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Fossils, Minerals, Tides and Culture: Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy

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6 Days | 5 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.
Join us for an exceptional geological adventure and follow the shore of the Minas Basin to Parrsboro, where the world's highest tides have produced sandstone formations, deep ravines and caves, and beaches that are a rock hunter's paradise. Learn about the natural history of Nova Scotia, with the oldest rocks in the world, and see how the ice age formed Peggy's Cove 20,000 years ago. Explore local history and pay tribute to the rich heritage of the Mi’kmaq, Acadians and Loyalists. Witness the power of the Fundy tides, walk the ocean floor, learn about the first animals on land, and see where the land masses came together to form Nova Scotia.


• 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.
• Experts at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) will discuss the Bay of Fundy’s phenomenal tidal energy.
• At Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage site, explore what has been called a “Coal Age Galapagos.”

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Walking 1-2 hours with stops; terrain can be slippery, uneven on daily beach excursions.

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Arrival Halifax, 1 night; coach to Peggy’s Cove, Parrsboro, 4 nights; coach to Halifax, departure.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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