icebergs on the coast of Newfoundland (seasonal)
- Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
- Tour Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world
- Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
- 10 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
- 4 dinners
- All ferry crossing fees
- Accommodation in dorm bed on overnight ferry
- All national/provincial park entrance fees
- Driver and Guide Services
Day: 1 | Location: Halifax – Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)
After a friendly welcome from our Moose guide and introduction to the rest of our group we’ll head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada’s Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).
Day: 2 | Location: Pleasant Bay – Baddeck (Bear on the Lake Cape Breton)
Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. This morning, you have the option for an additional $50 to do an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean! We continue our drive along the Cabot trail and stop for an easy hike up the Skyline Ridge where the views are spectacular! We spend this evening beside the lake and roast some marshmallows at the campfire! (Dinner included).
Day: 3 | Location: Baddeck – Norris Point
This morning we board the ferry to Newfoundland!! The ferry takes approx. 6 hours, then we drive to Norris Point, a picturesque Newfoundland coastal community located at the doorstep of Gros Morne National Park. Take some free time tonight with friends to explore this small town.
Day: 4 | Location: Gros Morne National Park
Use this free day to take advantage of the many activities available in this relaxing small town. Optional activities include sea kayaking, a boat tour through freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers, or for the more adventurous the famous hike up Gros Morne Mountain where the view is breathtaking. After an amazing day, relax back at the hostel and enjoy dinner cooked by your guide. (Dinner included).
Day: 5 | Location: Norris Point – Botwood
Spend a beautiful morning hiking in Gros Morne National park before we drive to the town of Botwood. This town is centered around it’s sheltered, deep water port, which is called on by cargo and cruise vessels from all over the world. Depending on the time of year, we may be able to see some magnificent iceburgs floating by! Tonight we have a group meal at the hostel (included) and free time in the evening.
Day: 6 | Location: Botwood – Trinity East
Up bright and early this morning, we continue our drive through the Bonavista Peninsula to a small town called Trinity East. We will explore this area by walking the famous Skerwink Trail. On the trail, we will see bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Sherwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full day of hiking, we will enjoy a relaxing group dinner and evening at the hostel. (Dinner included).
Day: 7 | Location: Trinity East – St. John’s
On our itinerary today is St. Johns, one of North America’s oldest cities. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone. Join our guide for a city walk and then relax (or party) with some drinks on George Street which is known for its’ many pubs and bars! This is your opportunity to get “Screeched in” at a local pub!
Day: 8 | Location: St. John’s
Enjoy a free day in St. Johns with your new found Moose friends!
Day: 9 | Location: St. John’s – Ferry
On our way back to the mainland we will drive part of the famous Irish Loop! This is a beautiful journey along the loop located on the southern portion of the Avalon Peninsula. This area has the world’s largest puffin colony, the world’s southernmost caribou herd, the oldest continuous permanent settlement in Canada, some of the world’s oldest and rarest marine fossils, and a unique culture that strongly reflects the settlement of Irish immigrants over the past 40 years! We will board the ferry in the early evening for our overnight adventure across the sea!
Day: 10 | Location: Ferry – Moncton
We journey back into New Brunswick today and stop to take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the largest in the world! Tonight join our guide for a city walk and night out on the town!
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