Atlantic Canada Tours

Have you thought of visiting the Maritime Provinces?

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland are awaiting you!

We are the travel professionals to assist in providing you a customized trip/tour of the scenic Canadian East Coast. We live and work here!

We have relationships with accommodation suplliers and can provide you rooms in hotels, cottages, private homes, B & B's or full service resorts, all depending on exactly what you are looking for.

We have relationships with tour operators, golf courses, restaurants, tourist venues and any other product you may consider to ensure you see and do all you want while in our neck of the woods.

Your trip is all up to you. You let us know what you would like see and do and we will come up with custom trip/tour with as much or as little as you want.

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Below are a few examples of the customized trip/tours we have arranged for our clients and the inforamtion we try and provide our visitors. We hope to see you soon.

Maritime Tour

Arrive Halifax, NS

Arrive in Halifax and pick up your car rental then proceed to check in to The Lord Nelson, which is ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban center on the Atlantic Ocean. After check in you can stroll down Spring Garden Road and possibly stop in to the many boutiques along the street, or drop down to the vibrant waterfront where local artisan shops, bars and restaurants are awaiting you. If you are adventurous take a ride on the harbor hopper and have a small tour of the waterfront area then enter the harbor for a little zip around the area.

Halifax & Peggy’s Cove Tour

Enjoy a hop on hop off tour of Halifax.  Tour the city of Halifax aboard an authentic British Double Decker bus. Visit numerous historical sites including Pier 21 and Citadel Hill and explore the Spring Garden shopping district. The tour features many drop-off destinations that give you the freedom to hop-on and hop-off whenever you like. This Gray Line Halifax City sightseeing tour gives you the opportunity to travel our great city of Halifax at your own pace. Board the authentic British Double Decker at any one of our designated pick up locations around the city and "Hop on" or "Hop off" as many times as you would like during that day. Highlights: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Historic Properties, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Province House, Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery, Pier 21 / Cruise Ship Pavilion, Pier 20 / Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Halifax Public Gardens, Museum of Natural History, Spring Garden Road Shopping District, Halifax Citadel National Historic Park, Bishop's Landing, Hydrostone District, Fort Needham, Nova Scotia Crystal. This tour will show you all the major attractions Halifax has to offer. Some of the things you will see will be the Public Gardens, national Historic Site- the Public Gardens, Pier 21- Canadian Museum of the Immigration and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

In the afternoon we suggest a trip to Peggy’s Cove to see and hear the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. No trip to Nova Scotia is complete without a visit to this beautiful, rustic fishing village. Welcome to the Peggy's Cove Coastal Region on Nova Scotia's Bluenose Coast. We like to say that we live in Mother Nature's Playground and invite you to come and play with us. The Peggy's Cove Coastal Region, encompassing the shores of the scenic  St. Margaret's Bay, offers you a wide range of attractions and experiences that will help make your holiday a memorable one. Many of our area's assets are tucked away on side roads or in scenic coves and harbors that are just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Besides the stunning natural beauty of this area there are a whole host of exciting activities and experiences to savor. The region is noted for its hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding activities, and golf courses and our pristine beaches offer fun for the whole family. The restaurants and cafes in our area offer the freshest Nova Scotia seafood. Lobster is our specialty, but don't miss a feed of mussels or a meal featuring the wonderful fresh St Margaret's Bay haddock.

Glenora Inn, Inverness

During your stay in the Inverness area you have 2 tee time booked at the amazing Cabot Cliffs/Cabot Links Golf courses as a highlight of your stay. However, if you are interested in exploring the surrounding area the following are a couple of suggestions for you to consider. As well do not forget to ask for a distillery tour of the Glenora Whiskey Distillery, which is where you are staying.

Baddeck

Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site - A unique exhibit complex where models, replicas, photo displays, artifacts and films describe the fascinating life and work of Alexander Graham Bell. Special events such as Harvest Home complement the program of activities offered on this site, which is situated on 10 hectares of land overlooking Baddeck Bay on the Bras d'Or Lakes.in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. In the evening stroll down to the famous Baddeck Lobster Suppers and indulge in a famous Nova Scotian feast.

