Vue d'ensemble

New Brunswick is the largest of the three Maritime Provinces in Canada and home to arguably the best lobster rolls and the coolest place to watch the tides. From nature’s wonders at Hopewell Rocks to the hip vibe in downtown Saint John, you’ll love this Canadian east coast getaway.
Duration
7 DAYS
Distance
826km / 513mi
Region
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Route - 826 km / 513 mi

Day Agence Distance Duration
01 Halifax to Shediac 261 km / 162 mi Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes
02 --
03 Shediac to Bay of Fundy National Park 106 km / 66 mi Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
04 --
05 Fundy National Park to Saint John 111 km / 69 mi Approx. 1 hour 10 minutes
06 --
07 Saint John to Halifax 414 km / 257 mi Approx. 4 hours

Trip Details

Leaving the vibrant port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia you’ll be making your way to the neighbouring province of New Brunswick. First stop is Shediac, known as the Lobster Capital of the World, which offers bay cruises (check out our CanaDream Club app for savings), beach time and of course, lobster dinners. It's home to some of the most superb white sand beaches and warm waters - discover a little bit of Canadian paradise here to truly savour your vacation.

There are plenty of ocean-side spots to park for the night, but please, scope them out online ahead of time and book in advance.

CanaDream Club Partners:
  • Ocean Surf RV Park
  • Shediac Bay Cruises
Today you’ll travel to Fundy National Park along Highway NB-114 S. Experience the awe-inspiring Bay of Fundy by visiting the same coastal location at high tide, and then return about six hours later at low tide to see the giant tides. Check out the tide schedule at either Hopewell Cape or at the village of Alma. Be sure to stop at Hopewell Rocks along the way and take advantage of visitor savings by using our CanaDream Club app.

Plan to overnight at Fundy National Park, boasting over 120 km (75 mi) of walking and hiking trails. Visit beautiful Bennett Lake where you can swim, picnic or rent a canoe. If you’d like an extra drive to experience more coastal bliss, check out the town of St. Martins.

CanaDream Club Partners:
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Ponderosa Pines Family Campground
  • NB Explorer: East Coast Cook-Out
After a couple days of awe-inspiring ocean-side time, head to Saint John for a waterfront city experience. Enjoy the downtown centre by foot and visit the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada – The Saint John City Market, where a daily bell rings to begin and end the business day. Visit the Imperial Theatre, a grand century-old building and take in an event or concert. Stop at the Reversing Falls Bridge if you’d like to take in the experience of the tide changes again.

CanaDream Club Partners:
  • Ambassatours Gray Line – Theodore Tugboat’s Saint John Harbour Adventure
On your return trip to Halifax, along the Trans-Canada highway, enjoy the maritime travel and stop in Amherst, Nova Scotia for lunch. Halifax’s waterfront and pier plays host to stunning views, incredible meals and some of the Maritime’s best live music. Check out our CanaDream Club partners and do a Harbour Hopper Tour to see the city from the harbour. Halifax is known to have the highest number of bars per capita of any Canadian city – perhaps a pub crawl is how you’ll end your incredible east coast adventure!

CanaDream Club Partners:
  • Shubenacadie River Runners
  • Atlantic Superstore
  • Inn on the Lake
  • Travelodge Suites Dartmouth
  • Ambassatours Gray Line – Harbour Hopper Tours

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