Nova Scotia
Exploring Maritime Canada, from Southern Nova Scotia to Campobello Island
Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of Maritime Canada, from historic communities and coastal cuisine to inspired architecture and Revolutionary intrigue —this place has it all.
Rating (4.91)
Program No. 22388RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Discover the natural beauty and rugged nature of Maritime Canada. Winding its way between the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy is 170 miles of craggy cliffs, thundering waves and ecological wonders. Learn from local experts about the world’s most extreme tides. Explore history, architecture and geology in southern Nova Scotia and Campobello Island with local historians. Hear fascinating histories of emigrant Loyalists, pirates and such figures as the Roosevelts, Rockefeller and the Kennedys. Visit charming waterfront villages rich in history and beautiful seaside landscapes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles daily. Some stairs encountered. Board and disembark ferry, whale watching vessel.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Southern Nova Scotia visit some of North America’s oldest and most picturesque maritime communities.
  • Enjoy beautiful seaside landscapes and architecture during your stay in the Cottages at Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
  • Hear the story of thousands of British Loyalists and escaped slaves who fled the US in the early 1780s.
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Ralph Getson
Ralph’s ancestors came to Canada in 1753 and became harvesters of the sea. He spent three decades on the Lunenburg waterfront delving into the province’s rich fishing history as curator of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Ralph’s keen interest in the early Canadian history is evident as he shares its storied past. A collector at heart, his passions include all things oxen, Lunenburg symbols, antiquing, fishermen's handicrafts and hearty German cooking.

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

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Mackie Green
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Ralph Getson
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