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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Set off on a scientific and cultural expedition in Nova Scotia, following a path from Halifax, the current capital, to Annapolis Royal, the former capital on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Hear the ancient geologic tale of this Maritime landscape of sandstone, beaches and the oldest rocks ever discovered, and see how the ice age formed Peggy's Cove 20,000 years ago. Also examine the rich heritage of the aboriginal Mi’kmaq and delve into the history of the Acadians and British Loyalists who fought for control of this corner of the New World.


• Learn about Acadian history and heritage as we travel the Evangeline Trail, immortalized in Longfellow's epic poem.
• Enjoy an expert-led visit to Wasson Bluff, where bones from some of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs have been discovered in the tide-washed cliffs.
• Join experts at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy to learn about the Bay of Fundy’s phenomenal tidal energy, and explore Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Walking and standing up to two hours with stops; uneven/slippery terrain on beach excursions.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Halifax, 2 nights coach to Parrsboro, 4 nights, coach to and depart Halifax.

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6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips


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