Explore the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton National Park

Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America.  The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Enter the National park and enjoy the drive around the northern top of Cape Breton Island. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Along the route through the National Park is countless hiking trails to some of the most spectacular unspoiled nature in Eastern Canada, make sure when you enter the park you get a hiking map and then you can decide your path along the way. Upon exiting the National Park you will stop in the village of Cheticamp, a busy fishing village, with a thriving Acadian culture. Visitors will often hear the lively sounds of Acadian being spoken and in restaurants; visitors will sample typical Acadian food. Cheticamp is the center of rug hooking and many other fine crafts.  While in this bust village you can go to wharf and take a Whale Watching Tour. Lots of adventure is to be had while driving and exploring this area of Nova Scotia.

Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg

A visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in Cape Breton is literally like taking a step back into a bygone era – back to a time when the French and English crowns fought for control of the New World and all of Nova Scotia was a battleground. 2013 marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of Île Royale, known today as Cape Breton Island, and its capital, Louisbourg. There has never been a better time to visit North America’s largest historical reconstruction.

Visit during July and August and take in a full range of services: make friends with a costumed ‘resident’ and enjoy a delicious period meal in a themed restaurant. Feel the ground tremble with the boom of the cannon. Explore the beautiful beach and scenic hiking trails nearby. Then, after the sun goes down, figure out ‘whodunit’ at our murder mystery or take in our dinner theatre, where great comedy and wonderful cuisine is always on the menu.

Rodd River Resort, Georgetown Royalty, PEI

During your stay in the Georgetown area you have 2 tee time booked at Dundarave and Brudenell River, which will take up most of those days touring activities. On your non golf days and you would like to explore a little of PEI, take the drive into Charlottetown, where Canada began its Confederation. There you can stroll the quaint streets and waterfront area or take in a musical at the Confederation Center.

If you are more adventurous and would like a little longer drive, take a trip to the Cavendish area and visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum.

Oak Island, Western Shore, NS

Though the Oak Island Resort is very nice quite relaxing resort to sit back and relax at, if you would like to explore the area the following towns are only a short distance from the resort and offer great Western Shore hospitality, like Mahone Bay, Chester, Lunenburg and Shelburne.

Chester was officially founded in 1759 during the French and Indian War. It was the Shoreham grant, although French fishermen had already built a few houses on the site. The first permanent European-descended settlers were a group from Massachusetts who came to the area in 1761. After World War I, to honor the 54 soldiers from the area that were killed, the famous New York sculptor J. Massey Rhind was commissioned to make the Nova Scotia Highlander soldier cenotaph. After the war the Women's Institute of Nova Scotia established the Zoé Vallé Memorial Library. Chester is one of the wealthiest communities in the province as a result of being a holiday and resort destination, with many seasonal and year-round estates and mansions.

Mahone Bay and its numerous islands are well known for yachting and have made the Chester Yacht Club into a cruising destination. A Provincial ferry from the village provides a schedule of daily trips to Big Tancook Island and Little Tancook Island. If you've ever mentioned Mahone Bay to anyone that has visited they'll say, "Oh I love Mahone Bay."  We are sure you'll agree. Off Highway 103 at Exit 10 or 11 you'll find Mahone Bay directly on the scenic 'Lighthouse Route’, following a coast that looks out to over 365 islands, one for every day of the year! It is only an hour and a half drive from the Halifax airport and about the same from New York and Boston! But that's by plane, of course. Steeped in nautical history and even a little piratical intrigue the town's habour is carved out of Nova Scotia's craggy South Shore. Protected waters and magnificent vistas make it a popular sailing, kayaking, cycling and hiking destination. Charming eateries & specialty stores make it a popular shopping destination. Whether you come for a day, a weekend, a season or a lifetime Mahone Bay will leave an impression, and a good one at that!

Lunenburg – UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic District, Communities in Bloom's Most Beautiful Small Town and winner of Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year and Society of American Travel Writers' Award recipient. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the calm shores of Southwest Nova Scotia. Enjoy our historic architecture, working waterfront, walking tours, seafood and local specialties, +180 shops and services, fine art, golf courses, festivals, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Knaut Rhuland House Museum and Capt. Angus J. Walters House Museum and many other attractions.

