Maple Leaf Collection
Together, the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island boast Canada’s most spectacular coastline with an abundance of amazing experiences waiting for you to enjoy. Check out Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada's easternmost province, where you can go whale watching, cruise through the "Seabird Capital of North America," and explore North America's only authenticated Viking settlement. Spend time in Nova Scotia exploring the iconic lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, the scenic Cabot Trail, and the many national historic sites. Prince Edward Island, ideal for beachcombers, birdwatchers, and home to vibrant Charlottetown, and the farmhouse from literature's famous novel, Anne of Green Gables. Drive across the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick, take in the sites at Hopewell Rocks, where the highest tides in the world happen twice a day, sail out of Canada’s oldest seaside resort town, Saint Andrews By-The-Sea on a whale watching tour and drive across the sea floor at low tide to visit Ministers Island. Come discover the compelling beauty of Atlantic Canada, where locals welcome you with open arms, culture so rich you can’t help but be inspired as you enjoy epic breathtaking vistas along the way!
22 Days 1 Country 29 Meals
Day 1 – Home City to St. John's
Welcome to Newfoundland! Transfer to your hotel is included.
Day 2 – St. John's
Get acquainted with the charming city of St. John’s and its surroundings this morning; a vibrant, historic, colourful, and contemporary city – 500 years young! Being the oldest colonized region in the new world your local guide will regale you with its history, legends & lore - all flavoured with personal anecdotes and good humour from which Newfoundlanders are so famous. Enjoy the brilliant vistas from Signal Hill, one of the most recognizable skylines in Canada. Other stops include Cape Spear National Historical Site the most Easterly point in North America, Quidi Vidi Village, Jellybean Row, Government House, the Roman Catholic Basilica and an orientation of the shops and restaurants of the downtown core. The tour will conclude at your hotel where the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy.
Day 3 – St. John's to Clarenville
Today travel to Clarenville, but not before an award-winning boat tour of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Composed of four small islands, this reserve is one of nature's greatest wonders. Home to the largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America (500,000+) and millions of other seabirds. Enjoy a spectacular performance by Humpback whales as they frolic, and breach with pectoral fins slapping right before your eyes there are bound to be a few breathtaking moments. A show not to be missed! Please note that sightings (birds, whales, and icebergs) vary by season and cannot be guaranteed. Then visit Heart’s Content Cable Station, where over 150 years ago, the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable landed, changing the way we communicate forever. This little Newfoundland town leapt into the history books and remained a global communications hub for over a century. The cable station is a time capsule of the communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.
Day 4 – Clarenville
Today continue the journey to Trinity and Bonavista. Most of the old town of Trinity is a national heritage district, and there are several provincial historic sites to visit such as Hiscock House Provincial Historic Site, Lester Garland Premises Provincial Historic Site, Lester Garland House/Wessex Learning Centre, and St. Paul’s Anglican Church. While in Trinity stop by the Green Family Forge Blacksmith Museum, and the Trinity Museum and Archives as well as the Trinity Interpretation Centre. Then travel back into history to the voyage of John Cabot. He sailed from England to Newfoundland landing at Cape Bonavista in 1497. One of the “must-sees” is Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site which has been restored to its original 1843 condition. Other stops include the monument to John Cabot located near the lighthouse, Ryan Premises National Historic Site – which includes the Bonavista Museum and the Dungeon Provincial Park, a collapsed sea cave. Attend a special treat this evening, an authentic Newfoundland Screech-In, and become an honorary Newfoundlander.
Day 5 – Clarenville to Gander
Today’s first stop is Joey’s Lookout in Gambo, the birthplace of Joseph R Smallwood, the first premier of the province and one of the original ‘Fathers of the Confederation’. At Boyd’s Cove visit the Beothuk Interpretation Centre, tour the centre where exhibits and artifacts foster an appreciation for this unique, and now vanished culture. In Twillingate visit Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village, learn about the history and culture of the area by visiting this living history museum and then on to Long Point Lighthouse, built in 1876.
Day 6 – Gander to Rocky Harbour
Before leaving Gander, often called the ‘Crossroads of the World’, stop at the Silent Witness Memorial, then visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, which tells the story of civil and military aviation in the town going back to the 1930’s. After, depart for Grand Falls-Windsor to visit the Salmonid Interpretation Centre, a fabulous place to watch Atlantic salmon as they migrate to their spawning grounds. Tonight, be prepared to tap your toes and sing along with a band of local musicians as they perform some of Newfoundland & Labradors’ lively, traditional songs at the popular Anchors Aweigh Show.
