Québec/Newfoundland and Labrador

Exploring the Mighty Gulf of St. Lawrence

Discover unique cultural and natural wonders in the world’s largest estuary, learning about this special region through expert-led hikes, exciting excursions and informative lectures.
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Program No. 21823RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

The Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada’s virtual inland sea, beckons with stunning coastal regions, enigmatic islands, rich history from First Nations to today’s resolute residents of remote villages, and an abundance of wildlife. Share the camaraderie of this exciting Road Scholar adventure aboard a ship built for exploring.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day over hilly, rocky, uneven terrain. Climbing stairs between decks on board as well as external gangway stairs to transfer between the ship and Zodiacs. Most embarkations and disembarkations will be via Zodiac, which require stepping up or down approximately 12 inches. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto rocky or gravelly beaches, and in windy weather can make for rather splashy rides.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the world’s largest estuary, a place of extraordinary ecological richness and distinctive human and natural history.
  • Experience the unique history and culture of Atlantic Canada, from stunning landscapes and hiking opportunities to potential wildlife sightings.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Cape Breton Island, famed for it's rocky shores, glacial valleys, and barren headlands.

General Notes

The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions. The program is limited to 24 participants and the Ocean Endeavour holds 198 passengers.
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Evan Price
Evan Price was a high school principal before retiring in 1997. He combined his passion for teaching with his love of travel, serving as the principal for a six-month Class Afloat program exploring the many islands of the South Pacific. Returning to his home in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, he coordinated active Road Scholar programs at a local inn for several years. Once the travel-study programs were introduced, Evan jumped at the opportunity to get involved and has group led more than seventy programs.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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