Shelburne Shelburne Harbour has the third best natural harbour in the world. The native Mik'maq traversed the Roseway River and used the surrounding lands for summer encampments long before our shores were visited by Spanish, Portuguese and French fishermen. The new town of Shelburne quickly became a fishing and shipbuilding center. Fishing is still a primary industry today. Some other industries are lumbering, fish processing, and the manufacture of barrels, institutional furniture, granite monuments, and marine supplies. Many of Shelburne's buildings date back to Loyalist times. The Shelburne County Museum is a restored home built in 1787 by David Nairn, a cooper from Scotland. The present day Christ Church (Anglican) is on the site of the original building of the same name which was designed by Loyalist Isaac Hildreth, and consecrated by Bishop Charles Inglis in 1790. The original structure was destroyed by fire in 1971. Tottie's Store is thought to have been built by John Tottie about the year 1800. Visitors can see dories being built using construction methods of the late 19th century at the J C Williams Dory Shop. This was officially opened in 1983 by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. The Ross-Thomson House and store is an authentically stocked 18th century store and chandlery.

Return to the Halifax Airport for return flight.

Nova Scotia Tour

Arrive Halifax - Wolfville NS

Arrive in Halifax and pick up your car rental then proceed to check in to the Perth Cottage at the Blomidon Inn. After you check in and relax a while, you can explore Wolfville and the area. The following are some suggestions for you to consider during your stay in the area.

Visit Blomidon Park and Cape Split.

Situated in a dramatic coastal setting near Scots Bay, Kings County, the 428 hectare Cape Split provincial park reserve is the most ecologically-intact portion of the North Mountain and one of the most important undisturbed areas on the Bay of Fundy. The property includes several rare or threatened plant species, old forest, prehistoric sites, rare and semi-precious minerals and one of the most prominent coastal hiking trails in Nova Scotia. Rising majestically from the shores of the Minas Basin, Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views. Blomidon's 759 ha (1,875 acres) include 180 m (600 ft.) high cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife -- and the world's highest tides wash its shores. These natural attractions provide excellent opportunities for camping, hiking, beachcombing, photography or just appreciating nature.

Tour one or both of the local wineries in the Wolfville area and sample some of the Nova Scotia wines that we are famous for.

Luckett Vineyards

Crisp maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides, and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding terroir on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley. Here, Luckett Vineyards captures the magic of Nova Scotia’s distinctive character through wines that truly are worth phoning home about. Open from May to October, it's never too early to start planning your visit. Stop in and try the exciting new Buried White, Siegerrebe and Black Cab, along with award-winning favorites including Phone Box Red, L’acadie and Tidal Bay. Enjoy a flight of our wines at our fabulous tasting bar, or a tasty lunch on our crush pad bistro!

Domaine de Grand Pre

Founded in the late 1970s, Domaine de Grand Pre is Nova Scotia’s oldest winery. Owned and operated by Hanspeter Stutz and his family, this winery offers the opportunity to enjoy a taste of 100% Nova Scotian-grown wines. You can also enjoy wine & cheese pairings and specialty foods, and find a unique selection of wine accessories. Treat yourself to a meal at the onsite Le Caveau Restaurant, which focuses on locally sourced and inspired cuisine. Sip a glass of wine on the patio and take in the atmosphere of old world Europe here in the heart of Nova Scotia wine country! Wine Access Magazine has designated Le Caveau as one of the top 20 Winery Restaurants in the world

Halifax & Area

Check out of the Perth Cottage and drive back to Halifax. Check in at the Marriot Harbourfront, which is ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban center on the Atlantic Ocean.

Enjoy a hop on hop off tour of Halifax.  Tour the city of Halifax aboard an authentic British Double Decker bus. Visit numerous historical sites including Pier 21 and Citadel Hill and explore the Spring Garden shopping district. The tour features many drop-off destinations that give you the freedom to hop-on and hop-off whenever you like. This Gray Line Halifax City sightseeing tour gives you the opportunity to travel our great city of Halifax at your own pace. Board the authentic British Double Decker at any one of our designated pick up locations around the city and "Hop on" or "Hop off" as many times as you would like during that day. Highlights: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Historic Properties, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Province House, Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery, Pier 21 / Cruise Ship Pavilion, Pier 20 / Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Halifax Public Gardens, Museum of Natural History, Spring Garden Road Shopping District, Halifax Citadel National Historic Park, Bishop's Landing, Hydrostone District, Fort Needham, Nova Scotia Crystal. This tour will show you all the major attractions Halifax has to offer. Some of the things you will see will be the Public Gardens, national Historic Site- the Public Gardens, Pier 21- Canadian Museum of the Immigration and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

