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.
Program No. 21823RJ
12 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
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
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.
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