Nova Scotia

Ancient Fossils and Towering Tides: Nova Scotia with your Grandchild

Introduce your grandchild to science and nature in Nova Scotia during this learning adventure where you’ll search for fossils, sail a schooner and spot whales along the coast.
Program No. 23784RJ
7 days
Starts at
1,999 / ADULT
1,499 / CHILD

At a Glance

Nova Scotia is an amazing place to learn about science and nature with your grandchild! From dinosaurs to whales, discover the animals that have inhabited this region for thousands of years as you search for fossils and explore rugged coastlines. Get a hands-on lesson in mechanics and engineering as you sail a schooner along Halifax Harbour, and kayak along the Bay of Fundy in search of marine life and avian species. Hear about the history of Scottish immigrants who first settled in Nova Scotia and try your hand at Gaelic dance or playing the fiddle. Along the way, enjoy field trips to inspiring museums, discover the incredible coastline and enjoy some free time to explore on your own.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to 2 miles on varied terrain. Kayaking about 1 mile over 1 hour in sheltered waters. Sailing on a tall ship for 1.5 hours in Halifax Harbour.
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 ...

  • Learn about whales and bird species as you kayak along the waters of the Bay of Fundy with a local expert.
  • Search for fossils that are more than 300 million years old as you join an expert at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hoist the sails and haul the lines as you learn to steer a 130-foot schooner around Halifax Harbour with local sailing experts.
Featured Expert
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James White
James (Jay) White is an expert in history, having earned his PhD in Canadian History from McMaster University in 1994. After a two-year stint at Western Washington University, Jay migrated home to Nova Scotia where he has lived ever since, teaching a variety of historical subjects. He even instructed members of the Canadian Armed Forces in military history. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and photography, is a Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Canadiens fan, and is of Loyalist and Acadian descent.

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

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