While in Halifax we suggest a trip to Peggy’s Cove to see and hear the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. No trip to Nova Scotia is complete without a visit to this beautiful, rustic fishing village. Welcome to the Peggy's Cove Coastal Region on Nova Scotia's Bluenose Coast. We like to say that we live in Mother Nature's Playground and invite you to come and play with us. The Peggy's Cove Coastal Region, encompassing the shores of the scenic  St. Margaret's Bay, offers you a wide range of attractions and experiences that will help make your holiday a memorable one. Many of our area's assets are tucked away on side roads or in scenic coves and harbors that are just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Besides the stunning natural beauty of this area there are a whole host of exciting activities and experiences to savor. The region is noted for its hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding activities, and golf courses and our pristine beaches offer fun for the whole family. The restaurants and cafes in our area offer the freshest Nova Scotia seafood. Lobster is our specialty, but don't miss a feed of mussels or a meal featuring the wonderful fresh St Margaret's Bay haddock.

Halifax – Chester/Mahone Bay/Lunenburg

Chester was officially founded in 1759 during the French and Indian War. It was the Shoreham grant, although French fishermen had already built a few houses on the site. The first permanent European-descended settlers were a group from Massachusetts who came to the area in 1761. After World War I, to honor the 54 soldiers from the area that were killed, the famous New York sculptor J. Massey Rhind was commissioned to make the Nova Scotia Highlander soldier cenotaph. After the war the Women's Institute of Nova Scotia established the Zoé Vallé Memorial Library. Chester is one of the wealthiest communities in the province as a result of being a holiday and resort destination, with many seasonal and year-round estates and mansions.

Mahone Bay and its numerous islands are well known for yachting and have made the Chester Yacht Club into a cruising destination. A Provincial ferry from the village provides a schedule of daily trips to Big Tancook Island and Little Tancook Island. If you've ever mentioned Mahone Bay to anyone that has visited they'll say, "Oh I love Mahone Bay."  We are sure you'll agree. Off Highway 103 at Exit 10 or 11 you'll find Mahone Bay directly on the scenic 'Lighthouse Route’, following a coast that looks out to over 365 islands, one for every day of the year! It is only an hour and a half drive from the Halifax airport and about the same from New York and Boston! But that's by plane, of course. Steeped in nautical history and even a little piratical intrigue the town's habour is carved out of Nova Scotia's craggy South Shore. Protected waters and magnificent vistas make it a popular sailing, kayaking, cycling and hiking destination. Charming eateries & specialty stores make it a popular shopping destination. Whether you come for a day, a weekend, a season or a lifetime Mahone Bay will leave an impression, and a good one at that!

Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic District, Communities in Bloom's Most Beautiful Small Town and winner of Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year and Society of American Travel Writers' Award recipient. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the calm shores of Southwest Nova Scotia. Enjoy our historic architecture, working waterfront, walking tours, seafood and local specialties, +180 shops and services, fine art, golf courses, festivals, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Knaut Rhuland House Museum and Capt. Angus J. Walters House Museum and many other attractions.

Halifax Restaurant Suggestions: (Reservations Recommended)

Salty’s On the Water – 902-423-6818 – www.saltys.ca

GIO – 902-425-1987 – www.giohalifax.com

Press Gang – 902-423-8816 – www.thepressgang.net (try the Drill)

Five Fishermen – 902-422-4421 – www.fivefishermen.com

Pizza Amano – 902-423-6266 – www.ristoranteamano.ca

Bicycle Thief – 902-425-7993 – www.bicyclethief.ca

CUT – 902-429-5120 – www.cutsteakhouse.ca

Quebec/Maritimes Tour

2 Nights’ Accommodations – Le Concorde Quebec,
1225 Cours Du General–de-Moncalm, Quebec City

Overnight Via train from Quebec City/Ste Foy to Halifax

3 Nights’ Accommodations – Delta Barrington,
1875 Barrington St., Halifax, NS

Intermediate Car Rental – Hertz – Downtown Halifax Pick Up
Marriott Hotel – 1919 Upper Water St