Day 7 – Rocky Harbour to L'Anse-Au-Clair
First stop, Arches Provincial Park to view a natural rock archway created by eons of tidal action. Then head for St. Barbe and board the ferry, sailing through Iceberg Alley to Labrador, keep watch for majestic icebergs and breaching whales. Off to Red Bay National Historic Site, World Whaling Capital 1550-1600 AD. Experienced Visitor Centre guides will interpret the Basque whaling activity in the area during the 16th century.
Day 8 – L'Anse-Au-Clair to St. Anthony
Before leaving Labrador, visit Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. If you are up to the challenge, climb the 122 steps to the top of this castle-like structure: the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada. A relaxing ferry ride will take you back to Newfoundland to overnight in the quaint town of St. Anthony. Dinner tonight will be a Viking Feast in a replica of Leif the Lucky’s home.
Day 9 – St. Anthony to Plum Point
Before departing this morning visit the Grenfell home and the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital to see the Jordi Bonet Murals. The murals tell the story of the Grenfell Mission, named for famous medical missionary Sir Wilfred Grenfell. In the afternoon take in L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Once home of Leif the Lucky and the Viking people who settled here around 1000 AD. Tour the reconstructed sod huts as animators recreate daily life at the site. This evening experience some local Newfoundland hospitality with a ‘Mug Up’.
Day 10 – Plum Point to Deer Lake
Today’s highlights include Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the and Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse to catch a great view of Bonne Bay and the surrounding mountains. Then travel by water taxi from Norris Point to Woody Point. After a break for lunch visit the Discovery Centre at Woody Point to discover why Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can take in the exhibits and enjoy the stunning view from the deck.
Day 11 – Deer Lake to Halifax, NS
Transfer to the airport for your flight ($) to Halifax, transfer to your hotel is included. Remainder of the day is yours to discover Halifax on your own.
Day 12 – Halifax, NS
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg. Starting with a guided walking tour of Lunenburg, then free time to explore the Fisheries of the Atlantic Museum on your own.
Day 13 – Halifax, NS
This morning's city tour of historic Halifax includes a visit to the passenger gravesites of the ill-fated Titanic. After lunch, visit the Maritime Museum and then on to the most photographed village in Canada, Peggy’s Cove. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 14 – Halifax to Sydney
Enroute to Sydney, travel through the rolling hills, fertile valleys, forests, rivers, and lakes of Nova Scotia, heading north to scenic Cape Breton Island.
Day 15 – Sydney to Fortress of Louisbourg and Return
A historic day trip to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Where French soldiers march down the streets of town as ladies dance in formal parlours. Cannon fire shakes the ground as harpsichord tunes mingle with baking bread aromas drifting from the stone bakery. Step through Louisbourg's fortress walls and time-warp back to the 1700’s. Chat with fishermen, sailors, and servants. Watch lacemaking as stew simmers on an open-hearth fire. It’s so real, it seems surreal. Then visit Cape Breton’s Miners Museum. Browse the modern exhibits paying tribute to the region's long and rich history of coal mining. The museum is also home to the famous choir of miners 'The Men of the Deeps'. During your free time, perhaps enjoy a stroll through the historic village or opt to join a retired miner guide for an underground experience.
Day 16 – The Cabot Trail
Travel the breathtaking Cabot Trail today! The most photographed and scenic highway in Canada, there will be plenty of photo stops along the way. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, not your traditional museum, with manicured landscapes, vibrant gardens, and panoramic views of Baddeck Bay.
Day 17 – Sydney to Charlottetown, PEI
Travel by ferry across the Northumberland Strait to PEI and onto Charlottetown, your home, for the next two nights.
Day 18 – Charlottetown
Spend the day touring around Prince Edward Island with a local guide, including a city tour of vibrant Charlottetown. Of course, no tour of PEI would be complete without a visit to the Anne of Green Gables House. Enjoy a traditional PEI Lobster Dinner this evening. (Not a seafood lover, alternatives are available).
Day 19 – Charlottetown to Saint John, NB
Travelling to New Brunswick drive across the 13-km long Confederation Bridge. Stop at Hopewell Rocks, where the highest tides in the world occur, twice a day! Then experience rolling uphill at Magnetic Hill in Moncton, before heading to Saint John, home for the next three nights.
Day 20 – Saint John to St. Andrews By-The-Sea And Return
Depart for St. Andrews By-The-Sea, a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, unparalleled scenery, and rich marine life. Enjoy a spectacular Whale Watching tour on the Jolly Breeze Tall Ship. Visit Ministers Island by driving across the sea floor at low tide and enjoy a guided tour of the Van Horne Estate while on the island.
Day 21 – Saint John
Enjoy a city tour of Saint John in the morning, then visit the Reversing Falls. If the timing is right, witness this unique phenomenon created by the collision of the Bay of Fundy and the Saint John River, as the Bay's tides rise, they gradually reverse the flow of the river. Connect with your fellow travellers, Tour Director, and Bus Driver for a WestWorld Tours Farewell Dinner this evening.
