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 ...

  • Walk on the ocean floor with naturalists to see the tidal range of the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Rocks.
  • Step back in time to 1744 at the Fortress of Louisbourg and 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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Paul Hanna
Paul is a retired Cape Breton University professor who served on the Board of Directors of CHIRE International Committee. He was also a member of Nova Scotia and Canada’s Human Resource boards for over 30 years. Paul volunteers with many organizations including the World Junior Hockey Championships. He is an avid hockey fan and coach, and his team won the Canadian Championship in 1978. With a love for travel and meeting new people, Paul can’t wait to share his knowledge with you in Nova Scotia!

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

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