Nova Scotia: Fundy 3 Day Walk
3 days of walking around the phenomenal Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy – a candidate for one of the new Seven Wonders of the World - has tides as high as 50 feet - the highest in the world, and teems with so much life that hundreds of whales gather here to feed every summer. This adventure explores the coast in exciting ways. Begin with a hike along the Glooscap Trail evoking images of ancient legends and mysteries born of nature’s beauty. Hike to a cliff-top view over the currents and whirlpools below, and descend to explore pristine beaches where agates and sparkling amethysts are the gifts of the wave-wracked rocks. From Parrsboro, you will hike to waterfalls cascading in Cape Chignecto Park. On the final day, visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, recently elected to the UNESCO list, before a transfer back to Halifax. This adventure takes you to less-visited parts of Nova Scotia, and teaches you about one of the natural world’s greatest phenomena.
Day 1: Hike up to 11km (3 hours)
Your guides will pick you up in downtown Halifax at 09:00 for a transfer to the Glooscap Trail, where, according to Mi'kmaq legend, the mighty Glooscap created the Five Islands and controlled the great Fundy tides with his magic. You will hike the Thomas Cove Coastal Reserve and Economy Point, watching the tide create terrific eddies as it rounds the point. You will spend your evenings in Parrsboro, home of the Fundy Geological Museum and many discoveries of fossils, minerals, gems and continued dinosaur fossil restorations. After dinner, you may have the option to attend a live performance at Ships Company Theatre - www.shipscompany.com. Please announce your interest at time of booking, so we can secure seats for you. LD
Gillespie House B&B, Parrsboro
Day 2: 16km hike (6 hours)
Today you will enjoy a magnificent hike in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park from Red Rocks, on a challenging bit of coast often likened to the Cabot Trail. The fault zone here marks the 400 million year old collision of the ancient North American and African continents. These trails run along the tops of cliffs, sometimes descending into gorges on a combination of steps and groomed trails, to where wooden bridges span pristine streams and brooks. BLD
Day 3: 7km hike (2 hours)
This morning you will enjoy a hike upriver to Wards Falls before continuing to the famous fossil cliffs at Joggins - a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you are likely to find 300-million-year-old fossils and minerals. These cliffs are home to some of the world’s oldest reptile fossils, found in the fossilized trunks of trees exposed by the tides of the Bay of Fundy. See http://jogginsfossilcliffs.net for a glimpse of what awaits you. Finish with a van transfer back to Halifax by 17:00. BL
|Start:||Downtown Halifax, 09:00, day one.|
|Finish:||Downtown Halifax, 17:00, day three.|
|Guided Cost:||$995 (per person, includes 3 days, 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, museum and park entrance fees, full-time guide, luggage handling, ground transportation)|
|2013 Guided Dates:||By Request. See website for current details. (learn more)|
All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.
15% sales tax applies, but a 50% refund will be applied for non-Canadians.