Day 22 – Saint John to Home Cities
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Transfer to the airport is included.
All prices are per person and include taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD
Not included in price:
- Roundtrip Airfare from Home City
- Airfare from Deer Lake to Halifax on Day 11
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements
Gros Morne National Park
Carved by colliding continents and relentless glaciers, the ancient landscape of Gros Morne is unlike any other.
L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site
L’Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated Norse site in North America and proof that Leif Erickson settled in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Viking Dinner Show
Theatre and food are the heart of any culture, so to make sure you experience Viking culture at its best we will treat you to an authentic Viking meal with added entertainment.
Anchors Aweigh Band
No Newfoundland experience would be complete without the music and wit of a group of local performers, and Anchors Aweigh is the very best the Gros Morne region has to offer.
A group of five local performers gets together to entertain tourists and locals alike with a rousing three-hour show.
Filled with renditions of popular Newfoundland and Labrador songs, and sprinkled with wit and one-liners, the show has become one of the best attended in the whole province. Almost by accident, and practically overnight, the Anchors Aweigh band has found its way onto the list of ‘things to do’ for local residents and visitors alike.
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
Learn about life as a lighthouse keeper and what life is like along the cost at this century old lighthouse. You may even spot a whale or two.
The North Atlantic Aviation Museum
Discover the history of North Atlantic aviation.
Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site
Being one of the few lighthouses in the world where you can still ascend the staircase of the stone tower makes this historic site a premier spot to see puffins, whales, and icebergs.
Dive into the rich history of the Newfoundland cod fishery and the family that pioneered generations of success in the industry.
Signal Hill National Historic Site
Hear their stories of British and French soldiers battling relentlessly to gain control of this strategic location and climb to iconic Cabot Tower and be overcome by spectacular views of St. John’s.
Prime Berth Historic Fishing Village
The 6th ranked museum in Canada makes for an excellent place to take in the history of the area.
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Whale & Puffin Tour
Observe whales and puffins in their natural habitats.
Cape Spear National Historic Site
Cape Spear Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Canada and an iconic symbol of the provinces marine history.
Silent Witness Memorial
This tranquil park pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the 1985 Arrow Air Crash.
Screech In & Mug Up
Screech in and Mug up, is a traditional welcome ceremony for newcomers to the island. We won’t give away too many details on this sacred ceremony as to not ruin the surprise, but it involves a fish and locally made rum (Screech).
Home to the highest tides in the world, you will walk along the ocean floor, marvel at formations carved by tide and time, and explore caverns, all before the tides claim them for their own.
St. Andrews By The Sea
From beautiful architecture to rich marine life, you will fall in love with this historic town and its turn-of-the-century charm.
It’s a blow hole, it’s a fish, no, it’s a whale! Climb aboard New Brunswick’s most beautiful Tall Sip and keep your eyes peeled as we cruise the infamous Bay of Fundy.
Step back in time and explore the colonial history of Nova Scotia.
We will drive across the ocean floor to explore this enchanting island.
Lunenburg, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lunenburg is known for its unique architecture, picturesque waterfront, and long, proud seafaring history.
Don’t let your eyes fool you, down is not up! This natural phenomenon needs to be seen to be believed.
Considered one at the top engineering achievement of the 20th Century, the Confederation Bridge connects Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick.
With the sea breeze in your hair and Nova Scotia to your back, enjoy this scenic ferry crossing as we make our way to PEI.
Anne of Green Gables House
As the setting of the popular novel “Anne of Green Gables”, the Green Gables Heritage place is one of the most notable literary landmarks in Canada.
Traditional Lobster Dinner
Prepare your taste buds. You can’t say you’ve been to Prince Edward Island unless you have tried their famous lobster dinner.
Cape Breton's Miners Museum
Pay tribute to the regions rich history of coal mining while hearing the stories of the miners and their families who helped build the nation.
Rita MacNeil's Tea Room
Enjoy afternoon tea in what used to be Canadian singer/ song writer, Rita MacNeil’s house.
The Cabot Trail
This scenic coastal highway is one of the most photographed highways in Canada. With views so spectacular even the most amateur photographers can’t take a bad picture.
Alexander Graham Bell Museum
Step into the life of the man who invented the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell.
Still in operation and marking the eastern entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world.
Maritime Museum & Grave Sites
Immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime history. Did you know victims of the Titanic were picked up by boats from Nova Scotia and buried in Halifax?
City Tours of Saint John, Halifax, and Charlottetown
Enjoy the stories of those that helped shape the nation by immersing yourself in the rich maritime history these capital cities have to offer.