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The Maritimes: Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick

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The Maritimes: Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick

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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 dinner 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.

Trip Name
The Maritimes: Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick
Last Updated
2022-05-24
Days
6
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • 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 to learn how they make a living from their Fish Hatchery, and how they plan to preserve it for future generations.
  • 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 dinner.
  • Wander the Bay of Fundy’s sea floor at low tide and get up close to the sandstone “flowerpots” at Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

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 on a guided visit to their Fitch Hatchery and learn about how the community makes a living from it, as well as how they plan to preserve it for future generations. Then join your guide on a tour of the community to better understand life on the reserve.
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. Visit Green Gables Heritage Place and 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
Enjoy a free morning 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. Then 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 dinner on board.
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.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
10-06-202215-06-2022AUD $ 2,108-
24-06-202229-06-2022AUD $ 2,810-
08-07-202213-07-2022AUD $ 2,965-
19-08-202224-08-2022AUD $ 2,965-
09-09-202214-09-2022AUD $ 2,900-
09-06-202314-06-2023AUD $ 2,985-
23-06-202328-06-2023AUD $ 2,985-
07-07-202312-07-2023AUD $ 3,105-
21-07-202326-07-2023AUD $ 3,105-
04-08-202309-08-2023AUD $ 3,105-
18-08-202323-08-2023AUD $ 3,105-
08-09-202313-09-2023AUD $ 3,000-
22-09-202327-09-2023AUD $ 3,000-

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle

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