Canadian Maritimes
The Best of the Canadian Maritimes
Explore Cape Breton Highlands National Park, learn about maritime history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and visit the Hopewell Rocks in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
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Program No. 3788RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Embrace the colorful history of the Canadian Maritime provinces on this journey to Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Delve into the history of the port city of Halifax and the old town of Lunenburg. Gain insight into the intriguing Celtic and Acadian cultures including their music and customs. And absorb the natural beauty that awaits in the Maritimes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain and stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At Hopewell Rocks, walk on the ocean floor with naturalists to see the tidal range of the Bay of Fundy.
  • Step back in time to 1744 at the Fortress of Louisbourg; learn about the battle between the French and the English for control of North America.
  • Enjoy local delicacies such as lobster and mussels; and revel in East Coast traditional music and entertainment at a local Ceilidh.
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Shelah Allen
Shelah Allen was born and raised in the picturesque World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. A seventh-generation Tanner on her mother’s side, she has a passion for genealogy, folklore, superstitions and stories. “I’m not so much a history buff … but I do love stories, and there’s a big difference.” Shelah loves to entertain Road Scholar participants on walking explorations of her town — and on her own time, loves road trips, music and a deep interest in Cuba.
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