1 Night Accommodations – White Point Beach Lodge,
75 White Point Beach Resort Road, White Point, NS

1 Night Accommodations – Blomidon Inn,
195 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

1 Night Accommodations – Apothic Inn,
169 Victoria St., East, Amherst, NS

2 Nights’ Accommodations – Howard Johnson Moncton,
1062 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB

2 Nights’ Accommodations – Rodd Royalty Charlottetown,
14 Capital Dr., Charlottetown, PEI

2 Nights’ Accommodations – Travelodge Sydney,
480 Kings Rd., Sydney, NS

3 Nights’ Accommodations – Ceilidh Country Lodge,
369 Shore Rd., Baddeck, NS

1 Night Accommodations – Halifax Marriott Harbourfront,
1919 Upper Water St., Halifax, NS

Below is a testimonial from one of our clients:

"Lord Nelson Hotel was great, and perfectly located. We really enjoyed seeing Maud Lewis' tiny house at the Art Gallery.
The next day, having lunch at The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, the "Maudie" actor Ethan Hawke came in to eat with his family!  We were able to speak with him for a bit.
Favourite restaurants:  Bicycle Thief and Press Gang (we had "The Drill") in Halifax; Red Shoe Pub (we ate there twice); Windows on the Water in Montague; Georgetown Historic Inn; Piatto (great pizza) and The Merchantman Pub in Charlottetown; Main Street Restaurant and Bakery in Ingonish.
Cabot golf courses were amazing, I got my first-ever birdie on Cabot Links. The PEI courses were lovely, too.
Donelda's Puffin Boat Tour was great.
Glenora Inn was lovely, we enjoyed the distillery tour. My only complaint would be that our room was in the brand-new log cabin which is quite a distance from the Inn, so we had to get in the car all the time.
There was some confusion at the Oak Island Resort, the dinner package we had (4 course meal with bottle of wine) puzzled the dining room manager, she claimed they didn't offer that, but I had the invoice which mentioned it so she honoured it. The food there was somewhat disappointing.  
We really enjoyed Charlottetown, did the double decker city tour as well as the Queens Square Walking Tour. In the evening, we went to Atlantic Blue,Tara MacLean's concert at the Guild Theatre, very good.
Lunenburg was beautiful. Visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and did a horse-drawn buggy tour.
Mahone Bay was super-crowded, so we didn't stay long.
Peggy's Cove is a must-see but as you warned, so crowded. We did that on our last day, driving the coastal route to the airport. We escaped Peggy's Cove and ate lunch further north. We enjoyed the drive.
Our flight home was cancelled as the Toronto Airport was closed, no flights in, no flights out, due to severe thunderstorms. We stayed at the Alt Hotel in the airport and got the 6:15 flight the next morning. That was really the only problem we encountered.
It was a very relaxing vacation, great food. I loved the ceilidhs in the restaurants, particularly The Red Shoe Pub.
The Hertz rental car was a Chrysler Pacifica, very roomy and a pleasure to drive."

Many thanks for putting together a fine vacation.

All the best, Lisa and Don

"Hello and thank you for checking back with us! We loved Nova Scotia! We were very pleased with your suggestion to do Halifax and Cape Breton. We loved the Marriott in Halifax. The room we were assigned at first overlooked the garage so we asked for one with a view, and we were able to get one for an additional $20 per night. It was much, much better. The breakfasts were great, and we ate dinner there once which was fine. Access to the parking garage from the hotel was excellent. We went to Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg, and the Fisherman's Village near Dartmouth. The Distillery was satisfactory but not particularly to our liking because of its remoteness, but we understand that hotel options in the Cape are limited. Being so far on the western side of the Cape, it was a long trek to get anywhere. We did the Cabot Trail which was beautiful and we found a nice restaurant on the water for lunch. We also went to the Highland Village which we loved. We would have liked to see more but anything else was too far to drive to. Our room at the lodge was a little too rustic for us (no closet, shower very small and was difficult to start, no phone to the desk) and we had to drive to the main building to get sodas, ice, water or anything else we needed. On the positive side, the TV and the heat/AC and internet were very good. Breakfast was very good, dinner in the pub not great, and we didn't try the dining room. Thank you for all your assistance, and we used your pamphlet to guide us which was very helpful. We hope to get back someday and do the south and north shores, and PEI. Everyone in your office was very helpful and we appreciate that. In fact, all Canadians we met were very friendly and courteous. We felt like we were in the USA."

Sincerely,
Ken and Pam