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Dinner: Dinner at the hotel at 6:00 p.m. Following dinner you will meet for introductions, a review of the program itinerary and site orientation.Lodging: Atlantica Hotel HalifaxMeals Included: Dinner
Depart for the South Shore to explore Lunenburg's narrow streets on foot; visit its historic churches and examine the Victorian architecture of the Old Town. The town's picture-postcard harbor, its colorful waterfront and the homes of flamboyant sea captains reflect its seafaring heritage. Many of these beautifully maintained homes were on the original town plan, established in 1753, the first British colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside Halifax.
Later, a vibrant economy was built on farming, fishing, shipbuilding and trade, particularly with the West Indies. The renowned fishing and racing schooner Bluenose was built here in 1912, as was the replica Bluenose II in 1963.
Lunch: Lunch on your own to enjoy one of the many local harbor side establishments.Afternoon: Travel to Peggy's Cove, one of the most picturesque and charming fishing villages on the East Coast with its rustic, weathered wharves balanced on huge granite boulders. The town is named after the sole survivor of a schooner shipwrecked on Halibut Rock off Lighthouse Point: Peggy (Margaret) of the Cove.
The most well-known lighthouse in Canada, and one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, was built here in 1914. Positioned on a granite ledge, it served as the local post office until November 2009.Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Halifax.Lodging: Atlantica Hotel HalifaxMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
An expert will discuss the significance of the Bay of Fundy and coastal New Brunswick at Hopewell Rocks. Over thousands of years, the Bay of Fundy's mighty tides have shaped the landscape of coastal New Brunswick. The Hopewell Rocks are also called the Flowerpot Rocks and created by the clash of continents, carved by melting glaciers and then sculpted by the highest tides in the world.
.Lunch: Lunch at the Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre.Afternoon: Embark on a tidal walk with a local naturalist at Hopewell Rocks. Walk the ocean floor (weather and tides permitting) at low tide out to the Hopewell Rocks to learn about New Brunswick's most famous geological feature.
Travel through Fundy National Park along the New Brunswick coast with its impressive views of seaside cliffs and colorful forests.
Travel to Saint John and check into the hotel.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.Evening: Enjoy the evening to explore Saint John on your own or relax at the hotel.Lodging: Delta BrunswickMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner