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Fly Drive Holidays in Canada's Nova scotia

Enjoy Maritime Canadas eastern of Nova Scotia which combines colourful houses and cobled streets with lighthouses that gase over the glorious Atlantic. History of the early settlers can be found on every corner and sweeping rugged coastal scenery provides the perfect setting for a fly drive holiday.

With only a short flight time from the UK this is a part of Canada as a short trip as well as the in depth driven here.

Example Itinerary

This itinerary is just an example and your holiday will be tailored to match your requirements.

Day 1 - Halifax
Arrive Halifax. Welcome to Nova Scotia’s provincial capital, this attractive city is a bustling hub of art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants, sidewalk cafes   and   vibrant   nightlife   centred   around  the   picturesque   waterfront. Officially   founded   in   1749   the   history   dates   back   even further   to   times   of
Mi’kmaq Natives, European Fisherman and the early Acadians long before the British arrived. Overnight Halifax.

Day 2 - Halifax
This morning enjoy a city tour and take in the sights of Citadel Hill, Halifax Harbour, Historic Properties, Bedford Basin, Point Pleasant Park and much more. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city further. Visit one of the excellent nearby malls, enjoy a Harbour tour or take the ferry over to the city of Dartmouth.  A visit to the excellent Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a must!   See the unique collection of memorabilia collected after the tragic
Titanic disaster.  Overnight Halifax.

Day 3 - Halifax/Lunenburg
Depart Halifax and drive the south shore along the Lighthouse Route.  En route visit Peggy’s Cove, a picturesque fishing village surrounded by bare granite and coastal barrens and home to Nova Scotia’s most visited lighthouse.  Continue on to Mahone Bay, a relaxing seaside town renowned for its quiet beauty and internationally known churches.  Further along the route you will arrive in Lunenburg, a unique town in terms of architecture and now
an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Lunenburg is the birthplace of the famous Bluenose built in 1921.  Whilst here visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic situated on the waterfront and the Lunenburg Marine Park – Atlantic Canada’s first. Overnight Lunenburg.

Day 4 - Lunenburg/Yarmouth
An early start today, continue along the Lighthouse Route and visit historic Liverpool. Known as the Port of the Privateers, Liverpool is located at the mouth of the beautiful Mersey River and has a rich and colourful history.           Liverpool can easily be explored on foot and has over 31 historic sites dating back to 1763 to visit.    Depart Liverpool and continue along this scenic route through beautiful bays and picturesque fishing villages on to Yarmouth. Once the second largest port in Canada, Yarmouth is an historic seaport dating back to the Viking era and houses the Yarmouth Light at Cape Forchu.
Overnight Yarmouth.

Day 5 - Yarmouth/Digby
Depart Yarmouth and follow the Evangeline Trail entering the world of French Pioneers of the early 17th century.     You will follow this coastal route continue on to Digby, this charming university town is home to many classic shops, boutiques and fine dining. Take time to follow the self guided Heritage Home Walking Tour and stroll past stately homes each depicting its own unique architecture.      Overnight Wolfville.

Day 8 - Wolfville/Tatamagouche
Depart Wolfville and continue along the Glooscap Trail on to Truro, located in the centre of the province and known as the ‘hub of Nova Scotia’.  Truro’s location at   the very tip of the   Bay of Fundy makes it an excellent viewing area   for the “Tidal   Bore” an amazing natural phenomenon. From Truro continue on along the Sunrise Trail on to Tatamagouche, a vibrant community where meeting of odl and new is in harmony and old Victorian homes
and businesses mix with modern homes and facilities.         Overnight Tatamagouche.

Day 9 - Tatamagouche
Use Tatamagouche as a base to explore the Sunrise Trail.  Places to visit include the Fraser Cultural Centre, Sunrise Trail Museum, Cumberland County Museum, Balmoral Grist Mill and the Sutherland Stream Mill. For the more adventurous – Tatamagouche is the water sports capital of Nova Scotia. Enthusiasts will enjoy swimming, boating, sailing, kayaking, and wind surfing on Tatamagouche Bay.                Overnight Tatamagouche.

Day 10 - Tatamagouche/Baddeck
Depart Tatamagouche and continue on the Sunrise Trail into Pictou County via the town of Pictou, the birthplace of New Scotland.    Continue on to Cape Breton via the Canso Causeway and on to Baddeck. This scenic village overlooks the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes and the most notable resident historicly was Alexander Graham Bell - you can visit the National Historic Site named after him. Overnight Baddeck.

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